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||2012 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Magnesium Technology 2012
||Microstructural Characteristics of High Rate Plastic Deformation in Elektron WE43 Magnesium Alloys
||Joseph Hamilton, Sarah T. Brennan, Yongho Sohn, Brunce Davis, Rick DeLorme, Kyu Cho
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
High strain rate deformation of WE43 magnesium alloy was carried out by high velocity impacts, and the characteristics and mechanisms of microstructural damage were examined. Six samples were subjected to a variety of high velocity impact loadings that resulted in both partial and full damage. Optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy analyses were performed in order to identify regions of shear localization. These regions were used to map, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the effects of deformation on the microstructure. Shear localization was observed in every sample, and its depth was measured. Evidence of shear localization was observed to a greater extent in samples with partial damage while fracturing was observed more frequently in samples with full damage.
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