|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Magnesium Technology 2016
||Pre-Straining Effect on Precipitation Behavior of AZ31B
||Panthea Sepehrband, Matthew Lee, Aaron Burns
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Magnesium alloys have a great potential for weight reduction in structural applications by replacing steel and aluminum alloys. One of the main barriers for such replacement is the limited formability of this family of alloys. Formability of Mg alloys has been shown to be strongly grain size dependent. Thermomechanical processing techniques consisting of a deformation process followed by an annealing treatment is a common approach to manipulate grain structure characteristics. In this research a combination of pre-straining and non-isothermal aging process is combined to study precipitation and grain structure evolution in an AZ31B magnesium alloy. Effect of heating rate on the kinetics of microstructural evolution and mechanical properties is investigated through a combination of microhardness measurements, tensile test, and microstructural analysis.
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