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Enhanced Hot Tensile Ductility of Mg-3Al-1Zn Alloy Thin-Walled Tubes Processed Via a Combined Severe Plastic Deformation

  • A. Fata
  • M. Eftekhari
  • G. Faraji
  • M. Mosavi Mashhadi
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Abstract

In the current study, combined parallel tubular channel angular pressing (PTCAP) and tube backward extrusion (TBE), as a recently developed severe plastic deformation (SPD) method, were applied at 300 °C on a commercial Mg-3Al-1Zn alloy tubes to achieve an ultrafine grained structure. Then, the microstructure, hardness, tensile properties, and fractography evaluations were done at room temperature on the SPD-processed samples. Also, to study the hot tensile ductility of the SPD-processed samples, tensile testing was performed at an elevated temperature of 400  °C, and then, the fractured surface of the tensile samples was studied. It was observed that a bimodal microstructure, with large gains surrounded by many tiny ones, was created in the sample processed by PTCAP followed by TBE. This microstructure led to reach higher hardness and higher strength at room temperature and also led to reach very high elongation to failure (~ 181%) at 400 °C. Also, the value of elongation to failure for this sample was ~ 14.1% at room temperature. The fractographic SEM images showed the occurrence of predominately ductile fracture in the samples pulled at 400 °C. This was mostly due to the nucleation of microvoids and their subsequent growth and coalescence with each other.

Keywords

AZ31 alloy hot deformation PTCAP severe plastic deformation TBE ultrafine grained 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Fata
    • 1
  • M. Eftekhari
    • 2
  • G. Faraji
    • 2
  • M. Mosavi Mashhadi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of HormozganHormozganIran
  2. 2.School of Mechanical Engineering, College of EngineeringUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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