Fine grained AZ31 produced by conventional thermo-mechanical processing

Stanford, Nicole and Barnett, Matthew 2008, Fine grained AZ31 produced by conventional thermo-mechanical processing, Journal of alloys and compounds, vol. 466, no. 1-2, pp. 182-188.

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Title Fine grained AZ31 produced by conventional thermo-mechanical processing
Author(s) Stanford, Nicole
Barnett, Matthew
Journal name Journal of alloys and compounds
Volume number 466
Issue number 1-2
Start page 182
End page 188
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2008-10-20
ISSN 0925-8388
1873-4669
Keyword(s) magnesium alloy
thermo-mechanical processing
texture
Summary The magnesium alloy AZ31 was processed by severe hot rolling and annealing. This processing was optimised to produce recrystallised grain sizes as small as 2.2 μm. The texture of the processed plate was similar to that of the as-received material, with a strong basal alignment in the normal direction. Tensile testing of the fine grained material showed an increase in the strength and elongation compared to the as-received plate. It is  concluded that the improved mechanical properties of the fine grained material results from a refinement in the grain size and the elimination of shear bands that pre-exist in the as-received material.
Language eng
Field of Research 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2007, Elsevier B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017238

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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