The elasto-plastic transition in magnesium alloys

K. Vanna Yang, C. H. Cáceres, C. N. Tomé

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Published neutron diffraction data on internal strains in a textured polycrystal of AZ31 alloy and tensile data for a random polycrystal of Mg are discussed from two complementary points of view, a purely phenomenological and a formal cristallographic one. It is suggested that the transition to full plasticity involves two different fractions of the grains population, at different strains. The role of texture and twinning are discussed. Critical experiments to test some of the hypotheses on how the elastoplastic transition develops are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnesium Technology 2012 - Held During TMS 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Subtitle of host publicationOrlando, Florida, USA; March 11-15, 2012
EditorsSuveen N. Mathaudhu, Wim H. Sillekens, Neale R. Neelameggham, Norbert Hort
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ, USA
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781118359228
ISBN (Print)9781118291214
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventMagnesium Technology Symposium 2012 - Orlando, United States of America
Duration: 11 Mar 201215 Mar 2012 (Proceedings front matter)


ConferenceMagnesium Technology Symposium 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
Internet address


  • AZ31 alloy
  • Elasto-plastic transition
  • Kocks-Mecking analysis
  • Magnesium
  • Prism slip
  • Strain hardening
  • Twinning

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