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Effect of rolling temperature and reduction in thickness on microstructure and mechanical properties of ZM21 magnesium alloy and its subsequent annealing treatment

Thirumurugan, M and Kumaran, S and Suwas, Satyam and Rao, Srinivasa T (2011) Effect of rolling temperature and reduction in thickness on microstructure and mechanical properties of ZM21 magnesium alloy and its subsequent annealing treatment. In: Materials Science and Engineering A, 528 (29-30). pp. 8460-8468.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2011.07.047

Abstract

In this present paper, the effects of non-isothermal rolling temperature and reduction in thickness followed by annealing on microstructure and mechanical properties of ZM21 magnesium alloy were investigated. The alloy rolled at four different temperatures 250 degrees C, 300 degrees C, 350 degrees C and 400 degrees C with reductions of 25%, 50% and 75%. Non-isothermal rolling resulted in grain refinement, introduction of shear bands and twins in the matrix alloy. Partial to full recrystallization was observed when the rolling temperature was above recrystallization temperature. Rolling and subsequent annealing resulted in strain-free equiaxed grains and complete disappearance of shear bands and twins. Maximum ultimate strength (345 MPa) with good ductility (14%) observed in the sample rolled at 250 degrees C with 75% reduction in thickness followed by short annealing. Recrystallization during warm/hot rolling was sluggish, but post-roll treatment gives distinct views about dynamic and static recrystallization. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: ZM21 magnesium alloy;Mechanical characterization;Sheet forming;Twinning;Grain refinement;Recrystallization;Short annealing
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 06:30
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2011 06:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42524

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