Fabrication of Magnesium Alloy (AZ31) Sheet by Extrusion
In order to investigate the extrusion characteristics of magnesium alloy (AZ31), a computer simulation was attempted. Tensile properties of as-cast billet with different strain rates were incorporated into the simulation. The results showed a great change in distribution of stress and strain at near die region by the ram travel. It was found that the average gain size at longitudinal edge of the extruded sheet was smaller than that at center region, which might be attributed to recrystallization caused by severe plastic deformation.
S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi
J. W. Song et al., "Fabrication of Magnesium Alloy (AZ31) Sheet by Extrusion", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 65-68, 2004