Comparison of the microstructure and the mechanical properties of AX41 magnesium alloy processed by EX-ECAP via three different routes A, Bc and C

T. Krajňák, K. Máthis, M. Janeček, J. Gubicza

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Abstract

This work is devoted to the creep-resistant AX41 magnesium alloy (Mg-4 wt.% Al-1 wt.% Ca), processed by extrusion and consecutive Equal Channel Angular Pressing (EX- ECAP) up to total of eight passes, via route A, Bc and C at 220 °C. Beyond the deformation behavior the change of the microstructures was studied by electron back-scattering and X-ray diffraction methods. Significant grain refinement was found for all processing routes (grain sizes decreased below 1 pm after 8 passes). The X-ray line profile analysis performed by Convolutional Multiple Whole Profile (CMWP) fitting method has not revealed differences between the particular dislocation structures. Route A was found to be the most effective processing route from the point of view of grain size refinement and the room temperature strength. The influence of the texture and the dislocation structure on the plastic deformation processes is discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012058
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event6th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, NanoSPD 2014 - Metz, France
Duration: Jun 30 2014Jul 4 2014

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  • Engineering(all)

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