Microstructure and Formability of Different-Speeds Rolled AZ31 Mg Sheet
The aims of this study ares to investigate the microstructure evolution of AZ31 Mg alloys with normal rolling and different speeds rolling during hot rolling affects microstructure, texture and mechanical properties of AZ31 Mg alloy. In the microstructures of as-rolled both samples, twins are clearly apparent, small and recrystallized grains are visible along some grain boundary and twinned regions. The tensile strength and yield strength of DSR sample were slightly higher than that of NR sample. Also, in the case of the NR sample, tensile strength indicated different values to the rolling directions. From this result, NR sample compared to DSR sample strongly indicated to the plastic anisotropy tendency. Therefore, it is noted that DSR sample could be presented to the good formability, comparing to the NR sample. DSR samples deformed at 473K and 523K could be perfectly formed, indicating the potential application of the DSR process to improve formability of the Mg alloys at warm temperatures.
Hyungsun Kim, Junichi Hojo and Soo Wohn Lee
J. S. Lee et al., "Microstructure and Formability of Different-Speeds Rolled AZ31 Mg Sheet", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 544-545, pp. 407-410, 2007