Effects of Zn on Mechanical Properties of MZK60 Wrought Alloy


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Developing new alloys and techniques is important for the applications of magnesium alloy products. The greatest challenge in the area is to exploit new wrought magnesium alloys[1]. In this paper, the effects of Zn addition on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the MZK60 wrought alloy which is modified from ZK60 have been investigated. The microstructures of these alloys at various states were evaluated by optical microscopy. The mechanical properties at room temperature of these alloys were studied systematically by tensile test. Experimental results indicated that increasing Zn content to 7~10%wt is able to get not only higher tensile strength and yield strength, but also higher elongation.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 546-549)

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Yafang Han et al.




D. F. Zhang et al., "Effects of Zn on Mechanical Properties of MZK60 Wrought Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 546-549, pp. 391-394, 2007

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May 2007




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