Low temperature superplasticity of hydrostatically extruded Mg-Al-Zn alloys


In this work, the superplastic behavior of AZ31, AZ61 and AZ80 magnesium alloys was investigated. The alloys were hydrostatically extruded at only 150 °C to get fine grained microstructures (−2, 10−3 and 10−4 s−1. It was found that all alloys exhibited superplasticity at 200 °C, 175 °C and 225 °C for AZ31, AZ61 and AZ80 alloys, respectively. Low temperature dynamic recrystallisation played an important role for generating a finer and homogeneous microstructure during testing which enhances the deformation behavior of the alloys at these temperatures.
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