Papers by Author: Xiao Qin Zeng

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Authors: Ran Xu Yu, Shi Yi Wang, Qiong Tang, Xiao Qin Zeng
Abstract: Gleeble 3500 thermo mechanical simulator was used to perform hot compression tests of GW103K (Mg-10Gd-3Y-0.6Zr) magnesium alloy at a temperature range of 573K-723K and strain rates of 0.001-1. The workability of the alloy can be evaluated by means of processing maps on the basis of dynamic materials model (DMM) and the superior processing condition is selected. Combining true compression stress-strain curves with the results of microstructure observation, it was found that the peak stress decreased observably as the decrease of strain rate and the increase of deformation temperature. Constitutive equation is built to reveal the accurate relationship among flow stress, temperature and strain rate.
Authors: Ying Xin Wang, Xiao Qin Zeng, Wen Jiang Ding, Alan A. Luo, Anil K. Sachdev
Abstract: Uniaxial hot compression tests were performed at constant temperature (T) and strain rate (ε& ) in the ranges of 200-500 °C at an interval of 50 °C and 0.001-20 s-1. The flow stress data were used to develop the extrusion limit diagram for AZ31 and AM30 magnesium tubes. The extrusion limit diagram shows a wide region available for extruding AZ31 and AM30 seamless tubes, and comparison of the two extrusion limit diagrams shows that, the extrudability of AM30 alloy is better than that of AZ31 alloy. Actual extrusion trials validated the predicted temperature rise limit curve corresponding to the occurrence of surface cracking during the extrusion process. Magnesium tubes were successfully extruded according to the safe regions identified by the extrusion limit diagram.
Authors: De Jiang Li, Yin Peng Zhou, Xiao Qin Zeng, Wen Jiang Ding, Bin Chen, Ying Zheng Liu
Abstract: Secondary extrusion at 350 °C with the extrusion ratio of 12.25, 25 and 44 was carried out on the Mg-12Gd-3Y-0.5Zr (GW123K) alloy, and the cooling method of the secondary extruded alloys was air cooling and water quenching. Quantitative metallographic analysis method was also employed to study the distribution and volume fraction of dynamic precipitates during the extrusion process. The results showed that secondary extrusion could result in significant grain refinement and the grain size increased with extrusion ratio, which the minimum average grain size was about 5.4μm in the alloy under λ=12.25. The volume fraction of dynamic precipitates decreased with increasing extrusion ratio and the maximum volume fraction was measured to be about 49.2% in the alloy under λ =12.25. Water quenching after extrusion can effectively inhibit dynamic precipitation and the volume fraction of the precipitates ratio decreased from 41.1% after air cooling to 19.6% after water quenching in the same extrusion condition. Tensile properties results showed that the age hardening response of the alloys was decreased by dynamic precipitation and water quenching was an efficient method which is able to avoid this behavior in some extent.
Authors: De Jiang Li, Xiao Qin Zeng, Xin Su, Yan Cai Xie, Wen Jiang Ding
Abstract: Pre-cold rolling with the reduction of 15% was employed on Mg-8Gd-3Y-0.5Zr (wt.%) (GW83K) alloy in different initial states: as-extruded (state 1) and extruded followed by annealing (state 2) with the aim to investigate the effects on microstructure and mechanical properties. Microstructure observation revealed that there are more amounts of mechanical twins in the alloy in state 2 than that of the alloy in state 1 after cold rolling, which indicates the different deformation mechanisms. Further investigation through EBSD has elucidated the grain boundary structure and types of twins in the alloys. Pre-cold deformation greatly promotes the age hardening response and the peak aging time at 200°C was found to be nearly 12h for the alloy in both state 1 and state 2, which were about 24h and 80h less than that of their non-deformed counterparts, respectively. Tensile tests at temperatures lower than 250°C showed that the alloy in state 1 has a predominant mechanical property than that of the alloy in state 2, while at 300°C, it displayed a reverse tendency.
Authors: Kai Yun Zheng, Jie Dong, Xiao Qin Zeng, Wen Jiang Ding
Abstract: Tensile tests were performed on T4-treated specimens of GN62K (Mg-6Gd-2Nd-Zr(wt%)) and GN112K (Mg-11Gd-2Nd-Zr) alloys at room temperature and on T6-treated ones from room temperature to 300°C. The fracture behavior was investigated by using SEM images of fracture surfaces together with optical metallographs adjacent to the surface. Quasi-cleavage fracture was observed in the fracture surfaces of both alloys in T4-treated condition, and it seems that RE content has no significant effect on the fracture mechanism in T4-treated alloys. As for T6 treated condition, cracking was in a manner of transgranular cleavage and/or quasi-cleavage fracture in GN62K alloy but intergranular fracture in GN112K alloy, which implies that the fracture mechanism in T6-treated Mg-Gd-Nd-Zr alloys can be altered by the amount of RE addition. This phenomenon is interpreted in association with the relative strength of grain bulk and boundary.
