Development, Characterization, Mechanical and Corrosion Behaviour Investigation of Multi-direction Forged Mg–Zn Alloy

  • Gajanan AnneEmail author
  • S. Ramesh
  • Goutham Kumar
  • Sandeep Sahu
  • M. R. Ramesh
  • H. Shivananda Nayaka
  • Shashibhushan Arya
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


In the present study, homogenized Mg−4%Zn (wt%) alloy was exposed to multi-direction forging (MDF) at 280 °C up to 5 passes successfully. Microstructural evolution, mechanical properties and corrosion behavior of the MDF-processed Mg−4%Zn alloy was investigated using different characterization techniques. Five passes of MDF (cumulative strain, ΣΔε =  3.45) led to the formation of ultrafine grain structure (grain size ~2.3 μm) with high angle grain boundaries (HAGBs) and high dislocation density. Corresponding ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and microhardness were observed to be 228 MPa and 88 Hv. Potentiodynamic polarization test results exhibited higher corrosion resistance (0.38 mm/y) in comparison with that of homogenized condition (1.33 mm/y).


Multi-directional forging Mg−4%zn alloy Mechanical properties Potentiodynamic polarization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gajanan Anne
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Ramesh
    • 2
  • Goutham Kumar
    • 2
  • Sandeep Sahu
    • 3
  • M. R. Ramesh
    • 2
  • H. Shivananda Nayaka
    • 2
  • Shashibhushan Arya
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringShri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology & ManagementUdupiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology KarnatakaSurathkalIndia
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia
  4. 4.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringNational Institute of Technology KarnatakaSurathkal, MangaloreIndia

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