Influence of Texture on Mechanical Behavior of Friction-stir-processed Magnesium Alloy
Friction stir processing (FSP) improves the mechanical properties of metallic materials. In this study, a magnesium alloy AZ31B was friction stir processed by using single and multiple pass. The friction-stir-processed magnesium alloy exhibits higher tensile strength and ductility in the transverse direction (TD) compared to the longitudinal direction (LD). Both single pass and multiple (two) pass friction-stir-processed material show similar anisotropy in tensile properties, but the multiple pass friction-stir-processed material shows fine-grained microstructure with higher tensile strength and ductility. The tensile anisotropy in the friction-stir-processed AZ31B originated from the textured microstructure that evolved during FSP.
G. Bhargava et al., "Influence of Texture on Mechanical Behavior of Friction-stir-processed Magnesium Alloy," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, Springer Verlag, Jan 2010.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-009-0079-8
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Mechanical Properties; Tensile Strength; Alloys; Anisotropy; Cerium alloys; Ductility; Friction; Tribology
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