Grain Refining of Magnesium Alloy AZ 31 by Equal Channel Angular Extrusion
Among the conventional and alleged bulk deformation processes in metalworking, equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) is an innovative and attractive method to refine grain structures effectively. Grain refining by this process on magnesium alloy AZ31 was studied and compared to published data. An interesting and unique question is proposed and studied - that is, how dominant is the accumulated strain as obtained through multiple angular extrusion passes. Tensile tests were performed at room and high temperatures, and processed AZ31 was examined with optical and transmission electron microscopy as well as x-ray diffraction.
W.Ke, E.H.Han, Y.F.Han, K.Kainer and A.A.Luo
J. Y. Wang et al., "Grain Refining of Magnesium Alloy AZ 31 by Equal Channel Angular Extrusion", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 488-489, pp. 465-472, 2005