Effect of Equal Channel Angular Extrusion on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloy Containing Quasicrystallines
Equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) was applied to an extruded ZW1101 (Mg - 11wt%Zn - 0.9wt%Y) Mg alloy containing quasicrystallines. The as-extruded ZW1101 alloy had an initial grain size of about 12 µm and bands of quasicrystalline phases parallel to the extrusion direction. After the extruded alloy was subjected to ECAE processing, the grain size was refined to about 0.5 µm, and the quasicrystalline phases were further broken and dispersed in the matrix. After the ECAE processing, the micro-hardness and yield strength of the alloy were increased, however, the ultimate tensile strength and the ductility of the alloy were slightly decreased.
W.Ke, E.H.Han, Y.F.Han, K.Kainer and A.A.Luo
M. Y. Zheng et al., "Effect of Equal Channel Angular Extrusion on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloy Containing Quasicrystallines", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 488-489, pp. 589-592, 2005