Simulation and Microstructure Predict during Hot Die-Forging of Cast Mg-7.0Al-0.2Zn Magnesium Alloy
Employing the dies for aluminum alloy parts, the hot die-forging forming and numerical simulation of semi-continuous casting Mg-7.0Al-0.4Zn (AZ70) were carried out. It was indicated that AZ70 has a worse fluidity during forging and is consequently difficult to fill fully compared to aluminum alloys. The microstructure of the AZ70 forgings is in good agreement with the strain distribution generated by simulation, and strain distribution can predict the microstructure evolution. The comparison results can give a guideline on developing forging process and controlling forgings quality of the AZ70 alloy.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
L. H. Wu, "Simulation and Microstructure Predict during Hot Die-Forging of Cast Mg-7.0Al-0.2Zn Magnesium Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 1293-1296, 2011