Microstructure and Mechanical Performance of AZ31-1.7 Wt.% Si Alloy Processed by Cyclic Channel Die Compression
Cyclic channel die compression (CCDC) of AZ31-1.7 wt.% Si alloy was performed up to 5 passes at 623 K in order to investigate the microstructure and mechanical properties of compressed alloys. The results show that multi-pass CCDC is very effective to refine the matrix grain and Mg2Si phases. After the alloy is processed for 5 passes, the mean grain size decreases from 300 μm of as-cast to 8 μm. Both dendritic and Chinese script type Mg2Si phases break into small polygonal pieces and distribute uniformly in the matrix. The tensile strength increases prominently from 118 MPa to 216 MPa, whereas the hardness of alloy deformed 5 passes only increase by 8.4% compared with as-cast state.
Jing Tao Wang, Roberto B. Figueiredo and Terence G. Langdon
W. Guo et al., "Microstructure and Mechanical Performance of AZ31-1.7 Wt.% Si Alloy Processed by Cyclic Channel Die Compression", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 667-669, pp. 457-461, 2011