|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Magnesium Technology 2017
||I-39: Mechanical and Microstructural Characterization of a Multi-Axis Forged AZ31 Billet
||Christian Roach, Lauren Oh, Xavier Hernandez, Suveen Mathaudhu
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Magnesium alloys have gained interest in the transportation sector due to their high strength-to-weight ratio; however, a large percentage of parts used are cast. Wrought processing, such as forging, affords the opportunity for strength improvement but often at the expense of plasticity due to limited slip; thus, approaches that homogenize microstructure and texture are of interest. In this work we report the processing and characterization of AZ31 processed by Multi-Axis Forging (MAF). Microstructure is determined by optical and electron microscopy and texture is found through EBSD. Mechanical properties are assessed in orthogonal directions by instrumented indentation and millimeter-scale tension tests. The results are compared with conventional forged Mg-alloys, and the applicability of MAF for Mg-alloy processing is discussed.