Microstructure and Texture Evolution of Cross Rolled AZ31 Mg Sheet
The aims of this study are to investigate the microstructure evolution of AZ31 Mg alloys with normal rolling and cross rolling as the large strain hot rolling affects microstructure, texture and mechanical properties of AZ31 Mg alloys. In the microstructures of as-rolled both samples, twins are clearly apparent, small and recrystallized grains are visible along some grain boundary and twinned regions. The Lankford values of large strain cross rolled sample obviously demonstrate the higher average r-value and lower planar anisotropy value. The press formability of cross rolled Mg alloy might be improved due to control of texture and grain size by severe deformation.
Xiaozhi Hu, Brent Fillery, Tarek Qasim and Kai Duan
D. G. Kim et al., "Microstructure and Texture Evolution of Cross Rolled AZ31 Mg Sheet", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 41-42, pp. 435-438, 2008