Accommodation of Grain Boundary Sliding in AZ31 Alloy
Mg alloys could be the lightest alloys among the industrially applicable engineering alloys. Since wrought Mg alloy has limited applications due to the poor formability, casting is currently the main processing technique to fabricate Mg components even though wrought alloys are superior in terms of mechanical properties and reliability. While a lot of research and development has been focused on warm forming under the temperature condition of around 250°C where more formability could be expected, superplastic forming could be another way to get over the low formability of Mg alloys. Like other superplastic materials grain boundary sliding is the main deformation mechanism of Mg superplasticity. Accommodation of stress concentration around triple point of grain boundary should be done favorably if grain boundary sliding continues without any fracture. In the present study, superplastic behavior of AZ31 alloys with several grain sizes was examined firstly. Accommodation of grain boundary sliding of AZ31 alloy would be discussed on the basis of grain morphology and texture evolution after tensile deformation.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
Y. N. Kwon et al., "Accommodation of Grain Boundary Sliding in AZ31 Alloy", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 581-584, 2007