Authors: Wen Jiang Ding, Li Jin, Dong Liang Lin, Xiao Qin Zeng, Da Li Mao
Abstract: The effect of second phase on the mechanical properties of AZ61 and AZ91 Mg-Al-Zn magnesium alloy processed by equal-channel angular extrusion (ECAE) has been investigated. The results revealed that cracks initiated at and propagated through the α-Mg/β-Mg17Al12 interfaces and grain boundaries of Mg-Al-Zn alloys during tensile deformation. For AZ61, the elongation increased with the increase of ECAE pass number and the decrease of grain size. However, the elongation of AZ91 with more second phase particles decreased with the increase of ECAE pass number and the decrease of grain size.
Authors: Li Jin, Dong Liang Lin, Xiao Qin Zeng, Da Li Mao, Wen Jiang Ding
Abstract: The effect of second-phase particles on the grain refinement of AZ61 and AZ91 Mg-Al-Zn alloys with different volume fractions of β-Mg17Al12 phase particles during equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) has been investigated. The microstructure were observed by optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), which revealed that grain refinement was enhanced by second phase particles at initial stage of ECAE. And finer grains with the high angle grain boundaries (HAGBs) and disperse second-phase particles could be obtained in AZ61 and AZ91 after 8 passes of ECAE.
Authors: Xin Su, De Jiang Li, Yan Cai Xie, Xiao Qin Zeng, Wen Jiang Ding
Abstract: The effect of Sm content (2, 4, 6, 8wt.%) on the microstructures and mechanic properties of gravity casting Mg-xSm-0.4Zn-0.3Zr alloys were investigated. The results showed that the cast alloy mainly consists of α-Mg matrix and Mg41Sm5 phase distributed at the grain boundaries, and the amount of the second phase increased with the rise of Sm content. After the solution treatment (T4), the second phase disappeared, however small amount of cuboid-like phase were found inside the grain, and its volume fraction also increases with the rise of Sm content. It is found in the age hardening curves of the alloys at 175, 200, and 225 °C that the alloys with various components almost showed the same trend of age hardening. While the higher the Sm content, the harder the alloy. With the Sm content increases, the yield strength (TYS) of cast alloys (F state) were obviously improved, however the tensile strength (UTS) became lower because of the quick drop of the elongation. The elongations of solid solution (T4) and aging (T6) alloy became lower, while the yield strength and tensile strength increased at first and then decreased. The optimized component is Mg-4Sm-0.4Zn-0.3Zr, which the mechanic properties at T6 state are: TYS=131MPa; UTS=261MPa; δ=6.8%.
Authors: Zhen Yan Zhang, Li Ming Peng, Xiao Qin Zeng, Lin Du, Lan Ma, Wen Jiang Ding
Abstract: Effects of extrusion on mechanical properties and damping capacity of Mg-1.8wt.%Cu -0.5wt.%Mn (MCM1805) alloy have been investigated. Tensile tests and dynamic mechanical analyzer were respectively used to measure tensile properties and damping capacity at room temperature of as-cast and as-extruded MCM1805 alloy. The microstructure was studied using optical microscope, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope with an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer. Granato-Lücke model was used to explain the influences of extrusion on damping capacity of MCM1805 alloy. The results showed that extrusion dramatically decreases the grain size but has little influence on phase composition and solute atoms concentration of MCM1805 alloy, and the grain refinement was the dominant reason for the obvious increase of tensile properties and decrease of internal friction of MCM1805 alloy.
Authors: Zhi Qin Wang, De Jiang Li, Xiao Qin Zeng, Xiao Mei Wu, Wen Jiang Ding
Abstract: The effects of heat treatments, including T4, T5, T6 treatments, on corrosion behaviors of Mg-7Al-2Sn (AT72) alloy processed by high vacuum die casting have been investigated. The optical microscope, scanning electron microscope observations were used to analyze the microstructures, especially the distribution of second phase, phase contents and grain size. The hydrogen evolution tests, electrochemical methods including open circuit potential curves and polarization curves were used to describe the corrosion properties as well. The results indicated that different heat treatments had influence on microstructures, especially distribution of second phase, phase contents and grain sizes. The existence of second phase had a relationship with corrosion properties, in which the as-cast samples showed low corrosion rate in hydrogen evolution tests while the heat treatment methods had little impact on improving corrosion resistance. The electrochemical analyses also agreed with this observation. Based on these results, the optimized heat treatment method for corrosion resistant AT72 magnesium alloy has been established.
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