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Microstructure and mechanical properties of AE42 rare earth-containing magnesium alloy prepared by friction stir processing

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Friction stir processing (FSP) followed by aging treatment is used to modify the microstructure and improve the mechanical properties of the as-cast AE42 rare earth-containing magnesium alloy. FSP results in grain refinement and microstructural homogenization. The grain size decreases from 81 to 7.4 ��m because of continuous dynamic recrystallization. After FSP, basal texture forms, and Mg 17 Al 12 and Al 11 RE 3 phases disappear, while a new Al 2 RE phase appear. After aging treatment, precipitation of Al 2 RE phase appears and the intensity of texture reduce. Tensile properties of the FSP specimens exhibit an anisotropy obviously before and after the aging. Deformation mechanism of the FSP specimens follows the dislocation basal slip and the extension twin. Factors influencing strength of the as-cast AE42 Mg alloy are (a) secondary phases, (b) texture and (c) grain size.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Jin, Y., Wang, K., Wang, W., Peng, P., Zhou, S., Huang, L., . . . HailiangYu. (2019). Microstructure and mechanical properties of AE42 rare earth-containing magnesium alloy prepared by friction stir processing. Materials Characterization, 150, 52-61. doi:10.1016/j.matchar.2019.02.008

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85061398510

Start Page


  • 52

End Page


  • 61

Volume


  • 150

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Friction stir processing (FSP) followed by aging treatment is used to modify the microstructure and improve the mechanical properties of the as-cast AE42 rare earth-containing magnesium alloy. FSP results in grain refinement and microstructural homogenization. The grain size decreases from 81 to 7.4 ��m because of continuous dynamic recrystallization. After FSP, basal texture forms, and Mg 17 Al 12 and Al 11 RE 3 phases disappear, while a new Al 2 RE phase appear. After aging treatment, precipitation of Al 2 RE phase appears and the intensity of texture reduce. Tensile properties of the FSP specimens exhibit an anisotropy obviously before and after the aging. Deformation mechanism of the FSP specimens follows the dislocation basal slip and the extension twin. Factors influencing strength of the as-cast AE42 Mg alloy are (a) secondary phases, (b) texture and (c) grain size.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Jin, Y., Wang, K., Wang, W., Peng, P., Zhou, S., Huang, L., . . . HailiangYu. (2019). Microstructure and mechanical properties of AE42 rare earth-containing magnesium alloy prepared by friction stir processing. Materials Characterization, 150, 52-61. doi:10.1016/j.matchar.2019.02.008

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85061398510

Start Page


  • 52

End Page


  • 61

Volume


  • 150

Issue


Place Of Publication