Microstructure and mechanical properties of extruded ZK60 magnesium alloy containing rare earth
Authors: Ma, C.J.; Liu, M.; Wu, G.H.; Ding, W.J.; Zhu, Y.P.
Source: Materials Science and Technology, Volume 20, Number 12, December 2004 , pp. 1661-1665(5)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:ZK60 – RE alloys were made by melting ZK60 alloy and cerium rich rare earth (RE) in a crucible electric furnace. The content of RE was 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, and 3 wt-%, respectively. The influence of RE on the microstructure and tensile mechanical properties of ZK60 magnesium alloys was studied. The results showed that cerium rich misch metal (MM) had an obvious effect of reducing the grain size of the as extruded ZK60 alloys. The ultimate and yield strengths of extruded ZK60 alloys were improved by the addition of RE. The ultimate and yield strength increased with increasing RE content in the range investigated. It was also found that the ultimate strength and yield strength decreased with increasing extrusion temperature. The improvement in tensile properties of ZK60 – RE alloys was due to the extrusion texture and the fine microstructure induced by RE additions.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, 200030, China
Publication date: 2004-12-01
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