Elastic Behavior of the Percolating Eutectic Structure of a High Pressure Die Cast Magnesium Alloy

  • Bao Zhang
  • Anumalasetty V. Nagasekhar
  • Carlos H. Caceres
Conference paper


The 3D configuration of the (Mg17Al12) β-phase intermetallic microstructure in the AZ91D alloy obtained using dual beam FIB tomography was incorporated into an FEM code and loaded in tension. The structure stiffness is consistent with bending-dominated behavior.


intermetallic network microstructure magnesium alloys bending-dominated behavior stretch-dominated behavior micro-truss lattice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bao Zhang
    • 1
  • Anumalasetty V. Nagasekhar
    • 1
  • Carlos H. Caceres
    • 1
  1. 1.ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Materials EngineeringThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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