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  1. Purification technology of AZ91 magnesium alloy wastes

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    吴国华; 谢敏; 翟春泉; 曾小勤; 朱燕萍; 丁文江

    2003-01-01

    The effects of different purification processes on the mechanical properties,structure and fracture pattern of AZ91 magnesium alloy wastes were studied.The results show that the inclusions in the Mg melt can be removed effectively by the treatment of the fluxes with MgO foam ceramic filter.Therefore,the properties of magnesium alloy wastes can be improved substantially.Tensile strength and elongation of the magnesium alloy wastes after purification treatment can reach 194.6 MPa and 5.12% respectively,which are comparable to the mechanical properties of AZ91 fresh stuff.The metallographic analysis results show that the purification treatment has not obvious effect on metallurgical structure.The fracture mechanism of AZ91 is not changed,and its fractures are still quasicleavage crack.It is discovered that for AZ91 magnesium alloy,the fluxes containing TiO2 can decrease the Fe content of magnesium alloy wastes to below 0.0056%.The results also show that TiO2 is helpful for the precipitation of γ phase in granular or small island shape and can refine the grain size effectively.

  2. Thermal analytical investigations of the magnesium alloy AZ91

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    K.N. Braszczyńska - Malik

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The results of thermal derivative analysis (TDA, differential scanning calorimetric (DSC measurements and microstructure investigations of commercial AZ91 magnesium alloy are presented. The performed examinations allowed to determine the microstructure after solidification process and also precipitation process during continuous heating of supersaturated solid solution. The α-phase and α+γ semi-divorced eutectic were observed in as-cast material, whereas both discontinuous and continuous precipitates of γ phase were revealed after heating supersaturated AZ91 alloy.

  3. The Role of Calcium in Microstructural Refinement of AZ91 Magnesium Alloy

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    LIU Shengfa; KANG Liugen; HAN Hui; WANG Zhongfan

    2006-01-01

    The effect of calcium addition on the microstructures of AZ91 magnesium alloy was investigated. It was found that a small amount of calcium in AZ91 alloy produced a large decrease in the a-Mg grain size and the dispersed fine β-Mg17 Al12 phases. In addition, some Al4 Ca particles were found to exist in the AZ91 alloy containing 0.5 wt% Ca. EDS analysis and water-quenched technique revealed that the grain-refining mechanism of calcium for the AZ91 alloys was mainly attributed to the role of restricting growth of calcium in the primary a-Mg crystals.

  4. AZ91C magnesium alloy modified by Cd

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    Shabadi, R.; Ambat, Rajan; Dwarakadasa, E.S.

    2014-01-01

    In the present work, the effect of Cd on the microstructure, mechanical properties and general corrosion behaviour of AZ91C alloys was investigated. Addition of Cd was found not to be efficient in modifying/refining the microstructure or β-phase. A morphology change in β-phase from fine continuou...

  5. Simulation of Magnesium Alloy AZ91D Microstructure Using Modified Cellular Automaton Method

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    HUO Liang; LI Bin; SHI Yufeng; XU Qingyan; HAN Zhiqiang; LIU Baicheng

    2009-01-01

    A two-dimensional modified cellular automaton model was developed to simulate the solidification process of magnesium alloy, The stochastic nucleation, solute redistribution, and growth anisotropy effects were taken into account in the present model. The model was used to simulate the grain size of magnesium alloy AZ91D for various cooling rates during the solidification process. To quantitatively validate the current model, metallographic expedments were carded out on specimens obtained from sand mold AZ91D step castings. The metallographic results agree well with the prediction results. The current model can be used to accurately predict the grain sizes of cast AZ91D magnesium alloy.

  6. Influence of neodymium on high cycle fatigue behavior of die cast AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    杨友; 李雪松

    2010-01-01

    High cycle fatigue behavior of die cast AZ91D magnesium alloy with different Nd contents was investigated.Axial mechanical fatigue tests were conducted at the stress ratio R=0.1 and the fatigue strength was evaluated using up-to-down load method on specimens of AZ91D with different Nd contents.The results showed that the grain of AZ91D alloy was refined,the size and amount of β-Mg17Al12 phase decreased and distributed uniformly with increasing Nd content.At the number of cycles to failure,Nf=107,the fatigue...

  7. Wear resistance of ceramic coating on AZ91 magnesium alloy by micro-arc oxidation

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    ZHAO Hui; LIU Zheng; CHEN Li-jia; CHEN Ji; HAN Zhong

    2006-01-01

    The ceramic coating formed on AZ91 magnesium alloy by micro-arc oxidation (MAO) was characterized. The results show that the ceramic coating(3.4-23 μm in thickness)on the surface of AZ91 alloy was attained under different micro-arc oxidation treatment conditions, which consist mainly of MgO, Mg2SiO4 and MgSiO3 phases. Nano-hardness in a cross-sectional specimen was determined by nano-indentation experiment. The MAO coatings exhibit higher hardness than the substrate. Dry sliding wear tests for the MAO coatings and AZ91 alloy were also carried out using an oscillating friction and wear tester in a ball-on-disc contact configuration. The wear resistance of the MAO coatings is improved respectively under different treatment time as a result of different structures of ceramic coatings formed on AZ91 alloy.

  8. Direct Electroless Nickel Plating on AZ91D Magnesium Alloy from a Sulfate Solution and its Deposition Mechanism

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    GUChang-dong; LIANJian-she; LIGuang-yu; NIULi-yuan; JIANGZhong-hao

    2004-01-01

    A bath of electroless plating Ni on the AZ91D magnesium alloy, containing sulfate nickel, was given in this paper. The nucleation mechanism of Ni-P deposits on the AZ91D magnesium alloy was studied by using XRD and SEM. The electroless Ni-P deposits were preferentially nucleated on the β(Mg17Al12) phase and extended to the primary and eutectic α phases of the AZ91D magnesium alloy.

  9. Numerical simulation of temperature field of AZ91D magnesium alloy during equal channel angular extrusion

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    2010-01-01

    The temperature field of AZ91D magnesium alloy extruded by equal channel angular extrusion(ECAE) has been simulated using finite element method(FEM).A series of tests were designed to obtain the simulation parameters:flow stress of AZ91D,friction factor and heat transfer coefficient.The simulated temperature agrees well with the measured one.The evolution of temperature and influencing factor was discussed in details.Furthermore,the extrusion pressure of ECAE was analyzed.

  10. Hot rolling characteristics of spray-formed AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    WANG Xiao-feng; ZHAO Jiu-zhou; HE Jie; HU Zhuang-qi

    2007-01-01

    AZ91 magnesium alloy was prepared by spray forming. The spray-deposited alloy was subsequently hot-rolled with a 80% reduction at 350 ℃. The microstructural features of the as-spray-deposited and hot-rolled alloy were examined by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry. The results show that the spray-formed AZ91 magnesium alloy has, compared with the as-cast ingot, a finer microstructure with less intermetallic phase Mg17Al12 dispersed in the matrix due to fast cooling and solidification rates of spray forming process, and, therefore showing excellent workability. It can be hot-rolled with nearly 20% reduction for one pass at lower temperatures (330-360℃), and the total reduction can reach 50% prior to annealing. After proper thermo-mechanical treatment, the spray-formed AZ91 magnesium alloy exhibits outstanding mechanical properties.

  11. Characterization of Ni–P coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy with surfactants and nano-additives

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    Mohammed Sahal

    2014-01-01

    Direct electroless Ni–P plating was done on AZ91D magnesium alloy by immersing magnesium AZ91D samples into a bath containing Nickel sulphate. The nucleation mechanism of Ni–P deposits on the AZ91D magnesium alloy in the presence of surfactants and nano-additives was studied by using SEM. The electroless Ni–P deposits were preferentially nucleated on the βMg17Al12 phase of AZ91D magnesium alloy. Ni–P coating was coated uniformly in the presence of surfactants. Effect of surfactant C-Tab with ...

  12. Comparison of corrosion behaviors of AZ31, AZ91,AM60 and ZK60 magnesium alloys

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    CHENG Ying-liang; QIN Ting-wei; WANG Hui-min; ZHANG Zhao

    2009-01-01

    The corrosion behaviours of four kinds of rolled magnesium alloys of AZ31, AZ91, AM60 and ZK60 were studied in 1 mol/L sodium chloride solution. The results of EIS and potentiodynamic polarization show that the corrosion resistance of the four materials is ranked as ZK60>AM60>AZ31>AZ91. The corrosion processes of the four magnesium alloys were also analyzed by SEM and energy dispersive spectroscopy(EDS). The results show that the corrosion patterns of the four alloys are localized corrosion and the galvanic couples formed by the second phase particles and the matrix are the main source of the localized corrosion of magnesium alloys. The corrosion resistance of the different magnesium alloys has direct relationship with the concentration of alloying elements and microstructure of magnesium alloys. The ratio of the β phase in AZ91 is higher than that in AZ31 and the β phase can form micro-galvanic cell with the alloy matrix, as a result, the corrosion resistance of AZ31 will be higher than AZ91. The manganese element in AM60 magnesium alloy can form the second phase particle of AlMnFe, which can reduce the Fe content in magnesium alloy matrix, purifying the microstructure of alloy, as a result, the corrosion resistance of AM60 is improved. However, due to the more noble galvanic couples of AlMnFe and matrix, the microscopic corrosion morphology of AM60 is more localized. The zirconium element in ZK60 magnesium alloy can refine grain, form stable compounds with Fe and Si, and purify the composition of alloy, which results in the good corrosion resistance of ZK60 magnesium alloy.

  13. Effects of rare earths on friction and wear characteristics of magnesium alloy AZ91D

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    祁庆琚; 刘勇兵; 杨晓红

    2003-01-01

    The influence of various rare-earth contents on the friction and wear characteristics of magnesium alloyAZ91D was studied. The results show that the wear resistance properties of rare-earth magnesium alloys are betterthan those of the matrix alloy under the testing conditions. Magnesium alloys undergo transition from mild wear tosevere wear. The addition of rare earths refines the structure of alloys, improves the comprehensive behaviors of themagnesium alloys, increases the stability of oxidation films on worn surfaces, enhances the loading ability of rare-earth magnesium alloys, and delays the transition from mild wear to severe wear effectively.

  14. Effect of cooling rate on microstructure and compressive performance of AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    YANG Lin; FENG Hui; QIU Ke-qiang; CHEN Li-jia; LIU Zheng

    2006-01-01

    Effect of cooling rate on both microstructure and room temperature compressive performance of the AZ91 magnesium alloy was investigated. The experimental results show that with increasing cooling rate, the quantity of the solid solution phase increases and the fraction of secondary phase Mg17Al12 decreases. The almost single solid solution phase can be obtained with using liquid nitrogen as a coolant. The compressive strengths of the rapid solidified AZ91 magnesium alloys are higher than those of normal cast alloy, and decrease with increasing cooling rate. After artificial aging treatment for 14 h at 168 ℃, the compressive strength of the rapidly solidified AZ91 magnesium alloy cooled in liquid nitrogen increases from 253.5 to 335.3 MPa, while the compressive yield strength increases from 138.1 to 225.91 MPa. The improvement in the compressive strength of the rapidly solidified AZ91magnesium alloys can be attributed to the hardening effect from fine secondary phase.

  15. Research on the inhibition mechanism of tetraphenylporphyrin on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Highlights: ► Environment-friendly tetraphenylporphyrin is synthesized in the lab. ► The tetraphenylporphyrin can efficiently inhibit AZ91D corrosion. ► The inhibitor chelates with Mg ions to form a film retarding Mg dissolution. - Abstract: 5,10,15,20-Tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP) is synthesized and its inhibition effect on AZ91D magnesium alloy in 0.05 wt.% NaCl solution is studied. Electrochemical measurement and immersion corrosion test results indicate that the inhibition efficiency of TPP reaches 90%. SEM, FT-IR, ultraviolet–visible absorption spectrum (UV), fluorescent spectrometry and XPS analyses suggest that TPP molecules can chelate with Mg via their N atoms to form a TPP–Mg complex, which can precipitate as a film on AZ91D alloy. The precipitated TPP–Mg reduces the porosity of the original Mg(OH)2 surface film and retards the dissolution of the Mg alloy.

  16. Fatigue properties of magnesium alloy AZ91 processed by severe plastic deformation

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    Fintová, Stanislava; Kunz, Ludvík

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 42, FEB (2015), s. 219-228. ISSN 1751-6161 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/10/2001 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : AZ91 magnesium alloy * ECAP * Fatigue * Crack initiation Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics Impact factor: 3.417, year: 2014 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1751616114003713

  17. A novel dual nickel coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    2008-01-01

    Magnesium alloys covered with metal coating display excellent corrosion resistance,wear resistance,conductivity and electromagnetic shielding properties.The electroless plating Ni-P as boRom layer following the electroplating nickel as surface layer on AZ91D magnesium alloy was investigated.The coating surface morphology was observed with SEM and the structure was analyzed with XRD.Electrochemical tests and salt spray tests were carried out to study the corrosion resistance.The experimental results indicate that the dual coating is uniform,compact and pore-free.The adhesion strength between magnesium alloy substrate and electroless plating Ni-P bottom layer and electroplating nickel surface layer is perfect.The corrosion resistance of AZ91D magnesium alloy is greatly improved after being protected with the dual coating.

  18. Corrosion resistance of WE43 and AZ91D magnesium alloys with phosphate PEO coatings

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    The corrosion performance of WE43-T6 and AZ91D magnesium alloys with and without treatment by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) was investigated by electrochemical measurements in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution. For untreated WE43-T6 alloy, formation of a uniform corrosion layer (Mg(OH)2) was accompanied by initial pits around magnesium-rare earth intermetallic compounds. The AZ91D alloy disclosed increased corrosion susceptibility, with localized corrosion around the β-phase, though the β-phase network phase acted as a barrier for corrosion progression. PEO treatment in alkaline phosphate electrolyte improved the corrosion resistance of WE43-T6 alloy only at the initial stages of immersion in the test solution. However, PEO-treated AZ91D alloy revealed a relatively high corrosion resistance for much increased immersion times, contrary to the relative corrosion resistances of the untreated alloys. The improved performance of the PEO-treated AZ91D alloy appears to be related to the formation of a more compact coating

  19. Preparation of biomimetic hydrophobic coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloy surface

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    2010-01-01

    The hydrophobic coating has been a promising technology for improving surface performance. The surface performance of magnesium alloy has been limited in application. Furthermore, the hydrophobic of magnesium alloy is rarely investigated because magnesium alloy is an active metal alloy. In this paper, inspired by microstructure character of typical plant leaf surface such as lotus, the biomimetic hydrophobic coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloy surface were prepared by means of wet-chemical combining electroless. The samples were immersed into AgNO3 solution in wet-chemical method firstly. Then, biomimetic hydrophobic coatings were prepared by electroless after wet-method pretreatment. The microstructure was observed by SEM and the contact angles were measured by contact angle tester. The results indicated that the biomimetic hydrophobic coatings with uniform crystalline and dense structure could be obtained on AZ91D magnesium alloy surface. The results of contact angle revealed that the biomimetic nano-composite coatings were hydrophobic. The wet-chemical method treatment on the AZ91D magnesium alloy substrate provided a rough microstructure, thus improving adhesion of the coating and the substrate.

  20. Thermal spraying on the magnesium alloy AZ91

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    Lenz, U.; Weisheit, A.; Mordike, B.L. (Technische Univ. Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany). Inst. fuer Werkstoffkunde und Werkstofftechnik)

    1998-01-01

    The results of this investigations show, that thermal sprayed coatings can improve the surface properties of magnesium base alloys. Aluminium coatings can improve corrosion resistance, whereas wear resistance can significantly be improved with NiCrFeSiB and NiAl coatings. When materials are coated which are sensitive to contact corrosion then the density of the layer is the most important property. In this respect HVOF spaying seems to be the preferred process for producing protective coatings on magnesium substrates. (orig.)

  1. Structure and Corrosion Resistance of Microarc Oxidation Coatings on AZ91D Magnesium Alloy

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    Cui Shihai; Han Jianmin; Li Weijing; Li Ronghua; Zhu Xiaowen; Wang Jinhua

    2004-01-01

    Magnesium alloys are widely used as shells of 3C (computer, mobile phone and consumer electronics) equipments for its impressive mechanical and physical properties, such as low density, good resistance to electromagnetic radiation, suitable for high pressure diecasting and easily recycling, etc. But poor corrosion resistance confines its extensively application. In this paper, protective coatings was successfully prepared on AZ91D magnesium alloys by micro-arc oxidation (MAO) and painting process. Microstructures and phases of MAO coatings were invesgated with scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-Ray diffractometer. Mechanical properties of MAO coating, such as adhesive force and corrosion resistance, were also tested. Results showed that MAO coatings were a good base for painting process. MAO coatings with paint have good adhesive properties to base metal and excellent corrosion resistance. Micro-arc oxidation with painting process is a good kind of surface treatment to improve the corrosion resistance of mobile phone shell made of AZ91D magnesium alloys.

  2. Study on fluidity of squeeze cast AZ91D magnesium alloy with different wall thicknesses

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    Chen Yun

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Rectangular cross-section specimens with different section thicknesses were prepared to study the influences of pouring temperature, mould temperature and squeeze velocity on the fluidity of squeeze cast AZ91D magnesium alloy by means of orthogonal test design method. The results show that pouring temperature, mould temperature and squeeze velocity can significantly affect the fluidity of magnesium alloy specimens with wall thickness no more than 4 mm, and the pouring temperature is the most influential factor on the fluidity of specimens with wall thickness of 1, 2 and 3 mm, while mould temperature is the one for specimens with wall thickness of 4 mm. Increasing pouring temperature between 700 °C and 750 °C is beneficial to the fluidity of AZ91D magnesium alloy, and increasing mould temperature significantly enhances the filling ability of thick (3 and 4 mm section castings. The fluidity of squeeze cast magnesium alloy increases with the increase of wall thickness. It is not recommended to produce magnesium alloy casting with wall thickness of smaller than 3 mm by squeeze cast process due to the poor fluidity. The software DPS was used to generate the regression model, and linear regression equations of the fluidity of squeeze cast AZ91D with different wall thicknesses are obtained using the test results.

  3. Study on solid solution and aging process of AZ91D magnesium alloy with cerium

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    2010-01-01

    The influence of Ce on solid solution and aging process of AZ91D magnesium alloy was analyzed.The results showed that the decomposition of β-Mg17Al12 phase in AZ91D magnesium alloy at 420 ℃ could be completed within 12 h,while this process in the Ce-containing alloy required more time.In subsequent aging process at 175 ℃,Ce obviously delayed the aging process of AZglD.It was inferred that the influence of Ce on process of solid solution and aging was relative to the Ce that existed in β-Mg17Al12 phase of original structure in the form of solid solution,and the interaction of the Ce and Al was an important factor to get process of solution and aging slowly.

  4. Preparation and Corrosion Resistance of Rare Earth Ceramic Film on AZ91 Magnesium Alloy

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    Xu Yue; Guo Yuandong; Li Yingjie

    2004-01-01

    With the purpose of improving corrosion resistance and solving environmental pollution caused by traditional protective technique, rare earth ceramic film on AZ91 magnesium alloy was prepared by dip coating process, and technical parameters of preparation were defmed. Microstructure and composition of the film were studied and corrosion resistance was evaluated as well. The results show that rare earth ceramic film is uniform,dense, with strong cohesion and intact coverage. The film is mainly made up of CeO2 and MgCeO3. The results of corrosion experiments approve that the film acts as a barrier to isolate the contact of the substrate with corrosion media and decreas corrosion rate. Polarization curve of the coated sample shiftes to positive potential obvito 2.7 × 104 Ω. These facts indicate that rare earth ceramic film could effectively improve corrosion resistance of AZ91 magnesium alloy.

  5. Effect of cerium on ignition point of AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Zhao Hongjin; Zhang Yinghui; Kang Yonglin

    2008-01-01

    The surface and interior temperature-time curves of blocky cerium modified AZ91D magnesium alloy were measured during a non-protective heating and melting process. Two inflection points with rapid increase in temperature were found on both curves, which corresponded to the formation of "auliflower" oxide on the surface and the occurrence of flame during melting. These two temperatures are therefore defined as oxidation point and ignition point, respectively.The interior temperature-time curve is similar to that measured on the surface except for a comparable time delay. The oxidation and ignition temperatures increase with Ce content, an average increase of 33℃ and 61℃ was found when Ce addition was about 1.0 wt %. However, the increasing rate of the oxidation and ignition temperature decreases with increasing Ce content. An addition of 0.6wt% Ce is recommended for ignition-resistant AZ91 magnesium alloy.

  6. Electroless Ni-P plating with a phytic acid pretreatment on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    A phytic acid conversion film with especial functional groups was proposed as the pretreatment layer between Ni-P coating and AZ91D magnesium alloy substrate, to replace the traditional pretreatment. In the process, the silane coupling agent was adopted as connector between conversion film and palladium ion with catalysis. The microstructure of the phytic acid conversion coatings was observed using scanning electronic microscopy, while the composition and functional groups were analyzed by energy dispersive spectrometer and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The bonding between Si-OH of the silane coupling agent and hydroxyl of phytic acid was validated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and the existence of palladium ion was also verified. The subsequent Ni-P deposited on the layer was also characterized by its structure, morphology, and corrosion resistance. The results show that the Ni-P coatings with the phytic acid pretreatment on AZ91D magnesium alloy have good corrosion resistance.

  7. Electroless Ni-P plating with a phytic acid pretreatment on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Cui Xiufang, E-mail: cuixf97721@yahoo.com.cn [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, 145 Nantong St., Harbin 150001 (China); State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Jin Guo; Li Qingfen; Yang Yuyun [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, 145 Nantong St., Harbin 150001 (China); Li Ying [State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Wang Fuhui [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, 145 Nantong St., Harbin 150001 (China); State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Road, Shenyang 110016 (China)

    2010-05-15

    A phytic acid conversion film with especial functional groups was proposed as the pretreatment layer between Ni-P coating and AZ91D magnesium alloy substrate, to replace the traditional pretreatment. In the process, the silane coupling agent was adopted as connector between conversion film and palladium ion with catalysis. The microstructure of the phytic acid conversion coatings was observed using scanning electronic microscopy, while the composition and functional groups were analyzed by energy dispersive spectrometer and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The bonding between Si-OH of the silane coupling agent and hydroxyl of phytic acid was validated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and the existence of palladium ion was also verified. The subsequent Ni-P deposited on the layer was also characterized by its structure, morphology, and corrosion resistance. The results show that the Ni-P coatings with the phytic acid pretreatment on AZ91D magnesium alloy have good corrosion resistance.

  8. Influence of Procedure Parameters on Rheological Property of Semi-Solid AZ91D Magnesium Alloy

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    Jiang Yunxi; Xie Shuisheng; Li Xinggang; Li Lei

    2004-01-01

    Semi-solid AZ91D magnesium alloy was investigated in isothermal steady-state condition. The influence of stirring technological parameters such as stirring temperature and shear rate to apparent viscosity of semi-solid alloy slurry was discussed. Apparent viscosity increases with stirring temperature decreases at the same shear rate. At the same stirring temperature, apparent viscosity decreases rapidly at first with shear rate increases, and then apparent viscosity decreases slowly with shear rate increases, when shear rate reaches a certain value, apparent viscosity appears tiny increase. According to the experimental data, the relation between solid volume fraction and apparent viscosity of semi-solid AZ9l D alloy at shear rate 238 s- 1 is fitted by regression method, it supplies useful data to the numerical simulation of semi-solid AZ91D alloy die casting process.

  9. Metallurgical bond between magnesium AZ91 alloy and aluminium plasma sprayed coatings

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    Kubatík, Tomáš František; Pala, Zdeněk; Neufuss, Karel; Vilémová, Monika; Mušálek, Radek; Stoulil, J.; Slepička, P.; Chráska, Tomáš

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 282, November (2015), s. 163-170. ISSN 0257-8972 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GP14-31538P Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : Plasma spraying * AZ91 magnesium alloy * Aluminium * Metallurgical bond * X-ray diffraction Subject RIV: JK - Corrosion ; Surface Treatment of Materials Impact factor: 1.998, year: 2014 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0257897215303297

  10. Tensile anisotropy of AZ91 magnesium alloy by equal channel angular processing

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    Highlights: • The 60 mm diameter billets in this study have an advantage for anisotropy study in three orthogonal directions by tensile test. • Without homogenization treatment, the β phase was broken and make an Particle Stimulating Nucleation (PSN) mechanism and pinning the dislocation motion of AZ91 magnesium alloy processed by ECAE. • Lower temperature (225 °C) for ECAE make rapid refinement effect for AZ91 magnesium alloy. - Abstract: An AZ91 magnesium alloy with a diameter of 60 mm was processed by the method of equal-channel angular processing (ECAP), after which it was examined along three orthogonal orientations in tensile test. The techniques of optical microscope and X-ray diffraction were used to test microstructure and basal texture, respectively. The results revealed a significant anisotropy in its mechanical behavior. Crystal grain was refined rapidly by broken β phase under lower ECAP temperature. The basal texture dominated the tensile deformation mechanism at room temperature, which was responsible for the anisotropy

  11. The surface chemistry of 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane films deposited on magnesium alloy AZ91

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    Magnesium and its alloys have desirable physical and mechanical properties for a number of applications. Unfortunately, these materials are highly susceptible to corrosion, particularly in the presence of aqueous solutions. The purpose of this study is to develop a uniform, non-toxic surface treatment to enhance the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys. This paper reports the influence of the coating bath parameters and alloy microstructure on the deposition of 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (MPTS) coatings on magnesium alloy AZ91. The surface chemistry at the magnesium/MPTS interface has also been explored. The results indicate that the deposition of MPTS onto AZ91 was influenced by both the pH and MPTS concentration in the coating bath. Furthermore, scanning electron microscopy results showed that the MPTS film deposited uniformly on all phases of the magnesium alloy surface. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies revealed that at the magnesium/MPTS interface, the molecules bond to the surface through the thiol group in an acid-base interaction with the Mg(OH)2 layer, whereas in the bulk of the film, the molecules are randomly oriented.

  12. Influence of annealing and spheroidizing treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    Zhang Jumei

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The low-strength and high-brittleness of AZ91 cast magnesium alloy mainly result from the coarse divorced eutectic phase. To solve these problems, the annealing treatment of AZ91 cast magnesium alloy was carried out at 415 ℃ and held for 24 h in this study and the alloy was then slowly cooled to room temperature in furnace. The microstructures of the alloy were observed using a metallographic microscope, a transmission electron microscopy and an emission scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The phase analysis was performed using the X-ray diffraction, and the tensile test of the specimen at ambient temperature was performed on a material test machine. The results indicate that the coarse divorced eutectic phase dissolves into the Mg matrix during the isothermal process, and the lamellar β-Mg17Al12 phase precipitates from the magnesium solid solution with a type of pearlite precipitation during furnace cooling. Consequently, the spheroidizing treatment was carried out at 320 ℃ for 20 h following the annealing process and the lamellar β-Mg17Al12 phase was spheroidized. Compared with the as-cast alloy, the strength and ductility of the AZ91 magnesium alloy are increased obviously after annealing treatment; the yield strength and tensile strength are increased to 137.8 MPa and 240.4 MPa from 102.9 MPa and 199.3 MPa, respectively; and the elongation is improved to 6.12% from 4.35%. After being spheroidized, the strength and hardness decrease a little, but the ductility is elevated to 7.23%. The nucleation, growth and spheroidizing mechanism of the lamellar β-Mg17Al12 phase were also discussed.

  13. Laser cladding of Zr-based coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy for improvement of wear and corrosion resistance

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    Kaijin Huang; Xin Lin; Changsheng Xie; T M Yue

    2013-02-01

    To improve the wear and corrosion resistance of AZ91D magnesium alloy, Zr-based coating made of Zr powder was fabricated on AZ91D magnesium alloy by laser cladding. The microstructure of the coating was characterized by XRD, SEM and TEM techniques. The wear resistance of the coating was evaluated under dry sliding wear test condition at room temperature. The corrosion resistance of the coating was tested in simulated body fluid. The results show that the coating mainly consists of Zr, zirconium oxides and Zr aluminides. The coating exhibits excellent wear resistance due to the high microhardness of the coating. The main wear mechanism of the coating and the AZ91D sample are different, the former is abrasive wear and the latter is adhesive wear. The coating compared to AZ91D magnesium alloy exhibits good corrosion resistance because of the good corrosion resistance of Zr, zirconium oxides and Zr aluminides in the coating.

  14. Microstructure and property of zinc phosphate coating on die-casting magnesium alloy AZ91D

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    LI Guang-yu; LIAN Jian-she; NIU Li-yuan; JIANG Zhong-hao

    2006-01-01

    A surface treatment method was described, which can form a uniform and dense phosphate conversion coating on the die -casting magnesium alloy AZ91D in a non-chromate and non-nitrite bath. The coating consists of Zn3(PO4)2-4H2O, Zn, AlPO4 and MgZn2(PO4)2 analyzed by XRD. The SEM results show that the microstructure of the zinc phosphate coating transfers from flower-like to slab-like crystals with the increase of immersion time of magnesium alloy samples in the phosphating bath. The zinc phosphate coating formed in the bath with immersion time of 1 min is denser because metallic Zn and insoluble phosphate crystals co-deposit on the magnesium alloy surface and the growth of the crystals are restricted by each others. The zinc phosphate coating on the magnesium alloy is used as the base layer for further cataphoric and powder paintings. The cataphoric painting on AZ91D alloy based on phosphate coating has similar adhesion and corrosion-resistance to that based on the chromate conversion coating. But for powder painting, the former exhibits better adhesion property than the latter, due to the uneven microstructure and the enough thickness of the phosphate coating.

  15. Effect of Al-3Nb-1B Master Alloy on the Grain Refinement of AZ91D Magnesium Alloy

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    Zhang, Lei; Zhou, Wei; Hu, Penghe; Zhou, Quan

    2016-06-01

    An Al-3Nb-1B master alloy has been prepared using a melt reaction method. The microstructure of the master alloy and its refinement performance on AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated. Experimental results showed that the Al-3Nb-1B master alloy was mainly composed of α-Al and NbB2 phases. With the increase of the addition amount of Al-3Nb-1B master alloy, the primary α-Mg grains of AZ91D magnesium alloy were further refined. Upon adding 0.5 wt pct Al-3Nb-1B master alloy, the average grain size of the primary α-Mg decreased from 240 to 52 μm. The present results indicated that NbB2 can act as effective heterogeneous nucleus of the primary α-Mg, which accounted for the good grain refining performance on AZ91D magnesium alloy. Compared with the unrefined alloy, the yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, and elongation of AZ91D magnesium alloy refined by 0.5 wt pct Al-3Nb-1B master alloy were increased by 18.4, 15.7, and 27.3 pct, respectively due to the grain refinement effect.

  16. Characterization of Ni–P coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy with surfactants and nano-additives

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Direct electroless Ni–P plating was done on AZ91D magnesium alloy by immersing magnesium AZ91D samples into a bath containing Nickel sulphate. The nucleation mechanism of Ni–P deposits on the AZ91D magnesium alloy in the presence of surfactants and nano-additives was studied by using SEM. The electroless Ni–P deposits were preferentially nucleated on the βMg17Al12 phase of AZ91D magnesium alloy. Ni–P coating was coated uniformly in the presence of surfactants. Effect of surfactant C-Tab with varying quantities was studied. Addition of surfactant C-Tab homogenized the Ni–P deposition on AZ91D magnesium alloy surface. The effect produced by surfactant C-Tab was maximum with minimum addition (1 g/l of surfactant C-Tab further increase in the surfactant C-Tab quantity did not brought much changes in morphology. Effect of surfactant SLS was studied using SEM. Surfactant SLS when incorporated in small amounts (6 g/l and 12 g/l only exerted a slight influence in Ni–P deposition on AZ91D alloy surface. However Ni–P deposition was more uniform and spread throughout the surface with the addition of SLS surfactant (18 g/l. Effect of nano additives Al2O3, ZnO, SiO2 were studied. Nano additive Al2O3 enhanced the deposition of Ni–P on AZ91D alloy when added in 0.6 g/l quantity. SiO2 addition also gave the same results. ZnO addition influenced the Ni–P deposition on AZ91D alloy positively. Ni–P surface coating was coated more uniform and spread throughout the surface with the addition of surfactants and nano-additives.

  17. Corrosion Resistance of AZ91 Magnesium Alloy with Pulse Electrodeposited Ni-SiC Nanocomposite Coating

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium and its alloys are the lightest of the structural metals, which makes them one of the most promising materials to minimize vehicle weight, but poor surface properties restrict the application of these alloys. In this paper, Ni-SiC nanocomposite coatings were applied on AZ91 magnesium alloy from Watts bath containing different amounts of SiC content by pulse electrodeposition technique. The morphology and phase analysis were carried out by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD analysis, respectively. Microhardness of specimens was measured and the results revealed a significant enhancement from 74 H for bare AZ91 magnesium alloy to 523 HV for the specimen coated in the bath containing 15 g.L–1 SiC. The Corrosion behavior of the samples was studied by potentiodaynamic polarization, and the obtained data showed superior corrosion resistance for coated AZ91 magnesium alloy, i.e. the corrosion current density decreased from 2.69 mA.cm–2, for the uncoated sample, to 0.00046 mA.cm–2, for coated specimen in the bath containing 15 g.L–1 SiC and the corrosion potential increased from – 2.069 V to – 0.33 V at the same conditions. Magnesium and its alloys are the lightest of the structural metals, which makes them one of the most promising materials to minimize vehicle weight, but poor surface properties restrict the application of these alloys. In this paper, Ni-SiC nanocomposite coatings were applied on AZ91 magnesium alloy from Watts bath containing different amounts of SiC content by pulse electrodeposition technique. The morphology and phase analysis were carried out by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD analysis, respectively. Microhardness of specimens was measured and the results revealed a significant enhancement from 74 H for bare AZ91 magnesium alloy to 523 HV for the specimen coated in the bath containing 15 g.L–1 SiC. The Corrosion behavior of the samples was studied by

  18. Grain refinement of AZ91D magnesium alloy by MgCO3

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    Ti Jun Chen; Xiang Dong Jiang; Ying Ma; Rui Quan Wang; Yuan Hao

    2011-01-01

    The grain refining technique of AZ91D magnesium alloy by MgCO3 has been investigated. The refining mechanism and tensile properties of the resulting alloy have also been discussed. The results indicate that MgCO3 can decrease its grain size from 311 to 53µm. Correspondingly, the tensile properties are obviously improved. The higher the cooling rate from addition temperature to pouring temperature or the higher the addition temperature, the finer the grains. The melt treated by MgCO3 should be...

