|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Magnesium Alloy Development: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Karl Kainer
||Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties of Thin Strip Twin Roll Cast (TRC) Mg Sheet
||Xinliang Yang, Chamini Lakshi Mendis, Jayesh Patel, Zhongyun Fan
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Chamini Lakshi Mendis
TRC Mg alloys are hot rolled to further reduce the thickness of the TRC strip which results in a sheet material with a relatively strong basal texture which produces anisotropic tensile properties based on the test direction. The low force TRC concept developed at BCAST provides a pathway to produce thin strip that does not require further hot rolling to achieve the final desired thickness. The as TRC and homogenised AZ31 show a refined grain and very little centre line. The as TRC AZ31 has a tensile yield strength of 220 MPa along the casting direction (CD) and 190 MPa perpendicular to CD showing a very small yield anisotropy which can be eliminated with the homogenisation heat treatment. Along with the investigations on the AZ31 alloy, microstructures and mechanical behaviour of the newly develop Mg alloys produced via thin strip TRC will be discussed.