Evolution of Microstructure, Residual Stress, and Tensile Properties of Mg-Zn-Y-La-Zr Magnesium Alloy Processed by Extrusion


ZENGİN H. , TÜREN Y. , TURAN M. E. , AYDIN F.

ACTA METALLURGICA SINICA-ENGLISH LETTERS, cilt.32, ss.1309-1319, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s40195-019-00901-7
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA METALLURGICA SINICA-ENGLISH LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1309-1319

Özet

The microstructure, texture, residual stress, and tensile properties of Mg-6Zn-2Y-1La-0.5Zr (wt%) magnesium alloy were investigated before and after extrusion process, which performed at 300 degrees C and 400 degrees C. The microstructural characterizations indicated that the as-cast alloy was comprised of alpha-Mg, Mg-Zn, Mg-Zn-La, and Mg-Zn-Y phases. During homogenization at 400 degrees C for 24 h, most of the secondary phases exhibited partial dissolution. Extrusion process led to a remarkable grain refinement due to dynamic recrystallization (DRX). The degree of DRX and the DRXed grain size increased with increasing extrusion temperature. The homogenized alloy did not show a preferential crystallographic orientation, whereas the extruded alloys showed strong basal texture. The extrusion process led to a significant improvement on the compressive residual stress and mechanical properties. The alloy extruded at 300 degrees C exhibited the highest basal texture intensity, the compressive residual stress and hardness, and yield and tensile strengths among the studied alloys.