  19. Corrosion product formation during NaCl induced atmospheric corrosion of magnesium alloy AZ91D

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    Magnesium alloy AZ91D was exposed in humid air at 95% relative humidity (RH) with a deposition of 70 μg/cm-2 NaCl. The corrosion products formed and the surface electrolyte were analysed after different exposure times using ex situ and in situ FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and Ion Chromatography. The results show that magnesium carbonates are the main solid corrosion products formed under these conditions. The corrosion products identified were the magnesium carbonates hydromagnesite (Mg5 (CO3)4 (OH)24H2O) and nesquehonite (MgCO3 3H2O). The corrosion attack starts with the formation of magnesite at locations with higher NaCl contents. At 95% RH, a sequence of reactions was observed with the initial formation of magnesite, which transformed into nesquehonite after 2-3 days. Long exposures result in the formation of pits containing brucite (Mg(OH2)) covered with hydromagnesite crusts. The hydromagnesite crusts restrict the transport of CO2 and O2 to the magnesium surface and thereby favour the formation of brucite. Analysis of the surface electrolyte showed that the NaCl applied on the surface at the beginning was essentially preserved during the initial corrosion process. Since the applied salt was not bound in sparingly soluble corrosion products a layer of NaCl electrolyte was present on the surface during the whole exposure. Thus, Na+ and Cl- ions can participate in the corrosion process during the whole time and the availability of these species will not restrict the atmospheric corrosion of AZ91D under these conditions. It is suggested that the corrosion behaviour of AZ91D is rather controlled by factors related to the microstructure of the alloy and formation of solid carbonate containing corrosion products blocking active corrosion sites on the surface

  20. Corrosion product formation during NaCl induced atmospheric corrosion of magnesium alloy AZ91D

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    Joensson, Martin [Corrosion and Metals Research Institute (KIMAB), Drottning Kristinas vaeg 48, SE-114 28 Stockholm (Sweden)]. E-mail: martin.jonsson@kimab.com; Persson, Dan [Corrosion and Metals Research Institute (KIMAB), Drottning Kristinas vaeg 48, SE-114 28 Stockholm (Sweden); Thierry, Dominique [Institut de la Corrosion, 220 Rue Rivoalon, 29200 Brest (France)

    2007-03-15

    Magnesium alloy AZ91D was exposed in humid air at 95% relative humidity (RH) with a deposition of 70 {mu}g/cm{sup -2} NaCl. The corrosion products formed and the surface electrolyte were analysed after different exposure times using ex situ and in situ FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and Ion Chromatography. The results show that magnesium carbonates are the main solid corrosion products formed under these conditions. The corrosion products identified were the magnesium carbonates hydromagnesite (Mg{sub 5} (CO{sub 3}){sub 4} (OH){sub 2}4H{sub 2}O) and nesquehonite (MgCO{sub 3} 3H{sub 2}O). The corrosion attack starts with the formation of magnesite at locations with higher NaCl contents. At 95% RH, a sequence of reactions was observed with the initial formation of magnesite, which transformed into nesquehonite after 2-3 days. Long exposures result in the formation of pits containing brucite (Mg(OH{sub 2})) covered with hydromagnesite crusts. The hydromagnesite crusts restrict the transport of CO{sub 2} and O{sub 2} to the magnesium surface and thereby favour the formation of brucite. Analysis of the surface electrolyte showed that the NaCl applied on the surface at the beginning was essentially preserved during the initial corrosion process. Since the applied salt was not bound in sparingly soluble corrosion products a layer of NaCl electrolyte was present on the surface during the whole exposure. Thus, Na{sup +} and Cl{sup -} ions can participate in the corrosion process during the whole time and the availability of these species will not restrict the atmospheric corrosion of AZ91D under these conditions. It is suggested that the corrosion behaviour of AZ91D is rather controlled by factors related to the microstructure of the alloy and formation of solid carbonate containing corrosion products blocking active corrosion sites on the surface.

  1. Correlation between the surface chemistry and the atmospheric corrosion of AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium alloys

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    Feliu Jr., S.; Pardo, Angel; Merino, M. C.; Coy, A. E.; Viejo, F.; Arrabal, R.

    2009-01-01

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used in order to investigate the correlation between the surface chemistry and the atmospheric corrosion of AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium alloys exposed to 98% relative humidity at 50 °C. Commercially pure magnesium, used as the reference material, revealed MgO, Mg(OH)2 and tracers of magnesium carbonate in the air-formed film. For the AZ80 and AZ91D alloys, the amount of magnesium carbonate formed on the surface reached similar values to those of M...

  2. Electrophoretic deposition of nanostructured hydroxyapatite coating on AZ91 magnesium alloy implants with different surface treatments

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    Rojaee, Ramin, E-mail: raminrojaee@aim.com [Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Fathi, Mohammadhossein [Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Dental Materials Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Raeissi, Keyvan [Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-11-15

    Bio-absorbable magnesium (Mg) based alloys have been introduced as innovative orthopedic implants during recent years. It has been specified that rapid degradation of Mg based alloys in physiological environment should be restrained in order to be utilized in orthopedic trauma fixation and vascular intervention. In this developing field of healthcare materials, micro-arc oxidation (MAO), and MgF{sub 2} conversion coating were exploited as surface pre-treatment of AZ91 magnesium alloy to generate a nanostructured hydroxyapatite (n-HAp) coating via electrophoretic deposition (EPD) method. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques were used to characterize the obtained powder and coatings. The potentiodynamic polarization tests were carried out to evaluate the corrosion behavior of the coated and uncoated specimens, and in vitro bioactivity evaluation were performed in simulated body fluid. Results revealed that the MAO/n-HAp coated AZ91 Mg alloy samples with a rough topography and lower corrosion current density leads to a lower Mg degradation rate accompanied by high bioactivity.

  3. Fatigue properties of magnesium alloy AZ91 processed by severe plastic deformation.

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    Fintová, Stanislava; Kunz, Ludvík

    2015-02-01

    Fatigue properties of cast AZ91 magnesium alloy processed by severe plastic deformation were investigated and compared with the properties of the initial cast state. The severe plastic deformation was carried out by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP). The ECAP treatment resulted in a bimodal structure. The bimodality consists in a coexistence of fine grained areas with higher content of Mg17Al12 particles and areas exhibiting larger grains and lower density of Mg17Al12 particles. Improvement of the basic mechanical properties of AZ91 (yield stress, tensile strength and ductility) by ECAP was significant. Also the improvement of the fatigue life in the low-cycle fatigue region was substantial. However the improvement of the fatigue strength in the high-cycle fatigue region was found to be negligible. The endurance limit based on 10(7) cycles for the cast alloy was 80 MPa and for the alloy processed by ECAP 85 MPa. The cyclic plastic response in both states was qualitatively similar; initial softening was followed by a long cyclic hardening. Fatigue cracks in cast alloy initiate in cyclic slip bands which were formed in areas of solid solution. In the case of severe plastic deformed material with bimodal structure two substantially different mechanisms of crack initiation were observed. Crack initiation in slip bands was a preferred process in the areas with large grains whereas the grain boundaries cracking was a characteristic mechanism in the fine grained regions. PMID:25498295

  4. Direct electroless Ni-P plating on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    LI Zhong-hou; QU Yu-ping; ZHENG Feng; DAI A-gan

    2006-01-01

    An electroless Ni-P plating treatment was applied on AZ91D magnesium alloy to improve its corrosion resistance. Optimum pretreatment conditions and optimum bath of electroless nickel plating for magnesium alloy were found through many experiments. In order to avoid bother of pre-plating medium layer, a set of procedure of direct electroless Ni-P under the acid condition was investigated. The properties of the coating with 10% phosphorus were investigated. The results show that a coating with high hardness, low porosity and good adhesive strength is obtained. X-ray diffraction patterns show that the structure of the coating is an amorphous phase. After annealing at 400 ℃, the amorphous phase of Ni-P is transformed to crystalline phases,and some intermetallics as Ni3P and Ni5P2 are deposited from Ni -P solid solution along with an enhancing hardness from Hv 450 to Hv 910.

  5. Improvement of high temperature fatigue lifetime in AZ91 magnesium alloy by heat treatment

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    Mokhtarishirazabad, Mehdi [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Azadi, Mohammad, E-mail: m_azadi@ip-co.com [Fatigue and Wear Workgroup, Irankhodro Powertrain Company (IPCO), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Hossein Farrahi, Gholam [School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Winter, Gerhard; Eichlseder, Wilfred [Chair of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leoben, Leoben (Austria)

    2013-12-20

    In the present paper, an improvement in high temperature fatigue properties of the AZ91 magnesium alloy with rare earth elements has been obtained by a typical heat treatment, denoted by T6. For this objective, out-of-phase thermo-mechanical fatigue, room temperature and high temperature low cycle fatigue tests are performed to compare lifetimes. Several rare earth elements are initially added to the AZ91 alloy during a gravity casting process in permanent molds. Also, the type of the heat treatment is examined. Results of specimens with only the solution (the T4 heat treatment) and the solution with the ageing process (the T6 heat treatment) are compared under isothermal fatigue loadings. Microstructural investigations are carried out, before and after fatigue experiments to demonstrate the heat treatment effect. Results showed that both low cycle fatigue and thermo-mechanical fatigue of the alloy at high temperatures increases tremendously after the T6 heat treatment. This behavior attributes to the variation of the ductility, which was a result of microstructural changes during the heat treatment and the varying temperature in fatigue tests.

  6. Corrosion protection of AZ91 magnesium alloy by anodizing in niobium and zirconium-containing electrolytes

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    A new Nb + Zr-based anodized coating was designed for the corrosion protection of AZ91 magnesium alloy. Polarization curves and electrochemical impedance diagrams plotted in Na2SO4 electrolyte showed its high protective effect. Analysis of the chemical composition by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicated that the coating mainly consisted of (i) magnesium metaborate and metaphosphate, (ii) MgF2 and ZrF4, and (iii) Nb2O5, ZrO2 and MgO. A higher concentration of fluorine at both interfaces and an enrichment in Zr compared to Nb were revealed by SEM and EDS analyses. Thus, Zr-based compounds and MgF2 play a key role in the anti-corrosion ability of the coating.

  7. An investigation into the microstructure/strain pattern relationship in backward extruded AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    Highlights: ► Strain pattern developed during BE is inhomogeneous throughout the cross section. ► Microstructure evolution of AZ91 alloy was studied during BE at high temperatures. ► Heterogeneous microstructure fits well by related strain pattern over the cross section. ► Size and morphology of the γ-eutectic phase have been changed after BE processing. - Abstract: The contours of equivalent plastic strain (EPS) and shear strain (SS) over the cross section of backward extruded AZ91 magnesium alloy have been modeled employing the finite element method (FEM). The results indicate that the distributions of EPS and SS are not homogenous at different regions over the products’ cross section. In addition, the microstructure evolutions and strain pattern relationship have been explored through applying the backward extrusion (BE) method in the temperature range of 250–450 °C. The results indicate that the microstructural features (grain size, mechanical twins and γ-second phases) of different regions are strongly affected by applying backward extrusion, which is fairly consistent with the heterogeneous strain distribution. The obtained results are properly addressed relying on the principal deformation and restoration mechanisms, which operate under specified deformation conditions. The hardness measurements have been also employed to trace the related changes

  8. Thermal stability of bimodal microstructure in magnesium alloy AZ91 processed by ECAP

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    Pantělejev, Libor, E-mail: pantelejev@fme.vutbr.cz [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); Štěpánek, Roman [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); Man, Ondřej [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic)

    2015-09-15

    The changes in microstructure of equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) processed magnesium alloy AZ91 during thermal exposure were studied in this paper. The microstructure stability was investigated by means of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), which allowed to measure the changes in grain size, mutual ratio of low-angle boundaries (LABs) to high-angle ones (HABs) and local lattice distortion evaluated by the kernel average misorientation (KAM) parameter. It was found experimentally that the threshold temperature at which significant grain coarsening takes place is 350 °C. No modification to mean grain diameter occurs below this temperature, nonetheless, some changes in LAB and HAB fraction, as well as in local lattice distortion, can be observed. - Highlights: • Thermal stability of bimodal UFG AZ91 alloy was assessed by means of EBSD. • Threshold temperature for pronounced grain coarsening was found at 350 °C. • Below 350 °C increase in LAB fraction and local lattice distortion takes place. • Local lattice distortion (LLD) can be well described using KAM approach. • LLD is influenced by coarsening and precipitation of Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} particles.

  9. Effects of Microstructure and Processing Methods on Creep Behavior of AZ91 Magnesium Alloy

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    Shahbeigi Roodposhti, Peiman; Sarkar, Apu; Murty, Korukonda L.; Scattergood, Ronald O.

    2016-07-01

    This review sheds light on the creep properties of AZ91 magnesium alloys with a major emphasis on the influence of microstructure on the creep resistance and underlying creep deformation mechanism based on stress exponent and activation energy. Effects of processing routes such as steel mold casting, die casting, and thixoforming are considered. Roles of a wide range of additional alloying elements such as Si, Sb, Bi, Ca, Sn, REs, and combined addition of them on the microstructure modification were investigated. The reaction between these elements and the Mg or Al in the matrix develops some thermally stable intermetallic phases which improves the creep resistance at elevated temperatures, however does not influence the creep mechanism.

  10. Corrosion resistance of plasma-anodized AZ91D magnesium alloy by electrochemical methods

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    Barchiche, C.-E. [Nancy Universite, Universite Henri Poincare, Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide Mineral, UMR CNRS 7555, BP 239, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy 54506 (France); Rocca, E. [Nancy Universite, Universite Henri Poincare, Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide Mineral, UMR CNRS 7555, BP 239, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy 54506 (France)], E-mail: emmanuel.rocca@lcsm.uhp-nancy.fr; Juers, C.; Hazan, J.; Steinmetz, J. [Nancy Universite, Universite Henri Poincare, Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide Mineral, UMR CNRS 7555, BP 239, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy 54506 (France)

    2007-12-01

    Anodic coatings formed on magnesium alloys by plasma anodization process are mainly used as protective coatings against corrosion. The effects of KOH concentration, anodization time and current density on properties of anodic layers formed on AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated to obtain coatings with improved corrosion behaviour. The coatings were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron dispersion X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and micro-Raman spectroscopy. The film is porous and cracked, mainly composed of magnesium oxide (MgO), but contains all the elements present in the electrolyte and alloy. The corrosion behaviour of anodized Mg alloy was examined by using stationary and dynamic electrochemical techniques in corrosive water. The best corrosion resistance measured by electrochemical methods is obtained in the more concentrated electrolyte 3 M KOH + 0.5 M KF + 0.25 M Na{sub 3}PO{sub 4}.12 H{sub 2}O, with a long anodization time and a low current density. A double electrochemical effects of the anodized layer on the magnesium corrosion is observed: a large inhibition of the cathodic process and a stabilization of a large passivation plateau.

  11. Corrosion resistance of plasma-anodized AZ91D magnesium alloy by electrochemical methods

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    Anodic coatings formed on magnesium alloys by plasma anodization process are mainly used as protective coatings against corrosion. The effects of KOH concentration, anodization time and current density on properties of anodic layers formed on AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated to obtain coatings with improved corrosion behaviour. The coatings were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron dispersion X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and micro-Raman spectroscopy. The film is porous and cracked, mainly composed of magnesium oxide (MgO), but contains all the elements present in the electrolyte and alloy. The corrosion behaviour of anodized Mg alloy was examined by using stationary and dynamic electrochemical techniques in corrosive water. The best corrosion resistance measured by electrochemical methods is obtained in the more concentrated electrolyte 3 M KOH + 0.5 M KF + 0.25 M Na3PO4.12 H2O, with a long anodization time and a low current density. A double electrochemical effects of the anodized layer on the magnesium corrosion is observed: a large inhibition of the cathodic process and a stabilization of a large passivation plateau

  12. Thixotropic behavior of semi-solid AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    毛卫民; 甄子胜; 闫时建; 钟雪友

    2004-01-01

    The thixotropic behavior of semi-solid AZ91D slurry was studied through a Couette type viscometer.The results show that the apparent viscosity of semi-solid AZ91D magnesium alloy slurry increases after being isothermally held, but the apparent viscosity quickly falls down to a steady state value after being stirred again and it takes on a sharp shear-thinning behavior. With the same shearing rate and the rest time increasing, the steady apparent viscosity increases because of the agglomeration of the solid particles, and the time required for the slurry to reach the steady state also becomes longer. If the solid fraction increases, it takes longer time for the slurry to reach the steady apparent viscosity with the same shearing rate and the same rest time. If the solid fraction and the rest time are the same, but the shearing rate rises, it takes shorter time for the slurry to reach the steady apparent viscosity and the final steady apparent viscosity also decreases.

  13. Effects of Ce on damping capacity of AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    黄正华; 郭学锋; 张忠明

    2004-01-01

    The microstructures and damping capacity of AZ91D cast alloys containing various Ce contents were investigated. Damping capacity (Q-1) of the alloys was measured by cantilever beam technique, and the relationship between damping capacity and strain amplitude was investigated. The results show that Al4 Ce phase is formed in AZ91D alloy after adding a certain quantity of Ce contents, then as-cast microstructures of the alloys are refined.Meanwhile the damping capacity of the alloys is also improved. When the mass fraction of Ce is 0.7 %, the most obvious refinement effect and the maximum damping capacity can be obtained. When the damping capacity (Q-1) is 2. 728 × 10-3 , 61% increment can be obtained compared with unmodified AZ91D alloy. The damping capacity of the alloys is relative to strain amplitude, and the damping behavior can be explained by the theory of Granato and Lucke.

  14. Compositionally modulated CGDS + MAO duplex coatings for corrosion protection of AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    Highlights: •First of its kind attempt was made to duplex radically different viz., CGDS-MAO techniques. •AZ91 Mg alloy having an Al top coat was subjected to MAO process for obtaining duplex coatings. •Duplex coatings exhibit compositionally graded phase distribution across their thickness. •Corrosion current density is reduced by 1 to 2 orders of magnitude compared to the bare substrate. •Polarization resistance of duplex coating is about 14 times higher than the plain MAO coating. -- Abstract: The micro arc oxidation (MAO) technology is being increasingly recognized as a non-traditional and novel approach for enhancing the corrosion and wear protection of Al, Ti, Mg and their alloys. Since the MAO coatings formed on Mg in general tend to be porous, several methods of duplexing the MAO with other conventional and non-conventional techniques is gaining popularity for enhancing the corrosion protection of Mg and its alloys. The Cold Gas Dynamic Spray (CGDS) technique was employed for the first time as a pre-MAO treatment to deposit Al on AZ91 Mg alloy. The Mg alloy having an Al top coat was subsequently subjected to MAO process for obtaining duplex coating. The coating morphology was studied by employing scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the elemental concentration and their distribution across the coating thickness was evaluated using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) coupled with SEM. The coating is not only duplex in terms of combining two diverse and altogether different methods namely CGDS and MAO, but also by virtue of the elemental distribution across the coating thickness exhibiting a compositionally graded nature. The potentiodynamic polarization studies conducted in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution revealed that the overall corrosion current density is reduced by 1 to 2 orders of magnitude compared to the bare magnesium substrate

  15. EFFECTS OF Ce ON CORROSION RESISTANCE OF AZ91D MAGNESIUM ALLOY

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    Z.H. Huang; X.F. Guo; Z.M. Zhang; C.J. Xu

    2005-01-01

    As-cast and corrosive microstructures of AZ91D alloy containing various Ce contents were observed by optical microscope (OM). The phase compositions of the alloys before and after the corrosion were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Meanwhile, the corrosion resistance of the alloys was tested by weight loss and potentiodynamic polarization curve methods respectively.The results show that rod-like Al4Ce phase is formed in AZ91D alloy containing certain Ce content and as-cast microstructures are refined. AZ91D-0. 7%Ce alloy has good grain refinementeffect. The addition of Ce can reduce the corrosion rate and corrosion current density of AZ91Dalloy and those of AZ91D-0. 1%Ce alloy reach the minimum, which are 0.35mg/(cm2·d) and2.761μA/cm2 with 75% and 86% reduction, respectively. The increasing volume fraction and reticular degree of β phase can improve the corrosion resistance of the alloys.

  16. Optimization of Wear Behavior of Magnesium Alloy AZ91 Hybrid Composites Using Taguchi Experimental Design

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    Girish, B. M.; Satish, B. M.; Sarapure, Sadanand; Basawaraj

    2016-06-01

    In the present paper, the statistical investigation on wear behavior of magnesium alloy (AZ91) hybrid metal matrix composites using Taguchi technique has been reported. The composites were reinforced with SiC and graphite particles of average size 37 μm. The specimens were processed by stir casting route. Dry sliding wear of the hybrid composites were tested on a pin-on-disk tribometer under dry conditions at different normal loads (20, 40, and 60 N), sliding speeds (1.047, 1.57, and 2.09 m/s), and composition (1, 2, and 3 wt pct of each of SiC and graphite). The design of experiments approach using Taguchi technique was employed to statistically analyze the wear behavior of hybrid composites. Signal-to-noise ratio and analysis of variance were used to investigate the influence of the parameters on the wear rate.

  17. Reheating microstructure of refined AZ91D magnesium alloy in semi-solid state

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    姜巨福; 罗守靖

    2004-01-01

    By means of equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) test, upsetting test and metalloscope, reheating microstructures of raw casting ingots, materials prepared by SIMA and materials extruded by ECAE in semi-solid state were investigated. The results show that compared with those of raw casting ingots and materials prepared by SIMA, reheating microstructure of materials extruded by ECAE is the best and the final grain size is the finest.With increasing holding time, a growing phenomenon occurs in reheating microstructure of materials extruded by ECAE, which can be described by Ostwald ripening law. The average grain size increases firstly, subsequently decreases and the shape factor of grains approaches to 1 as the reheating temperature increases. With increasing equivalent strain, the average grain size decreases. This demonstrates that reheating material extruded by ECAE technology is a good method to prepare AZ91D magnesium alloy semi-solid billets.

  18. Influence of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria on the Corrosion Residual Strength of an AZ91D Magnesium Alloy

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    Xianyong Zhu

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the corrosion residual strength of the AZ91D magnesium alloy in the presence of sulfate-reducing bacteria is studied. In the experiments, the chemical composition of corrosion film was analyzed by a scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. In addition, a series of instruments, such as scanning electronic microscope, pH-meter and an AG-10TA materials test machine, were applied to test and record the morphology of the corrosion product, fracture texture and mechanical properties of the AZ91D magnesium alloy. The experiments show that the sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB play an important role in the corrosion process of the AZ91D magnesium alloy. Pitting corrosion was enhanced by sulfate-reducing bacteria. Corrosion pits are important defects that could lead to a significant stress concentration in the tensile process. As a result, sulfate-reducing bacteria influence the corrosion residual strength of the AZ91D magnesium alloy by accelerating pitting corrosion.

  19. Correlation between the surface chemistry and the atmospheric corrosion of AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium alloys

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    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used in order to investigate the correlation between the surface chemistry and the atmospheric corrosion of AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium alloys exposed to 98% relative humidity at 50 deg. C. Commercially pure magnesium, used as the reference material, revealed MgO, Mg(OH)2 and tracers of magnesium carbonate in the air-formed film. For the AZ80 and AZ91D alloys, the amount of magnesium carbonate formed on the surface reached similar values to those of MgO and Mg(OH)2. A linear relation between the amount of magnesium carbonate formed on the surface and the subsequent corrosion behaviour in the humid environment was found. The AZ80 alloy revealed the highest amount of magnesium carbonate in the air-formed film and the highest atmospheric corrosion resistance, even higher than the AZ91D alloy, indicating that aluminium distribution in the alloy microstructure influenced the amount of magnesium carbonate formed.

  20. Correlation between the surface chemistry and the atmospheric corrosion of AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium alloys

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    Feliu, S. [Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalurgicas CSIC, Avda. Gregorio del Amo 8, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Pardo, A. [Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain)], E-mail: anpardo@quim.ucm.es; Merino, M.C. [Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Coy, A.E.; Viejo, F.; Arrabal, R. [Corrosion and Protection Centre, School of Materials, University of Manchester, P.O. Box 88, Sackville Street, Manchester M60 1QD (United Kingdom)

    2009-01-15

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used in order to investigate the correlation between the surface chemistry and the atmospheric corrosion of AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium alloys exposed to 98% relative humidity at 50 deg. C. Commercially pure magnesium, used as the reference material, revealed MgO, Mg(OH){sub 2} and tracers of magnesium carbonate in the air-formed film. For the AZ80 and AZ91D alloys, the amount of magnesium carbonate formed on the surface reached similar values to those of MgO and Mg(OH){sub 2}. A linear relation between the amount of magnesium carbonate formed on the surface and the subsequent corrosion behaviour in the humid environment was found. The AZ80 alloy revealed the highest amount of magnesium carbonate in the air-formed film and the highest atmospheric corrosion resistance, even higher than the AZ91D alloy, indicating that aluminium distribution in the alloy microstructure influenced the amount of magnesium carbonate formed.

  1. Correlation between the surface chemistry and the atmospheric corrosion of AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium alloys

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    Feliu, S., Jr.; Pardo, A.; Merino, M. C.; Coy, A. E.; Viejo, F.; Arrabal, R.

    2009-01-01

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used in order to investigate the correlation between the surface chemistry and the atmospheric corrosion of AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium alloys exposed to 98% relative humidity at 50 °C. Commercially pure magnesium, used as the reference material, revealed MgO, Mg(OH) 2 and tracers of magnesium carbonate in the air-formed film. For the AZ80 and AZ91D alloys, the amount of magnesium carbonate formed on the surface reached similar values to those of MgO and Mg(OH) 2. A linear relation between the amount of magnesium carbonate formed on the surface and the subsequent corrosion behaviour in the humid environment was found. The AZ80 alloy revealed the highest amount of magnesium carbonate in the air-formed film and the highest atmospheric corrosion resistance, even higher than the AZ91D alloy, indicating that aluminium distribution in the alloy microstructure influenced the amount of magnesium carbonate formed.

  2. Improvement on the Corrosion Resistance of AZ91D Magnesium Alloy by Aluminum Diffusion Coating

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    Hongwei HUO; Ying LI; Fuhui WANG

    2007-01-01

    By combination of magnetron sputtering deposition and vacuum annealing, an aluminum diffusion coating was prepared on the substrate of AZ91D alloy to improve its corrosion resistance. The microstructure and composition of the diffusion coating was investigated by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The diffusion coating was mainly comprised of β phase-Al12Mg17. The continuous immersion test in 3.5 wt pct neutral NaCl solution indicated that the specimen with diffusion coating had better corrosion resistance compared with the bare AZ91D alloy specimen. The potentiodynamic polarization measurement indicated that the diffusion coating could function as an effectively protective layer to reduce the corrosion rate of AZ91D alloy when exposed to 3.5 wt pct NaCl solution.

  3. Effect of isothermal heat treatment on semi-solid microstructure of AZ91D magnesium alloy containing rare earth Gd

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    Yong Hu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The AZ91D magnesium alloy containing rare earth Gd was prepared in this study, and the effect of semi-solid isothermal heat treatment on the microstructure of the alloy was investigated to obtain an optimum semi-solid structure. Results show that Gd can refine the microstructure of AZ91D magnesium alloy, and the optimum semi-solid AZ91D microstructure can be achieved by adding 1.5wt.% Gd. After treated at 585 °C for 30 min, the well distributed rose-shaped and near-spherical semi-solid microstructures of AZ91D+1.5wt.%Gd alloy can be obtained. The liquid phase of the semi-solid alloy consists of three components, namely, the molten pool, the “entrapped liquid” pool and the liner liquid film which separates two neighbor particles. The solid phase is composed of two phases, the primary α-Mg particles and the α-Mg phase formed in the second stage of solidification. With the increase of holding time, melting which causes the decrease of the primary α-Mg particle size is the dominant mechanism in the initial stage while coalescence and Ostwald ripening tend to be the principles later.

  4. Improved Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium Alloys AZ31 and AZ91HP by High Current Pulsed Electron Beam Treatment

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    HAO Sheng- zhi; GAO Bo; ZHOU Ji-yang; DONG Chuang

    2004-01-01

    Surface treatment of magnesium alloys AZ31 and AZ91HP by a high current pulsed electron beam (HCPEB)was investigated in the present paper. The corrosion resistance of treated samples was tested in a 5% (wt%) NaCl solution,showing remarkably improvement as manifested by polarization curves. According to EPMA analysis, the intermetallic Mg17Al12 in the surface layer of AZ91HP sample almost disappeared after the treatment of HCPEB, leaving the surface layer in a state of supersaturated solid solution. Both the augmentation of aluminum content and the formation of supersaturated structure in the surface layer are believed to contribute to the improved corrosion resistance of AZ31 and AZ91HP.

  5. Improved Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium Alloys AZ31 and AZ91HP by High Current Pulsed Electron Beam Treatment

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    HAOSheng-zhi; GAOBo; ZHOUJi-yang; DONGChuang

    2004-01-01

    Surface treatment of magnesium alloys AZ31 and AZ91HP by a high current pulsed electron beam (HCPEB) was investigated in the present paper. The corrosion resistance of treated samples was tested in a 5% (wt%) NaCl solution, showing remarkably improvement as manifested by polarization curves. According to EPMA analysis, the intermetallic Mg17Al12 in the surface layer of AZ91HP sample almost disappeared after the treatment of HCPEB, leaving the surface layer in a state of supersaturated solid solution. Both the augmentation of aluminum content and the formation of supersaturated structure in the surface layer are believed to contribute to the improved corrosion resistance of AZ31 and AZ91HP.

  6. Effect of combinative addition of strontium and rare earth elements on corrosion resistance of AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    NIU Jie-xin; CHEN Qiu-rong; XU Nai-xin; WEI Zhong-ling

    2008-01-01

    The influence of strontium(Sr) and rare earth(RE) elements on the corrosion behavior of AZ91D magnesium alloy was investigated by conventional corrosion testing and electrochemical measurements in 3.5% NaCI solution. After comparing the mass loss and hydrogen evolution of the samples, the microstruetures of the alloys and the morphologies of their corrosion product films were characterized by electron probe microanalysis-energy dispersive spectrometry(EPMA-EDS) and Auger electron spectroscopy(AES). Compared with individual addition of Sr or RE to AZ91D, the combinative addition of 0.5% Sr and 1% RE to AZ91D successfully decreases the corrosion rate further, which can be attributed to the depression of micro-galvanic couples, as well as the formation of more protective film due to aluminum enrichment. The combinative addition of strontium and rare earth elements to AZ91D magnesium alloy appears to he a promising approach to increase its corrosion resistance.

  7. Thermal stability of magnesium alloy AZ91 prepared by severe plastic deformation

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    Roman Štěpánek; Libor Pantělejev; Ondřej Man

    2013-01-01

    This paper deals with the thermal stability of ultrafine-grained alloy AZ91 prepared by means of ECAP (Equal Channel Angular Pressing) method. Annealing experiments were conducted isochronally for 30 minutes in the temperature range of 220 to 400 °C in argon atmosphere. EBSD (Electron Backscatter Diffraction) method was used to image the changes in microstructure due to increased temperature.

  8. Initial corrosion behaviors of AZ91 magnesium alloy in the presence of SO2

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    Cui Lin; Xiaogang Li

    2004-01-01

    The effects of SO2 on the initial atmospheric corrosion of AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated in laboratory. Metallographic observation, SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy), XRD (X-ray Diffraction) and XPS (X-ray Proton Spectrograph) were used to analyze and discuss the initial surface morphology of corrosion layers and corrosion products. The corrosion rate of the alloy increases with increasing the content of SO2. The initial attack has the characteristics of localized corrosion and preferentially concentrates on α phase. MgO and Mg(OH)2 form at first, which provide a protective layer, then the existence of SO2 decreases the pH of the thin solution on the alloy, accelerates dissolution process, and promotes the formation of MgSO3·6H20 and MgSO4·6H20,meanwhile cracks were found on the corrosion products with corrosion continuation. These soluble corrosion products and the cracks provide the paths for filtering oxygen and corrosion pollutants into the matrix, which results in severe localized corrosion and the loss of protective function of film.

  9. Mechanical and chemical properties of plasma sprayed bronze CuAl10 coating on magnesium and magnesium alloy AZ91

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    Kubatík, Tomáš František; Vilémová, Monika; Mušálek, Radek; Janata, Marek

    Prague: Czech Society of Industrial Chemistry, 2015 - (Kalenda, P.; Lubojacký, J.), s. 230-234. (ICCT). ISBN 978-80-86238-79-1. [International Conference on Chemical Technology-ICCT2015/3./. Mikulov (CZ), 13.04.2015-15.04.2015] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GP14-31538P Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : Magnesium alloy AZ91 * Plasma spraying Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy http://www.amca.cz/icct/Full_Papers_ICCT_2015_web.pdf

  10. Superplastic behaviour of AZ91 magnesium alloy processed by high-pressure torsion

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    Al-Zubaydi, Ahmed S.J., E-mail: asaz1e11@soton.ac.uk [Materials Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Branch of Materials Science, Department of Applied Sciences, University of Technology, Baghdad (Iraq); Zhilyaev, Alexander P. [Institute for Problems of Metals Superplasticity, Russian Academy of Sciences, Khalturina 39, Ufa 450001 (Russian Federation); Wang, Shun C.; Reed, Philippa A.S. [Materials Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom)

    2015-06-18

    An investigation has been conducted on the tensile properties of a fine-grained AZ91 magnesium alloy processed at room temperature by high pressure torsion (HPT). Tensile testing was carried out at 423 K, 473 K and 573 K using strain rates from 1×10{sup −1} s{sup −1} to 1×10{sup −4} s{sup −1} for samples processed in HPT for N=1, 3, 5 and 10 turns. After testing was completed, the microstructures were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The alloy processed at room temperature in HPT exhibited excellent superplastic behaviour with elongations higher than elongations reported previously for fine-grained AZ91 alloy produced by other severe plastic deformation processes, e.g. HPT, ECAP and EX-ECAP. A maximum elongation of 1308% was achieved at a testing temperature of 573 K using a strain rate of 1×10{sup −4} s{sup −1}, which is the highest value of elongation reported to date in this alloy. Excellent high-strain rate superplasticity (HSRSP) was achieved with maximum elongations of 590% and 860% at temperatures of 473 K and 573 K, respectively, using a strain rate of 1×10{sup −2} s{sup −1}. The alloy exhibited low-temperature superplasticity (LTSP) with maximum elongations of 660% and 760% at a temperature of 423 K and using strain rates of 1×10{sup −3} s{sup −1} and 1×10{sup −4} s{sup −1}, respectively. Grain-boundary sliding (GBS) was identified as the deformation mechanism during HSRSP, and the glide-dislocation creep accommodated by GBS dominated during LTSP. Grain-boundary sliding accommodated with diffusion creep was the deformation mechanism at high test temperature and slow strain rates. An enhanced thermal stability of the microstructure consisting of fine equiaxed grains during deformation at elevated temperature was attributed to the extremely fine grains produced in HPT at room temperature, a high volume fraction of nano β-particles, and the formation of β-phase filaments.

