Influence of Aging on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Wrought Magnesium Alloys
In the present paper a research has been made on the effect of aging on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AZ80 and ZK60 wrought magnesium alloys by virtue of optical microscope, electronic scanning microscope and mechanical testers. The research indicates that both the tensile strength and elongation of AZ80 alloy first increase and then decrease as the aging temperature rises, and that, at 140°C-170°C aging temperature, the alloy has good performances in both tensile strength and elongation, they both reaching their peak values at 170°C aging temperature. It has been proved in these researches that while the hardness of ZK60 alloy first increase and then decrease as the aging temperature rises and that the hardness reaches its peak value at 170°C aging temperature, the impact of toughness of the alloy is just the opposite. ZK60 alloy has good performances in both impact toughness and other properties at 140-200°C aging temperature. Constrastive researches have shown that, at the same aging temperature, ZK60 alloy has a better performance than AZ80 alloy.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
Y. Xue et al., "Influence of Aging on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Wrought Magnesium Alloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 560-565, 2011