Enhanced Tensile Properties of Mg Sheets by a Unique Thermomechanical Processing Method

Mingzhe Bian, Zhuoran Zeng, Shiwei Xu, Weineng Tang, Christopher H.J. Davies, Nick Birbilis, Jian-feng Nie

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A unique thermomechanical processing method combining fast rolling with large thickness reduction and short-time annealing (FR-STA) was developed to produce lower-cost magnesium (Mg) sheets with improved tensile properties. Sheets of Mg-3Al-1Zn-0.3Mn (wt pct) and Mg-1Zn-0.2Nd-0.2Zr (wt pct) were produced by FR incorporating large thickness reduction, exhibiting enhanced strength and improved ductility relative to slow rolling with small thickness reduction after STA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5709-5713
Number of pages5
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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