  11. Superplastic behaviour of AZ91 magnesium alloy processed by high-pressure torsion

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    An investigation has been conducted on the tensile properties of a fine-grained AZ91 magnesium alloy processed at room temperature by high pressure torsion (HPT). Tensile testing was carried out at 423 K, 473 K and 573 K using strain rates from 1×10−1 s−1 to 1×10−4 s−1 for samples processed in HPT for N=1, 3, 5 and 10 turns. After testing was completed, the microstructures were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The alloy processed at room temperature in HPT exhibited excellent superplastic behaviour with elongations higher than elongations reported previously for fine-grained AZ91 alloy produced by other severe plastic deformation processes, e.g. HPT, ECAP and EX-ECAP. A maximum elongation of 1308% was achieved at a testing temperature of 573 K using a strain rate of 1×10−4 s−1, which is the highest value of elongation reported to date in this alloy. Excellent high-strain rate superplasticity (HSRSP) was achieved with maximum elongations of 590% and 860% at temperatures of 473 K and 573 K, respectively, using a strain rate of 1×10−2 s−1. The alloy exhibited low-temperature superplasticity (LTSP) with maximum elongations of 660% and 760% at a temperature of 423 K and using strain rates of 1×10−3 s−1 and 1×10−4 s−1, respectively. Grain-boundary sliding (GBS) was identified as the deformation mechanism during HSRSP, and the glide-dislocation creep accommodated by GBS dominated during LTSP. Grain-boundary sliding accommodated with diffusion creep was the deformation mechanism at high test temperature and slow strain rates. An enhanced thermal stability of the microstructure consisting of fine equiaxed grains during deformation at elevated temperature was attributed to the extremely fine grains produced in HPT at room temperature, a high volume fraction of nano β-particles, and the formation of β-phase filaments

  12. High Cycle Fatigue Properties of Die-Cast Magnesium Alloy AZ91D with Addition of Different Concentrations of Cerium

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    2006-01-01

    The effect of addition of different concentrations of Ce on high-cycle fatigue behavior of die-cast magnesium al-loy AZ91D was investigated. Mechanical fatigue tests were conducted at the stress ratio of R = 0.1, and fatigue strength was evaluated using up-and-down loading method. The results show that the grain size of AZ91D alloy is remarkably refined, and the amount of porosity decreases and evenly distributes with the addition of Ce. The fatigue strength of AZ91D alloy at room temperature increases from 96.7 up to 116.3 MPa (1% Ce) and 105.5 MPa (2% Ce), respectively, at the number of cycles to failure, Nf = 1 × 107. The fatigue crack of AZ91D alloy initiates at porosities and inclusions, and propagates along grain boundaries. The fatigue striations on fractured surface appear with Ce addition. The fatigue fracture surface of test specimens shows mixed-fracture characteristics of quasi-cleavage and dimple.

  13. Electrochemical noise characteristics in corrosion process of AZ91D magnesium alloy in neutral chloride solution

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    ZHANG Li-jun; ZHU Xu-bei; ZHANG Zhao; ZHANG Jian-qing

    2009-01-01

    The corrosion process of AZ91D magnesium alloy in neutral 1% (mass fraction) sodium chloride aqueous solution was investigated by electrochemical noise(EN), SEM and EDX. Fractal theory was primarily used to depict the corrosion process of the alloy. The fast wavelet transform(FWT), as well as the fast Fourier transform(FFT), was employed to analyze the EN data. The results show that the overall corrosion process can be described by three stages. The first stage corresponds to the pit nucleation and growth; the second stage involves the growth of a passive oxide layer; and the third stage involves reactivation. With increasing immersion time, fractal dimension increases fast initially, fluctuates in the medium and increases again at last. Pitting corrosion and fractal dimension increase due to the initiation and formation of pits in the initial and the end of immersion, while depresses due to the passivation in the medium period. The results of SEM and EDX support the above conclusions.

  14. Microstructural evolution of equal channel angular pressed AZ91D magnesium alloy during semi-solid isothermal heat treatment

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    Lu Guoxiang

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The microstructural evolution of AZ91D magnesium alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing during isothermal heat treatment at 570℃ was investigated. The results indicated that the equal channel angular pressing followed by semi-solid isothermal heat treatment was an effective method to prepare semisolid nondendritic slurry of AZ91D magnesium alloy. During this process, its microstructure change underwent four stages, the initial coarsening stage, the structure separation stage, the spheroidization stage and the final coarsening stage. The microstructural spheroidization effect was the best after being heated for 15 min for the alloy pressed for four passes, and the grain size was the smallest. With the further increase of heating time, the grain size and shape factor increased. When the heating time was kept constant, the grain size and shape factor decreased with the increase of pressing passes.

  15. Microstructural evolution of equal channel angular pressed AZ91D magnesium alloy during semi-solid isothermal heat treatment

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    Chen Tijun; Lu Guoxiang; Hao Yuan

    2008-01-01

    The microstructural evolution of AZ91D magnesium alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing during isothermal heat treatment at 570℃ was investigated. The results indicated that the equal channel angular pressing followed by semi-solid isothermal heat treatment was an effective method to prepare semi-solid nondendritic slurry of AZ91D magnesium alloy. During this process, its microstructure change underwent four stages, the initial coarsening stage, the structure separation stage, the spheroidization stage and the final coarsening stage. The microstructural spheroidization effect was the best after being heated for 15 min for the alloy pressed for four passes, and the grain size was the smallest. With the further increase of heating time, the grain size and shape factor increased. When the heating time was kept constant, the grain size and shape factor decreased with the increase of pressing passes.

  16. Deposition of electroless Ni-P/Ni-W-P duplex coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    2008-01-01

    The electroless Ni-P/Ni-W-P duplex coatings were deposited directly on AZ91D magnesium alloy by all acid-sulfate nickel bath.Nickel suitIhate and sodium tungstate were used as metal ion sources and sodium hypophosphite was used as reducing agent.The coating was characterized for its structure,morphologies,microhardness and corrosion properties.The presence of dense and coarse nodules in the duplex coatings Was observed by SEM and EDS.Tungsten content in Ni-P/Ni-W-P alloy is about 0.65%(mass fraction)and the phosphorus content is 8.1 8%(mass fraction).The microhardness of the coatings is 622 VHN.The coating shows good adhesion to the substrate.The results of electrochemical analysis,the porosity and the immersion test show that Ni-P/Ni-W-P duplex coatings possess noble anticorrosion properties to protect the AZ91D magnesium alloy.

  17. Studies on influence of zinc immersion and fluoride on nickel electroplating on magnesium alloy AZ91D

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    The effect of zinc immersion and the role of fluoride in nickel plating bath were mainly investigated in nickel electroplating on magnesium alloy AZ91D. The state of zinc immersion, the composition of zinc film and the role of fluoride in nickel plating bath were explored from the curves of open circuit potential (OCP) and potentiodynamic polarization, the images of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the patterns of energy dispersive X-ray (EDX). Results show that the optimum zinc film mixing small amount of Mg(OH)2 and MgF2 is obtained by zinc immersion for 30-90 s. The corrosion potential of magnesium alloy substrate attached zinc film will be increased in nickel plating bath and the quantity of MgF2 sandwiched between magnesium alloy substrate and nickel coating will be reduced, which contributed to produce nickel coating with good performance. Fluoride in nickel plating bath serves as an activator of nickel anodic dissolution and corrosion inhibitor of magnesium alloy substrate. 1.0-1.5 mol dm-3 of F- is the optimum concentration range for dissolving nickel anode and protecting magnesium alloy substrate from over-corrosion in nickel plating bath. The nickel coating with good adhesion and high corrosion resistance on magnesium alloy AZ91D is obtained by the developed process of nickel electroplating. This nickel layer can be used as the rendering coating for further plating on magnesium alloys.

  18. Initial corrosion behavior of AZ91 magnesium alloy in simulating acid rain under wet-dry cyclic condition

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    2008-01-01

    Corrosion behavior of AZ91 magnesium alloy in simulating acid rain under wet-dry cyclic condition was investigated.The results show that corrosion potential shifts positively and the corrosion current density decreases at low wet-dry cyclic time.Further increase of the cyclic time results in the negative movement of corrosion potential and the increase of current density.SEM observation indicates that corrosion Occurs only in αphase,βphase is inert in corrosive medium,and the corrosion of AZ91 magnesium appears in uniform characteristic.XPS analysis suggests that the corrosion product is mainly composed of oxide and hydroxide of magnesium and aluminum,and a small amount of sulfate is also contained in the film.

  19. Preparation of AZ91D magnesium alloy semi-solid billet by new strain induced melt activated method

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    JIANG Ju-fu; LUO Shou-jing; ZOU Jing-xiang

    2006-01-01

    New strain induced melt activated (new SIMA) method for preparing AZ91D magnesium alloy semi-solid billet is introduced by applying equal channel angular extrusion into strain induced step in SIMA method, by which semi-solid billet with fine spheroidal grains and average grain size of 18 μm can be prepared. Furthermore, average grain size of semi-solid billet is reduced with increasing extrusion pass of AZ91D magnesium alloy obtained in ECAE process. By using semi-solid billet prepared by new SIMA, thixoforged magazine plates component with high mechanical properties such as yield strength of 201.4 MPa, ultimate tensile strength of 321.8 MPa and elongation of 15.3%, can be obtained.

  20. Effect of Holding Time on Thixotropic Fluidity of Semi-solid AZ91D Magnesium Alloy

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    Zesheng JI; Maoliang HU; Xiaoping ZHENG

    2007-01-01

    To investigate the thixotropic fluidities, microstructures and mechanical properties of semi-solid AZ91D magnesium alloy during reheating, a self-made die set with channels of different sizes were used. The results show that critical forming forces and maximal forming forces could be obtained and related to the holding times in the semi-solid forming process. In the holding time of 0-2700 s, with increasing the holding time, maximal forming force decreased sharply and critical forming force decreased slowly. In the whole thixotropic flowing process, the filling-in was steady and the surface fineness was good. The forming force increased when the slurry changed the flowing direction or flowed from the big-diameter chamber to the small-diameter one. The tensile strength and elongation to failure of the sample after holding time for 2700 s, compared to as-cast sample, are increased by approximately 42.7% and 180%, respectively, and the fractured surfaces presented dimple-like pattern.

  1. Novel smart stannate based coatings of self-healing functionality for AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Smart stannate based coatings were used for improving the corrosion resistance of AZ91D alloy. The proposed coatings characterize with their safety compared with the process involving toxic chromate. They are also industrially applicable and economically attractive where only two steps are needed for the coating preparation and the chemicals used are just a diluted tin-oxide solution. The electrochemical behavior and the self-healing characteristics due to stannate coatings on Mg substrate has been evaluated in 3.5% NaCl solution. Polarization measurements, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, SEM–EDS analyses were performed to assess the performance of the coatings in NaCl and to determine the optimum conditions for self-healing ability. Results showed that stannate coatings improve the resistance to localized corrosion and micro-cracks due to formation of tin oxide-rich magnesium hydroxide layer. It was confirmed that stannate are promising coatings provide a self-healing functionality for Mg substrate that heal the pitting zones and auto-repair the micro-cracks

  2. Simulation and practical verification of ECAP of magnesium alloy AZ91

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    R. Kocich

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Equal channel angular pressing (ECAP technique, which involves a simple large shear deformationduring passage through two intersecting channels, was applied to the AZ91 Mg alloy to obtain an ultrafinegrainedmicrostructure.Design/methodology/approach: For the stress and strain intensity investigation, there was used computersimulation.Findings: ECAP temperature was controlled to decrease with pass number for obtaining finer grains. Fourpressings were conducted at 250°C, while the fifth pressing was conducted at 180°C. The degree of grainrefinement and homogeneity of grain-size distribution increased with pass number.Practical implications: FEM simulation was examined on AZ 91 alloy by practical tests. Head reason for makethis simulations is the possibility of exersise in praxe.Originality/value: The experimental result agreed well with that obtained from numerical analyses carried outbased on the finite element method (FEM. This results can be used in next development of SPD methods.

  3. Surface characterization and cytocompatibility evaluation of silanized magnesium alloy AZ91 for biomedical applications

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    Agnieszka Witecka, Akiko Yamamoto, Henryk Dybiec and Wojciech Swieszkowski

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Mg alloys with high Al contents have superior corrosion resistance in aqueous environments, but poor cytocompatibility compared to that of pure Mg. We have silanized the cast AZ91 alloy to improve its cytocompatibility using five different silanes: ethyltriethoxysilane (S1, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (S2, 3-isocyanatopyltriethoxysilane (S3, phenyltriethoxysilane (S4 and octadecyltriethoxysilane (S5. The surface hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity was evaluated by water contact angle measurements. X-ray photoelectron analysis was performed to investigate the changes in surface states and chemical composition. All silane reagents increased adsorption of the albumin to the modified surface. In vitro cytocompatibility evaluation revealed that silanization improved cell growth on AZ91 modified by silane S1. Measurement of the concentration of Mg2+ ions released during the cell culture indicated that silanization does not affect substrate degradation.

  4. Compressive Deformation of Semi-Solid AZ91D Magnesium Alloy

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    Weimin MAO; Aimei YIN; Xueyou ZHONG

    2005-01-01

    The compression tests of semi-solid AZ91D Mg alloy have been conducted ona parallel-plate viscometer. The results are as follows. With increasing the compression temperature, the deformation rate or the strain rate of the specimens rises, but the compressive stress continuously decreases; the deformation strain is obviously linear with the compressive stress and independent on compression temperature under a given compression load. In the wake of the compression load being added, the compressive strain increases but the compressive stress decreases clearly; the deformation strain is obviously linear with the compressive stress under different compression load. The mathematical apparent viscosity model about the semi-solid compressed AZ91D Mg alloy has been established, i.e.ηapp =2004.2exp(15.61 fs)γ1.317fs-1.3511.

  5. Thermal stability of magnesium alloy AZ91 prepared by severe plastic deformation

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    Roman Štěpánek

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the thermal stability of ultrafine-grained alloy AZ91 prepared by means of ECAP (Equal Channel Angular Pressing method. Annealing experiments were conducted isochronally for 30 minutes in the temperature range of 220 to 400 °C in argon atmosphere. EBSD (Electron Backscatter Diffraction method was used to image the changes in microstructure due to increased temperature.

  6. Microstructures and mechanical properties of AZ91D magnesium alloy processed by low pressure die casting

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    JIANG Hai-yan; FU Peng-huai; YU Yan-dong; ZHAI Chun-quan

    2006-01-01

    AZ91D alloy components were cast by low pressure die casting (LPDC) process. The mechanical properties of cast components with different microstructural features (shrinkage and distribution of Mg17Al12 second phase) were investigated under as-cast states. Compared with gravity casting, AZ91D with LPDC has much coarser grain size and second phases(Mg17Al12 and Al8Mn5). The different size and distribution of Mg17Al12 phase and shrinkage correspond to different mechanical properties. The ultimate tensile strengths and elongations are mainly decided by the content and distribution of shrinkage porosity, while the yield strengths are determined by the percentage and distribution of Mg17Al12 phase. The more and finer Mg17Al12 phase in the alloy, the relatively higher the yield strengths are. In the alloy without shrinkage, the mechanical properties are mainly determined by the size and distribution of Mg17Al12 phase. The finer Mg17Al12 phase, the better the mechanical properties are. Under optimal process, the density and mechanical properties of LPDC AZ91D are improved with fine microstructures.

  7. Dynamic recrystallization of AZ91 magnesium alloy during compression deformation at elevated temperature

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    李淑波; 王艳秋; 郑明毅; 吴昆

    2004-01-01

    High temperature compressive tests of AZ91 Mg alloy were carried out at 573 -723 K and strain rates of 0. 001 - 1s -1. The microstructures of as-compressed samples were observed by optical microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and the microhardness was also tested. It is shown that with the increase of temperature or the decrease of strain rate, the flow stress decreases, at the same time the dynamic recrystallization (DRX)of the alloy is more noticeable. The microstructures reveal that continuous dynamic recrystallization, which develops through conversion of low-angle grain boundaries into high-angle boundaries, occurs preferentially at the grain boundary.

  8. Effect of cw-CO2 laser surface treatment on structure and properties of AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    Iwaszko, Józef; Strzelecka, Monika

    2016-06-01

    In the study, samples of AZ91 magnesium alloy were subjected to a surface remelting treatment by means of a continuous wave (cw) CO2 laser. The scope of the investigation included both macro- and microstructural examination, hardness measurements, and wear resistance tests. The investigation has shown that remelting treatment leads to a strong refinement of structure in the surface layer and a more even distribution of phases. Fine α-phase dendrites have been observed to dominate in the remelting zone. The dendritic arm spacing in the laser treated surface was in the range of 1-2.5 μm. The structural changes triggered by remelting have contributed to an increase in the hardness and the wear resistance of AZ91 alloy. The microhardness of the remelted zone has increased to 71-93 HV0.05 for single-strip remelting and to 84-107 HV0.05 for multi-strip remelting in comparison with about ~60 HV0.05 for untreated alloy. The friction coefficient has decreased from 0.375 for material w/o treatment to 0.311 for remelted material. SEM investigations of samples after tribological tests have revealed the presence of parallel grooves proving the occurrence of microploughing and micro cutting of the material during the tribological testing. The results of the conducted investigation have indicated a beneficial influence of the cw-CO2 laser remelting treatment on the structure and properties of AZ91 alloy.

  9. Effect of heat diffusion on properties of zinc-aluminum coating on AZ91D magnesium alloys

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    LI Zhao-feng; HUANG Wei-jiu; LIU Ming

    2006-01-01

    A protecting zinc and aluminum coating on the surface of AZ91D magnesium alloys was obtained by thermal spraying to improve the corrosion and wear resistance performances. In order to enhance the combination between magnesium alloy matrix and zinc and aluminum coating, the sample was heat-treated at 300 ℃ for 2 h, then, the cross-section patterns, XRD pattern, micro-hardness, wear and corrosion resistance abilities were researched. The results indicate that the interface between the coating and substrate is metallurgical bond, and a transitional fusion layer is formed by diffusion. The micro-scale abrasion test and polarization test in 3% NaCl solution show that the diffusion-treated specimen has better wear and corrosion resistance performances in comparison with the undiffusion-treated and substrate magnesium alloys; in addition, it has relatively higher micro-hardness than the undiffusion-treated magnesium alloys.

  10. LASER CLADDING OF MAGNESIUM ALLOY AZ91D WITH SILICON CARBIDE

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    L. F. CAI; C. K. MARK; WEI ZHOU

    2009-01-01

    Mg alloys are ultralight but their structural applications are often limited by their poor wear and corrosion resistance. The research aimed to address the problem by laser-cladding. Cladding with SiC powder onto surface of AZ91D was carried out using Nd:YAG laser. The laser-clad surface was analyzed using the optical microscope, SEM equipped with EDS, and XRD and found to contain SiC and other Si compounds such as Mg2Si and Al3.21Si0.47 as well as much refined α-Mg grains and β-Mg17Al12 inte...

  11. Effect of electrolyte additives on performance of plasma electrolytic oxidation films formed on magnesium alloy AZ91D

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    Various plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) films were prepared on magnesium alloy AZ91D in a silicate bath with different additives such as phosphate, fluoride and borate. Effects of the additives on chemical composition and corrosion resistance of the PEO films were examined by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in 3.5% NaCl solution. The results showed that the PEO films obtained in solutions with both borate and fluoride had better corrosion resistance. In order to understand the corrosion mechanism of PEO films on magnesium alloy AZ91D, electronic property of the magnesium electrode with PEO films was studied by Mott-Schottky approach in a solution containing borate and chloride. The results indicated that magnesium electrodes with and without PEO films all exhibited n-type semiconducting property. However, in comparison with the magnesium electrode treated in solutions containing phosphate or borate, the electrode treated in solutions containing both borate and fluoride (M-film) had lower donor concentration and much negative flat band potential; therefore, the M-film had lower reactivity and higher corrosion resistance

  12. Controlling the degradation rate of AZ91 magnesium alloy via sol–gel derived nanostructured hydroxyapatite coating

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    Rojaee, Ramin, E-mail: raminrojaee@aim.com [Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Fathi, Mohammadhossein [Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Dental Materials Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Raeissi, Keyvan [Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-10-15

    Magnesium (Mg) alloys have been introduced as new generation of biodegradable orthopedic materials in recent years since it has been proved that Mg is one of the main minerals required for osseous tissue revival. The main goal of the present study was to establish a desired harmony between the necessities of orthopedic patient body to Mg{sup 2+} ions and degradation rate of the Mg based implants as a new class of biodegradable/bioresorbable materials. This prospect was followed by providing a sol–gel derived nanostructured hydroxyapatite (n-HAp) coating on AZ91 alloy using dip coating technique. Phase structural analysis, morphology study, microstructure characterization, and functional group identification were performed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. The prepared samples were immersed in simulated body fluid in order to study the formation of apatite-like precipitations, barricade properties of the n-HAp coating, and to estimate the dosage of released Mg{sup 2+} ions within a specified and limited time of implantation. Electrochemical polarization tests were carried out to evaluate and compare the corrosion behavior of the n-HAp coated and uncoated samples. The changes of the in vitro pH values were also evaluated. Results posed the noticeable capability of n-HAp coating on stabilizing alkalization behavior and improving the corrosion resistance of AZ91 alloy. It was concluded that n-HAp coated AZ91 alloy could be a good candidate as a type of biodegradable implant material for biomedical applications. - Highlights: • Nanostructured hydroxyapatite coatings were applied on Mg based alloy. • The whole corrosion process of Mg based alloy was controlled in body fluid. • This coating was able to act as a barrier against further release of Mg{sup 2+} ions. • The coating improved the stabilization of Mg alkalization behavior.

  13. Controlling the degradation rate of AZ91 magnesium alloy via sol–gel derived nanostructured hydroxyapatite coating

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    Magnesium (Mg) alloys have been introduced as new generation of biodegradable orthopedic materials in recent years since it has been proved that Mg is one of the main minerals required for osseous tissue revival. The main goal of the present study was to establish a desired harmony between the necessities of orthopedic patient body to Mg2+ ions and degradation rate of the Mg based implants as a new class of biodegradable/bioresorbable materials. This prospect was followed by providing a sol–gel derived nanostructured hydroxyapatite (n-HAp) coating on AZ91 alloy using dip coating technique. Phase structural analysis, morphology study, microstructure characterization, and functional group identification were performed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. The prepared samples were immersed in simulated body fluid in order to study the formation of apatite-like precipitations, barricade properties of the n-HAp coating, and to estimate the dosage of released Mg2+ ions within a specified and limited time of implantation. Electrochemical polarization tests were carried out to evaluate and compare the corrosion behavior of the n-HAp coated and uncoated samples. The changes of the in vitro pH values were also evaluated. Results posed the noticeable capability of n-HAp coating on stabilizing alkalization behavior and improving the corrosion resistance of AZ91 alloy. It was concluded that n-HAp coated AZ91 alloy could be a good candidate as a type of biodegradable implant material for biomedical applications. - Highlights: • Nanostructured hydroxyapatite coatings were applied on Mg based alloy. • The whole corrosion process of Mg based alloy was controlled in body fluid. • This coating was able to act as a barrier against further release of Mg2+ ions. • The coating improved the stabilization of Mg alkalization behavior

  14. Corrosion and wear properties of electroless Ni-P plating layer on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    LI Zhong-hou; CHEN Zhi-yong; LIU Sha-sha; ZHENG Feng; DAI A-gan

    2008-01-01

    A direct electroless Ni-P plating treatment was applied to AZ91D magnesium alloy for improving its corrosion resistance and wear resistance. Corrosion resistance of the Ni-P coatings was evaluated by potentiodynamic polarization and immersing experiments in 3.5% NaCl solution. The wear resistance of the coatings was investigated by the wear track and the mass change after ball-on-disk experiment. The results show that corrosion resistance and wear resistance of the AZ91D alloy are greatly improved after direct electroless Ni-P plating. No discoloration is noticed until 4 d of immersion in 3.5% NaCl solution. Potentiodynamic polarization experiments show that the free corrosion potential of magnesium alloy is shifted from -1 500 mV to -250 mV and passivation occurs at 1 350 mV after direct electroless plating. The friction coefficients and wear rates of Ni-P coating and Ni-P coating after tempering are 0.10-0.351, 9.038×10-3 mm3/m and 0.13-0.177, 3.056×10-4 mm3/m, respectively, at a load of 1.5 N with dry sliding. Although minor hurt on corrosion resistance was caused, significant improvement of wear resistance was obtained after tempering treatment of the coating.

  15. Evaluation of microstructural effects on the corrosion behaviour of AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Ambat, Rajan; Aung, Naing Naing; Zhou, W.

    2000-01-01

    The effect of microconstituents on the corrosion and electrochemical behaviour of AZ91D alloy prepared by die-casting and ingot casting route has been investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution at pH 7.25. The experimental techniques used include constant immersion technique, in-situ corrosion monitoring......, and potentiodynamic polarisation experiments. Surface examination and analytical studies were carried out using optical and scanning electron microscopy, EDX and XRD. The corrosion behaviour of microconstituents namely primary alpha, eutectic alpha and beta phases was significantly different. Goring...... of aluminum showed influence on corrosion behaviour more significantly in ingot material. Areas with aluminium concentration less than about 8% were found to be prone to corrosion attack compared with either those with higher amount of aluminium or beta phase. Die-cast material with smaller grain...

  16. Optimization of processing parameters for rheo-casting AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    2008-01-01

    A design of experiment technique was used to optimize the microstructure of the AZ91D alloy produced by rheo-castingThe experimental design consists of four parameters (pouting temperature, shearing temperature, shearing time and shearing rate)with three levels. The grain size and shape factor measurements of primary α-Mg particles were conducted to determine the mierostrueture. The contribution of each parameter shows that pouring temperature is the most significant parameter affecting the grain size, and the shape factor highly depends on the shearing temperature. The optimized rheo-casting processing parameters are 650 ℃ for pouring temperature, 585 ℃ for shearing temperature, 40 s for shearing time, and 600 r/min for shearing rate. Under the optimized processing parameters, the average grain size is 28.53 μn, and the shape factor is 0.591.

  17. Laser Cladding of Magnesium Alloy AZ91D with Silicon Carbide

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    Cai, L. F.; Mark, C. K.; Zhou, Wei

    Mg alloys are ultralight but their structural applications are often limited by their poor wear and corrosion resistance. The research aimed to address the problem by laser-cladding. Cladding with SiC powder onto surface of AZ91D was carried out using Nd:YAG laser. The laser-clad surface was analyzed using the optical microscope, SEM equipped with EDS, and XRD and found to contain SiC and other Si compounds such as Mg2Si and Al3.21Si0.47 as well as much refined α-Mg grains and β-Mg17Al12 intermetallics. The laser-clad surface possesses considerably higher hardness but its corrosion resistance is not improved, indicating that the laser-cladding technique can only be adopted for applications in noncorrosive environments where wear is the predominant problem.

  18. 基于SHPB实验的挤压AZ91D镁合金动态力学行为数值模拟%Numerical simulation of dynamic behavior of extruded AZ91D magnesium alloy based on SHPB experiment

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    周霞; 赵昌美; 李利; 黄宏军

    2014-01-01

    Dynamic compression experiments of extruded AZ91D magnesium alloy at three different strain rates were carried out based on split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) technique, and a Johnson-Cook dynamic constitutive equation was obtained by fitting the experimental data. The SHPB dynamic compression of the material was simulated by using LS-DYNA software with the fitted Johnson-Cook constitutive parameters. Calculated incident, reflected, and transmitted waves were correlated with the stress-strain response of the extruded AZ91D sample using two-wave analytical method;the stress-strain curves at different strain rates obtained in the simulations were compared with the experimental and fitted stress-strain responses. The results show that the strain rate sensitivity of the extruded AZ91D Mg alloy increases with increasing the strain rate from 400 s-1 to 1000 s-1. The numerical simulation results and fitted results based on the Johnson-Cook strain-rate dependent constitutive model for the extruded AZ91D Mg alloy are basically in agreement with the experimental results.%使用霍普金森压杆技术对挤压AZ91D镁合金进行3种应变速率下的动态压缩实验,基于实验数据的拟合确定了其动态压缩的Johnson-Cook (J-C)本构方程。采用拟合的J-C本构参数和LS-DYNA有限元软件对挤压AZ91D镁合金在3种应变速率下的SHPB实验进行了数值模拟,根据模拟得到的入射波、反射波和透射波形计算得到各应变速率下完整的应力-应变曲线,并与实验及拟合的应力-应变响应进行了对比。结果表明:当应变速率在400~1000 s-1之间变化时,AZ91D镁合金的应变速率敏感性随应变率增大而增大;基于J-C材料模型描述的AZ91D镁合金应变速率相关的应力-应变本构模型,其数值模拟结果与拟合结果及实验结果基本吻合。

  19. High performance corrosion and wear resistant composite titanium nitride layers produced on the AZ91D magnesium alloy by a hybrid method

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Composite, diffusive titanium nitride layers formed on a titanium and aluminum sub-layer were produced on the AZ91D magnesium alloy. The layers were obtained using a hybrid method which combined the PVD processes with the final sealing by a hydrothermal treatment. The microstructure, resistance to corrosion, mechanical damage, and frictional wear of the layers were examined. The properties of the AZ91D alloy covered with these layers were compared with those of the untreated alloy and of some engineering materials such as 316L stainless steel, 100Cr6 bearing steel, and the AZ91D alloy subjected to commercial anodizing. It has been found that the composite diffusive nitride layer produced on the AZ91D alloy and then sealed by the hydrothermal treatment ensures the corrosion resistance comparable with that of 316L stainless steel. The layers are characterized by higher electrochemical durability which is due to the surface being overbuilt with the titanium oxides formed, as shown by the XPS examinations, from titanium nitride during the hydrothermal treatment. The composite titanium nitride layers exhibit high resistance to mechanical damage and wear, including frictional wear which is comparable with that of 100Cr6 bearing steel. The performance properties of the AZ91D magnesium alloy covered with the composite titanium nitride coating are substantially superior to those of the alloy subjected to commercial anodizing which is the dominant technique employed in industrial practice.

  20. Effect of rare earth elements addition on thermal fatigue behaviors of AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    Hossein Bayani; Ehsan Saebnoori

    2009-01-01

    Influences of rare earth (RE) elements addition on thermal fatigue behaviors of AZ91 alloy were studied. Repeated heating and cooling cycles were applied on the samples at 170 and 210 ℃ to develop thermal fatigue cracks. Crack growth mechanisms and microstruc-tural influences were investigated by optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) as well as energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Thermal fatigue behaviors were observed to improve successively by addition of the RE up to 2wt.%. This improvement was attrib-uted to the consummation of aluminum in melt by precipitation of the needle shaped A11IRE3 phases. This process was attributed to the re-duction of Mg17Al12 phase volume fraction and consequent decrease of the brittle Mg/Mg17Al12 interface which was the main reason for weak thermal properties of the alloy at rather high temperatures. Further additions of RE, however, reduced the thermal shock resistance of the samples by increasing the mean length of the brittle needle shaped phases.

  1. Characterization and wear resistance of macro-arc oxidation coating on magnesium alloy AZ91 in simulated bedy fluids

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    2008-01-01

    The mechanical characteristics ofthe macro-arc oxidation(MAO) coating on Mg alloy AZ91 were examined by means of nano scratch tester.The corrosion and erosion corrosion behavior of AZ91 with and without MAO coating were investigated by using potentiodynamic electrochemical technique and micro-abrasion tribometer in simulated body fluids,respectively.The influence of HCO3-ions on the erosion corrosion was discussed.The results show that the coating and its substrate are in a pronounced bond.The MAO coating inereases1-2 orders of magnitude of the corrosion resistance of AZ91 alloy.HCO3-ions enhance the corrosion rates of the AZ91 alloys more significantly than the alloys with MAO coating.However,there exists an obvious passivation process of AZ91 without coating in the HCO3-solutions.Moreover,an MgCO3 film formed in HCO3-containing solutions leads to an enhancement in micro-wear resistance.MAO coating deteriorates the erosion corrosion resistance of AZ91 alloy due to the formation of oxidation debris resulted from the broken MAO coating.

  2. XPS study of the surface chemistry on AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys in dilute NaCl solution

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    Wang, Lei; Shinohara, Tadashi; Zhang, Bo-Ping

    2010-08-01

    The surface chemistry on AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys was characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in the corrosion and the passivation zones. In the corrosion zone, the presence of Mg(OH) 2 and MgCO 3 species was found in the outer surface, whereas, in the inner layer, the co-existence of Mg(OH) 2, MgO and MgCO 3 species was observed for both alloys. The presence of Al 3+ in the surface electrolyte to form Al 2O 3/Al(OH) 3 and the formation of carbonate product provide a better passivation on the surfaces and retard the chloride-induced corrosion on the materials in the passivation zone.

  3. XPS study of the surface chemistry on AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys in dilute NaCl solution

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    Wang Lei [Materials Reliability Center, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan); School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Shinohara, Tadashi, E-mail: SHINOHARA.Tadashi@nims.go.jp [Materials Reliability Center, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-0047 (Japan); Zhang Boping [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2010-08-01

    The surface chemistry on AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys was characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in the corrosion and the passivation zones. In the corrosion zone, the presence of Mg(OH){sub 2} and MgCO{sub 3} species was found in the outer surface, whereas, in the inner layer, the co-existence of Mg(OH){sub 2}, MgO and MgCO{sub 3} species was observed for both alloys. The presence of Al{sup 3+} in the surface electrolyte to form Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al(OH){sub 3} and the formation of carbonate product provide a better passivation on the surfaces and retard the chloride-induced corrosion on the materials in the passivation zone.

