Evolution of strain and microstructure during creep of wrought AE42 and ZE10 magnesium alloys

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s12666-012-0200-3
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TypeArticle
Journal titleTransactions of the Indian Institute of Metals
ISSN0972-2815
Volume66
Issue2
Pages133140; # of pages: 8
AbstractWrought magnesium alloys have been extensively used in the aerospace, electronics and automotive industries, where component weight is of concern and ambient temperatures remain below 100 °C. Undesirable creep relaxation of the wrought alloys above this temperature has been generally attributed to grain boundary sliding and plastic deformation leading to intergranular failure. The objective of this study was to investigate the compressive creep performance and microstructure of two wrought magnesium alloys (AE42 and ZE10) developed for high temperature applications. The total deformation of the AE42 and ZE10 alloys was 2.4 and 0.2 %, respectively, after 24 h creep test at 175 °C and 50 MPa. The poor creep performance of the AE42 alloy was explained via neutron diffraction studies which revealed that the elastic compressive response of (101 ¯ 0),(101 ¯ 1)and(21 ¯ 1 ¯ 0) planes was significantly more anisotropic in the AE42 than in the ZE10 alloy. Further, microstructural analysis revealed ~10 % increase in grain size due to creep, with additional (101 ¯ 2) and (112 ¯ 1) twinning in the AE42 alloy. Precipitation of β-Mg17Al12 phase in the AE42 alloy possibly contributed to grain boundary sliding and high plastic strain during creep testing.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21268029
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