Papers by Author: Zoltán Száraz

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Authors: Zuzanka Trojanová, Pavel Lukáč, Zoltán Száraz
Abstract: The deformation behaviour of the ternary magnesium alloy AX41 (4%Al-1%Ca-balance Mg) were investigated in uniaxial tension tests at temperatures between 20 and 300 °C and at an initial strain rate ranging in the order 10-4 s-1. The yield stress of the alloy is very sensitive to the testing temperature. Stress relaxation tests were performed with the aim to reveal physical base of deformation processes.
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Authors: Zuzanka Trojanová, Zoltán Száraz
Abstract: Mg8Li alloy reinforced by 7 vol.% SiC particles was processed by a powder metallurgical method. Samples were deformed in tension and compression at temperatures from room temperature up to 300 °C. The yield stress as well as the maximum stress decrease with increasing temperature. Decreasing stresses detected at temperatures higher than 150 °C indicate possible presence of recovery process/es. Estimated activation enthalpy is close to the activation enthalpy for the grain boundary sliding. Strain rate sensitivity was estimated at elevated temperatures. Enhanced plasticity was estimated at 300 °C. Light and scanning electron microscopy revealed the cavitations during the high temperature deformation.
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Authors: Zoltán Száraz, Zuzanka Trojanová
Abstract: The deformation characteristics of the WE54 magnesium alloy reinforced by 13% of SiC particles have been investigated in tension at elevated temperatures. Composite material was prepared by powder metallurgy technique. The strain rate sensitivity parameter m has been estimated by the abrupt strain rate changes (SRC) method. SRC tests and tensile tests with constant strain rate ( ) were performed at temperatures from 350 to 500 °C. Increased ductility has been found at high strain rates. The corresponding m value was 0.3. The activation energy Q has been estimated. Microstructure evolution has been observed by the light microscope and scanning electron microscope.
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Authors: Zuzanka Trojanová, Zoltán Száraz
Abstract: The high temperature behaviour of composites with the AS21 magnesium alloy matrix, reinforced by short Saffil fibres was investigated in the temperature interval from room temperature to 300 °C. The yield stress and the maximum stress decrease with increasing temperature. Two types of specimens were investigated – one with fibres plane oriented parallel to the stress axis and the other with perpendicular fibres plane orientation. Light and scanning electron microscopy were used for study of the microstructure of composites. Possible hardening and softening mechanisms are discussed. The shear stress at fibre/matrix interface was of greatest importance in this regard, though the contribution resulting from the dislocation density increase was also significant.
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Authors: Zoltán Száraz, Zuzanka Trojanová, Talant Ryspaev, Volker Wesling
Abstract: The superplastic deformation characteristics of the AZ91, the mostly used magnesium alloy, were investigated at various strain rates in the interval from 3x10-5 to 1x10-2 s-1 and temperature of 420 °C. To prepare superplastic alloys thermo-mechanical treatment was used. Cast materials were heat-treated in two stages, after homogenization at 415 °C for 10 h were submitted to the precipitation annealing at temperature in the range of 200-380 °C for 10 h, and deformed by hot extrusion. Microstructure of samples was observed by the light microscope Olympus. Strain rate sensitivity parameter m has been estimated by the abrupt strain rate changes method. The strong strain rate dependence of the m-parameter was found. The highest elongation to failure, 584%, was found for the samples aged at 380 °C. Possible physical mechanisms of the superplastic flow are discussed.
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