  4. XPS study of the surface chemistry on AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys in dilute NaCl solution

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    The surface chemistry on AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys was characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in the corrosion and the passivation zones. In the corrosion zone, the presence of Mg(OH)2 and MgCO3 species was found in the outer surface, whereas, in the inner layer, the co-existence of Mg(OH)2, MgO and MgCO3 species was observed for both alloys. The presence of Al3+ in the surface electrolyte to form Al2O3/Al(OH)3 and the formation of carbonate product provide a better passivation on the surfaces and retard the chloride-induced corrosion on the materials in the passivation zone.

  5. Improvement of Wear Resistance of Magnesium Alloy AZ91HP by High Current Pulsed Electron Beam Treatment

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    GAO Bo; HAO Sheng-zhi; ZOU Jian-xin; JIANG Li-min; ZHOU Ji-yang; DONG Chuang

    2004-01-01

    Surface modification of magnesium alloy AZ91HP (9wt%Al, 0.5wt%Zn, 0.5wt%Mn, Mg remaining percentage) by high current pulsed electron beam (HCPEB) treatment was studied in this paper. The secondary phase Mg17Al12 is nearly completely dissolved and as a result, a super-saturated solid solution forms on the re-melted surface.The microhardness is increased both in and far beyond the heat-affected zone (HAZ), reaching about 250μm.Measurements on sliding wear have shown that the wear resistance of the treated samples was improved by a factor of about 2.4 as compared to the as-received sample. It is also found that the sliding wear resistance can be further improved by surface alloying with TiN.

  6. Evaluating the improvement of corrosion residual strength by adding 1.0 wt.% yttrium into an AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    The influence of yttrium on the corrosion residual strength of an AZ91D magnesium alloy was investigated detailedly. Scanning electron microscope was employed to analyze the microstructure and the fractography of the studied alloys. The microstructure of AZ91D magnesium alloy is remarkably refined due to the addition of yttrium. The electrochemical potentiodynamic polarization curve of the studied alloy was performed with a CHI 660b electrochemical station in the three-electrode system. The result reveals that yttrium significantly promotes the overall corrosion resistance of AZ91D magnesium alloy by suppressing the cathodic reaction in corrosion process. However, the nucleation and propagation of corrosion pits on the surface of the 1.0 wt.% Y modified AZ91D magnesium alloy indicate that pitting corrosion still emerges after the addition of yttrium. Furthermore, stress concentration caused by corrosion pits should be responsible for the drop of corrosion residual strength although the addition of yttrium remarkably weakens the effect of stress concentration at the tip of corrosion pits in loading process.

  7. Study on the corrosion residual strength of the 1.0 wt.% Ce modified AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    The effect of corrosion on the tensile behaviour of the 1.0 wt.% Ce modified AZ91 magnesium alloy was investigated by the immersion of the test bar in 3.5 wt.% NaCl aqueous solution for 0, 12, 40, 108, 204, 372 and 468 h with the subsequent tensile tests in this paper. The fractography was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. The results show that pitting corrosion should be responsible for the drop of the corrosion residual strength within the testing time. The depth of the corrosion pits was statistically and quantitatively obtained by an optical microscopy and the maximal value was recorded as the extreme depth of the corrosion pit. Furthermore, the corrosion residual strength is linearly dependent on the extreme depth of the corrosion pit, which can be attributed to the loss of cross-sectional area and the emergence of stress concentration caused by the initiation and development of corrosion pits.

  8. Improving wear resistance of magnesium alloy AZ91D by TiN-CrN multilayer coating

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    MIAO Qiang; CUI Cai-e; PAN Jun-de; ZHANG Ping-ze

    2006-01-01

    Applying a novel method of arc-glow plasma depositing, a 2 μm-thick coating with 12 sub-layers of TiN and CrN was deposited alternately on the surface of magnesium alloy AZ91D to improve its wear resistance. The wear behavior was investigated by test of ball on disc sliding. The composition and microstructure of the coating were also analyzed by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and glow discharge spectrum (GDS), and the morphology of TiN-CrN film was surveyed through scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) and atom force microscopy (AFM).The adhesion strength between film and matrix was evaluated by ways of stick-peeling test. The surface micro-hardness of the coating is above HK0.011 433, and the specific wear ratio of specimens coated with TiN-CrN films tested decreases greatly compared to that of the bare metal.

  9. Influence of phytic acid concentration on performance of phytic acid conversion coatings on the AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Cui Xiufang [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, 145 Nantong Street, Harbin 150001 (China); State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Road, Shenyang 110016 (China)], E-mail: cuixf97721@yahoo.com.cn; Li Ying [State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Li Qingfen; Jin Guo; Ding Minghui [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, 145 Nantong Street, Harbin 150001 (China); Wang Fuhui [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, 145 Nantong Street, Harbin 150001 (China); State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Road, Shenyang 110016 (China)

    2008-10-15

    In this study, the phytic acid conversion coating, a new environmentally friendly chemical protective coating for magnesium alloys, was prepared. The influences of phytic acid concentration on the formation process, microstructure, chemical state and corrosion resistance of the conversion coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated by means of weight gain measurement, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, potentiodynamic polarization method and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), respectively. And the depth profile of all elements in the optimal conversion coatings was analyzed by auger electron spectroscopy (AES). The results show that the growth, microstructure, chemical state and corrosion resistance of the conversion coatings are all obviously affected by the phytic acid concentration. The concentration of 5 g l{sup -1} corresponds to the maximum weight gain. The main elements of the coating are Mg, Al, O, P, and C, which are distributed gradually in depth. The functional groups of conversion coatings formed in higher concentration phytic acid solution are closer to the constituent of phytic acid than those formed in lower concentration phytic acid solution. The coatings formed in 1-5 g l{sup -1} are integrated and uniform. However, those formed in 20-50 g l{sup -1} have some micro-cracks on the {alpha} phase. The coating formed in 5 g l{sup -1} has the best corrosion resistance, whose open circuit current density decreases about six orders than that of the untreated sample, although the coatings deposited in 1-20 g l{sup -1} can all improve the corrosion resistance of AZ91D.

  10. Influence of phytic acid concentration on performance of phytic acid conversion coatings on the AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    In this study, the phytic acid conversion coating, a new environmentally friendly chemical protective coating for magnesium alloys, was prepared. The influences of phytic acid concentration on the formation process, microstructure, chemical state and corrosion resistance of the conversion coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated by means of weight gain measurement, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, potentiodynamic polarization method and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), respectively. And the depth profile of all elements in the optimal conversion coatings was analyzed by auger electron spectroscopy (AES). The results show that the growth, microstructure, chemical state and corrosion resistance of the conversion coatings are all obviously affected by the phytic acid concentration. The concentration of 5 g l-1 corresponds to the maximum weight gain. The main elements of the coating are Mg, Al, O, P, and C, which are distributed gradually in depth. The functional groups of conversion coatings formed in higher concentration phytic acid solution are closer to the constituent of phytic acid than those formed in lower concentration phytic acid solution. The coatings formed in 1-5 g l-1 are integrated and uniform. However, those formed in 20-50 g l-1 have some micro-cracks on the α phase. The coating formed in 5 g l-1 has the best corrosion resistance, whose open circuit current density decreases about six orders than that of the untreated sample, although the coatings deposited in 1-20 g l-1 can all improve the corrosion resistance of AZ91D

  11. Effect of cerium additive on aluminum-based chemical conversion coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Based on environmentally friendly and recycling of magnesium alloys, chemical conversion coatings were prepared in aluminum nitrate solutions with cerium nitrate additive on AZ91D magnesium alloys surfaces. Effect of additive's concentration on the surface morphology, composition and corrosion resistance of aluminum-based conversion coating on magnesium alloys was studied. The surface morphology, composition, microstructure and corrosion resistance of conversion coatings were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersion spectrometry (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and electrochemical tests respectively. The results show that the cerium content of the conversion coatings surface increased with increasing additive concentration. The conversion coatings’ morphologies first gradually became dense and the micro-cracks on the coating surface became narrow with the increase of the additive concentration. Then the coatings’ morphologies became bad and the micro-cracks widened after the additive concentration reached 0.005 mol/L. When the additive concentration was 0.005 mol/L, the conversion coating consists of Al(OH)3, Al2O3, Mg(OH)2, MgO, CeO2 and Ce2O3; the conversion coating surface morphology was the densest and the micro-cracks were the narrowest, and the corrosion resistance was also the best.

  12. Influence of 8-hydroxyquinoline on properties of anodic coatings obtained by micro arc oxidation on AZ91 magnesium alloys

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    Highlights: ► 8-HQ can promote the coating formation and change the coating color. ► 8-HQ can increase the coating thickness and decrease the pore size. ► Insoluble Mg(HQ)2 is formed in anodic coatings in an alkaline solution with 8-HQ. ► 8-HQ improves the corrosion resistance of the anodized magnesium alloys. - Abstract: The influence of 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-HQ) on formation and properties of anodic coatings obtained by micro arc oxidation (MAO) on AZ91 magnesium alloys was studied by scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization tests. The results demonstrate that 8-HQ can decrease the solution conductivity, take part in the coating formation and change the coating color. By developing anodic coatings with increasing thickness, insoluble Mg(HQ)2 and small pore size, 8-HQ improves the corrosion resistance of the anodized magnesium alloys. The coating shows the best corrosion resistance in the solution of 10 g/L NaOH and 18 g/L Na2SiO3 with 2 g/L 8-HQ.

  13. Influence of 8-hydroxyquinoline on properties of anodic coatings obtained by micro arc oxidation on AZ91 magnesium alloys

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    Zhang, R.F. [Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Surface Engineering, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013 (China); School of Material Science and Engineering, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013 (China); Zhang, S.F., E-mail: zhangshufang790314@sina.com [Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Surface Engineering, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013 (China); School of Material Science and Engineering, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013 (China); Yang, N.; Yao, L.J.; He, F.X.; Zhou, Y.P.; Xu, X.; Chang, L.; Bai, S.J. [School of Material Science and Engineering, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013 (China)

    2012-10-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 8-HQ can promote the coating formation and change the coating color. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 8-HQ can increase the coating thickness and decrease the pore size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Insoluble Mg(HQ){sub 2} is formed in anodic coatings in an alkaline solution with 8-HQ. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 8-HQ improves the corrosion resistance of the anodized magnesium alloys. - Abstract: The influence of 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-HQ) on formation and properties of anodic coatings obtained by micro arc oxidation (MAO) on AZ91 magnesium alloys was studied by scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization tests. The results demonstrate that 8-HQ can decrease the solution conductivity, take part in the coating formation and change the coating color. By developing anodic coatings with increasing thickness, insoluble Mg(HQ){sub 2} and small pore size, 8-HQ improves the corrosion resistance of the anodized magnesium alloys. The coating shows the best corrosion resistance in the solution of 10 g/L NaOH and 18 g/L Na{sub 2}SiO{sub 3} with 2 g/L 8-HQ.

  14. Research on the mechanical properties of the sand cast magnesium alloy AZ91

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    Erchov, Serguei

    2009-01-01

    In dieser Arbeit wurden die mechanischen Eigenschaften der Magnesiumsandgusslegierung AZ91 in Abhängigkeit von den Prozessparametern untersucht. Es wurde gezeigt, dass durch die Anwendung von Filtration, Kornfeinung und Wärmebehandlung das Niveau der mechanischen Eigenschaften des Sandgusses dem des Druckgusses angepasst werden kann. In dieser Arbeit wurde außerdem der Einfluss der Prozessparameter auf die Spannungsrelaxations- und Dämpfungseigenschaften untersucht.

  15. Fatigue behaviour of AZ91 magnesium alloy in as-cast and severe plastic deformed conditions

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    Kunz, Ludvík; Fintová, Stanislava

    Zurich : Trans Tech Publications, 2014 - (Clark, G.; Wang, C.), s. 397-402 ISBN 978-3-03835-008-8. ISSN 1022-6680. - (Advanced Materials Research. 891-892). [Fatigue 2014 - International Fatigue Congress /11./. Melbourne (AU), 02.03.2014-07.03.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/10/2001 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : AZ91 * ECAP * microstructure * mechanical properties * cyclic plastic deformation * fatigue crack initiation Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics

  16. Study of morphology of oxide film formed on magnesium alloys in casting conditions (AZ91)

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    Morphology of surface oxide film formed during pouring of molten magnesium alloy has been investigated. Due to surface turbulence during casting, the oxide film necessarily makes folded cause in a dry surface to dry surface mode creating a double oxide film with the volume of air that can be encapsulated between folds of the film and this led to make gas bubbles or shrinkage cavities form. These kinds of oxides called new oxide films that form in a very short time during pouring. It seems to be one of the main reasons for dross-like defects. However, study of characterization and features of oxide film affected on prediction of final mechanical properties. The inner, un wetted surfaces of the doubled film representing an unbounded interface in the liquid and therefore, effectively constitute a crack. Samples for the study were prepared based on a technique in which an oxide metal sandwich was made by the bubble impingement technique, after impingement the contact areas of two adjacent and entrapped bubbles oxide-metal-oxide layer were selected for the study. Features such as thickness, size, morphology and chemical composition of the oxide film were studied using a scanning electron microscope. Energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis was performed for detection of the composition of the oxide layers. Results showed that the morphology of the oxide film in molten of magnesium alloys is folded and quite rough included globally phases of magnesium oxide. Recently, researches showed that the morphology of the oxide film in aluminum alloys is different due to composition of base alloy. Magnesium alloys in liquid state due to high oxidation rate is sensitive to formation of oxide film. Thickness of the oxide film folds in magnesium alloys is 2-4 μm that in comparison to aluminum alloys are ten times higher. However, potential of casting defects is higher in Mg alloys. The contacting interface between impinged bubbles represents an elegant and powerful means for studying

  17. Investigation of rare earth sealing of porous micro-arc oxidation coating formed on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    M.Laleh; Farzad Kargar; A.Sabour Rouhaghdam

    2012-01-01

    Magnesium and its alloys have been used in many industries,but they are reactive and require protection against aggressive environments.In this study,oxide coatings were applied on AZ91D magnesium alloy using micro-arc oxidation (MAO) process.Then,in order to seal the pores of the MAO coatings,the samples were immersed in cerium bath for different times.The surface morphologies and compositions of the coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS),respectively.The corrosion behavior of the coatings was investigated with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization tests in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution.The amount of the porosity of the coating was measured by electrochemical method.It was found that the sealing treatments by immersion in cerium bath successfully sealed the pores of the MAO coatings.The results of the corrosion tests showed that the MAO coating which was sealed in Ce bath for 10 min enhanced the corrosion resistance of the substrate significantly.Furthermore,this coating had the lowest amount of the porosity among the coatings.

  18. Microstructure and mechanical properties of ultrafine-grained magnesium AZ91 alloy

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    Fintová, Stanislava; Pantělejev, L.; Kunz, Ludvík

    Zurich : Trans Tech Publications, 2014 - (Longauerová, M.; Zubko, P.), s. 384-389 ISBN 978-3-03835-072-9. ISSN 0255-5476. - (Materials Science Forum. 782). [Metallography2013 - International Symposium on Metalography /15./. Stará Lesná (SK), 24.04.2013-26.04.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/10/2001 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : AZ91 * Cyclic plastic deformation * ECAP * Fatigue crack initiation * Mechanical properties * Microstructure Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics

  19. Improvement of corrosion resistance of AZ91D magnesium alloy by gadolinium addition

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    ZHOU Xue-hua; WEI Zhong-ling; CHEN Qiu-rong; GAN Fu-xing

    2006-01-01

    Based on the previous investigation on beneficial introduction of holmium into magnesium alloy, the effect of gadolinium, an adjacent rare earth element, on corrosion resistance was examined. The corrosion behavior of two Mg-9Al-Gd alloys (Mg-9Al-0.45Gd and Mg-9Al-1.43Gd) was evaluated and compared with that of Mg-9Al alloy without Gd by means of specimen mass loss and hydrogen evolution in 3.5% NaCl solution saturated with Mg(OH)2. The Gd-containing alloys exhibit enhanced corrosion resistance with respect to the plain Mg-9Al alloy. The microstructures of Mg-9Al alloy and Mg-9Al-0.45 Gd alloy were observed by electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) and energy dispersion spectroscopy (EDS). The alloys with Gd addition show a microstructure characterized by α phase solid solution, surrounded by minor amount of β phase and more grain-like Gd-containing phase. To illustrate the involved mechanism their polarization curves were recorded. The electrochemical investigations reveal that Gd addition shifts the corrosion potential of the alloy towards active, as Gd containing phase is more active and hence less cathodic. As a result, the micro-galvanic corrosion is suppressed. Moreover corrosion product films formed on the Gd containing alloys are more compact and provide a better protective effectiveness than that on the alloy without Gd against corrosion. Repassivation measurements in mixture solution of 0.21 mol/L K2CrO4+0.6 mol/L NaCl also verify the beneficial role of Gd addition. Based on the present preliminary analysis, both the deposited Gd-containing phases and corrosion product films are believed to be responsible for the improved corrosion behaviour due to Gd addition.

  20. Microstructure and mechanical properties of an as-cast AZ91 magnesium alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing

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    An as-cast AZ91 magnesium alloy was processed by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) at 593K and its microstructure and mechanical properties were studied using electron microscopy and room temperature tensile tests, respectively. It has been found that after the first pass of ECAP, the grain size of the alloy shows a bi-modal distribution, containing fine grains of about 14 μm and large dendrite structure. The dendritic structure completely disappeared after two passes of ECAP. The average grain size of the alloy after six passes of ECAP becomes less than 10 μm. The yield stress of the alloy has significantly increased from 65 MPa of the as-cast alloy to 135 MPa after the first pass of ECAP, but does not show much change with further ECAP. However, the elongation to failure measured from the alloy processed by the first pass of ECAP is similar to that measured from the as-cast alloy. A noticeable increase of the elongation to failure has been observed after the second pass of ECAP, which then remains at the similar level with further ECAP process. The fractography of the tensile tested samples have been studied using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and focused ion beam (FIB) microscope. The facture surface of the as-cast alloy is predominated by cleavages. Although not predominantly, cleavage has also been frequently observed in the alloy processed by one pass of ECAP. With further ECAP process, the facture surface becomes profuse in dimples, characteristic of ductile facture, consistent with the ductility change observed. FIB observation suggests that the cracking is mainly initiated at the blocky particles.

  1. In Vitro Analysis of Electrophoretic Deposited Fluoridated Hydroxyapatite Coating on Micro-arc Oxidized AZ91 Magnesium Alloy for Biomaterials Applications

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    Razavi, Mehdi; Fathi, Mohammadhossein; Savabi, Omid; Vashaee, Daryoosh; Tayebi, Lobat

    2015-03-01

    Magnesium (Mg) alloys have been recently introduced as a biodegradable implant for orthopedic applications. However, their fast corrosion, low bioactivity, and mechanical integrity have limited their clinical applications. The main aim of this research was to improve such properties of the AZ91 Mg alloy through surface modifications. For this purpose, nanostructured fluoridated hydroxyapatite (FHA) was coated on AZ91 Mg alloy by micro-arc oxidation and electrophoretic deposition method. The coated alloy was characterized through scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, in vitro corrosion tests, mechanical tests, and cytocompatibility evaluation. The results confirmed the improvement of the corrosion resistance, in vitro bioactivity, mechanical integrity, and the cytocompatibility of the coated Mg alloy. Therefore, the nanostructured FHA coating can offer a promising way to improve the properties of the Mg alloy for orthopedic applications.

  2. Corrosion behaviour of AZ91D and AM50 magnesium alloys with Nd and Gd additions in humid environments

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    Highlights: ► Mg alloys with additions of Nd and Gd were exposed to high humidity atmosphere. ► The increase of Nd or Gd diminished the effect of micro-galvanic couples. ► Corrosion resistance of the AM50 alloy improved with the addition of Nd or Gd by 43%. ► Nd and Gd had no significant effect on the corrosion resistance of the AZ91D alloy. - Abstract: AM50 and AZ91D alloys modified with rare earths (RE) were evaluated under atmospheric conditions. Nd and Gd additions resulted in formation of Al2RE and Al–Mn–RE compounds and reduction of the fraction of β-phase. According to surface potential maps, RE-containing intermetallics were more noble than the β-phase, but less than Al–Mn inclusions. As a result, the action of micro-galvanic couples depended on the added amount of RE and the initial alloy microstructure. Nd or Gd additions improved the corrosion resistance of the AM50 alloy by up to 43%, but had no significant effect on the corrosion resistance of the AZ91D alloy.

  3. Corrosion behaviour of AZ91D and AM50 magnesium alloys with Nd and Gd additions in humid environments

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    Arrabal, R., E-mail: raularrabal@quim.ucm.es [Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Matykina, E.; Pardo, A.; Merino, M.C. [Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Paucar, K. [Gabinete de Corrosion, Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica y Textil, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Cod. Postal 25, Lima (Peru); Mohedano, M.; Casajus, P. [Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2012-02-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mg alloys with additions of Nd and Gd were exposed to high humidity atmosphere. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The increase of Nd or Gd diminished the effect of micro-galvanic couples. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Corrosion resistance of the AM50 alloy improved with the addition of Nd or Gd by 43%. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nd and Gd had no significant effect on the corrosion resistance of the AZ91D alloy. - Abstract: AM50 and AZ91D alloys modified with rare earths (RE) were evaluated under atmospheric conditions. Nd and Gd additions resulted in formation of Al{sub 2}RE and Al-Mn-RE compounds and reduction of the fraction of {beta}-phase. According to surface potential maps, RE-containing intermetallics were more noble than the {beta}-phase, but less than Al-Mn inclusions. As a result, the action of micro-galvanic couples depended on the added amount of RE and the initial alloy microstructure. Nd or Gd additions improved the corrosion resistance of the AM50 alloy by up to 43%, but had no significant effect on the corrosion resistance of the AZ91D alloy.

  4. High cycle fatigue of a die cast AZ91E-T4 magnesium alloy

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    This study reveals the micro-mechanisms of fatigue crack nucleation and growth in a commercial high-pressure die cast automotive AZ91E-T4 Mg component. Mechanical fatigue tests were conducted under R=-1 conditions on specimens machined at different locations in the casting at total strain amplitudes ranging from 0.02% to 0.5%. Fracture surfaces of specimens that failed in the high cycle fatigue regime with lives spanning two orders of magnitude were examined using a scanning electron microscope. The difference in lives for the Mg specimens was primarily attributed to a drastic difference in nucleation site sizes, which ranged from several hundred μm's to several mm's. A secondary effect may include the influence of average secondary dendrite arm spacing and average grain size. At low crack tip driving forces (Kmaxmax>3.5 MPa √ m fractured particles and boundary decohesion created weak paths for fatigue crack propagation, and consequently the cracks followed the interdendritic regions, leaving serrated markings as the crack progressed through this heterogeneous region. The ramifications of the results on future modeling efforts are discussed in detail

  5. Surface properties of AZ91 magnesium alloy after PEO treatment using molybdate salts and low current densities

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    Pezzato, Luca; Brunelli, Katya; Napolitani, Enrico; Magrini, Maurizio; Dabalà, Manuele

    2015-12-01

    Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) process is a recently developed electrochemical method used to produce on the surface of various metals oxide ceramic coatings that improve corrosion and wear properties of the substrate. In this work, PEO process was applied on AZ91 magnesium alloy using low current densities (0.05 A/cm2) and an alkaline solution of silicates with different concentrations of sodium molybdate (0.3-3 g/l). The effect of the low current densities of process and of molybdate salts on the corrosion resistance of the coatings was studied with potentiodynamic polarization tests and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in chloride and sulfate environment. The morphology, the phases and the chemical composition of the coatings were examined using a scanning electron microscope equipped with EDS, X-ray diffraction, secondary ion mass spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The corrosion properties of the PEO coated samples were remarkably improved if compared with the uncoated samples. The addition of sodium molybdate, in determinate conditions, had a positive effect on the characteristics of the coatings in terms of corrosion resistance.

  6. Anodization of AZ91 magnesium alloy in alkaline solution containing silicate and corrosion properties of anodized films

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    LI Ling-ling; CHENG Ying-liang; WANG Hui-min; ZHANG Zhao

    2008-01-01

    The anodization of AZ91 magnesium alloy in an alkaline electrolyte of 100g/L NaOH+20g/L Na2B4O7·10H2O+50g/L C6H5Na3O7·2H2O+60g/L Na2SiO3·9H2O was studied.The corrosion resistance of the anodized films was studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization techniques.The microstructure of the films was examined with scanning electronic microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffractometer (XRD).The results show that,under the experimental conditions,the optimum anodizing time and the optimum anodizing current density are 40min and 20mA/cm2 respectively for obtaining the anodic film with high corrosion resistance.The XRD pattern shows that the components of the anodized film consist of MgO and Mg2 (SiO4).

  7. Investigation on a Non-cyanide Plating Process of Ni-P Coating on Magnesium Alloy AZ91D

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    Bonian HU; Gang YU; Jueling CHEN; Ying LI; Liyuan YE

    2005-01-01

    In this research we presented a non-cyanide plating process of Ni-P alloy coating on Mg alloy AZ91D. By applying a new process flow of electroless nickel plating in which zinc coating is used as transition of Ni-P coating on Mg alloy AZ91D, the process of copper transition coating plated in the cyanides bath can be replaced. A new bath composed of NiSO4 was established by orthogonal test. The results show that zinc transition coating can increase the adhesion and pH 4.0 and 95℃, respectively. The present process flow is composed of ultrasonic cleaning→alkaline cleaning→acid pickling→activation→double immersing zinc→electroplating zinc→electroless nickel plating→passivation treatment.The present non-cyanide process of electroless nickel plating is harmless to our surroundings and Ni-P coating on Mg alloy AZ91D produced by present process possesses good adhesion and corrosion resistance.

  8. Mechanism of Effects of Rare Earths on Microstructure and Properties at Elevated Temperatures of AZ91 Magnesium Alloy

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    Zhang Guoying; Zhang Hui; Gao Ming; Wei Dan

    2007-01-01

    By using real-space recursion method, the energetics of the undoped and Al and/or RE atoms doped 7(1450) symmetric tilt grain boundaries (GBs) in AZ91 alloys were investigated. Similar calculations were performed on undoped and doped bulk α Mg for comparison. The results showed that Al atoms segregated at GBs in AZ91 alloys. When RE atoms were added, they also segregated at GBs, and their segregation is stronger than Al atoms′. Therefore, RE atoms retard the segregation of Al atoms. Calculations of interaction energy indicated that Al atoms repelled each other, and could form ordered phase with host Mg atoms. On the contrary to the case of Al, RE atoms attracted each other, they could not form ordered phase with Mg, but could form clusters. Between RE and Al, there existed attractive interaction, and this attractive interaction was the origin of Al11RE3 precipitation. Precipitation of Al11RE3 particles with high melting point and high thermal stability along GB improves high temperature properties of AZ91 alloys.

  9. Effect of Nd on the corrosion behaviour of AM50 and AZ91D magnesium alloys in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution

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    2012-02-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nd addition modified the microstructure of AM50 and AZ91D magnesium alloys. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Volume of {beta}-Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} phase was reduced and Al{sub 2}Nd/Al-Mn-Nd particles were formed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nd-containing intermetallics revealed lower potential than Al-Mn inclusions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 0.7-0.8 wt.% Nd reduced the corrosion rate of AM50 and AZ91D alloys by 90%. - Abstract: The corrosion performance of AM50 and AZ91D alloys containing up to 1.5 wt.% Nd was investigated by electrochemical and gravimetric measurements in 3.5 wt.% NaCl at 22 Degree-Sign C. The alloys were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and surface potential maps. In Nd-containing alloys, formation of Al{sub 2}Nd and Al-Mn-Nd intermetallic compounds reduced the volume fraction and modified the morphology of the {beta}-Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} phase. The addition of Nd improved the corrosion resistance of the alloys due to increased passivity of the surface film and suppression of micro-galvanic couples.

  10. Dynamic behavior and constitutive modeling of magnesium alloys AZ91D and AZ31B under high strain rate compressive loading

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    Xiao, Jing; Ahmad, Iram Raza; Shu, D. W.

    2014-03-01

    The dynamic stress-strain characteristics of magnesium alloys have not been sufficiently studied experimentally. Thus, the present work investigated compressive dynamic stress-strain characteristics of two representative magnesium alloys: AZ91D and AZ31B at high strain rates and elevated temperatures. In order to use the stress-strain characteristics in numerical simulations to predict the impact response of components, the stress-strain characteristics must be modeled. The most common approach is to use accepted constitutive laws. The results from the experimental study of the response of magnesium alloys AZ91D and AZ31B under dynamic compressive loading, at different strain rates and elevated temperatures are presented here. Johnson-Cook model was used to best fit the experimental data. The material parameters required by the model were obtained and the resultant stress-strain curves of the two alloys for each testing condition were plotted. It is found that the dynamic stress-strain relationship of both magnesium alloys are strain rate and temperature dependent and can be described reasonably well at high strain rates and room temperature by Johnson-Cook model except at very low strains. This might be due to the fact that the strain rate is not strictly constant in the early stage of deformation.

  11. Effect of T4 and T6 treatment on corrosion of die cast AZ91D magnesium alloys in 3.5% NaCl

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    ZHOU Wan-qiu; SHAN Da-yong; HAN En-hou; KE Wei

    2006-01-01

    The effect of heat treatment on microstructure and corrosion behavior of die-cast AZ91D magnesium alloys in 3.5% NaCl solution was investigated by SEM, EDX, XRD and electrochemical technique. It is found that the distribution of β phase influences the corrosion morphology. Corrosion occurs preferentially in primary α phase and presents pitting corrosion feature in die-cast AZ91D. After homogenization of T4 treatment, β phase dissolves in α phase and forms a single phase with α matrix, and the corrosion form turns to localized corrosion. The attack initiates at local site, expands towards deep direction and produces "digging effect". After artificial aging of T6 treatment, β phase is produced in abundance and provides a great deal of effective micro-cathode for anodic dissolution, and the corrosion form exhibits in general corrosion.

  12. Thickness effects on corrosion and wear resistance properties of micro-arc discharge oxide coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloys

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    HUANG Wei-jiu; LIU Ming; LI Zhao-feng; ZENG Rong-chang

    2006-01-01

    The microarc oxidation coatings with difference thickness were synthesized on AZ91D magnesium alloy. The microstructure and phase structure of the coatings were analyzed using SEM and XRD, the tribological properties and corrosion resistance behaviour of the coatings were also investigated. The results show that the coating contains two layers, a porous outer layer and relatively dense inner layer. The microhardness of the MAO coatings is four to six times higher than that of the magnesium alloy substrate. The MAO coatings have much better wear-resistance and corrosion resistance abilities than those of magnesium alloy substrate, but possess higher friction coefficient. The results further indicate that there is an optimization thickness for corrosion and wear resistance.

  13. Microstructures of AZ91D alloy solidified during electromagnetic stirring

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    MAO Wei-min; ZHEN Zi-sheng; CHEN Hong-tao

    2005-01-01

    With the help of an electromagnetic stirring device self-made and alloy melt quenching technology,the effect of electromagnetic stirring parameters on the microstructures of semi-solid AZ91D alloy was mainly studied at the stirring frequency of 200 Hz.The experimental results show that when the stirring power rises,the primary α-Mg rosettes in the semi-solid melt will bear stronger man-made temperature fluctuation and the root remelting effect of the dendritic arms is promoted so that the spherical primary α-Mg grains become much more and rounder.If the stirring frequency is 200 Hz,the ideal semi-solid microstructure of AZ91D magnesium alloy can be obtained when the stirring power is increased to 6.0 kW.If the stirring frequency is 200 Hz and the stirring power is 6.0 kW,it is found that the lower cooling rate is favorable for the spherical primary α-Mg grains to be developed during the electromagnetic stirring stage.If the AZ91D magnesium alloy billet prepared during electromagnetic stirring at the stirring frequency of 200 Hz and the stirring power of 6.0 kW is reheated to the solidus and liquidus temperature region,the primary α-Mg grain's shape will get more spherical,so it is very advantageous to the semi-solid thixoforming process.

  14. Role of CO2 in the initial stage of atmospheric corrosion of AZ91 magnesium alloy in the presence of NaCl

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    2006-01-01

    The effect of CO2 and NaCl on the initial stage of atmospheric corrosion of AZ91 magnesium alloy was studied.The observation of surface morphology by optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the analysis of corrosion products by X-ray diffraction (XRD) were integrated to investigate corrosion evolution. The results showed that NaCl stimulated the corrosion by promoting the formation of thin electrolyte film, increasing the conductivity and breaking the protective film in the absence of CO2. The morphology of the corroded samples with deposited NaCl was more homogenous in the presence of CO2. It was suggested that NaCl-induced corrosion was inhibited in the presence of CO2 by the formation of slightly soluble corrosion products containing hydroxy carbonates and hydroxy chlorides that provided a partly protective layer on the surface of the magnesium alloy.

  15. IMPACT OF DEPTH OF CUT ON CHIP FORMATION IN AZ91HP MAGNESIUM ALLOY MILLING WITH TOOLS OF VARYING CUTTING EDGE GEOMETRY

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Safety of Mg milling processes can be expressed by means of the form and the number of fractions of chips formed during milling. This paper presents the state of the art of magnesium alloys milling technology in the aspect of chip fragmentation. Furthermore, the impact of the depth of cut ap and the rake angle γ on the number of chip fractions was analysed in the study. These were conducted on AZ91HP magnesium cast alloy and milling was performed with carbide tools of varying rake angle values (γ = 5º and γ = 30º. It was observed that less intense chip fragmentation occurs with decreasing depth of cut ap. The number of chip fractions was lower at the tool rake angle of γ = 30º. The test results were formulated as technological recommendations according to the number of generated chip fractions.

