Effect of Processing Order on Strengthening of Friction Stirred Mg-Y-Zn Alloy
High-strength Mg-Y-Zn alloy plate was obtained by friction stir processing (FSP) after casting. In this study, the effect of processing order on the strength of processed specimens was discussed. It was revealed that the microstructures and strength of doubly stirred zone depended on the direction of overlapping pass. In the area of the doubly stirred zone that was affected by the thermal history of Retreating-side, the hardness was 121Hv. It was twice as hard as Base Metal, and harder than the doubly stirred zone that was affected by thermal history of Advancing-side.
S.-J.L. Kang, M.Y. Huh, N.M. Hwang, H. Homma, K. Ushioda and Y. Ikuhara
M. Tsujikawa et al., "Effect of Processing Order on Strengthening of Friction Stirred Mg-Y-Zn Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 817-820, 2007