Room Temperature Formability of Mg Alloys
Room temperature formability of twin-roll cast Mg alloys has been investigated and correlated with their work hardening behavior. Tensile properties of these alloys were measured and their work hardening behaviour was analysed by using constitutive equations. Room temperature formability of the alloys was evaluated by the limiting dome height (LDH) value, obtained by the Erichsen cupping test. It shows that there is a linear relationship between LDH value and the inverse of yield ratio, which is a function of work hardening exponents. An increase in grain size increases work hardening exponent and concurrently increases LDH.
M.S. Dargusch & S.M. Keay
D. H. Kang et al., "Room Temperature Formability of Mg Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 618-619, pp. 463-466, 2009