  16. Growth characterization of anodic film on AZ91D magnesium alloy in an electrolyte of Na2SiO3 and KF

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    Weiping Li; Liqun Zhu; Yihong Li; Bo Zhao

    2006-01-01

    Anodization of AZ91D magnesium alloy in the electrolyte solution of 0.5 mol/L of sodium silicate and 1.0 mol/L of potassium fluoride was investigated. The anodic films were characterized using optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The corrosion resistance of the various anodized alloys was evaluated by a fast corrosion test using the solution of hydrochloric acid and potassium dichromate. The results showed that the addition of KF resulted in the presence of NaF in the anodic film. The thickness of the anodic film formed under a constant current density of 20 mA/cm2 for 16 min at 60℃ exceeded 100 μm. The growth of the anodic film could be divided into three stages based on the anodizing time; the growth rate was much faster during stage Ⅱ than in stages Ⅰ and Ⅲ. The anodic film exhibited the highest corrosion resistance for the AZ91 alloy,which is attributed to the fact that the anodization was maintained until the end of stage Ⅱ.

  17. Crystallization of a chemical conversion layer that forms on AZ91D magnesium alloy in carbonic acid

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    Graphical abstract: Highlights: → An amorphous precursor layer formed on Mg-Al-Zn alloy in carbonic acid. → The amorphous layer has high Al3+ concentration. → Leaching Al3+ out of precursor layer was the first step of crystallization. → Al3+ leaching only occurred in a strongly alkaline solution. → The formula of crystalline conversion coating is Mg4.38Zn0.22Al2(OH)13.192CO3.mH2O. - Abstract: This investigation studied the crystallization of a chemical conversion layer that formed on AZ91D Mg alloy in carbonic acid. The layer was an amorphous precursor to a crystalline Mg-Al layered double hydrotalcite, which improved the corrosion resistance of the alloy. The precursor must be treated with a strongly alkaline solution, causing the leaching out of amphoteric Al3+. The leaching step evidently caused crystallization from an amorphous precursor layer to a crystalline coating. Nuclear magnetic resonance analysis indicated that Al3+, which was originally randomly coordinated with surrounding OH- in the precursor, coordinated octahedrally with OH- groups in the crystalline conversion coating.

  18. The effect of Ca and RE elements on the precipitation kinetics of Mg17Al12 phase during artificial aging of magnesium alloy AZ91

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    Highlights: → Ca and RE elements decrease the precipitation rate during aging of AZ91 alloy. → Precipitation kinetics and mechanism during aging of the alloys were studied. → Effect of Ca and RE on creep properties of age hardened AZ91 alloy was studied. - Abstract: The effect of simultaneous alloying with Ca and rare earth (RE) elements on the age hardening kinetics of AZ91 was studied through the fitting of the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami (JMA) equation. The results showed that the addition of both Ca and RE elements not only suppress discontinuous precipitation of the Mg17Al12 phase during the age hardening process, but also decrease the alloy hardness. Fitting the JMA equation to the experimental data indicated that the phase transformation during age hardening of an alloy variant containing both Ca and RE (at 170 deg. C and 190 deg. C) and standard AZ91 (at 170 deg. C) takes place by the nucleation of precipitates on dislocations. In contrast, the precipitation during age hardening of AZ91 at 190 deg. C occurs via nucleation at grain boundaries. Although it was observed that the creep strength of age hardened specimens are lower than that of the as cast specimens, but age hardening treatment has lower deleterious influence on the creep resistance of the alloy containing Ca and RE in comparison with conventional AZ91. This may be ascribed to the decreased precipitation rate resulting from the addition of both Ca and RE elements.

  19. The Development of Spheroidal Grains and Thixoforming of AZ91D Magnesium Alloy Treated by Different Routes

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    Gaozhan ZHAO

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A new process squeeze casting-solid extrusion was introduced to prepare semi-solid billets for thixoforging together with partial remelting. The microstructure development and tensile properties of AZ91D alloy reheated from states of as-cast and SCSE-formed were researched. During partial remelting, samples from SCSE-formed obtained finer and more uniform microstructure obviously than from as-cast. As the holding time went on, both solid particles from the two states experienced continuous spheroidization, and in the meantime from SCSE-formed were always to coarsen, while from as-cast were refined initially and coarsened then. Microstructure development is determined by the combination effects of various factors, including distortion energy from SCSE deformation, grain coalescence, Ostwald ripening mechanism, etc. During thixoforging, components with good forming quality were prepared successfully. Excellent tensile properties were obtained for the thixoforged alloy prepared by SCSE deformation, mainly with the microstructure refinement and the decrease of defects related. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.20.4.6482

  20. Composite titanium nitride layers produced on the AZ91D magnesium alloy by a hybrid method including hydrothermal modification of the layer

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    Tacikowski, M.; Grzonka, J.; Płociński, T.; Jakieła, R.; Pisarek, M.; Wierzchoń, T.

    2015-08-01

    The microstructure and properties of the composite TiN-Ti-Al type titanium nitride surface layer with a sub-layer of titanium and aluminium produced on AZ91D magnesium alloy using a hybrid PVD method including final sealing by hydrothermal treatment were investigated. The results were analysed in terms of the microstructure-properties correlation, to approach the role of the sub-layers and the mechanisms involved in the properties improvement. The microstructure investigations indicate that the composite titanium nitride layers are tight and have nano-crystalline, diffusive character and multi zone microstructure of the type TixOy-TiN-Ti-Al-Al3Mg2-Al12Mg17. The significant corrosion resistance improvement of the AZ91D alloy obtained using the sealed composite titanium nitride layers was found to be the result of a synergistic mechanism which combined hydrothermal treatment of the layer with an action of aluminium sub-layer which is critical to make the sealing effective. The diffusive bonding via Mg-Al zone improves adhesion and the load bearing capacity of titanium nitride layers in wear conditions.

  1. Effect of Friction Stir Processing on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AZ91C Magnesium Cast Alloy Weld Zone

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    Hassani, Behzad; Karimzadeh, Fathallah; Enayati, Mohammad Hossein; Sabooni, Soheil; Vallant, Rudolf

    2016-07-01

    In this study, friction stir processing (FSP) was applied to the GTAW (TIG)-welded AZ91C cast alloy to refine the microstructure and optimize the mechanical properties of the weld zone. Microstructural investigation of the samples was performed by optical microscopy and the phases in the microstructure were determined by x-ray diffraction (XRD). The microstructural evaluations showed that FSP destroys the coarse dendritic microstructure. Furthermore, it dissolves the secondary hard and brittle β-Mg17Al12 phase existing at grain boundaries of the TIG weld zone. The closure and decrease in amount of porosities along with the elimination of the cracks in the microstructure were observed. These changes were followed by a significant grain refinement to an average value of 11 µm. The results showed that the hardness values increased to the mean ones, respectively, for as-cast (63 Hv), TIG weld zone (67 Hv), and stir zone (79 Hv). The yield and ultimate strength were significantly enhanced after FSP. The fractography evaluations, by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), indicated to a transition from brittle to ductile fracture surface after applying FSP to the TIG weld zone.

  2. Grain refinement of AZ91D magnesium alloy by a new Mg–50%Al4C3 master alloy

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    A novel and simple method for preparing Mg–50%Al4C3 (hereafter in wt.%) master alloy has been developed by powder in-situ synthesis process under argon atmosphere. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) results show the existence of Al4C3 particles in this master alloy. After adding 1.8% Mg–50%Al4C3 master alloy, the average grain size of α-Mg decreased from 360 μm to 154 μm. Based on the DTA test results and calculation of the planar disregistry between Al4C3 and α-Mg, Al4C3 particles located in the central regions of magnesium grains can act as the heterogeneous nucleus of primary α-Mg phase

  3. Producing nano-grained and Al-enriched surface microstructure on AZ91 magnesium alloy by high current pulsed electron beam treatment

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    Hao, Shengzhi; Li, Mincai

    2016-05-01

    Surface treatment of AZ91 magnesium alloy was carried out by high current pulsed electron beam (HCPEB) with accelerating voltage 27 kV and energy density 3 J/cm2. The surface microstructure and phase composition were characterized by using optical microscope (OM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The surface microhardness and corrosion resistance were measured. Under HCPEB treatments, the preferential evaporation of Mg element occurred intensively on irradiated surface and the initial large Mg17Al12 phases were dissolved. The nano-grained and Al-enriched surface modified layer was ultimately formed of depth ∼8 μm. According to the testing results, the surface microhardness increased from 63 to 141 HK after 30 pulses of HCPEB treatment, while the best improvement of corrosion resistance was obtained by 15 pulses of HCPEB treatment with a cathodic current density decreased by two orders of magnitude as compared with the initial AZ91 sample.

  4. Influence of boron addition on the grain refinement and mechanical properties of AZ91 Mg alloy

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    This article reports the effect of boron addition on the grain refinement efficiency and mechanical properties of AZ91 magnesium alloy. The results show that the addition of boron in the form of Al-4B master alloy, significantly refines the grain size of AZ91 alloy. This refinement is due to the presence of AlB2 particles, which act as potential nucleants for Mg grains. Improved mechanical properties are obtained with the addition of boron due to the finer grains.

  5. The effects to the structure and electrochemical behavior of zinc phosphate conversion coatings with ethanolamine on magnesium alloy AZ91D

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    This paper discussed a zinc phosphate conversion coating formed on magnesium alloy AZ91D from the phosphating bath with varying amounts of ethanolamine (MEA). The effects of MEA on the form, structure, phase composition and electrochemical behavior of the phosphate coatings were examined using an scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. Interpretations of the electrical elements of the equivalent circuit were obtained from the SEM structure of the coatings, assumed to be formed of two layers: an outer porous crystal layer and an inner flat amorphous layer. The result showed that adding MEA refined the microstructure of the crystal layer and that the phosphate coating, derived at the optimal content of 1.2 g/L, with the most uniform and compact outer crystal layer provided the best corrosion protection.

  6. Mechanical properties and microstructures of a wrought AZ91 alloy

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    YAN Yunqi; ZHANG Tingjie; ZHOU Lian; DENG Ju

    2004-01-01

    Effects of hot plastic deformation on microstructures and tensile properties of AZ91 alloy were investigated. Compared with as-T4 microstructures, the as-extruded samples of AZ91 alloy with fine grains exhibit better strength and ductility due to dynamic recrystallization. The succeeded rotation forging also provides finer grains while the strength in creases, but the elongation decreases. Simultaneously, wrought AZ91 alloy shows more balance properties than as-T4 condition ones. An interesting elongation of 228.5% is attained in the as-extruded AZ91 alloy in spite of the coarse grains with the size of 85 μm. The two-step method enhances the superplastic property of AZ91 alloy. The microstructure is still keep ing the same scale of grains after superplastic testing.

  7. The Improvement of Tribological and Fatigue Properties of Casting Magnesium Alloy AZ91 Performed Diamond Like Carbon Coating

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    Akebono, Hiroyuki; Suzuki, Hideto

    In recent years, magnesium alloy has been widely used because of its low weight and ease of recycling. However, because magnesium alloys provide inferior wear resistance, it is necessary to improve this property to use magnesium alloy for more machine parts. For this study, we produced a diamond like carbon (DLC) coating that has high hardness, low friction, and excellent wear resistance. With DLC coated onto a soft material such as magnesium alloy, the adhesion strength between the substrate and the coating poses an important problem. Therefore, in this study, to acquire high adhesion strength, the DLC coating process was performed using unbalanced magnetron sputtering (UBMS). A tungsten-doped inter-layer was formed on the substrate. Onto the inter-layer, nano-order DLC coatings of two kinds were laminated. Wear tests and fatigue tests were carried out. The DLC-coated magnesium alloy exhibited excellent wear friction. Furthermore, DLC coatings raised its fatigue reliability over that of the substrate alone.

  8. A study of corrosion performance of electroless Ni-P and Ni-W-P coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Liao, Y.; Dryfe, R. [School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom); Zhang, S.T. [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Chongqing, Chongqing (China)

    2011-09-15

    The autocatalytic nature of the electroless nickel-based alloy coating process will inevitably produce H{sub 2} bubbles which may be left in electroless nickel-based alloy coating. If the H{sub 2} cannot be removed and left in the coating, it can lead to its poor corrosion resistance due to hydrogen cracks. So, the post treatment is an essential step for electroless deposition process. In this paper, electroless Ni-P and Ni-W-P coatings with chromium-free pretreatment and dehydrogenation post treatment have been successfully prepared on AZ91D magnesium alloy, and the corrosion behaviors of the two kind coating samples in NaCl solution, HCl solution, and H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} solution have been investigated. Both the polarization test and immersion tests show that the electroless Ni-W-P coating has better corrosion resistance than that of electroless Ni-P coating. (Copyright copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  9. Electrochemical corrosion behavior of AZ91D alloy in ethylene glycol

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    The effect of concentration on the corrosion behavior of Mg-based alloy AZ91D was investigated in ethylene glycol-water solutions using electrochemical techniques i.e. potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance measurements (EIS) and surface examination via scanning electron microscope (SEM) technique. This can provide a basis for developing new coolants for magnesium alloy engine blocks. Corrosion behavior of AZ91D alloy by coolant is important in the automotive industry. It was found that the corrosion rate of AZ91D alloy decreased with increasing concentration of ethylene glycol. For AZ91D alloy in chloride >0.05 M or fluoride 0.05 M for fluoride containing ethylene glycol solution, some inhibition effect has been observed. The corrosion of AZ91D alloy in the blank can be effectively inhibited by addition of 0.05 mM paracetamol that reacts with AZ91D alloy and forms a protective film on the surface at this concentration as confirmed by surface examination.

  10. Electrochemical corrosion behavior of AZ91D alloy in ethylene glycol

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    Fekry, A.M. [Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613 (Egypt)], E-mail: hham4@hotmail.com; Fatayerji, M.Z. [Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613 (Egypt)

    2009-11-01

    The effect of concentration on the corrosion behavior of Mg-based alloy AZ91D was investigated in ethylene glycol-water solutions using electrochemical techniques i.e. potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance measurements (EIS) and surface examination via scanning electron microscope (SEM) technique. This can provide a basis for developing new coolants for magnesium alloy engine blocks. Corrosion behavior of AZ91D alloy by coolant is important in the automotive industry. It was found that the corrosion rate of AZ91D alloy decreased with increasing concentration of ethylene glycol. For AZ91D alloy in chloride >0.05 M or fluoride <0.05 M containing 30% ethylene glycol solution, they are more corrosive than the blank (30% ethylene glycol-70% water). However, at concentrations <0.05 for chloride or >0.05 M for fluoride containing ethylene glycol solution, some inhibition effect has been observed. The corrosion of AZ91D alloy in the blank can be effectively inhibited by addition of 0.05 mM paracetamol that reacts with AZ91D alloy and forms a protective film on the surface at this concentration as confirmed by surface examination.

  11. Corrosion Resistance Enhancement of AZ91D Magnesium Alloy by Electroless Ni-Co-P Coating and Ni-Co-P-SiO2 Nanocomposite

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    Seifzadeh, Davod; Rahimzadeh Hollagh, Amin

    2014-08-01

    Electroless Ni-Co-P coating and Ni-Co-P-SiO2 nanocomposites were successfully applied on AZ91D magnesium alloy via environmentally friendly cerium-lanthanum-permanganate treatment and their properties were compared with traditionally binary Ni-P coating. The prepared coatings were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. Moreover, the corrosion behavior of the coatings in 3.5 wt.% NaCl was evaluated by two electrochemical methods. It is found that the Ni-Co-P coating possesses more uniform and compact structure and better corrosion protection characteristics in comparison with the Ni-P coating. The plating rate of Ni-Co-P bath is relatively lower than the Ni-P bath, but it significantly increases after addition of SiO2 nanoparticles more probably due to adsorption of silica nanoparticles on alloy surface. The corrosion resistance of Ni-Co-P-SiO2 composite coatings was superior with respect to Ni-P and Ni-Co-P coatings due to formation of thick and compact coating with tortuous grain boundaries.

  12. Research on semi-solid thixoforming process of AZ91D magnesium alloy brackets for generators in JH70-type motorbikes

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    WANG Kai; LIU Changming; HAN Zhaotang; CAO Jianyong; ZHANG Zonghe

    2005-01-01

    The investment on semi-solid die casting processes of AZ91D magnesium alloy brackets for generators in JH70-type motorbikes is introduced. The processes of low super-heat and cooling slope for the preparation of billets with non-dendritic microstructure, the remelting of billets for thixoforming and the parameters in the process of semi-solid thixoforming have been researched. The results show that primary billets with non-dendritical structures can be prepared by forming great amount of nuclei in melt via the process of low super heat. By optimizing the remelting process through adjusting the current of the induced equipment, semi-solid billets with a structure of spherical grains were obtained from the primary billets with non-dendritical structure. The range of 580℃ to 583℃ is the proper remelting temperatures by which the billets have an expected thixotropy and can be transferred to a die-casting machine. The optimized parameters of semi-solid forming in a die-casting machine are as follows: the area of the ingate in the die is 383.5 mm2, the speed of the pierce of the machine 5 m/s, the shot pressure of the pierce 75 MPa, and the maintenance pressure of the pierce 350 MPa.The castings of brackets for supporting generators in JH70 type motorbikes were formed by adopting the optimized processes and parameters mentioned above.

  13. Study on the effect of corrosion on the tensile properties of the 1.0 wt.% Yttrium modified AZ91 magnesium alloy

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    The corrosion residual strength of the 1.0 wt.% Yttrium modified AZ91 magnesium alloy was investigated with the pre-corrosion of the samples in 3.5% NaCl aqueous solution at pH 7.0. In order to analyze the effect of corrosion on the tensile strength, scanning electronic microscope (SEM), optical microscope (OM) and camera were used to record the corrosion morphology and fracture texture. The tensile behavior of test sample was performed on an AG-10TA materials test machine. The results reveal that the initiation and development of corrosion pit, which results in the variation of the surface configuration of the test sample and thus leads to the stress concentration at the corrosion pit, is the main reason for the drop of the corrosion residual strength. The corrosion residual strength closely depends on the dimension of the extreme depth of corrosion pit other than the amount of corrosion pits. The variation of the corrosion residual strength follows the regulation of exponential decay from 0 to 204 h.

  14. Effects of half-wave and full-wave power source on the anodic oxidation process on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Wang, Ximei; Zhu, Liqun; Li, Weiping; Liu, Huicong; Li, Yihong

    2009-03-01

    Anodic films have been prepared on the AZ91D magnesium alloys in 1 mol/L Na 2SiO 3 with 10 vol.% silica sol addition under the constant voltage of 60 V at room temperature by half-wave and full-wave power sources. The weight of the anodic films has been scaled by analytical balance, and the thickness has been measured by eddy current instrument. The surface morphologies, chemical composition and structure of the anodic films have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersion spectrometry (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results show that the thickness and weight of the anodic films formed by the two power sources both increase with the anodizing time, and the films anodized by full-wave power source grow faster than that by half-wave one. Furthermore, we have fitted polynomial to the scattered data of the weight and thickness in a least-squares sense with MATLAB, which could express the growth process of the anodic films sufficiently. The full-wave power source is inclined to accelerate the growth of the anodic films, and the half-wave one is mainly contributed to the uniformity and fineness of the films. The anodic film consists of crystalline Mg 2SiO 4 and amorphous SiO 2.

  15. Effects of half-wave and full-wave power source on the anodic oxidation process on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Anodic films have been prepared on the AZ91D magnesium alloys in 1 mol/L Na2SiO3 with 10 vol.% silica sol addition under the constant voltage of 60 V at room temperature by half-wave and full-wave power sources. The weight of the anodic films has been scaled by analytical balance, and the thickness has been measured by eddy current instrument. The surface morphologies, chemical composition and structure of the anodic films have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersion spectrometry (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results show that the thickness and weight of the anodic films formed by the two power sources both increase with the anodizing time, and the films anodized by full-wave power source grow faster than that by half-wave one. Furthermore, we have fitted polynomial to the scattered data of the weight and thickness in a least-squares sense with MATLAB, which could express the growth process of the anodic films sufficiently. The full-wave power source is inclined to accelerate the growth of the anodic films, and the half-wave one is mainly contributed to the uniformity and fineness of the films. The anodic film consists of crystalline Mg2SiO4 and amorphous SiO2

  16. 元素Ca对铸态AZ91镁合金耐蚀性的影响%Effect of Ca on Corrosion Resistance Behavior of as-Cast AZ91 Magnesium Alloys

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    冯冲; 李明照; 侯阳; 王海燕; 李晓艳; 范刘群

    2015-01-01

    研究了0.5,1.0和1.5(质量分数,%,下同)的Ca对铸态AZ91镁合金微观组织和耐蚀性的影响.利用OM、SEM/EDS和XRD观察金相组织、进行微观分析和确定相组成.分别采用静态失重腐蚀、电化学腐蚀和盐雾腐蚀对不同成分的AZ91合金进行实验.结果表明,0.5Ca的存在没有形成任何新的金属间相,而是通过溶解于第二相和基质中抑制β-Mg17Al12相的不连续沉淀.AZ91-1.0Ca合金耐蚀性最好.AZ91-1.0Ca和AZ91-1.5Ca合金中出现了骨状的Al4Ca相,并且β相尺寸显著下降.在AZ91-1.0Ca合金中,β相分布十分均匀.因此,可以认为,随着不同含量Ca的加入,铸态AZ91镁合金耐蚀性的变化是由于其微观组织的变化而引起的.

  17. Research on Production Control of High Purity AZ91D Magnesium Alloy in Bionic Inlay Casting Process%仿生镶嵌铸造用高纯度AZ91D镁合金生产控制研究

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    万元元; 樊富友; 陈明; 程远胜

    2013-01-01

    以生产镁合金/钢仿生镶嵌铸造件用高纯净度AZ91D镁合金为出发点,从原材料及辅料的选择和检验、镁合金熔体保护方式及合金精炼方法、合金熔体夹杂物炉前检测控制等方面着手,通过设计坩埚内保护气体释放装置、炉前断口试样模具及断口判别方法等手段,总结出了用于生产镁合金/钢仿生镶嵌铸造件的高纯净度AZ91D镁合金品质控制方法.

  18. Preparation and corrosion resistance studies of nanometric sol-gel-based CeO{sub 2} film with a chromium-free pretreatment on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Zhang Shiyan [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715 (China); Li Qing, E-mail: liqingswu@yeah.ne [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715 (China); Chen Bo [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715 (China); Yang Xiaokui [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715 (China)

    2010-01-01

    Magnesium alloy, although valuable, is reactive and requires protection before it can be applied in many fields. In this study, a novel protective environmental-friendly gradient coating was performed on AZ91D magnesium alloy by non-chromate surface treatments, which consisted of phytic acid chemical conversion coating and the sol-gel-based CeO{sub 2} thin film. The surface morphologies, microstructure and composition of the coatings were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy disperse spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The corrosion resistance of the coatings was evaluated by potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution. The effects of the concentration, layers, temperature of heat treatment of CeO{sub 2} sol on the anti-corrosion properties of the gradient coating for magnesium were also investigated. The results showed that the gradient coating was mainly composed of crystalline CeO{sub 2}. According to the results of electrochemical tests, the corrosion resistance of AZ91D magnesium alloy was found to be greatly improved by means of this new environmental-friendly surface treatment.

  19. Effect of Ca, RE elements and semi-solid processing on the microstructure and creep properties of AZ91 alloy

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    Nami, B. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shabestari, S.G., E-mail: shabestari@iust.ac.ir [Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Processing (CEAMP), School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Razavi, H. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mirdamadi, Sh. [Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Processing (CEAMP), School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Miresmaeili, S.M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Lavizan, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-01-25

    Research highlights: {yields} The size of solid globular {alpha}(Mg) particles decreases in semi-solid slurries of AZ91 alloy by adding Ca and RE elements, whereas it has no considerable effect on the shape factor of the solid particles. {yields} Particle growth in semi-solid slurries of AZ91 and AZRC91 alloys takes place by Ostwald ripening mechanism. {yields} The coarsening rate of solid particles in semi-solid slurries of AZRC91 alloy is lower than that of AZ91 alloy. {yields} Creep properties of AZ91 alloy was improved by adding Ca and RE elements. The thixoformed specimens exhibit the better creep resistance than the as-cast specimens. - Abstract: The effects of calcium and rare earth elements (RE) on the microstructure and creep properties of as-cast and thixoformed AZ91 magnesium alloy have been investigated. It has been shown that the amount of {beta}(Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12}) intermetallic compound decreases by adding Ca and RE elements into AZ91 alloy and new Al{sub 11}RE{sub 3} and Al{sub 2}Ca intermetallic compounds form in the microstructure. The coarsening of primary {alpha}(Mg) particles in AZ91 alloy and in the Ca and RE containing (AZRC91) alloy takes place by Ostwald ripening mechanism. Adding Ca and RE elements into AZ91 alloy results in a decrease in the coarsening rate of solid particles in semi-solid slurry, whereas it has no visible effect on the shape factor of the solid-particles. The creep properties of AZ91 alloy are improved by adding Ca and RE elements particularly, in the thixoformed condition.

  20. Effect of Ca, RE elements and semi-solid processing on the microstructure and creep properties of AZ91 alloy

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    Research highlights: → The size of solid globular α(Mg) particles decreases in semi-solid slurries of AZ91 alloy by adding Ca and RE elements, whereas it has no considerable effect on the shape factor of the solid particles. → Particle growth in semi-solid slurries of AZ91 and AZRC91 alloys takes place by Ostwald ripening mechanism. → The coarsening rate of solid particles in semi-solid slurries of AZRC91 alloy is lower than that of AZ91 alloy. → Creep properties of AZ91 alloy was improved by adding Ca and RE elements. The thixoformed specimens exhibit the better creep resistance than the as-cast specimens. - Abstract: The effects of calcium and rare earth elements (RE) on the microstructure and creep properties of as-cast and thixoformed AZ91 magnesium alloy have been investigated. It has been shown that the amount of β(Mg17Al12) intermetallic compound decreases by adding Ca and RE elements into AZ91 alloy and new Al11RE3 and Al2Ca intermetallic compounds form in the microstructure. The coarsening of primary α(Mg) particles in AZ91 alloy and in the Ca and RE containing (AZRC91) alloy takes place by Ostwald ripening mechanism. Adding Ca and RE elements into AZ91 alloy results in a decrease in the coarsening rate of solid particles in semi-solid slurry, whereas it has no visible effect on the shape factor of the solid-particles. The creep properties of AZ91 alloy are improved by adding Ca and RE elements particularly, in the thixoformed condition.

  1. Microstructure refinement of AZ91D alloy solidified with pulsed magnetic field

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    WANG Bin; YANG Yuan-sheng; ZHOU Ji-xue; TONG Wen-hui

    2008-01-01

    The effects of pulsed magnetic field on the solidified microstructure of an AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated. The experimental results show that the remarkable microstructural refinement is achieved when the pulsed magnetic field is applied in the solidification of AZ91D alloy. The average grain size of the as-cast microstructure of AZ91D alloy is refined to 104μm. Besides the grain refinement, the morphology of the primary α-Mg is changed from dendritic to rosette, then to globular shape with changing the parameters of the pulsed magnetic field. The pulsed magnetic field causes melt convection during solidification, which makes the temperature of the whole melt homogenized, and produces an undercooling zone in front of the liquid/solid interface by the magnetic pressure, which makes the nucleation rate increased and big dendrites prohibited. In addition, primary α-Mg dendrites break into fine crystals, resulting in a refined solidification structure of the AZ91D alloy. The Joule heat effect induced in the melt also strengthens the grain refinement effect and spheroidization of dendrite arms.

  2. Microstructural formation of semi-solid AZ91D alloy stirred by electromagnetic field

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    2005-01-01

    With the help of an electromagnetic stirring device, alloy melt quenching and EBSD (electron back scatter diffraction)analysis technology, the microstructure of the semi-solid AZ91D magnesium alloy slurry stirred by rotational electromagnetic field under different stirring power conditions has been studied. The results show that the size of primary α-Mg phase is reduced obviously when the solidifying alloy melt is stirred by rotational electromagnetic field, moreover, the primary α-Mg grains are changed to fine rosette grains or spherical grains which are proved to belong to the different grains in three-dimension by the EBSD analysis technology. The results also show that the stirring power is an important processing parameter in the preparation of the semi-solid AZ91D magnesium alloy slurry. The larger the stirring power, the finer the primary α-Mg grains, the less the rosette primary α-Mg grains, and the more the spherical primary α-Mg grains. Theoretical analysis indicates that a stronger flow motion leads to a more even temperature field and solute field and a stronger man-made temperature fluctuation in the alloy melt so that the specially fine rosette and/or spherical primary α-Mg grains are formed in the semi-solid AZ91D magnesium alloy slurry.

  3. Correlative change of corrosion behavior with the microstructure of AZ91 Mg alloy modified with Y additions

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    Highlights: • The effect of Y addition into the AZ91 Mg alloys was investigated. • Initial stage of corrosion was studied by in-situ 3D digital microscopy observation. • The potential difference was investigated by Kelvin probe force microscopy. • The effect of Y addition on the corrosion mechanisms of AZ91 alloy was studied. - Abstract: Microstructure characterization of the AZ91 magnesium alloys with or without rare earth element yttrium (Y) has been revealed by SEM, EDS and EPMA. Some Y-rich phases can be found in the magnesium alloys with Y additions. The fraction of β-Mg17Al12 phase obvious decreases and turns into granular distribution with the increase of Y addition instead of original wet distribution along grain boundaries. The results of the potentiodynamic polarization tests show that the corrosion resistance of AZ91 alloy is improved with appropriate Y additions. But an in-situ observation of 3D digital microscopy for the initial stage of corrosion of the magnesium alloy with 0.9%Y addition shows that Y-rich phases act as cathodic effect and the α phases in the vicinity of them acting as anode are corroded. So the additions of Y have a beneficial effect that can depress the overall corrosion of AZ91 alloy, whereas its harmful effect is related to Y-rich phases because they present the highest Volta potential difference from the adjacent matrix and they can drive galvanic corrosion

  4. Correlative change of corrosion behavior with the microstructure of AZ91 Mg alloy modified with Y additions

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    Jia, Ruiling, E-mail: jrl014014@163.com [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010051 (China); Zhang, Ming; Zhang, Lina [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010051 (China); Zhang, Wei [Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Guo, Feng [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010051 (China)

    2015-06-15

    Highlights: • The effect of Y addition into the AZ91 Mg alloys was investigated. • Initial stage of corrosion was studied by in-situ 3D digital microscopy observation. • The potential difference was investigated by Kelvin probe force microscopy. • The effect of Y addition on the corrosion mechanisms of AZ91 alloy was studied. - Abstract: Microstructure characterization of the AZ91 magnesium alloys with or without rare earth element yttrium (Y) has been revealed by SEM, EDS and EPMA. Some Y-rich phases can be found in the magnesium alloys with Y additions. The fraction of β-Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} phase obvious decreases and turns into granular distribution with the increase of Y addition instead of original wet distribution along grain boundaries. The results of the potentiodynamic polarization tests show that the corrosion resistance of AZ91 alloy is improved with appropriate Y additions. But an in-situ observation of 3D digital microscopy for the initial stage of corrosion of the magnesium alloy with 0.9%Y addition shows that Y-rich phases act as cathodic effect and the α phases in the vicinity of them acting as anode are corroded. So the additions of Y have a beneficial effect that can depress the overall corrosion of AZ91 alloy, whereas its harmful effect is related to Y-rich phases because they present the highest Volta potential difference from the adjacent matrix and they can drive galvanic corrosion.

  5. Rheological Behavior of Semi-Solid AZ91D Alloy

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    Weimin MAO; Zisheng ZHEN; Shijian YAN; Xueyou ZHONG

    2004-01-01

    The rheological behavior and microstructure of semi-solid AZ91D was studied using a Couette type viscometer. The results show that the apparent viscosity of semi-solid AZ91D increases with the cooling rate increasing when it is continuously cooled and mechanically stirred and the empiric relation of the apparent viscosity with the cooling rate and solid fraction at shearing rate 93.7 s-1 is expressed as η=[0.66 - 0.63e(-ε/3.01)]e(fs/0.14), and with the shearing rate and solid fraction at cooling rate 4℃/min is shown as η=0.55e(fs/0.11-γ/87.59), as well as the cooling rate and shearing rate have an important effect on the microstructure of the semi-solid AZ91D alloy slurry, and decreasing the cooling rate and increasing the shearing rate are favorable to the nondendritic evolution of the primary grains.

  6. The effect of Ca and RE elements on the precipitation kinetics of Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} phase during artificial aging of magnesium alloy AZ91

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    Amir Esgandari, B.; Mehrjoo, H. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Lavizan, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nami, B., E-mail: bnami56@gmail.com [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Lavizan, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Miresmaeili, S.M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Lavizan, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-06-15

    Highlights: {yields} Ca and RE elements decrease the precipitation rate during aging of AZ91 alloy. {yields} Precipitation kinetics and mechanism during aging of the alloys were studied. {yields} Effect of Ca and RE on creep properties of age hardened AZ91 alloy was studied. - Abstract: The effect of simultaneous alloying with Ca and rare earth (RE) elements on the age hardening kinetics of AZ91 was studied through the fitting of the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami (JMA) equation. The results showed that the addition of both Ca and RE elements not only suppress discontinuous precipitation of the Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} phase during the age hardening process, but also decrease the alloy hardness. Fitting the JMA equation to the experimental data indicated that the phase transformation during age hardening of an alloy variant containing both Ca and RE (at 170 deg. C and 190 deg. C) and standard AZ91 (at 170 deg. C) takes place by the nucleation of precipitates on dislocations. In contrast, the precipitation during age hardening of AZ91 at 190 deg. C occurs via nucleation at grain boundaries. Although it was observed that the creep strength of age hardened specimens are lower than that of the as cast specimens, but age hardening treatment has lower deleterious influence on the creep resistance of the alloy containing Ca and RE in comparison with conventional AZ91. This may be ascribed to the decreased precipitation rate resulting from the addition of both Ca and RE elements.

