Phase and Morphological Transformation of Preformed AZ91D Magnesium Alloys in Remelting
The phase and morphological transformation during the remelting process was investigated by isothermal soaking and rapidly quenching of preformed AZ91D magnesium alloys in semisolid state. It was revealed that the morphological transformation of preformed alloys is crucial to obtain homogenously fine spheroidal grains and affect the final forming ability. The transformation is divided into two stages, local remelting of the whole experiment and partial remelting of the respective grains, which behave as liquid bands and liquid cells structures, respectively. In the partial melting, the lower melting point phase, β-Mg17Al12, diffused to the grains boundary and center of the grains and separated to Al2Mg and Mg. The Al2Mg and Mg phases with lower melting points melt into cells structures. The final microstructure of the remelting experiments is composed of cells structures, spheroidal grains and liquid phase.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
M.-X. Xia et al., "Phase and Morphological Transformation of Preformed AZ91D Magnesium Alloys in Remelting", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 473-476, 2005