Mechanical Properties of Mg-Gd and Mg-Y Solid Solutions

Published on Dec 1, 2016in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B-process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science2.47
· DOI :10.1007/S11663-015-0565-X
A. Kula10
Estimated H-index: 10
(AGH University of Science and Technology),
Xiaohui Jia1
Estimated H-index: 1
(McMaster University)
+ 1 AuthorsMarek Niewczas24
Estimated H-index: 24
(McMaster University)
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Abstract
The mechanical properties of Mg-Gd and Mg-Y solid solutions have been studied under uniaxial tension and compression between 4 K and 298 K (−269 °C and 25 °C). The results reveal that Mg-Gd alloys exhibit higher strength and ductility under tension and compression attributed to the more effective solid solution strengthening and grain-boundary strengthening effects. Profuse twinning has been observed under compression, resulting in a material texture with strong dominance of basal component parallel to compression axis. Under tension, twining is less active and the texture evolution is controlled mostly by slip. The alloys exhibit pronounced yield stress asymmetry and significantly different work-hardening behavior under tension and compression. Increasing of Gd and/or Y concentration leads to the reduction of the tension–compression asymmetry due to the weakening of the recrystallization texture and more balanced twinning and slip activity during plastic deformation. The results suggest that under compression of Mg-Y alloys slip is more active than twinning in comparison to Mg-Gd alloys.
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