  7. 纳米SiC对AZ91D镁合金微弧氧化膜微观结构及性能的影响%Influence of nano-SiC on microstructure and property of MAO coating formed on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    王淑艳; 司乃潮; 夏永平; 刘莉

    2015-01-01

    Ceramic coating incorporated with nano-SiC was obtained on AZ91D magnesium alloy during MAO by adding nano-SiC into the silicate−aluminate-based composite electrolyte. The microstructure, thickness, phase analysis, element composition and hardness of the coatings were respectively investigated by scanning electron microscopy(SEM), film thickness meter, X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy disperse spectroscopy(EDS) and Vickers hardness tester. The wear resistance of Mg alloy and coatings were evaluated by friction and wear apparatus, while the corrosion resistance of Mg alloy and coatings were evaluated by potentiodynamic polarization test and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The results show that after adding nano-SiC into the electrolyte, both the striking voltage and final voltage decrease, the size and number of the micropore on the surface of the coating decrease, the thickness and hardness of the coating increase, both the wear resistance and corrosion resistance of the coating raise.%通过向Na2SiO3−NaAlO2复合电解液体系中添加纳米SiC,经过微弧氧化处理后在AZ91D镁合金表面制备含纳米SiC的复合陶瓷层。利用SEM、膜层测厚仪、XRD、EDS和维氏硬度计分别研究膜层的微观形貌、厚度、相结构、元素组成及硬度。采用摩擦磨损试验机对镁合金基体和膜层的干滑动磨损行为进行研究,运用动电位极化曲线试验和交流阻抗法测量镁合金基体和膜层在3.5% NaCl溶液中的耐蚀性能。结果表明:向电解液中添加纳米SiC后,微弧氧化的起弧电压和终止电压均下降。经纳米SiC复合处理后,微弧氧化膜层的孔径减小,致密性提高;与未添加纳米SiC的膜层相比,其厚度和硬度都得到提升,耐磨性与耐蚀性均增强。

  8. Initiation of fatigue cracks in AZ91 Mg alloy processed by ECAP

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    Fintová, S.; Kunz, Ludvík

    Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014 - (Benoît, B.; Olivier, B.; Emmanuel, B.; Thierry, G.), Art. n. 012159 ISSN 1757-8981. - (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 63). [NanoSPD6 - International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation /6./ (30.06.2014-04.07.2014 : Metz). Metz (FR), 30.06.2014-04.07.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/10/2001 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : AZ91 magnesium alloy * ECAP * fatigue * crack initiation Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics http://iopscience.iop.org/1757-899X/63/1

  9. Influence of mictrostructure features on the corrosion behaviourof AZ91 alloy in chloride media

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    Lenka Bukovinová

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The influence of the microstructure of as-cast AZ91 magnesium alloy, which applied to solution annealing treatment and ageing treatment respectively, was evaluated in terms of its corrosion behaviour in 0.1 M NaCl solution at room temperature. The corrosion process was monitored by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS and the surface was characterized by scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy (SKPFM. The extent of corrosion damage was dependent on the microstructure. Surface potential maps indicated that, the surface potential of α-matrix is more positive than surface potential of β phase.

  10. Effects Of Aluminum Sputtering On The Corrosion Resistance Of AZ91 Alloy

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    Ishibashi Y.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion resistance of a Magnesium alloy is low and needs to be improved. This research aimed at corrosion-resistance improvement by supatterd deposition aluminium film, which is formed on the surface of AZ91 Magnesium-alloy. Corrosion resistance performed polarization curve measurement, was evaluated in quest of the corrosion rate using the Tafel extrapolation method, and conducted surface observation and EDS analysis by SEM. Although corrosion resistance is not improved only by film forming because of defects in film, corrosion resistance is improved by heat treatment for 3 hours by 553K after sputtering. In the case of heat treated at 623K and 673K for 3 hours, magnesium diffuses through the alminium film and reached the surface of the film. Thus, heat treatment at high temperature degrade the corrosion resistance of the film. The optimization of heat treatment after sputtering is important in this method.

  11. Influences of Organic Additives on Stannate Conversion Coating Prepared on the AZ91D Magnesium Alloy Surface%有机添加剂对AZ91D镁合金锡酸盐转化膜性能的影响

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    邵忠财; 王明; 张庆芳

    2015-01-01

    采用化学转化法在镁合金表面制备锡酸盐转化膜.采用硫酸铜点滴实验、电化学交流阻抗(EIS)测试和Tafel曲线、扫描电子显微镜(SEM)测试和X射线衍射分析(XRD)等方法检测膜层的性能.研究了几种有机添加剂(Tartaric acid、Citric acid、Phytic acid、EDTA、Sodium dodecyl sulfate)对膜层耐蚀性的影响,结果表明溶液中添加SDS后,转化膜的硫酸铜点滴时间由35 s提高到了86 s,明显提高转化膜的耐腐蚀性能,膜层的形貌为呈“颗粒”状紧凑的连接到一起,该膜层的主要成分为MgSn(OH)6、Mg(OH)2.%A stannate conversion coating was prepared on the AZ91D magnesium alloy surface by a chemical conversion process.The coating performances were tested by CuSO4 drip experiment,EIS,Tafel,SEM and XRD.The effects of some organic additives including tartaric acid,citric acid,phytic acid,EDTA,and sodium dodecyl sulfate on the coating corrosion resistance were studied.The results show that the drip time is increased from 35 to 86 s by adding sodium dodecyl sulfate and it could improve the corrosion resistance of the film to a large extent.The morphology of the membrane layer mainly contains MgSn(OH)6 and Mg(OH)2 which is granular-bonded.

  12. Solidification microstructure of AZ91D Mg alloy after laser surface melting

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    Guan, Y. C.; Zhou, W.; Zheng, H. Y.; Li, Z. L.

    2010-11-01

    The solidification microstructure plays a critical role in determining the surface properties of laser-treated magnesium alloys. The purpose of this paper is to study the solidification microstructures of AZ91D Mg alloy following millisecond- and nanosecond-pulse Nd:YAG laser irradiation. The solidification microstructural evolution of laser-melt AZ91D Mg alloy was investigated using X-ray diffractometry, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer and transmission electron microscopy. Much refined α-Mg phase and β-Mg17Al12 intermetallics were observed in the microstructure after laser surface melting. Periodic and successive structure was observed in the millisecond irradiated surface and the melt depth was more than 100 μm. The solidification microstructure was mainly cellular/dendrite structures together with a large number of β-Mg17Al12 nano-particles. Micron holes were found in the nanosecond irradiated surface and the melt depth was shallow at 50 μm. Millisecond-pulse Nd:YAG laser was found to be more suitable for Mg alloy surface treatment due to sufficient melt depth.

  13. Joining of AZ31 and AZ91 Mg alloys by friction stir welding

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    B. Ratna Sunil

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Two dissimilar magnesium (Mg alloy sheets, one with low aluminium (AZ31 and another with high aluminium (AZ91 content, were successfully joined by friction stir welding (FSW. The effect of process parameters on the formation of hot cracks was investigated. A sound metallurgical joint was obtained at optimized process parameters (1400 rpm with 25 mm/min feed which contained fine grains and distributed β (Mg17Al12 phase within the nugget zone. An increasing trend in the hardness measurements has also confirmed more amount of dissolution of aluminium within the nugget zone. A sharp interface between nugget zone and thermo mechanical affected zone (TMAZ was clearly noticed at the AZ31 Mg alloy side (advancing but not on the AZ91 Mg alloy side (retreating. From the results it can be concluded that FSW can be effectively used to join dissimilar metals, particularly difficult to process metals such as Mg alloys, and hot cracking can be completely eliminated by choosing appropriate process parameters to achieve sound joint.

  14. Repeatable and reproducible methodology of the AZ91 alloy structure evaluation

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    J. Adamiec

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the research conducted was to develop a comprehensive procedure for a quantitative evaluation of magnesium casting alloy’s (AZ91 microstructure. The procedure encompasses: a methodology of metallographic specimens preparation, microstructure detection methods, selection of image acquisition methods, image analysis methodology and adjustment of morphological and stereological parameters to the quantitative description of volume fraction of phases and structural components of the AZ91.

  15. Study of Mechanical Properties of AZ91 Magnesium Alloy Welded by Laser Process Taking into Account the Anisotropy Microhardness and Residual Stresses by X-Ray Diffraction

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    Kouadri, A.; Barrallier, L.

    2011-07-01

    The objective of this investigation was to study the mechanical properties of a magnesium alloy welded by a CO2 laser. Residual stresses were measured by X-ray diffraction. They were calculated by the classic sin2 ψ method in the isotropic zones by using the orientation distribution function (ODF) in the textured zones. The results demonstrated that laser welding results in the formation of several different zones with different microstructural and mechanical properties. Welding principally leads to a reduction in grain size and a new distribution of phases. The most remarkable observation was that of a superficial layer on the surface of the welded zone. This layer has a marked crystallographic texture, a reduction in the level of aluminum, and an elevated microhardness. These characteristics disappear at a depth of 200 μm under the welded zone. These modifications can be explained by the nature of the solidification, which occurs under nonequilibrium conditions resulting in an equiaxial columnar transition. This transition is evident also within the profile of residual tensile stresses, which are at their maximum at the interface between the superficial layer and the rest of the welded zone. These results are explained by the anisotropic properties of the textured layer in relation to the plasticity.

  16. Effect of rare earth elements on high cycle fatigue behavior of AZ91 alloy

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    Mokhtarishirazabad, M., E-mail: mehdi-mokhtari@hotmail.com [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Boutorabi, S.M.A. [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Azadi, M.; Nikravan, M. [Irankhodro Powertrain Company (IPCO), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-12-10

    This article investigates effects of adding rare earth elements (RE) into a magnesium–aluminum–zinc alloy (the AZ91 alloy) on its high cycle fatigue (HCF) behavior. For this purpose, AZ91 and AZ91+1% RE (AZE911) alloys were gravity casted in a metallic die. RE elements were added to the AZ91 alloy in the form of mischmetals. Microscopic evaluations with the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and mechanical tests include tensile, hardness and HCF behaviors, were performed on prepared samples. Rotary bending fatigue tests were carried out at a stress ratio (R) of −1 and a frequency of 125 Hz, at the room temperature, in the air. The microscopic investigation demonstrates that the addition of 1% RE elements leads to the formation of Al{sub 11}RE{sub 3} intermetallic particles which is associated to the reduction of β-(Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12}) phases. Results of mechanical experiments suggest a negligible effect of adding 1% RE elements on mechanical properties of the AZ91 alloy. Curves of stress-life (S–N) shows an increase in the fatigue strength at 10{sup 5} cycles, from 100±10 MPa to 135±10 MPa, when RE elements were added to the AZ91 alloy.

  17. Microstructure and corrosion behavior of electrodeposited nano-crystalline nickel coating on AZ91 Mg alloy

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    Highlights: • Activation, zincating, and Cu electrodeposition were used as pretreatment processes for electrodeposition of nickel coatings. • Nano-crystalline nickel coatings were successfully electrodeposited onto the AZ91 Mg alloys. • Effect of nickel electrodeposited coating on the corrosion resistance of AZ91 Mg alloy has been studied. - Abstract: In order to enhance the corrosion resistance, nickel coating was electrodeposited onto AZ91 Mg alloy. Activation, zincating, and Cu electrodeposition used as pretreatment processes for better adhesion and corrosion performance of the nickel over layer. The corrosion properties of the AZ91 Mg alloy, nickel electroplated AZ91 Mg alloy, and pure nickel was assessed via polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) methods in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution. Moreover, the structure of the coating was investigated by means of X-ray diffraction, whereas specimen’s morphology and elemental composition were analyzed using scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). Measurements revealed that the coating has a nano-crystalline structure with the grain size of 95 nm. Corrosion results showed superior corrosion resistance for the coated AZ91 Mg alloy as the corrosion current density decreased from 2.5 × 10−4 A cm−2, for the uncoated sample, to 1.5 × 10−5 A cm−2, for coated specimen and the corrosion potential increased from −1.55 V to −0.98 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) at the same condition

  18. Grain refinement of AZ91D alloy by intensive melt shearing and its persistence after remelting and isothermal holding

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    Zuo Yubo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Intensive melt shearing has a significant grain refining effect on some light alloys. However, the persistence of the grain refining effect during isothermal holding and remelting is still unclear, although it is very important for the practical application. In this study, intensive melt shearing was achieved in a twin-screw mechanism to investigate its grain refining effect on AZ91D magnesium alloy. The refinement mechanism was discussed and the persistence of grain refinement after remelting and isothermal holding was also studied. A Zeiss imaging system with polarized light was used for quantitative measurement of grain size. The results show that the intensive melt shearing has a significant grain refining effect on AZ91D magnesium alloy. With the application of intensive melt shearing, the grain size of AZ91D magnesium alloy can be reduced from 530 μm (for a typical as-cast microstructure to 170 μm, which is about 70% size reduction. The grain refinement achieved by the intensive melt shearing can be partially kept after isothermal holding and remelting. It is believed that the refinement effect was mainly due to the finer and well dispersed oxide particles formed by high intensive shearing. The smaller size of oxide particles and their slow motion velocity in the sheared melt could make important contributions to the remained grain refinement.

  19. CYCLIC PLASTIC BEHAVIOR AND FATGIUE LIFE OF AZ91 ALLOY IN AS-CAST AND ULTRAFINE-GRAINED STATE

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    Stanislava Fintová; Ludvík Kunz

    2014-01-01

    Fatigue properties of magnesium alloy AZ91 in as-cast and in ultrafine-grained state prepared by equal channel angular pressing were investigated. The fatigue strength in the low-cycle fatigue region was found to be substantially improved by the severe plastic deformation, whereas the improvement in the high-cycle fatigue region is negligible. The cyclic plastic response in both states is qualitatively similar; short initial softening is followed by a long cyclic hardening. The observed fatig...

  20. Initiation of fatigue cracks in AZ91 Mg alloy processed by ECAP

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    Fintová, S.; Kunz, L.

    2014-08-01

    Mechanism of fatigue crack initiation was investigated in ultrafine-grained (UFG) magnesium alloy AZ91 processed by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP). Fatigue behaviour of UFG material was compared to the behaviour of material in an initial as-cast state. Focused ion beam technique (FIB) was applied to reveal the surface relief and early fatigue cracks. Two substantially different mechanisms of crack initiation were observed in UFG structure, which can be characterized as bimodal even after 6 ECAP passes by route Bc. The bimodality consists in a coexistence of very fine grained areas with higher content of Mg17Al12 particles and areas exhibiting somewhat larger grains and lower density of particles. The fatigue cracks which initiate in areas of larger grains are related to the cyclic slip bands; this initiation mechanism is similar to that observed in cast alloy. The second initiation mechanism is related to the grain boundary cracking which takes place predominantly in the fine grained areas.

  1. Microstructure and corrosion behavior of electrodeposited nano-crystalline nickel coating on AZ91 Mg alloy

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    Zarebidaki, Arman, E-mail: arman.zare@iauyazd.ac.ir; Mahmoudikohani, Hassan, E-mail: hassanmahmoudi.k@gmail.com; Aboutalebi, Mohammad-Reza

    2014-12-05

    Highlights: • Activation, zincating, and Cu electrodeposition were used as pretreatment processes for electrodeposition of nickel coatings. • Nano-crystalline nickel coatings were successfully electrodeposited onto the AZ91 Mg alloys. • Effect of nickel electrodeposited coating on the corrosion resistance of AZ91 Mg alloy has been studied. - Abstract: In order to enhance the corrosion resistance, nickel coating was electrodeposited onto AZ91 Mg alloy. Activation, zincating, and Cu electrodeposition used as pretreatment processes for better adhesion and corrosion performance of the nickel over layer. The corrosion properties of the AZ91 Mg alloy, nickel electroplated AZ91 Mg alloy, and pure nickel was assessed via polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) methods in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution. Moreover, the structure of the coating was investigated by means of X-ray diffraction, whereas specimen’s morphology and elemental composition were analyzed using scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). Measurements revealed that the coating has a nano-crystalline structure with the grain size of 95 nm. Corrosion results showed superior corrosion resistance for the coated AZ91 Mg alloy as the corrosion current density decreased from 2.5 × 10{sup −4} A cm{sup −2}, for the uncoated sample, to 1.5 × 10{sup −5} A cm{sup −2}, for coated specimen and the corrosion potential increased from −1.55 V to −0.98 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) at the same condition.

  2. AZ91D镁合金表面不同树脂体系富镁涂层的保护性能%Protection performance of Mg-rich coatings formed by different epoxy resins on AZ91D alloys

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    卢向雨; 吴静英; 左禹; 郑传波

    2015-01-01

    The influence of different types of epoxy resins on protection performance of magnesium-rich coating for AZ91D alloy was studied with scratch testing, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), open circuit potential (OCP) and dynamic potential scanning. The results indicated that Mg-rich coating consisting of epoxy coating 618-593 showed poor protective performance. Magnesium particles in 6101-TY650 epoxy coating could significantly improve the protective effect for magnesium alloy substrate at the coating defects, however, their over the long-term protection performance was poor. Epoxy 618-T31 coating showed strong barrier properties. Then, the Mg-rich primer consisting of epoxy coating 618-T31 had a strong protective effect, indicating that the epoxy coating 618-T31 was suitable for the preparation of Mg-rich coating for AZ91D alloy. For AZ91D alloy, magnesium particles added in three types of epoxy coatings could provide cathodic protection to AZ91D substrate at coatings defects, prolonging the corrosion life of coatings. Meanwhile, magnesium particles were activated to provide cathodic protection for the magnesium alloy substrate to some extent, retarding the corrosion rate of magnesium alloy substrate.%采用划叉浸泡实验,电化学交流阻抗(electrochemical impedance spectroscopy,EIS),开路电位(open circuit potential,OCP)及动电位扫描研究了不同类型的环氧树脂对于AZ91D镁合金的表面的富镁涂层的保护性能的影响。结果表明环氧618-593构成的富镁涂层防护性能较差;环氧6101-TY650制备的富镁涂层可明显改善涂层对破损处镁合金基体的保护作用,但涂层本身长期防护性能较差;环氧618-T31构成的富镁涂层对AZ91D镁合金的防护作用较强,适宜制备镁合金表面的富镁涂层。3种环氧涂料中加入镁粉颗粒制备的富镁涂层均可对缺陷处裸露的 AZ91D 镁合金基体提供保护,从而延长漆膜的破坏时间。涂层

  3. CYCLIC PLASTIC BEHAVIOR AND FATGIUE LIFE OF AZ91 ALLOY IN AS-CAST AND ULTRAFINE-GRAINED STATE

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    Stanislava Fintová

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Fatigue properties of magnesium alloy AZ91 in as-cast and in ultrafine-grained state prepared by equal channel angular pressing were investigated. The fatigue strength in the low-cycle fatigue region was found to be substantially improved by the severe plastic deformation, whereas the improvement in the high-cycle fatigue region is negligible. The cyclic plastic response in both states is qualitatively similar; short initial softening is followed by a long cyclic hardening. The observed fatigue behavior was discussed in terms of specific microstructural features of both states and on the basis of cyclic slip localization and fatigue crack initiation. 

  4. Study on the solidification microstructure in AZ91D Mg alloy after laser surface melting

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    Laser surface melting (LSM) is known to enhance the wear and corrosion resistance of Mg alloys, but its effect on microstructural evolution of Mg alloys is not well understood. An effort has been made to study the effect of rapid solidification following LSM on the microstructural evolution of AZ91D Mg alloy. The results of X-ray diffractometry, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy indicated that the solidification microstructure in the laser-melted zone was mainly cellular/dendrite structure of primarily α-Mg phase and continuous network of β-Mg17Al12 phase. Numerical prediction of the laser-melted zone suggested that cooling rates increased strongly from the bottom to the top surface in the irradiated regions. An attempt has been made to correlate dendrite cell sizes of the solidification microstructure with the cooling rates in the laser-treated AZ91D Mg alloy.

  5. MICROSTRUCTURAL FORMATION MECHANISM OF SEMI-SOLID AZ91D ALLOY

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    W.M. Mao; Z.S. Zhen; H.T. Chen; X.Y. Zhong

    2005-01-01

    With the help of an electromagnetic stirring device and alloy melt quenching technology, the microstructure of semi-solid AZ9lD magnesium alloy slurry stirred by a rotationally electromagnetic field was studied and the experimental results are shown as the following. The primary α-Mg grains are refined obviously when the slurry is stirred by a rotational electromagnetic field during continuously cooling and they are eventually changed to fine rosette grains or spherical grains. If the above semi-solid slurry is further stirred isothermally .for some time,much more spherical primary α-Mg grains can be obtained. If the melt is first cooled down to a given semi-solid temperature and then starts being stirred by the rotational electromagnetic field, the primary α-Mg dendrites will be large, and a longer time will be taken and a larger stirring power will be needed for the secondary arms of the dendrites to be remelted on the roots to prepare an ideal semi-solid slurry. Theoretical analysis indicates that the strong flow motion leads to a more even temperature field and a solute field and stronger man-made temperature fluctuation in the AZ91D magnesium alloy melt so that the spherical primary α-Mg grains are increased in the slurry. Moreover, all the measures promoting the temperature fluctuation will be favorable to the formation of spherical primary α-Mg grains and all the factors increasing the arm's root remelting difficulty will be favorable to the formation of rosette-type primary α-Mg grains.

  6. A comparative corrosion behavior of Mg, AZ31 and AZ91 alloys in 3.5% NaCl solution

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    I.B. Singh; M Singh; Das, S.

    2015-01-01

    The corrosion behavior of Mg, AZ31 and AZ91 has been evaluated in 3.5% NaCl solution using weight loss, electrochemical polarization and impedance measurements. Corrosion rate derived from the weight losses demonstrated the occurrence of steeply fast corrosion reaction on AZ91 alloy after three hours of immersion, indicating the start of galvanic corrosion. An increase of corrosion rate with immersion time was also observed for AZ31 but with lesser extent than AZ91 alloy. Whereas Mg metals sh...

  7. Influence of C3H8O3 in the electrolyte on characteristics and corrosion resistance of the microarc oxidation coatings formed on AZ91D magnesium alloy surface

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    Ceramic coatings were fabricated on AZ91D Mg-alloy substrate by microarc oxidation in Na2SiO3-NaOH-Na2EDTA electrolytes with and without C3H8O3 addition. The effects of different concentrations of C3H8O3 contained in the electrolyte on coatings thickness were investigated. The surface morphologies, RMS roughness, phase compositions and corrosion resistance property of the ceramic coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and electrochemical corrosion test respectively. It is found that the addition of C3H8O3 into silicate electrolyte leads to increase of the unit-area adsorptive capacity of the negative ions at anode-electrolyte interface and thus improves the compactness and corrosion resistance of the MAO coating. The coating thickness decreases gradually with the increase of concentrations of C3H8O3 in the electrolyte. The oxide coating formed in base electrolyte containing 4 mL/L C3H8O3 exhibits the best surface appearance, the lowest surface RMS roughness (174 nm) and highest corrosion resistance. In addition, both ceramic coatings treated in base electrolyte with and without C3H8O3 are mainly composed of periclase MgO and forsterite Mg2SiO4 phase, but no diffraction peak of Mg phase is found in the patterns.

  8. Influence of delivery state quality on microstructure and mechanical properties of as cast AZ91 Mg alloy

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    Roskosz S.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available In the work evaluation of influence of porosity and microstructure on mechanical properties of AZ91 alloy coming from three suppliers was done. It was found that the structural factors influence the AZ91 alloy’s strength properties are: the pores’ area fraction, the area fraction of the Mg17Al12 phase of massive and lamellar morphologies, and the Mg2Si phase’s area fraction.

  9. Flow Mechanisms in Creep of AZ91 Magnesium-based Composite

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    Sklenička, Václav; Pahutová, Marie; Kuchařová, Květa; Svoboda, Milan; Langdon, T. G.

    Mnichov: WileyVCH, 2000 - (Kainer, K.), s. 246-251 [Magnesium Alloys and their Application s. Mnichov (DE), 26.09.2000-28.09.2000] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA2041902; GA AV ČR KSK1010601 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2041904 Keywords : creep * magnesium alloys * composite Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy

  10. Analysis and Research on Thickness of Micro-Arc Oxidation Film in AZ91D Magnesium Alloy Based on the Electrical Parameters%基于电参数的AZ91 D镁合金微弧氧化膜层厚度分析研究

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    贾金龙

    2014-01-01

    根据镁合金微弧氧化微区电弧放电机理、微弧氧化的三个阶段理论,并根据实验中出现的,保持电压恒定时,在微弧氧化处理初期电流不断下降,后期电流保持稳定或微升这一现象,拟合出负载阻抗随时间变化的三次方程,从而实现了在实验过程中的膜层厚度监测,具有一定的工程应用价值。%Based on the micro-discharge mechanism of micro-arc oxidation (MAO) of magnesium alloys and the three-stage theory of micro-arc oxidation, and according to the phenomenon occurred in experiments, which is, while a constant voltage is maintained, current keeps declining at the beginning of micro-arc oxidation and be stable or increases slightly at the later mi-cro-arc oxidation, a time-varying load impedance cubic equation is fitted out, thus the film thickness monitoring during ex-periments could be realized, and it has a certain value in engineering.

  11. Microstructure characteristics and effect of aging process on the mechanical properties of squeeze-cast AZ91 alloy

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    Highlights: • Characterization of three-dimensional morphologies of precipitates using AFM. • Quantitative microstructure of aged squeeze-cast AZ91 alloy. • The non-uniform continuous precipitation during aging of squeeze-cast AZ91 alloy. • The relationship between microstructure and property of aged squeeze-cast AZ91 alloy. - Abstract: Quantitative microstructure information is critical to modeling and prediction of mechanical properties of structural components. In this study, the microstructure characteristics of aged squeeze-cast AZ91 alloy were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM) analyses. Particularly, a study of the three-dimensional morphology of continuous precipitation during heat treatment was carried out using a combination of TEM and AFM. The results showed that a typical precipitate consisted of three kinds of faces, namely, broad, side, and end faces. The precipitate also presented a lath-shaped morphology with lozenge ends. Combined SEM and TEM analyses revealed quantitative information on the sizes and area number densities of precipitates after aging at different temperatures with different times. In general, the length and width of precipitates increased more rapidly than thickness during aging. The area number density initially increased and then slowly decreased because of coarsening. Furthermore, a special microstructure characteristic of the non-uniform continuous precipitation during aging was investigated using electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). The relationship between hardness response and yield strength was established

  12. A comparative corrosion behavior of Mg, AZ31 and AZ91 alloys in 3.5% NaCl solution

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    I.B. Singh

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion behavior of Mg, AZ31 and AZ91 has been evaluated in 3.5% NaCl solution using weight loss, electrochemical polarization and impedance measurements. Corrosion rate derived from the weight losses demonstrated the occurrence of steeply fast corrosion reaction on AZ91 alloy after three hours of immersion, indicating the start of galvanic corrosion. An increase of corrosion rate with immersion time was also observed for AZ31 but with lesser extent than AZ91 alloy. Whereas Mg metals showed a decrease of corrosion rate with immersion time, suggesting the formation of a protective layer on their surfaces. In contrast, the corrosion current density (Icorr derived from the Tafel plots, exhibited their corrosion resistances in order of Mg > AZ91 > AZ31. Electrochemical charge transfer resistance (Rct and double layer capacitance measured by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS, are well in accordance with the measured Icorr. EIS measurements with time and microstructural examination of the corroded and uncorroded samples are helpful in elucidation of results measured by electrochemical polarization.

  13. Energy-storage Welding Connection Characteristics of Rapid Solidification AZ91D Mg Alloy Ribbons

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    Jinfeng XU; Qiuya ZHAI; Sen YUAN

    2004-01-01

    Energy-storage welding connection characteristics of rapidly solidified AZ91D Mg alloy ribbons with 40~70 μm thickness are investigated using a microtype energy-storage welding machine. The microstructure and performance of the connection joints are analyzed and studied. The research results indicate that energy-storage welding is able to realize the spot welding connection of AZ9lD Mg alloy ribbons. The welding nugget consists of developed α-Mg equiaxed grains with the sizes of 1.2~2.7 μm and intergranular distributed β-Mg17Al12 compounds. The thickness of bond zone is about 4 μm and the solidification microstructure is characterized by the fine equiaxed grains with the sizes of 0.8~1.2μm, and grain boundary has become coarsening. The columnar crystal in HAZ also becomes slightly coarsening and the grain boundary has broadened,however, there is no obvious change in its primitive morphology and crystallographic direction. When welding energy is about 2.0 J, the welding joints with higher shear strength and smaller electrical resistivity are obtained.

  14. Microstructure of electromagnetic stirred semi-solid AZ91D alloy

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    毛卫民; 甄子胜; 陈洪涛; 钟雪友

    2004-01-01

    The microstructures of semi-solid AZ91D alloy stirred by rotationally electromagnetic field were studied.The shape of primary α-Mg phase is dendrite under conventional solidification condition and the primary α-Mg grains are changed to the fine rosette-like or granular grains under electromagnetic stirring condition. If the electromagnetic stirring frequencies are low, there are a large amount of fine rosette-like primary α-Mg grains and the fine rosettelike primary α-Mg grain in two dimensions belongs to a single grain in three dimensions; there are also many spherical primary α-Mg grains, they may belong to a single grain in three dimensions and the orientation differences of the grains between them are very small. If the electromagnetic stirring frequencies are high, a lot of the fine rosette-like primary α-Mg grains disappear and are converted into granular grains, and moreover, most of these granular grains belong to different grains in three dimensions.

  15. Study on interfacial heat transfer coefficient at metal/die interface during high pressure die casting process of AZ91D alloy

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    GUO Zhi-peng

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available The high pressure die casting (HPDC process is one of the fastest growing and most efficient methods for the production of complex shape castings of magnesium and aluminum alloys in today’s manufacturing industry.In this study, a high pressure die casting experiment using AZ91D magnesium alloy was conducted, and the temperature profiles inside the die were Measured. By using a computer program based on solving the inverse heat problem, the metal/die interfacial heat transfer coefficient (IHTC was calculated and studied. The results show that the IHTC between the metal and die increases right after the liquid metal is brought into the cavity by the plunger,and decreases as the solidification process of the liquid metal proceeds until the liquid metal is completely solidified,when the IHTC tends to be stable. The interfacial heat transfer coefficient shows different characteristics under different casting wall thicknesses and varies with the change of solidification behavior.

  16. Tensile Mechanical Properties and Strengthening Mechanism of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube and Silicon Carbide Nanoparticle-Reinforced Magnesium Alloy Composites

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    Xia Zhou; Depeng Su; Chengwei Wu; Liming Liu

    2012-01-01

    AZ91 magnesium alloy hybrid composites reinforced with different hybrid ratios of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and silicon carbide (SiC) nanoparticulates were fabricated by semisolid stirring assisted ultrasonic cavitation. The results showed that grains of the matrix in the AZ91/(CNT + SiC) composites were obviously refined after adding hybrid CNTs and SiC nanoparticles to the AZ91 alloy, and the room-temperature mechanical properties of AZ91/(CNT + SiC) hybrid composites were improved comparing ...

  17. MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF AZ91D EXTRUDED TUBE

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    B.Y. Yu; C.L. Bao; H.W. Song; Z. Liu; H.P. Yu

    2006-01-01

    The effect of extrusion ratio on microstructures and mechanical properties of magnesium alloy AZ91D extruded tube at 430℃ has been studied. After the evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties of AZ91D during extrusion were studied, the following parameters were obtained: tensile strength reached the climax value of 306.9MPa and elongation peak value of10.1% at an extrusion ratio of 7.125, and with the increase of the extrusion ratio to 7.45, yield strength reached a top value of 285.795MPa with decreased tensile strength and elongation. It was concluded that mechanical properties of magnesium alloys AZ91D could be enhanced by adjusting the extrusion ratio near recrystallization.

  18. THE APPARENT VISCOSITY OF SEMI-SOLID AZ91D ALLOY AT STEADY STATE

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    Z.S. Zhen; W.M. Mao; S.J. Yan; A.M. Zhao; C.L. CuI; X.Y. Zhong

    2002-01-01

    The Rheological behavior of semi-solid AZ91D at steady state is studied using a Couettetype viscometer in the present paper. The results show that the apparent viscosity ofsemi-solid AZ91D at the steady state increases with the solid fraction increasing, andgoes up sharply when the solid fraction reaches a certain value, which is called criticalfraction. In addition, the apparent viscosity of semi-solid AZ91D at the steady statetakes on a distinct downtrend with the shearing rate increasing, which indicates astrong shear thinning property. In addition, the critical solid fraction becomes higherunder larger shearing rate, owing to the more globular shape of the solid particles.Based on the present experiment results, an empirical equation is built as that, relatingthe steady state apparent viscosity of semi-solid AZ91D with the solid fraction fs andshearing rate γ at the same time: ηapp=10. 74exp(6.95fs)γ-0.86.

  19. Effects of increase extent of voltage on wear and corrosion resistance of micro-arc oxidation coatings on AZ91D alloy

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    2008-01-01

    The effects of increase extent of voltage on the wear resistance and corrosion resistance of micro-arc oxidation(MAO)coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloy were investigated in silicate electrolyte.The results show that with increasing extent of voltage,both of the thickness and bonding force of MAO coatings first increase,and then decrease.These parameters are all up to their maximum values when the increase extent of voltage is 20 V.The roughness of the coatings always increases.The coating has the best corrosion resistance when the increase extent of voltage is not below 25 V,and the coating has the best wear resistance when the increase extent of voltage is 10 V.The wear mechanisms for the micro-arc oxidation are abrasive wear and micromachining wear.These are related to their microstructures.

  20. Effect of Ultrasonic Treatment in the Static and Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of AZ91D Mg Alloy

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    Helder Puga

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The present study evaluates the effect of high-intensity ultrasound (US in the static and dynamic mechanical behavior of AZ91D by microstructural modification. The characterization of samples revealed that US treatment promoted the refinement of dendrite cell size, reduced the thickness, and changed the β-Mg17Al12 intermetallic phase to a globular shape, promoted its uniform distribution along the grain boundaries and reduced the level of porosity. In addition to microstructure refinement, US treatment improved the alloy mechanical properties, namely the ultimate tensile strength (40.7% and extension (150% by comparison with values obtained for castings produced without US vibration. Moreover, it is suggested that the internal friction, enhanced by the reduction of grain size, is compensated by the homogenization of the secondary phase and reduction of porosity. It seems that by the use of US treatment, it is possible to enhance static mechanical properties without compromising the damping properties in AZ91D alloys.

