Effects of grain size on compressive behaviour in ultrafine grained pure Mg processed by equal channel angular pressing at room temperature

Jizhong Li, Wei Xu, Xiaolin Wu, Hua Ding, Kenong Xia*

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Abstract

Ultrafine-grained pure magnesium with an average grain size of 0.8 μm was produced by refining coarse-grained (980 μm) ingot by multi-pass equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) at room temperature with the application of a back pressure. The compressive deformation behaviour at room temperature depended on grain size, with deformation twinning and associated work hardening observed in coarse-grained Mg, but absent in the ultrafine grained material as decreasing grain size raised the stress for twinning above that for dislocation slip. The ultrafine grained Mg showed good plasticity with prolonged constant stress after some initial strain hardening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5993-5998
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Volume528
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Compressive behaviour
  • Equal channel angular pressing
  • Grain refinement
  • Hall-Petch effect
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Twinning

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