Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of ZK60 Alloy Sheets during Aging
Variations in microstructure and mechanical properties of ZK60 alloy sheets were investigated with aging time. ZK60 alloy sheets with a thickness of 1mm were prepared from a casting ingot followed by homogenization and warm-rolling. Artificial aging process after solution heat treatment (T6) affected both hardness variations and precipitates distributions with aging time. Hardness variations were related to precipitates, i.e. rod-shaped ( 1 β ′ ) or disc shaped ( 2 β ′ ) particles. Rod-shaped ( 1 β ′ ) precipitates mainly consist of Mg and Zn without Zr.
S.-J.L. Kang, M.Y. Huh, N.M. Hwang, H. Homma, K. Ushioda and Y. Ikuhara
J. H. Cho et al., "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of ZK60 Alloy Sheets during Aging", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 159-164, 2007