  1. Effect of grain boundary misorientation on discontinuous precipitation in an AZ91 alloy

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    H Azzeddine; S Abdessameud; B Alili; Z Boumerzoug; D Bradai

    2011-12-01

    A scanning electron microscopy (SEM)-based electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis showed that the discontinuous precipitation (DP) reaction rate was dependent on the geometry of the grain boundary in Mg–9Al–1Zn (wt.%) alloys. DP converted a supersaturated solid solution, 0 (magnesium (Mg)-rich solid solution), into a two-phase + aggregate, with being a precipitated Mg17Al12 (intermetallic phase) behind a migrating reaction front. The near-special grain boundary was rather inactive, whereas most of the random high-angle boundaries promoted the reaction. Prior deformation (hot rolling to achieve up to 80% thickness reduction) had no effect on the frequency of special-grain boundaries.

  2. Magnetic Field Control of Microstructure and Properties of TIG Welded Joint of AZ91 Alloy%AZ91镁合金TIG焊接接头组织性能的磁场控制

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    张广柱; 鲁海龙

    2013-01-01

    AC longitudinal magnetic field was used on TIG welding of AZ91 alloy plate (in 5 mm thickness). When magnetic current changes, the effect on the mechanical properties and microstructure of welded joint were studied. The results show that the AC longitudinal magnetic field stires the welding pool through the rotating arc, which can refine the crystal grain and improve the tensile strength and hardness of the welded joint When the magnetic current is 1 A, the mechanical properties of the welded joint reach the maximum, at this point the hardness of the weld seam is 88.09 HV, the tensile strength of the welded joint is 269.3 MPa.%将外加纵向交流磁场引入到5mm厚AZ91镁合金板的TIG接焊中,研究磁场电流对其焊接接头力学性能和微观组织的影响.结果表明,外加纵向磁场通过旋转电弧对熔池进行搅拌,可以使焊缝晶粒得到细化,进而使焊接接头的抗拉强度和硬度等力学性能得到改善;当磁场电流Im=1A时,焊接接头的力学性能达到最大值,此时焊缝硬度为88.09 HV,接头抗拉强度为269.3 MPa.

  3. TiC/AZ91D composites fabricated by in situ reactive infiltration process and its tensile deformation

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    WANG Ji-jie; GUO Jin-hua; CHEN Li-qing

    2006-01-01

    An innovative processing route was adopted to fabricate 42.1%(volume fraction) TiC/AZ91D magnesium matrix composites. The reinforcement TiC was in situ synthesized from elemental powders of Ti and C and the matrix magnesium alloy AZ91D pressurelessly infiltrated into the preform of Ti and C. A comparative tensile deformation tests were conducted on the as-synthesized TiC/AZ91D composites and magnesium alloy AZ91D. The true strain-stress curves were fitted by Hollomon relation and their failure mechanisms were finally analyzed. The results show that the in situ formed TiC can increase the tensile strength, and is especially effective at elevated temperatures. Theoretical calculation of the strain hardening exponent (n) for TiC/AZ91D composites indicates that the n value ranges from 0.71 to 0.82 when tensile deformation was carried out at 423-723 K and shows fracture with brittle characteristic. However, the n value of 0.11-0.32 obtained for the matrix alloy AZ91D shows typical ductile features at elevated temperatures.

  4. An electrochemical analysis of AZ91 Mg alloy processed by plasma electrolytic oxidation followed by static annealing

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    Research highlights: → The amount of MgO in the oxide film increased with increasing annealing temperature. → The dehydration reaction resulted in the formation of micro-cracks in the oxide film. → Electrochemical response of the PEO-treated sample annealed at 150 deg. C was improved. - Abstract: In this study, the effect of subsequent annealing on the electrochemical response of AZ91 Mg alloy coated via plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) was investigated. PEO coating was carried out on the Mg alloy under AC condition in an alkaline silicate electrolyte, and the PEO-coated samples underwent several subsequent annealing treatments at three different temperatures of 100, 150, and 200 deg. C. The surface morphologies of the coating layers were observed via a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and their constituent compounds were characterized by qualitative observation based on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). In addition, the corrosion protection properties of the PEO-coated sample were examined by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in a 3.5 wt% NaCl solution with a focus on exploring the effect of subsequent annealing on the electrochemical response in a quantitative manner. SEM and XPS observations evidenced that the subsequent annealing at temperatures higher than 150 deg. C resulted in significant morphological changes due to the dehydration reaction of Mg(OH)2 to form MgO. Thus, it was found that the sample annealed at 150 deg. C exhibited a better corrosion resistance than the other samples, which were analyzed by taking an equivalent circuit model into account.

  5. CYCLIC PLASTIC BEHAVIOR AND FATGIUE LIFE OF AZ91 ALLOY IN AS-CAST AND ULTRAFINE-GRAINED STATE

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    Fintová, Stanislava; Kunz, Ludvík

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 21, č. 3 (2014), s. 109-115. ISSN 1335-0803 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 7AMB14SK064 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : AZ91 * ECAP * Bimodal structure * Fatigue * Plastic deformation * Crack initiation Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics

  6. Structure and properties of a duplex coating combining micro-arc oxidation and baking layer on AZ91D Mg alloy

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    Cui, Xue-Jun; Li, Ming-Tian; Yang, Rui-Song; Yu, Zu-Xiao

    2016-02-01

    A duplex coating (called MAOB coating) was fabricated on AZ91D Mg alloy by combining the process of micro-arc oxidation (MAO) with baking coating (B-coating). The structure, composition, corrosion resistance, and tribological behaviour of the coatings were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), electrochemical and long-term immersion test, and ball-on-disc friction test. The results show that a dense 92 μm thick B-coating was tightly deposited onto the MAO-coated Mg alloy and exhibited a good mechanical interlock along the rough interface. Compared with the MAO-coated sample, the corrosion current density of the MAOB-coated Mg alloy decreased by two or three orders of magnitude and no corrosion phenomenon was observed during a long-term immersion test of about 500 h (severe corrosion pits were found for MAO-treated samples after about 168 h of immersion). The frictional coefficient values of the MAOB coating were similar to those of the MAO coating using dry sliding tests, while the B-coating on the MAO-coated surface significantly improved the wear resistance of the AZ91D Mg alloy. All of these results indicate that a B-coating can be used to further protect Mg alloys from corrosion and wear by providing a thick, dense barrier.

  7. The microstructure, mechanical and friction properties of protective diamond like carbon films on magnesium alloy

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    Zou, Y.S., E-mail: yshzou75@gmail.com [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210094 (China); Wu, Y.F.; Yang, H.; Cang, K. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210094 (China); Song, G.H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, Shenyang, Liaoning, 110178 (China); Li, Z.X.; Zhou, K. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210094 (China)

    2011-12-01

    Protective hard coatings deposited on magnesium alloys are believed to be effective for overcoming their poor wear properties. In this work, diamond-like carbon (DLC) films as hard protective films were deposited on AZ91 magnesium alloy by arc ion plating under negative pulse bias voltages ranging from 0 to -200 V. The microstructure, composition and mechanical properties of the DLC films were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and nanoindentation. The tribological behavior of uncoated and coated AZ91 magnesium alloy was investigated using a ball-on-disk tribotester. The results show that the negative pulse bias voltage used for film deposition has a significant effect on the sp{sup 3} carbon content and mechanical properties of the deposited DLC films. A maximum sp{sup 3} content of 33.3% was obtained at -100 V, resulting in a high hardness of 28.6 GPa and elastic modulus of 300.0 GPa. The DLC films showed very good adhesion to the AZ91 magnesium alloy with no observable cracks and delamination even during friction testing. Compared with the uncoated AZ91 magnesium alloy, the magnesium alloy coated with DLC films exhibits a low friction coefficient and a narrow, shallow wear track. The wear resistance and surface hardness of AZ91 magnesium alloy can be significantly improved by coating a layer of DLC protective film due to its high hardness and low friction coefficient.

  8. The microstructure, mechanical and friction properties of protective diamond like carbon films on magnesium alloy

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    Protective hard coatings deposited on magnesium alloys are believed to be effective for overcoming their poor wear properties. In this work, diamond-like carbon (DLC) films as hard protective films were deposited on AZ91 magnesium alloy by arc ion plating under negative pulse bias voltages ranging from 0 to -200 V. The microstructure, composition and mechanical properties of the DLC films were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and nanoindentation. The tribological behavior of uncoated and coated AZ91 magnesium alloy was investigated using a ball-on-disk tribotester. The results show that the negative pulse bias voltage used for film deposition has a significant effect on the sp3 carbon content and mechanical properties of the deposited DLC films. A maximum sp3 content of 33.3% was obtained at -100 V, resulting in a high hardness of 28.6 GPa and elastic modulus of 300.0 GPa. The DLC films showed very good adhesion to the AZ91 magnesium alloy with no observable cracks and delamination even during friction testing. Compared with the uncoated AZ91 magnesium alloy, the magnesium alloy coated with DLC films exhibits a low friction coefficient and a narrow, shallow wear track. The wear resistance and surface hardness of AZ91 magnesium alloy can be significantly improved by coating a layer of DLC protective film due to its high hardness and low friction coefficient.

  9. The microstructure, mechanical and friction properties of protective diamond like carbon films on magnesium alloy

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    Zou, Y. S.; Wu, Y. F.; Yang, H.; Cang, K.; Song, G. H.; Li, Z. X.; Zhou, K.

    2011-12-01

    Protective hard coatings deposited on magnesium alloys are believed to be effective for overcoming their poor wear properties. In this work, diamond-like carbon (DLC) films as hard protective films were deposited on AZ91 magnesium alloy by arc ion plating under negative pulse bias voltages ranging from 0 to -200 V. The microstructure, composition and mechanical properties of the DLC films were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and nanoindentation. The tribological behavior of uncoated and coated AZ91 magnesium alloy was investigated using a ball-on-disk tribotester. The results show that the negative pulse bias voltage used for film deposition has a significant effect on the sp3 carbon content and mechanical properties of the deposited DLC films. A maximum sp3 content of 33.3% was obtained at -100 V, resulting in a high hardness of 28.6 GPa and elastic modulus of 300.0 GPa. The DLC films showed very good adhesion to the AZ91 magnesium alloy with no observable cracks and delamination even during friction testing. Compared with the uncoated AZ91 magnesium alloy, the magnesium alloy coated with DLC films exhibits a low friction coefficient and a narrow, shallow wear track. The wear resistance and surface hardness of AZ91 magnesium alloy can be significantly improved by coating a layer of DLC protective film due to its high hardness and low friction coefficient.

  10. Steady State Rheological Characteristic of Semisolid Magnesium Alloy

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    2007-01-01

    Isothermal compressive experiments at different temperatures, strain rates and holding time for semisolid AZ91D, Zr modified AZ91D and MB15 alloy with higher solid volume fraction were carried out by using Gleeble-15000 simulator and the true stress-strain curves were given directly. The relationship of apparent viscosity vs temperature, shear rate and holding time of the three kinds of semi-solid magnesium alloys, as well as isothermal steady state rheological characteristic and mechanical behavior were studied. The results show that the three magnesium alloys had the characteristic of shear-thinning. The rheological characteristic of the semi-solid MB15 is different from that of semi-solid AZ91D. The semi-solid MB15 has higher apparent viscosity and deformation resistance.

  11. Possibilities of mechanical properties and microstructure improvement of magnesium alloys

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    I. Juřička; L.A. Dobrzański; L. Čižek; Kocich, R.; M. Greger

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: Magnesium alloys are the very progressive materials whereon is due to improve their end-useproperties, which . Especially, wrought Mg alloys attract attention since they have more advantageous mechanicalproperties than cast Mg alloys.Design/methodology/approach: The presented article shows some specific physical-metallurgicalcharacteristics of magnesium alloys of the AZ91 kind after hot forming. Special attention has been focused onthe analysis of mutual relations existing between th...

  12. Preparation and theoretic study of semi-solid Al2Y/AZ91 magnesium matrix composites slurry by ultrasonic vibration

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    黄文先; 闫洪

    2014-01-01

    Semi-solid Al2Y/AZ91 magnesium matrix composites slurry was prepared by ultrasonic vibration, effect of ultrasonic vi-bration temperature and time on microstructure of semi-solid slurry was investigated. The results showed that with the ultrasonic vibration temperature decreasing the solid volume fraction of semi-solid slurry increased. The best ultrasonic vibration temperature was 600 ℃. With the increase of ultrasonic vibration time, the average grain diameter of primary а-Mg particles decreased firstly, then increased, the average shape factor increased gradually and decreased slightly after 90 s, and a few rosette dendrites were observed after 120 s. The best semi-solid slurry with average grain diameter of 75μm and shape factor of 0.7 were gained after the melt was treated by ul-trasonic vibration for about 60 s at near liquidus temperature (600 ℃). At last, the microstructure evolution mechanism of semi-solid magnesium matrix composites slurry was analyzed by the theories of thermodynamics and kinetics.

  13. Performance of Semi-solid Slurry Produced by Twin-screw Stirring Mixer and Rheo-diecasting Process of AZ91D Alloy

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    XIAO Ze-hui; LUO Ji-rong; WU Shu-sen; LI Dong-nan

    2004-01-01

    The microstructure of semi-solid slurry of AZ91D alloy, which was produced by twin-screw stirring mixer under the different parameters, was investigated.Rheoforming by cold chamber die casting process was performed thereafter. The results indicate that with decreasing of the barrel temperature of the mixer and the pouring temperature of molten Mg alloy, the solid fraction of semi-solid slurry increases and the size of non-dendritic grains becomes smaller. While the shear rate increases, the solid fraction of semi-solid slurry decreases. The tensile strength and elongation of metal rheoformed by die casting are higher by about 37% and 44% respectively than those produced by conventional liquid die casting.

  14. Variation of hydrogen level in magnesium alloy melt

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    XU Si-xiang; WU Shu-sen; MAO You-wu; AN Ping; GAO Pei-qing

    2006-01-01

    At present there is no commercial instrument available for measurement of hydrogen level in magnesium alloy melt in front of melting fumace. In this paper the equations of solubility of hydrogen in pure magnesium and magnesium alloy have been modified based on thermodynamic analysis. A fast measurement system for hydrogen content in magnesium melt was set up. With this instrument,measurement experiments have been carried out to determine hydrogen level in AZ91 melt. The hydrogen level varies from 6 cm3/100 g to 14 cm3/100 g at the temperature range between 650 ℃and 750 ℃.

  15. Fabrication of anticorrosive multilayer onto magnesium alloy substrates via spin-assisted layer-by-layer technique

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    Cai Kaiyong, E-mail: Kaiyong_cai@cqu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology (Chongqing University), Ministry of Education, College of Bioengineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Sui Xiaojing; Hu Yan [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology (Chongqing University), Ministry of Education, College of Bioengineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Zhao Li [China National Centre for Biotechnology Development, No. 16, Xi Si Huan Zhong Lu, Haidian District, Beijing 100036 (China); Lai Min; Luo Zhong; Liu Peng; Yang Weihu [Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology (Chongqing University), Ministry of Education, College of Bioengineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China)

    2011-12-01

    To improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloy, we reported a novel approach for the fabrication of anticorrosive multilayers onto AZ91D substrates. The multilayers were composed of poly(ethylene imine) (PEI), poly(styrene sulfonate) (PSS) and 8-hydroxyquinoline (8HQ). They were deposited onto AZ91D substrates via a spin-assisted layer-by-layer (LbL) technique. The multilayered structure was stabilized with glutaraldehyde (GA) as crossing linker. It was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Surface morphologies and elemental compositions of the formed anticorrosive multilayers were characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), respectively. The corrosion performance of the multilayer coated AZ91D substrates was characterized by hydrogen evolution. The results of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization measurements suggested that the multilayered coating improved the corrosion resistance of AZ91D substrates. In vitro study revealed that the multilayered coating was cytocompatible. The study provides a potential alternative for the fabrication of corrosion resistant magnesium alloy-based implants. Highlights: {yields} Corrosion protective multilayers have been constructed onto AZ91D substrates via layer by layer technique. {yields} The multilayered structured containing 8-hydroxyquinoline highly improves the corrosion resistance of AZ91D substrates. {yields} The novel multilayered coating is potentially important for developing corrosion resistant magnesium alloy-based implants.

  16. Fabrication of anticorrosive multilayer onto magnesium alloy substrates via spin-assisted layer-by-layer technique

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    To improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloy, we reported a novel approach for the fabrication of anticorrosive multilayers onto AZ91D substrates. The multilayers were composed of poly(ethylene imine) (PEI), poly(styrene sulfonate) (PSS) and 8-hydroxyquinoline (8HQ). They were deposited onto AZ91D substrates via a spin-assisted layer-by-layer (LbL) technique. The multilayered structure was stabilized with glutaraldehyde (GA) as crossing linker. It was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Surface morphologies and elemental compositions of the formed anticorrosive multilayers were characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), respectively. The corrosion performance of the multilayer coated AZ91D substrates was characterized by hydrogen evolution. The results of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization measurements suggested that the multilayered coating improved the corrosion resistance of AZ91D substrates. In vitro study revealed that the multilayered coating was cytocompatible. The study provides a potential alternative for the fabrication of corrosion resistant magnesium alloy-based implants. Highlights: → Corrosion protective multilayers have been constructed onto AZ91D substrates via layer by layer technique. → The multilayered structured containing 8-hydroxyquinoline highly improves the corrosion resistance of AZ91D substrates. → The novel multilayered coating is potentially important for developing corrosion resistant magnesium alloy-based implants.

  17. Uniformity and continuity of effective strain in AZ91D processed by multi-pass equal channel angular extrusion

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    ZHANG Xiao-hua; LUO Shou-jing; DU Zhi-ming

    2008-01-01

    AZ91D magnesium alloy was processed by equal channel angular extrusion(ECAE). The influence of extrusion temperature, extrusion pass and extrusion route on the ultimate strength of the extruded billet was analyzed. The process of multi-pass extrusion was simulated with the method of finite element analysis, and the continuity and uniformity of effective strain in multi-pass extrusion were investigated. The results show that extrusion pass plays the most important role in improving the ultimate strength of AZ91D magnesium alloy, the extrusion route is the second, and the extrusion temperature is the last. From the numerical simulation, there exists the continuity of the accumulated deformation in multi-pass extrusion and the effective strain increases linearly. The tendency of the strain uniformity is different in multi-pass extrusion with extrusion routes. The results of experiment agree with those of numerical simulation.

  18. Tensile Mechanical Properties and Strengthening Mechanism of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube and Silicon Carbide Nanoparticle-Reinforced Magnesium Alloy Composites

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    Xia Zhou

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available AZ91 magnesium alloy hybrid composites reinforced with different hybrid ratios of carbon nanotubes (CNTs and silicon carbide (SiC nanoparticulates were fabricated by semisolid stirring assisted ultrasonic cavitation. The results showed that grains of the matrix in the AZ91/(CNT + SiC composites were obviously refined after adding hybrid CNTs and SiC nanoparticles to the AZ91 alloy, and the room-temperature mechanical properties of AZ91/(CNT + SiC hybrid composites were improved comparing with the unreinforced AZ91 matrix. In addition, the tensile mechanical properties of the AZ91 alloy-based hybrid composites were considerably improved at the mass hybrid ratio of 7 : 3 for CNTs and SiC nanoparticles; in particular, the tensile and yield strength were increased, respectively, by about 45 and 55% after gravity permanent mould casting. The reason for an increase in the room-temperature strength of the hybrid composites should be mainly attributable to the larger hybrid ratio of CNTs and SiC nanoparticles, the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE mismatch between matrix and hybrid reinforcements, the dispersive strengthening effects (Orowan strengthening, and the grain refining (Hall-Petch effect.

  19. The influence of microstructure on the corrosion behaviour of AZ91D studied by scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy and scanning Kelvin probe

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    β-Mg17Al12, η-Al8Mn5 and an α-magnesium phase have been synthesized from pure components by controlled solidification procedures. These phases have been studied using different electrochemical techniques including the scanning Kelvin probe (SKP). From the results, it was possible to determine the nobility and the rate of the cathodic reaction of the different phases. Measurements have also been made on an AZ91D Mg-alloy using scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy (SKPFM) and field emission gun scanning electron microscopy (FEG-SEM). The results show that the Volta potentials measured with the scanning Kelvin probe (SKP) on bulk intermetallics are comparable with those recorded with the SKPFM on the AZ91D alloy. It is shown that SKPFM provides information on the local nobility of the different intermetallic particles and phases on the submicron scale. Both the η-Al8Mn5 phase and the β-Mg17Al12 phase in AZ91D showed a more noble potential than the α-magnesium phase. It is also shown that the aluminium-rich coring along the grain boundaries results in measurable changes in the Volta potential. Finally, the role of the β-Mg17Al12 phase and the η-Al8Mn5 phase in the corrosion behaviour of AZ91D is discussed in term of local nobility, surface coverage of the cathode and the cathodic activity of the different phases

  20. Corrosion behavior of WE54 magnesium alloy in 3.5%NaCl solution

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    LI Zhuo-qun; SHAN Da-yong; CHEN Rong-shi; KE Wei; HAN En-hou

    2006-01-01

    The corrosion behavior of WE54 magnesium alloy was investigated in 3.5%NaCl aqueous solution. The electrochemical study shows that the value of corrosion potential of WE54 magnesium was -1.8V(vs SCE). In the initial stage of immersion, a kind of visible thin film, which has the appearance of artificial conversion coating by microscopy observation, formed on the surface of WE54 alloy. Through the comparison of corrosion behavior between WE54 and AZ91D, it is shown that the value of corrosion potential of WE54 is approximately 200 mV lower than that of AZ91D, and the corrosion rate of WE54 was one order smaller than that of AZ91D. After 72 h constant immersion and corrosion products removal, deeper grooves along grain boundaries was revealed but lighter corrosion was apparent on the matrix of WE54 alloy. As far as AZ91D alloy was concerned, severe localized corrosion was dominant and network-bone-like structure was remained.

  1. Electroless Ni-P Deposition on Magnesium Alloy from a Sulfate Bath

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    LI Guangyu; NIU Liyuan; JIANG Qing; JIANG Zhonghao; LIAN Jianshe

    2008-01-01

    A technology for electroless Ni-P deposition on AZ91D from a low cost plating bath containing sulfate nickel was proposed.The seal pretreatment was employed before the electroless Ni-P deposition for the sake of occluding the micro holes of the cast magnesium alloy and interdicting the bubble formation in the Ni-P coating during plating process.And pickling pretreatment can provide a better adhesion between the Ni-P deposition and AZ91D substrate.The deposition speed of the Ni-P coating is 29 um/h.The technology is employed to AZ91D magnesium alloy automobile parts and can provide high hardness and high wear-resistant.The weight losses of Ni-P plated and heat-treated Ni-P plated magnesium alloy specimen are only about I/6 and 1/10 that of bare magnesium alloy specimen after l0 min abrasion wear,respectively.The hardness of the electroless Ni-P plated brake pedal support brackets is 674.1 VHN and 935.7 VHN after 2 hours heat treatments at 180 C.The adhesion of Ni-P coatings on magnesium alloy substrates meets the demands of ISO Standards 2819.The technology is environment friendly and cannot cause hazard to environment because of absence of chromate in the whole process.

  2. Preparation of semi-solid billet of magnesium alloy and its thixoforming

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    JIANG Ju-fu; LUO Shou-jing

    2007-01-01

    Preparation of semi-solid billet of magnesium alloy and thixoforming was investigated by applying equal channel angular extrusion to magnesium alloy. The results show that mechanical properties of AZ91D alloy at room temperature, such as yield strength(YS), ultimate tensile strength(UTS) and elongation, are enhanced greatly by four-pass equal channel angular extrusion(ECAE) at 573 K and microstructure of AZ91D alloy is refined to the average grain size of 20 μm. Through using ECAE as strain induced step in SIMA and completing melt activated step by semi-solid isothermal treatment, semi-solid billet with fine spheroidal grains of 25 μm can be prepared successfully. Compared with common SIMA, thixoformed satellite angle frame components using semi-solid billet prepared by new SIMA have higher mechanical properties at room temperature and high temperature of 373 K.

  3. INFLUENCE OF SURFACTANTS ON THE CORROSION PROPERTIES OF CHROMIUM-FREE ELECTROLESS NICKEL DEPOSIT ON MAGNESIUM ALLOY

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    JOTHI SUDAGAR; RUAN DEWEN; YAQIN LIANG; RASU ELANSEZHIAN; JIANSHE LIAN

    2012-01-01

    Influence of surfactants on the corrosion properties of chromium-free electroless nickel deposit were investigated on AZ91D magnesium alloy. The corrosion tests were carried out by immersion test (1 M HCl) and electrochemical polarization test (3.5 wt% NaCl). The surfactants in the electroless nickel bath increases the corrosion resistance properties of the deposit on the magnesium alloy. In addition, smoothness and amorphous plus nano-crystalline phase were increased and accounted for the si...

  4. Possibilities of mechanical properties and microstructure improvement of magnesium alloys

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    I. Juřička

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Magnesium alloys are the very progressive materials whereon is due to improve their end-useproperties, which . Especially, wrought Mg alloys attract attention since they have more advantageous mechanicalproperties than cast Mg alloys.Design/methodology/approach: The presented article shows some specific physical-metallurgicalcharacteristics of magnesium alloys of the AZ91 kind after hot forming. Special attention has been focused onthe analysis of mutual relations existing between the deformation conditions, microstructural parameters, and theachieved mechanical properties.Findings: The discussed topic includes namely the monitoring of the structures in the initial cast state and afterthe heat treatment of the T4 kind and the influence of rolling in hot state at different temperatures on this structure.The results of torsion tests of AZ91, AZ61 and AZ31 were added.Research limitations/implications: The results of this paper evinces that a combination of ECAP technologywith conventional rolling is very effective tool for improve a final properties of magnesium alloys in practical use.Practical implications: It would be appropriate a extrusions processes for increasing of mechanical propertieson their treatment by plastic deformations in a rolling mills.Originality/value: It is explained a big consequence of the ECAP integration between classical formingtechniques.

  5. Microstructural characteristics of an AZ91 matrix-glassy carbon particle composite

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    Olszowka-Myalska, Anita; Myalski, Jerzy; Botor-Probierz, Agnieszka [Faculty of Materials Sciences and Metallurgy, Silesian University of Technology (Poland)

    2010-07-15

    This paper presents the results of a microstructural investigation of a new type of ultralight glassy carbon particles (C{sub p})-AZ91 magnesium alloy matrix composite manufactured by the powder metallurgy method. Glassy C{sub p} with unmodified surfaces and surfaces modified with SiO{sub 2} amorphous nanocoating were used in the experiment. The composite microstructure, with an emphasis given on the interface, was characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), TEM, and HRTEM microscopy. Uniform distribution of the particles in the matrix and their good bonding with the metal matrix were observed. A continuous very thin MgO oxide layer containing needle-like Al{sub 2}MgO{sub 4} phase was detected at the glassy carbon-AZ91 interface. An increase of aluminum concentration at the interface as a result of Mg and Al diffusion into the SiO{sub 2} nanolayer was observed in the case of particles modified with SiO{sub 2}. Crystalline phases containing carbon were not detected at the interface. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  6. Purifying effect of new flux on magnesium alloy

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    高洪涛; 吴国华; 丁文江; 朱燕萍

    2004-01-01

    A new flux which can remove both Fe and non-metallic inclusions in magnesium alloy was introduced.The Fe content of the magnesium alloy can be decreased greatly from 0. 062% to lower than 0. 005% (degree of AZ91D) after being purified by this new flux. The optimum addition of B2O3 in the flux is 0. 58 % by Gaussian Curve Fitting. Corrosion rate was measured after the specimen being immersed in 5 % NaCl solution for 3 d. The resuits show that the corrosion rate of the magnesium alloy after purification by the new flux is only 0.3 mg · cm-2 ·d-1. On the other hand, non-metallic inclusions in the magnesium alloy decrease with increasing addition of JDMJ in the new flux. Average volume fraction of the non-metallic inclusions in the magnesium alloy decreases from 1.52 % to 1.08%, which leads to improvement in the mechanical properties of the magnesium alloy by 30%. The mechanisms of Fe reduction and non-metallic inclusion-removing in magnesium melt by purification with the new flux were also revealed.

  7. Characterization of Al-Mn particles in AZ91D investment castings

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    Manganese is currently added to Mg-Al alloys in order to improve the corrosion behavior of cast components. A part of this manganese is dissolved in the magnesium matrix and the balance is found as fine Al(Mn,Fe) particles dispersed within castings. For AZ91D specimens prepared using the plaster mould investment casting process, these particles were observed in very large quantity at the surface of castings. These particles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis. It was found that they consist of Al8Mn5 phase and that their morphology and size depend on local solidification conditions. Their presence at the surface of the castings is related to low solidification rates and reduced thermal gradients at the mould/metal interface

  8. Development of manufacturing process of wrought magnesium alloy sheets by twin roll casting

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    H. Watari

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of the work is to development of a strip casting technology for manufacturing magnesiumalloy sheets. The aim of the work is to establish a manufacturing process and technology to facilitate theeconomical manufacture of high-strength magnesium sheet alloys.Design/methodology/approach: A horizontal type twin roll caster was used to manufacture magnesium alloysheets. Pair of copper alloy roll, pure copper roll and steel roll was used for the horizontal type twin roll caster.The diameter of the rolls was 300mm and the width of rolls was 100 and 150mm.Findings: The magnesium alloy sheets could be succcessfully manufactured by the horizontal twin roll caster. Theproduct sheet thickness in the present experiment was 2.0 to 5.0mm. The equiaxed microstrucure was observed incast magnesium alloys when a pair of copper and cupper aolly rolls were used. The mean grain size of the castmagnesium alloys strip was from 30 to 60 micrometers. After hot rolling process, the grain size was reduced to about10 micrometers. The obtained magnesium alloy sheet indicated a good plastic formability by a warm-drawing test.Research limitations/implications: The superheat in the experiment was between 15ºC and 30ºC, also anappropriate hot rolling temperature was 250ºC for AZ31, AZ61 and AM60, 300ºC for AZ91.Practical implications: The proposed manufacturing process was effective from the view point of economicalmanufacturing process as well as of formation of rapid solidification microstructures. Introducing the twin rollcasting technology enable to manufacture magnesium sheet alloys with high aluminum contents, such as AZ61,AM60 and AZ91.Originality/value: AZ31, AM60, AZ61 and AZ91 wrought magnesium alloy sheets can be manufacturedeconomically by twin roll casting. These cast sheet can be hot rolled and the proposed manufacturing processenables manufacturer to manufacure thin magnesium alloy sheets with high aluminum contents such as AM60,AZ61 and AZ

  9. Surface modification of magnesium alloys by laser alloying using Si powder

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    Murayama, K.; Suzuki, A.; Takagi, T.; Kamado, S.; Kojima, Y. [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan); Hiraga, H. [Foundation Juridical Person Central Niigata Prefecture Regional Industries Promotion Center, Sanjou, Niigata (Japan)

    2003-07-01

    The surface modification of AZ91D magnesium alloy by laser alloying in which powder injection method was used for the purpose of improving the wear resistance of the alloy is evaluated. silicon powder was used as the feeding powder. The silicon powder reacts easily with molten magnesium to form fine Mg{sub 2}Si compound in the modified layer. The wear resistance of the modified layer consisting of magnesium solid solution and Mg{sub 2}Si compound was evaluated by conducting pin-on-plate type sliding test, and a satisfactory result is obtained. However, with large powder feeding rate and large amount of heat input by laser, a hard and brittle Mg-Al intermetallic compound crystallize so much in the matrix, resulting in the flaking of harder Mg{sub 2}Si compound. Consequently, the Mg{sub 2}Si compound drops out easily and the wear depth increases by ternary abrasive wear. (orig.)

  10. Surface characterization and cytotoxicity response of biodegradable magnesium alloys

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    Magnesium alloys have raised an immense amount of interest to many researchers because of their evolution as a new kind of third generation materials. Due to their biocompatibility, density, and mechanical properties, magnesium alloys are frequently reported as prospective biodegradable implant materials. Moreover, magnesium alloys experience a natural phenomenon to biodegrade in aqueous solutions due to its corrosion activity, which is excellent for orthopedic and cardiovascular applications. However, a major concern with such alloys is fast and non-uniform corrosion degradation. Controlling the degradation rate in the physiological environment determines the success of biodegradable implants. In this investigation, three different grades of magnesium alloys: AZ31B, AZ91E and ZK60A were studied for their corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. Scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and contact angle meter are used to study surface morphology, chemistry, roughness and wettability, respectively. Additionally, the cytotoxicity of the leached metal ions was evaluated by using a tetrazolium based bio-assay, MTS. - Highlights: • Micro-textured features formed after the anodization of magnesium alloys. • Contact angle increased and surface free energy decreased by anodization. • Corrosion rate increased for anodized surfaces compared to untreated samples. • Cell viability was greater than 75% implying the cytocompatibility of Mg alloys

  11. Characterization and Properties of Micro-arc Composite Ceramic Coatings on Magnesium Alloys

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    Zhang, Long; Jiang, Bailing; Ge, Yanfeng; Nyberg, Eric A.; Liu, Ming

    2013-05-21

    Magnesium alloys are of growing interest for many industrial applications due to their favorable strength-to-weight ratio and excellent cast ability. However, one of the limiting factors in the use of magnesium on production vehicles is its poor corrosion resistance. Micro-arc Composite Ceramic (MCC) coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloys were prepared in combination with Micro-arc Oxidation (MAO) and electrophoresis technologies. The microstructure, corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, stone impact resistance, thermal shock resistance and adhesion of MCC coating were studied, respectively. The surface and cross-section morphologies of MAO and MCC coating showed that the outer organic coating filled the holes on the surface of the MAO coating. It acted as a shelter on the MAO coating surface when the MCC coatings were exposed to corrosive environments. The corrosion resistance of the MCC coating was characterized by a copper-accelerated acetic acid salt spray test. The testing results showed that the creep back from scribe lines was less than 1mm and completely fit the evaluation standard. The composite structure of the MCC coating vastly improved the corrosion resistance of Mg alloys. According to testing standards, the resistance to abrasion, stone impact resistance, thermal shock resistance and adhesion of MCC coatings completely met the evaluation standard requirements. The MCC coated AZ91D magnesium alloys possessed excellent properties; this is a promising corrosion and wear resistance surface treatment technology on magnesium alloys for production vehicles.

