Grain Refinement and Texture Evolution in AZ31 Alloy during ECAP Process and Their Effects on Mechanical Properties
The softening of fine-grained ECAPed AZ31 Mg alloys could be ascribed to the texture modification during ECAP. Lower ECAP temperature is more effective in refining the microstructure. The strength of the ECAPed AZ 31 Mg alloys increased with decrease in grain size when they have similar texture.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
H.S. Kim et al., "Grain Refinement and Texture Evolution in AZ31 Alloy during ECAP Process and Their Effects on Mechanical Properties", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 549-554, 2005