In order to investigate the effect of texture and grain size on mechanical properties of AZ80 magnesium alloy at lower temperatures, ECAP was conducted for 1, 2 and 4 passes at 523 K. Tensile and compressive tests were carried out on the ECAP processed samples at roomtemperature, 373 K and 423 K, respectively. The results showed that a significant grain refinement took place and the original extrusion fiber texture evolved into a new preferred crystal orientation, featuring a favorable alignment of the basal planes along shear planes after ECAP process. At room temperature grain refinement strengthening played an important role, leading to an improvement of mechanical properties with increasing number of ECAP passes. However, at higher temperature, texture and grain boundary sliding (GBS) mechanisms controlling deformation behaviors, resulting in a softening effect and considerable fracture elongation improvement, as well as yield asymmetry reduction.

Effects of texture and grain size on mechanical properties of AZ80 magnesium alloys at lower temperatures

MOSTAED, EHSAN;VEDANI, MAURIZIO
2016

Abstract

In order to investigate the effect of texture and grain size on mechanical properties of AZ80 magnesium alloy at lower temperatures, ECAP was conducted for 1, 2 and 4 passes at 523 K. Tensile and compressive tests were carried out on the ECAP processed samples at roomtemperature, 373 K and 423 K, respectively. The results showed that a significant grain refinement took place and the original extrusion fiber texture evolved into a new preferred crystal orientation, featuring a favorable alignment of the basal planes along shear planes after ECAP process. At room temperature grain refinement strengthening played an important role, leading to an improvement of mechanical properties with increasing number of ECAP passes. However, at higher temperature, texture and grain boundary sliding (GBS) mechanisms controlling deformation behaviors, resulting in a softening effect and considerable fracture elongation improvement, as well as yield asymmetry reduction.
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AZ80 magnesium alloy; ECAP; Asymmetry; Texture; Grain size
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