Improving Formability of Mg–Ca–Zr Sheet Alloy by Microalloying of Zn

Ming Zhe Bian, Zhuo Ran Zeng, Shi Wei Xu, Su Ming Zhu, Yu Man Zhu, Christopher Huw John Davies, Nick Birbilis, Jian Feng Nie

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Addition of 0.1 at% Zn to the Mg–0.5Ca–0.1Zr alloy is found to significantly improve the stretch formability and ductility. The remarkable improvement in the stretch formability and ductility is attributable to the enhanced grain boundary cohesion and weakened texture. The as-annealed Mg–0.5Ca–0.1Zr–0.1Zn alloy sheet shows a 0.2% proof strength of ≈134 MPa along the rolling direction, which is lower than that of as-annealed AZ31 alloy sheet (≈147 MPa). However, by post-forming ageing, the 0.2% proof strength of the Mg–0.5Ca–0.1Zr–0.1Zn alloy sheet is considerably increased to ≈201 MPa, exceeding that for the annealed AZ31 alloy sheet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1763-1769
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Engineering Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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