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Deformation mechanisms in mg alloys and the challenge of extending room-temperature Plasticity
journal contributionposted on 2009-08-01, 00:00 authored by Matthew BarnettMatthew Barnett, N Stanford, Pavel CizekPavel Cizek, Aiden BeerAiden Beer, Z Xuebin, Zohreh Keshavarz
Magnesium alloys show promise for application in formed components where weight saving is an advantage. In most instances forming is carried out at elevated temperatures. However, there are considerable gains to be had if forming can be carried out under ambient conditions. The present article outlines some of the difficulties that lie in the way of achieving this objective. The underlying metallurgical characteristics of the issues are considered and means for overcoming them are discussed. It is concluded that a combination of microstructure and texture control remains a promising strategy.
JournalJOM: The journal of the minerals, metals and materials society (TMS)
Pagination19 - 24
LocationNew York, N.Y.
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2009, Springer
magnesium alloysmicrostructuretwinningScience & TechnologyTechnologyPhysical SciencesMaterials Science, MultidisciplinaryMetallurgy & Metallurgical EngineeringMineralogyMining & Mineral ProcessingMaterials ScienceGRAIN-SIZETENSILE PROPERTIESCONTRACTION TWINSDUCTILITYTEXTUREAZ31ZINCREFINEMENTDEPENDENCEMechanical Engineering