Study on Partial Remelting Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of ZK60-RE Magnesium Alloy
ZK60-RE is a kind of high strength magnesium alloy. Here, starting materials are casting ZK60-RE magnesium alloy and ZK60-RE magnesium alloy extruded by equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE), reheating to semi-solid state and studied on their partial remelting microstructures by means of microscope. The results show that ZK60-RE magnesium alloy extruded by ECAE are much finer and lead to the formation of spheroids quite rapidly while RE elements modified casting need a little longer time. At the same time, the mechanical properties of two kinds of ZK60-RE magnesium alloys are given. To do that, we want to find better magnesium alloys with high mechanical properties and good thixotropy, which adapt to semi-solid process to form the high quality complex component one time.
C.G. Kang, S.K. Kim and S.Y. Lee
W. W. Shan et al., "Study on Partial Remelting Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of ZK60-RE Magnesium Alloy", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 116-117, pp. 279-283, 2006