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Effect of long term annealing on the microstructure and tensile properties of hpdc AZ91 Mg alloy / D.G. Leo Prakash, Doris Regener, Leo Prakash

Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume: 467, Issue: 1-2, Pages: 271 - 277

Swansea University Author: Leo Prakash

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DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.jallcom.2007.12.046

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This work is aimed to obtain the effect of long term annealing (LTA) on the tensile properties and on the microstructure of a high pressure die cast (hpdc) AZ91 Mg alloy. Tensile tests were performed on as-cast and LTA for 1000 h at 150 and 200 °C hpdc castings and the effect of LTA on the tensile p...

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Published in: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Published: 2009
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa17637
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Abstract: This work is aimed to obtain the effect of long term annealing (LTA) on the tensile properties and on the microstructure of a high pressure die cast (hpdc) AZ91 Mg alloy. Tensile tests were performed on as-cast and LTA for 1000 h at 150 and 200 °C hpdc castings and the effect of LTA on the tensile properties such as yield strength (YS), ultimate tensile strength (UTS), ductility and fracture strain (FS) are confirmed. Additionally, explanations on micro failure mode of the material are presented to explain the influence of different micro features on failure of the material. The average size, area fraction and clustering tendency of βm (massive) and βc+d (continuous + discontinuous) Mg17Al12 particles are quantified and their effects on LTA are obtained. The results confirm that the UTS, YS, ductility and FS are mainly influenced by the area fraction, size distribution and spatial arrangement of β particles.
Keywords: AZ91 alloy; High pressure die casting; Long term annealing; Microstructure; Micro–macro interactions
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 1-2
Start Page: 271
End Page: 277