Dynamic Strain Aging Induced by Cyclic Deformation in Two Magnesium Alloys
Cyclic deformation for two magnesium alloys AZ91 and AM50 with different processing status has been performed under total strain amplitude control mode and at room temperature. A serrated flow can be observed in both tensile and compressive directions of the stress-strain hysteresis loop for as-extruded AZ91 and AM50 magnesium alloys. It means that the so-called dynamic strain aging occurs during cyclic deformation. In addition, the dynamic strain aging phenomenon can also be observed in two extruded magnesium alloys subjected to aging treatment as well as the AZ91 alloy subjected to solution treatment. However, the dynamic strain aging seems not to take place in the extruded AM50 alloy subjected to solution treatment because there exists no significant serrated flow behavior in either compressive or tensile direction of the stress-strain hysteresis loop. It is suggested that the occurrence of the dynamic strain aging is associated with collective behavior of many mobile dislocations as well as interactions between solute atoms and dislocations.
Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi
L. J. Chen et al., "Dynamic Strain Aging Induced by Cyclic Deformation in Two Magnesium Alloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 90-93, 2011