Enhanced Strength and Ductility of AZ80 Magnesium Alloys by Spray Forming and ECAP Techniques

Abstract

Fast spray forming technology followed by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) was employed to obtain a specific microstructure: separated coarse magnesium grains surrounded by deformation networks. The deformation layer consisted of ultrafine grained magnesium with an average grain size of 0.6 μm and ellipsoidal shaped β-Mg17Al12 particles with a size of 200-300 nm and a volume fraction of 13%. Mechanical tensile test demonstrates the advantage of the specific structure: a yield strength of 235MPa combined with an elongation to failure of 14%.