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Correlation of microstructure and creep behaviour of MRI230D Mg alloy developed by two different casting technologies

Mondal, AK and Kesavan, Arjun Rajiv and Reddy, Ravi Kiran B and Dieringa, Hajo and Kumar, S (2015) Correlation of microstructure and creep behaviour of MRI230D Mg alloy developed by two different casting technologies. In: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 631 . pp. 45-51.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2015.02.037

Abstract

The relationship between the as-cast microstructure and creep behaviour of the heat-resistant MRI230D Mg alloy produced by two different casting technologies is investigated. The alloy in both ingot-casting (IC) and high pressure die-casting (HPDC) conditions consists of alpha-Mg, 06 ((Mg,AI)(2)Ca), Al-Mn and Sn-Mg-Ca rich phases. However, the HPDC alloy resulted in relatively finer grain size and higher volume fraction of finer, denser network of eutectic C36 phase in the as-cast microstructure as compared to that of the IC alloy. The superior creep resistance exhibited by the HPDC alloy at all the stress levels and temperatures employed in the present investigation was attributed to the more effective dispersion strengthening effect caused by the presence of finer and denser network of the C36 phase. The increased amount of the eutectic C36 phase was the only change observed in the microstructures of both alloys following creep tests. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Strain measurement; X-ray diffraction; Magnesium alloy; Casting; Plasticity; Precipitation
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 06:55
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 06:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51512

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