Uniaxial and Plane Strain Compression Behaviour of Magnesium Alloy AZ31: A Comparative Study


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Texture evolution and microstructure development of hot extruded magnesium alloy AZ31 deformed by PSC and uniaxial deformation at select temperatures and a constant strain rate of 10-4 s-1 were investigated and compared using X-ray techniques, electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD) and optical microscopy. At a deformation temperature of 200 °C both deformation routes resulted in a similar crystallographic texture and showed a heterogeneous microstructure consisting of highly deformed zones appearing as huge and/or elongated grains containing twins and shear bands embedded in a very fine-grained microstructure. High temperature deformation (400 °C) gave rise to completely different deformation textures for the two processes. Uniaxial deformation tended to randomize the initial extrusion texture, whereas in PSC a prismtexture {10-10}<11-20> prevailed. The flow stress was found to be strongly dependent on loading conditions and deformation modes.



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P. B. Prangnell and P. S. Bate




T. Al-Samman et al., "Uniaxial and Plane Strain Compression Behaviour of Magnesium Alloy AZ31: A Comparative Study", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 550, pp. 229-234, 2007

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July 2007




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