  12. Research on Secondary Remelting Microstructures and Isothermal Compression of Al2O3sf/AZ91D-Y Magnesium-based Composite%Al2O3sf/AZ91D-Y镁基复合材料二次重熔及等温压缩研究

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    鲁美琪; 付志强

    2010-01-01

    为了推动半固态加工在镁基复合材料成形中的应用,采用液态浸渗法制备出体积分数为10%的Al2O3sf/AZ91D-Y镁基复合材料,并采用等径道角挤压对镁基复合材料进行了形变诱导.再对镁基复合材料进行了二次重熔,并采用等温压缩实验对镁基复合材料在半固态下的力学性能进行了研究.研究表明:在550 ℃和560 ℃时延长保温时间有利于组织的球化,在560 ℃比550 ℃时,更加能促进晶粒的结晶球化;在相同的应变速率下,压缩变形时的峰值应力随着加热温度升高而降低;在相同的加热温度下,应变速率越大,峰值应力越大.

  13. AZ91D半固态坯料的等温压缩变形研究%Isothermal Compression Deformation of AZ91D Semisolid Billets

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    曹富荣; 管仁国; 邢振环

    2011-01-01

    AZ91D semisolid billets were prepared by a self-designed wavelike sloping plate device. Mechanical behavior and microstructure evolution of isothermal compression deformation in AZ91D semisolid billets have been studied using a Gleeble1500 thermal simulation machine and optical microscopy. When deformation temperature was constant, true stress increased with increasing strain rate; when strain rate was constant, true stress decreased with increasing deformation temperature. The deformation mechanisms of AZ91D alloy were quasi-elastic deformation during isothermal compression and phase interface sliding under thermal activation. The microstructures of isothermal compression of AZ91D semisolid billets consist of globular and near-globular grains that are caused by the round-grinding of a-Mg grains under shear stress and Ostwald ripening under surface tension.%采用自行设计的波浪型倾斜板装置制备了AZ91D半固态坯料.利用Gleeblel500热模拟实验机和光学显微镜对AZ91D半固态坯料等温压缩变形力学行为和组织演变进行了研究.结果表明:在变形温度相同的情况下,随应变速率的增加,真应力增大;随变形速率的降低,真应力减小;在应变速率相同的情况下,随变形温度的增加,真应力减小.随变形温度的降低,真应力增大.AZ91D半固态坯料等温压缩的变形机制为准弹性变形机制和热激活条件下的相界面滑动变形机制.AZ91D半固态坯料等温压缩变形的组织为球形和近球形晶粒,剪切应力作用下的α-Mg晶粒磨圆和表面张力作用下的Ostwald熟化是获得球形和近球形组织的原因.

  14. Effect of surface roughness on leakage current and corrosion resistance of oxide layer on AZ91 Mg alloy prepared by plasma electrolytic oxidation

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    The influence of the surface roughness of Mg alloys on the electrical properties and corrosion resistance of oxide layers obtained by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) were studied. The leakage current in the insulating oxide layer was enhanced by increasing the surface roughness, which is a favorable characteristic for the material when applied to hand-held electronic devices. The variation of corrosion resistance with surface roughness was also investigated. The corrosion resistance was degraded by the increasing surface roughness, which was confirmed with DC polarization and impedance spectroscopy. Pitting corrosion on the passive oxide layer was also analyzed with a salt spray test, which showed that the number of pits was not affected by the surface roughness when the spray time reached 96 h.

  15. Superplastic properties of magnesium alloys

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    M. Greger

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper summarises results of experiments aimed at development of structure of modified Mg-Al-Zn alloys at hot deformation.Design/methodology/approach: Methods ARB and ECAP were used in the described experiment. It was proved that hardly forming materials could achieve very high plastics properties.Findings: After making plastics deformation, the using materials of alloys AZ61 and AZ91 analysed superplastics behaviour, it was certified by obtaining results, when ductility to rupture of alloy AZ91 was 418 %, it is demostrated at conclusion of the article.Research limitations/implications: The experiment proved big influence of previous plastics deformation to ending values of mechanical properties. It was verified that better results are at rolling in more steps compared to rolling in one pass.Practical implications: The low submission temperature at last pass through die it causes obtaining higher final properties.Originality/value: It was obtained the material about grain size d ≈ 0,7μm during using the technology of ECAP. Abreast of it the technology ARB enabled to get material of grain size in interval d ≈ 1-10 μm. The sekond technology brings higher strength properties. Only 3 cycles were sufficient to lower original grain size under limit 10 μm

  16. Review of studies on corrosion of magnesium alloys

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    ZENG Rong-chang; ZHANG jin; HUANG Wei-jiu; W. DIETZEL; K. U. KAINER; C. BLAWERT; KE Wei

    2006-01-01

    This review provided some recent progress of the research on corrosion mechanisms of magnesium and its alloys and a basis for follow-on research. Galvanic corrosion,pitting corrosion,intergranular corrosion (IGC),filiform corrosion,crevice corrosion,stress corrosion cracking (SCC),and corrosion fatigue (CF) were discussed. The influence of metallurgical factors such as alloying elements,microstructure and secondary phases,processing factors such as heat treatment and weld,and environmental factors including temperature,relative humidity,solution pH values and concentration on corrosion were discussed. In particular,a mechanism of pitting corrosion caused by AlMn particles was proposed. The corrosion properties of AZ91D weld material were investigated.

  17. Effect of HCl pre-treatment on corrosion resistance of cerium-based conversion coatings on magnesium and magnesium alloys

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    Brunelli, Katya [Department of Mechanical Innovation and Management, University of Padua, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padua (Italy); Dabala, Manuele [Department of Mechanical Innovation and Management, University of Padua, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padua (Italy)]. E-mail: manuele.dabala@unipd.it; Calliari, Irene [Department of Mechanical Innovation and Management, University of Padua, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padua (Italy); Magrini, Maurizio [Department of Mechanical Innovation and Management, University of Padua, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padua (Italy)

    2005-04-01

    The corrosion protection afforded by a cerium conversion coating, formed by immersion in a solution containing rare earth salt and hydrogen peroxide, on pure magnesium and two magnesium alloys, AZ91 and AM50, has been studied. The effect of HCl pre-treatments on the morphology and on the corrosion resistance of the cerium conversion layer was investigated. A thicker and more homogeneous distribution of the conversion coating was obtained when the sample surface was pre-treated with acid. Higher amounts of cerium on the surface of the pre-treated samples were detected. The cerium conversion coating increased the corrosion resistance of the alloys because it ennobled the corrosion potential and decreased both the anodic and cathodic current. The acid pre-treatment further increased the corrosion resistance of the coated alloys. After five days of immersion in chloride environment the untreated samples showed localized corrosion while the chemical conversion coated samples appeared unaffected.

  18. Electrochemical deposition of Mg(OH)2/GO composite films for corrosion protection of magnesium alloys

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    Fengxia Wu; Jun Liang; Weixue Li

    2015-01-01

    Mg(OH)2/graphene oxide (GO) composite film was electrochemical deposited on AZ91D magnesium alloys at constant potential. The characteristics of the Mg(OH)2/GO composite film were investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and Raman spectroscopy. It was shown that the flaky GO randomly distributed in the composite film. Compared with the Mg(OH)2 film, the Mg(OH)2/GO composite film exhibited more uniform and compac...

  19. Thermal control coatings on magnesium alloys prepared by plasma electrolytic oxidation

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    Four kinds of oxide coatings with different solar absorptance properties were prepared on AZ91D magnesium alloys by plasma electrolytic oxidation. They were of different colors due to the different additives in the electrolytes. The microstructure and composition were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The optical properties were investigated by the UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer, and the thermal control properties were measured by solar spectrum reflectometer as well as emissivity tester. Results showed that the solar absorptance of the coatings ranged from 0.439 to 0.918 while the emittance remained unchanged.

  20. Thermal control coatings on magnesium alloys prepared by plasma electrolytic oxidation

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    Wang, Lingqian [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Zhou, Jiansong, E-mail: jszhou@licp.cas.cn [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Liang, Jun, E-mail: jliang@licp.cas.cn [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Chen, Jianmin, E-mail: chenjm@lzb.ac.cn [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2013-09-01

    Four kinds of oxide coatings with different solar absorptance properties were prepared on AZ91D magnesium alloys by plasma electrolytic oxidation. They were of different colors due to the different additives in the electrolytes. The microstructure and composition were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The optical properties were investigated by the UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer, and the thermal control properties were measured by solar spectrum reflectometer as well as emissivity tester. Results showed that the solar absorptance of the coatings ranged from 0.439 to 0.918 while the emittance remained unchanged.

  1. INVESTIGATION OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS MACHINABILITY

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    Berat Barıs BULDUM

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium is the lightest structural metal. Magnesium alloys have a hexagonal lattice structure, which affects the fundamental properties of these alloys. Plastic deformation of the hexagonal lattice is more complicated than in cubic latticed metals like aluminum, copper and steel. Magnesium alloy developments have traditionally been driven by industry requirements for lightweight materials to operate under increasingly demanding conditions. Magnesium alloys have always been attractive to designers due to their low density, only two thirds that of aluminium and its alloys [1]. The element and its alloys take a big part of modern industry needs. Especially nowadays magnesium alloys are used in automotive and mechanical (trains and wagons manufacture, because of its lightness and other features. Magnesium and magnesium alloys are the easiest of all metals to machine, allowing machining operations at extremely high speed. All standard machining operations such as turning, drilling, milling, are commonly performed on magnesium parts.

  2. Fatigue behavior of magnesium alloy and application in auto steering wheel frame

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    2008-01-01

    The low-cycle fatigue behaviors of AZ91HP-F, AZ91HP-T6, AZ91HP-T4 and AM50HP-F were investigated, and the potential application of AM50HP-F in steering wheel frame was studied. The steering wheel properties were characterized by bend fatigue and tensile testing, and the fatigue fracture was analyzed by SEM. The results show that the fatigue lives of AZ91HP-F and AZ91HP-T6 have little difference by comparing the low-cycles fatigue properties of different heat treatment states. The crack propagation velocity of AZ91HP-T4 is lower than that of AZ91HP-F and AZ91HP-T6. The die casting technological parameters of the magnesium steering wheel have been optimized with the aid of flow-3D software. The tensile testing results of the different part of magnesium steering wheel show that the ultimate tensile strength and elongation in the wheel arm and wheel rim have no difference and the average value are 220 MPa and 5%, respectively. The fracture is in the brittleness mode and the fatigue crack initiates at the outside of the wheel rim.

  3. Corrosion behavior of magnesium and magnesium alloys

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    I.M.Baghni; WU Yin-shun(吴荫顺); LI Jiu-qing(李久青); ZHANG Wei(张巍)

    2004-01-01

    The automotive industry has crossed the threshold from using magnesium alloys in interior applications such as instrument panels and steering wheels to unprotected environment such as oil pan, cylinder head and wheels. The expanding territory of magnesium leads to new challenges: mainly environmental degradation of the alloys used and how they can be protected. The present critical review is aimed at understanding the corrosion behavior of magnesium and magnesium alloys in industrial and marine environments, and the effect of microstructure, additive elements and inhibitors on the corrosion mechanism.

  4. INVESTIGATION OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS MACHINABILITY

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    Berat Barıs BULDUM; Aydın SIK; Iskender OZKUL

    2013-01-01

    Magnesium is the lightest structural metal. Magnesium alloys have a hexagonal lattice structure, which affects the fundamental properties of these alloys. Plastic deformation of the hexagonal lattice is more complicated than in cubic latticed metals like aluminum, copper and steel. Magnesium alloy developments have traditionally been driven by industry requirements for lightweight materials to operate under increasingly demanding conditions. Magnesium alloys have always been attra...

  5. New Technique of Casting-rolling Strips for Semi-solid Magnesium Alloys

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    Shuisheng XIE; Maopeng GENG; Xinmin ZHOU; Ying ZHANG; Songyang ZHANG; Yanchun WANG; Guojie HUANG

    2005-01-01

    The conjugation of semi-solid process technique and casting-rolling technique applied to produce the magnesium strips was studied. The semi-solid slurry hasbeen prepared continuously by the mechanical method and its temperature was controlled strictly at the same time. AZ91D and AZ31 casting magnesium alloys were applied to the experiment.The casting-rolling strips with non-dendritic structure were obtained and its main mechanical property is better. The process ability of the casting-rolling strips was studied. It is significative to link the semi-solid process techniques and casting-rolling techniques, through which we can get high quality magnesium alloy strips with non- dendritic structure and improve the overall properties of the products.

  6. The effect of different rare earth elements content on microstructure, mechanical and wear behavior of Mg-Al-Zn alloy

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    The effect of Rare earths addition to AZ91 magnesium alloy and its influence on the microstructure and mechanical properties was investigated in this study. Addition of cerium rich misch metal to AZ91 alloy resulted in formation of needle shape particles, which had a very high thermal stability, providing superior mechanical properties compared to AZ91 magnesium alloy. As a result, the grain boundaries were less susceptible for grain boundary sliding at high temperatures. The steady state creep rates were specified and for the AZ91 alloy and the results indicate a mixed mode of creep behavior, with some grain boundary effects contributing to the overall behavior. However for the RE added samples, sliding of grain boundaries was greatly suppressed and the dislocation climb controlled creep was the dominant deformation mechanism. Dry sliding wear tests were also performed to investigate the effect of Rare Earth additives on wear response of AZ91 magnesium alloy. Weight loss values were determined and wear mechanisms of the alloys with different amount of REs were investigated. Abrasion, delamination and gross plastic deformation were identified as prevailing wear mechanisms. Abrasive wear that activated at lower loads and sliding speeds increased wear rates for less ductile specimens of Rare Earth enriched. However AZ91 alloy containing Rare Earth contents show superior resistance to gross plastic deformation which operated at more severe wear conditions. This is due to existence of Al11RE3 phase that posses attractive mechanical properties at elevated temperatures.

  7. Purely inorganic coatings based on nanoparticles for magnesium alloys

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    Feil, Florian [DECHEMA e.V., Karl-Winnacker-Institut, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)], E-mail: feil@dechema.de; Fuerbeth, Wolfram; Schuetze, Michael [DECHEMA e.V., Karl-Winnacker-Institut, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2009-03-30

    The chemical nanotechnology is offering a chance to apply stable inorganic coatings onto magnesium alloys. The cast alloy AZ91 as well as the wrought alloy AZ31 could be dip-coated with aqueous dispersions based on commercially available silica particles and various additives. The high surface activity of the nanoparticles and appropriate additives, e.g. boron, aluminium or alkali salts, help to densify these coatings under moderate conditions even suitable for those thermally precarious magnesium alloys. Another coating technique is based on the electrophoretic deposition of nanoparticles already containing all sintering aids. These particles could be synthesised by a base-catalysed sol-gel process. Polydiethoxysiloxane can act as an adhesion promoter for these coatings. Additionally concentration gradients of different oxides within these particles can adjust the coating properties, too. Usually single coatings are very thin (200-500 nm). However, multiple coating applications as well as a process involving special particle mixtures lead to coatings with a thickness of up to several micrometers. Even after thermal treatment at 200 or 400 deg. C these coatings stay crack-free. The composition and texture of these coatings were studied using IR, atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and other techniques. Electrochemical impedance measurements show an improvement of the corrosion performance by these coatings. The coating resistance is improving with the coating thickness.

  8. Electrochemical deposition and characterization of Zn-Al layered double hydroxides (LDHs) films on magnesium alloy

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    Wu, Fengxia; Liang, Jun, E-mail: jliang@licp.cas.cn; Peng, Zhenjun; Liu, Baixing

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • Zn-Al LDHs film was prepared on AZ91D Mg alloy by electrochemical deposition. • The Zn-Al LDHs film was uniform and dense with some small flaws and cracks. • The Zn-Al LDHs film had high adhesion and good corrosion protection to Mg alloy. - Abstract: A zinc-aluminum layered double hydroxides (Zn-Al LDHs) film was prepared on AZ91D magnesium (Mg) alloy substrate by electrochemical deposition method. The characteristics of the film were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and scanning electronic microscope (SEM). It was found that the electrodeposited film was composed of crystalline Zn-Al LDHs with nitrate intercalation. The Zn-Al LDHs film was uniform and dense though there also presented some small flaws and cracks. The cross cut tape test showed that the film adhered well to the substrate. Polarization and EIS measurements revealed that the LDHs coated Mg alloy had better corrosion resistance compared to that of the uncoated one in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution, indicating that the Zn-Al LDHs film could effectively protect Mg alloy from corrosion.

  9. Semi empirical hardness predictive model for AZ91 nanocomposite

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    Zaidi, N. H. A.; Jamaludin, S. B.; Zaidi, A. M. A.; Ahmad, K. R.

    2016-07-01

    AZ91 nanocomposite was exposed to several heat treatment processes and the effect of precipitation hardening on hardness was studied as a function of time and temperature. The investigation shows the significant of time and temperature are the main role in the precipitation hardening process of the nanocomposite. Kinetics study show a deceptive activation energy of 21 kJ/mol of the AZ91 nanocomposite. A relationship was derived to predict the maximum hardness at given time and temperature.

  10. Magnesium Cermets and Magnesium-Beryllium Alloys

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    The paper describes some results of work on the development of magnesium-magnesium oxide cermets and of super heat-resistant magnesiumberyllium alloys produced by powder metallurgical methods. The introduction of even a minute quantity of finely dispersed magnesium oxide into magnesium results in a strengthening of the material, the degree of which increases with increased magnesium oxide concentration, although variation of this concentration within the limits of 0.3 to 5 wt.% has a comparatively slight effect on the corresponding variation in the short-term strength over the whole range of temperatures investigated. At 20oC, in the case of the cermets, σβ = 28 to 31 kg/mm2 and δ = 3 .5 to 4.5%; at 500oC σβ = 2.6 to 3.2 kg/mm2 and δ =30 to 40%. The positive effect of the finely dispersed oxide phase is particularly evident in protracted tests. For magnesium cermets, σ (300)/100 = 2.2 kg/mm2. Characteristic of the mixtures is the high thermal stability of the strength properties, linked chiefly with the thermodynamic stability of the strength-giving oxide phase in the metal matrix. The use of powder metallurgical methods has yielded super heat-resistant magnesium-beryllium alloys containing heightened concentrations of beryllium (PMB alloys). In their strength characteristics PMB alloys are close to Mg-MgO cermets, but the magnesium-beryllium alloys have a degree and duration of resistance to high temperature oxidation which exceeds the corresponding qualities of the magnesium alloys at present known. Thus, in air of 580oC, PMB alloys with 2 to 5% beryllium maintain a high resistance to oxidation for a period of over 12000 to 14000 h. This long-term heat resistance is chiefly a result of the amount of beryllium in the alloy, and increases with increasing beryllium content. PMB alloys are also marked by high resistance to short bursts of overheating. Magnesium cermets and magnesium-beryllium alloys, with their enhanced high-temperature stability, are capable

  11. Microstructure and corrosion resistance of phytic acid conversion coatings for magnesium alloy

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    In this paper, a new innoxious and pollution-free chemical protective coating for magnesium alloys, phytic acid conversion coating, was prepared. The conversion coatings are found to have high cover ratio and no cracks are found by atomic force microscopes (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The main elements of the conversion coatings are Mg, Al, O, P and C by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). The chemical state of the elements in the coatings was also investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). AES depth profile analysis suggests that the thickness of the conversion coating is about 340 nm. The corrosion resistance of the coatings was evaluated by polarization curves. The results indicate that the corrosion resistance for the conversion coated AZ91D magnesium alloys in 3.5% NaCl solution increases markedly. The mechanisms of corrosion resistance and coatings formation are also discussed.

  12. Microstructure and corrosion resistance of phytic acid conversion coatings for magnesium alloy

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    Cui, Xiufang; Li, Qingfen; Li, Ying; Wang, Fuhui; Jin, Guo; Ding, Minghui

    2008-12-01

    In this paper, a new innoxious and pollution-free chemical protective coating for magnesium alloys, phytic acid conversion coating, was prepared. The conversion coatings are found to have high cover ratio and no cracks are found by atomic force microscopes (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The main elements of the conversion coatings are Mg, Al, O, P and C by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). The chemical state of the elements in the coatings was also investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). AES depth profile analysis suggests that the thickness of the conversion coating is about 340 nm. The corrosion resistance of the coatings was evaluated by polarization curves. The results indicate that the corrosion resistance for the conversion coated AZ91D magnesium alloys in 3.5% NaCl solution increases markedly. The mechanisms of corrosion resistance and coatings formation are also discussed.

  13. Microstructure and corrosion resistance of phytic acid conversion coatings for magnesium alloy

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    Cui Xiufang [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016 (China); Li Qingfen [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Li Ying; Wang Fuhui [State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016 (China); Jin Guo [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)], E-mail: jg97721@yahoo.com.cn; Ding Minghui [School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2008-12-30

    In this paper, a new innoxious and pollution-free chemical protective coating for magnesium alloys, phytic acid conversion coating, was prepared. The conversion coatings are found to have high cover ratio and no cracks are found by atomic force microscopes (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The main elements of the conversion coatings are Mg, Al, O, P and C by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). The chemical state of the elements in the coatings was also investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). AES depth profile analysis suggests that the thickness of the conversion coating is about 340 nm. The corrosion resistance of the coatings was evaluated by polarization curves. The results indicate that the corrosion resistance for the conversion coated AZ91D magnesium alloys in 3.5% NaCl solution increases markedly. The mechanisms of corrosion resistance and coatings formation are also discussed.

  14. Corrosion behaviors of electroless plating Ni-P coatings deposited on magnesium alloys in artificial sweat solution

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    Magnesium alloys are the optimum shell materials for electronic products. These electronic products inevitably contact with the hands of users, and then are corroded by the sweat solution mainly consisting of 0.1% urea, 0.5% NaCl and 0.5% lactic acid. Electroless plating Ni-P coatings can provide protection to the magnesium alloys shell. The corrosion behaviors of Ni-P coatings deposited on AZ91D magnesium alloys in artificial sweat solution were investigated by electrochemical tests and SEM observations. The results indicated that urea acted as corrosion inhibitor. The inhibiting effect of urea was reduced in NaCl solution or lactic acid solution. NaCl and lactic acid were the main corrosive mediums, and their synergistic effect can significantly accelerate the corrosion of Ni-P coatings

  15. Biocorrosion resistance of coated magnesium alloy by microarc oxidation in electrolyte containing zirconium and calcium salts

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    Wang, Ya-Ming; Guo, Jun-Wei; Wu, Yun-Feng; Liu, Yan; Cao, Jian-Yun; Zhou, Yu; Jia, De-Chang

    2014-09-01

    The key to use magnesium alloys as suitable biodegradable implants is how to adjust their degradation rates. We report a strategy to prepare biocompatible ceramic coating with improved biocorrosion resistance property on AZ91D alloy by microarc oxidation (MAO) in a silicate-K2ZrF6 solution with and without Ca(H2PO4)2 additives. The microstructure and biocorrosion of coatings were characterized by XRD and SEM, as well as electrochemical and immersion tests in simulated body fluid (SBF). The results show that the coatings are mainly composed of MgO, Mg2SiO4, m-ZrO2 phases, further Ca containing compounds involve the coating by Ca(H2PO4)2 addition in the silicate-K2ZrF6 solution. The corrosion resistance of coated AZ91D alloy is significantly improved compared with the bare one. After immersing in SBF for 28 d, the Si-Zr5-Ca0 coating indicates a best corrosion resistance performance.

  16. Friction and Wear Characteristics of Mg-Al Alloy Containing Rare Earths

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    祁庆琚; 刘勇兵; 杨晓红

    2003-01-01

    The influence of rare earth on the friction and wear characteristics of magnesium alloy AZ91 and AM60 were studied. The results show that the wear resistance properties of rare earth magnesium alloys are better than those of matrix alloy under the testing conditions. The anti-wear behaviour of AZ91 alloy is much better than that of AM60 alloy. In dry sliding process,magnesium alloys undergo a transition from mild wear to severe wear. The addition of rare earths refine the structure of alloys, improve the comprehensive behaviors of magnesium alloys, increase the stability of oxidation films on worn surfaces, enhance the loading ability of rare earth magnesium alloys, and delay the transition from mild wear to severe wear effectively.

  17. Laser-induced microstructural development and phase evolution in magnesium alloy

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    Highlights: • Secondary phase evolution caused by laser processing was firstly reported. • Microstructure development was controlled by heat flow thermodynamics and kinetics. • Solid-state transformation resulted in submicron and nano-scale precipitates. • Cluster-shaped particles in overlapped region were due to precipitation coarsening. • Properties of materials can be tailored selectively by laser processing. -- Abstract: Secondary phase plays an important role in determining microstructures and properties of magnesium alloys. This paper focuses on laser-induced microstructure development and secondary phase evolution in AZ91D Mg alloy studied by SEM, TEM and EDS analyses. Compared to bulk shape and lamellar structure of the secondary phase in as-received cast material, rapid-solidified microstructures with various morphologies including nano-precipitates were observed in laser melt zone. Formation mechanisms of microstructural evolution and effect of phase development on surface properties were further discussed

  18. Processing and mechanical properties of SiC particulate reinforced AZ91 composites fabricated by stir casting

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    WANG Xiao-jun; WU Kun; PENG De-lin; ZHANG Hai-feng; ZHENG Ming-yi; HUANG Wen-xian

    2006-01-01

    The influence of stirring parameters (stirring temperature, stirring speed and stirring time) on the particle distribution of 10%(volume fraction) SiC particulate reinforced AZ91 composites (SiCp/AZ91) was studied. It is found that it is necessary for 10 μm SiC particulate reinforced AZ91 composites to stir the molten composites in semi-solid condition with vortex formation, or else the cluster of the reinforcements would not be eliminated. Compared with the monolithic alloy, the SiCp/AZ91 composite has higher strength, especially for yield strength, but the elongation is reduced. For the as-cast composite, the particles often segregate within the grain boundary regions. Extrusion can effectively reduce the segregation of SiC particles and improve the mechanical properties of the composite. The extrusion-induced reduction in particle size varies with extrusion temperatures and extrusion ratios. The effect of extrusion-induced reduction in particle size on the mechanical properties of the composites is not always beneficial.

  19. Hybrid coating on a magnesium alloy for minimizing the localized degradation for load-bearing biodegradable mini-implant applications

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    Kannan, M. Bobby, E-mail: bobby.mathan@jcu.edu.au; Liyanaarachchi, S.

    2013-10-01

    The effect of a hybrid coating, calcium phosphate (CaP) + polylactic acid (PLA), on a magnesium alloy on its in vitro degradation (general and localized) behaviour was studied for potential load-bearing biodegradable mini-implant applications. CaP was coated on a magnesium alloy, AZ91, using an electrochemical deposition method. A spin coating method was used to coat PLA on the CaP coated alloy. In vitro degradation performance of the alloy with hybrid coating was evaluated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in simulated body fluid (SBF). The EIS results showed that the hybrid coating enhanced the degradation resistance of the alloy by more than two-order of magnitude as compared to the bare alloy and one-order of magnitude higher than that of the CaP coated alloy, after 1 h exposure in simulated body fluid (SBF). Long-term (48 h) EIS results also confirmed that the hybrid coating performed better than the bare alloy and the CaP coated alloy. Importantly, the hybrid coating improved the localized degradation resistance of the alloy significantly, which is critical for better in service mechanical integrity. - Highlights: • A hybrid coating (CaP + PLA) was applied on a magnesium-based alloy. • The hybrid coating enhanced the in vitro degradation resistance of the alloy. • Localized degradation resistance was also improved by the hybrid coating.

  20. Hybrid coating on a magnesium alloy for minimizing the localized degradation for load-bearing biodegradable mini-implant applications

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    The effect of a hybrid coating, calcium phosphate (CaP) + polylactic acid (PLA), on a magnesium alloy on its in vitro degradation (general and localized) behaviour was studied for potential load-bearing biodegradable mini-implant applications. CaP was coated on a magnesium alloy, AZ91, using an electrochemical deposition method. A spin coating method was used to coat PLA on the CaP coated alloy. In vitro degradation performance of the alloy with hybrid coating was evaluated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in simulated body fluid (SBF). The EIS results showed that the hybrid coating enhanced the degradation resistance of the alloy by more than two-order of magnitude as compared to the bare alloy and one-order of magnitude higher than that of the CaP coated alloy, after 1 h exposure in simulated body fluid (SBF). Long-term (48 h) EIS results also confirmed that the hybrid coating performed better than the bare alloy and the CaP coated alloy. Importantly, the hybrid coating improved the localized degradation resistance of the alloy significantly, which is critical for better in service mechanical integrity. - Highlights: • A hybrid coating (CaP + PLA) was applied on a magnesium-based alloy. • The hybrid coating enhanced the in vitro degradation resistance of the alloy. • Localized degradation resistance was also improved by the hybrid coating

  1. Effects of magnesium alloys extracts on adult human bone marrow-derived stromal cell viability and osteogenic differentiation

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    Yang Chunxi; Dai Kerong [Department of Orthopedics, Ninth People' s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 639 Zhizaoju Road, Shanghai 200011 (China); Yuan Guangyin; Zhang Jia [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloys Net Forming (LAF), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240 (China); Tang Ze; Zhang Xiaoling [Lab of Osteopaedic Cellular and Molecular Biology, Institute of Health Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine - SJTUSM, Shanghai 200025 (China)

    2010-08-01

    In this study, adult human bone marrow-derived stromal cells (hBMSCs) were cultured in extracts of magnesium (Mg) and the Mg alloys AZ91D and NZ30K for 12 days. We studied the indirect effects of Mg alloys on hBMSC viability. Alkaline phosphatase activity and the expression of osteogenic differentiation marker genes were used to evaluate the effects of the Mg alloys on the osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs. The results indicate that {<=}10 mM concentration of Mg in the extracts did not inhibit the viability and osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs. However, the results suggest that the high pH of the extracts, which is a result of the rapid corrosion of Mg and the Mg alloys, is unfavorable to the viability and osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs.

  2. Effects of magnesium alloys extracts on adult human bone marrow-derived stromal cell viability and osteogenic differentiation

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    In this study, adult human bone marrow-derived stromal cells (hBMSCs) were cultured in extracts of magnesium (Mg) and the Mg alloys AZ91D and NZ30K for 12 days. We studied the indirect effects of Mg alloys on hBMSC viability. Alkaline phosphatase activity and the expression of osteogenic differentiation marker genes were used to evaluate the effects of the Mg alloys on the osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs. The results indicate that ≤10 mM concentration of Mg in the extracts did not inhibit the viability and osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs. However, the results suggest that the high pH of the extracts, which is a result of the rapid corrosion of Mg and the Mg alloys, is unfavorable to the viability and osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs.

  3. Effects of filter materials on microstructure and mechanical properties of AZ91

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The present investigation studied the effects of different kinds of ceramic foam filters (CFF incorporating gas bubbling on the microstructure and mechanical properties of virgin AZ91 alloys, and the reactions between filters and Mg melt during filtration. The results show that the purification process of CFF incorporating gas bubbling process can obviously improve the Rm and A of AZ91 alloy, especially the A. Amongst the selected four kinds of CFF, the MgO filter is the most suitable for filtrating Mg melt, and the filtration effective sequence of four kinds of filtrating materials is as follows: MgO>Al2O3>ZrO2>SiC. With MgO filter incorporating gas bubbling treatment under Ar flow rate of 2 L/min and temperature of 730 °C, the ultimate tensile strength Rm and elongation A can be improved greatly from 175.3 MPa and 2.74% to 195.4 MPa and 4.54%, respectively. No inclusions are found on the fracture surface of the sample filtrated by MgO ceramic foam filter, and the fracture mode is quasi-cleavage crack.

  4. Coating of biodegradable magnesium alloy bone implants using nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi2O6)

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    Magnesium alloys with their biodegradable characteristic can be a very good candidate to be used in orthopedic implants. However, magnesium alloys may corrode and degrade too fast for applications in the bone healing procedure. In order to enhance the corrosion resistance and the in vitro bioactivity of a magnesium alloy, a nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi2O6) film was coated on AZ91 magnesium alloy through combined micro-arc oxidation (MAO) and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) methods. The crystalline structures, morphologies and compositions of the coated and uncoated substrates were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and immersion test in simulated body fluid (SBF) were employed to evaluate the corrosion resistance and the in vitro bioactivity of the samples. The results of our investigation showed that the nanostructured diopside coating deposited on the MAO layer increases the corrosion resistance and improves the in vitro bioactivity of the biodegradable magnesium alloy.

  5. Coating of biodegradable magnesium alloy bone implants using nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi{sub 2}O{sub 6})

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    Razavi, Mehdi, E-mail: mehdi.razavi@okstate.edu [Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Torabinejad Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Anatomical Sciences and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK 74106 (United States); School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK 74106 (United States); Fathi, Mohammadhossein [Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Dental Materials Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Savabi, Omid [Torabinejad Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Beni, Batoul Hashemi [Department of Anatomical Sciences and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Razavi, Seyed Mohammad [School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Vashaee, Daryoosh [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK 74106 (United States); and others

    2014-01-01

    Magnesium alloys with their biodegradable characteristic can be a very good candidate to be used in orthopedic implants. However, magnesium alloys may corrode and degrade too fast for applications in the bone healing procedure. In order to enhance the corrosion resistance and the in vitro bioactivity of a magnesium alloy, a nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi{sub 2}O{sub 6}) film was coated on AZ91 magnesium alloy through combined micro-arc oxidation (MAO) and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) methods. The crystalline structures, morphologies and compositions of the coated and uncoated substrates were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and immersion test in simulated body fluid (SBF) were employed to evaluate the corrosion resistance and the in vitro bioactivity of the samples. The results of our investigation showed that the nanostructured diopside coating deposited on the MAO layer increases the corrosion resistance and improves the in vitro bioactivity of the biodegradable magnesium alloy.

  6. Coating of biodegradable magnesium alloy bone implants using nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi2O6)

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    Razavi, Mehdi; Fathi, Mohammadhossein; Savabi, Omid; Beni, Batoul Hashemi; Razavi, Seyed Mohammad; Vashaee, Daryoosh; Tayebi, Lobat

    2014-01-01

    Magnesium alloys with their biodegradable characteristic can be a very good candidate to be used in orthopedic implants. However, magnesium alloys may corrode and degrade too fast for applications in the bone healing procedure. In order to enhance the corrosion resistance and the in vitro bioactivity of a magnesium alloy, a nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi2O6) film was coated on AZ91 magnesium alloy through combined micro-arc oxidation (MAO) and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) methods. The crystalline structures, morphologies and compositions of the coated and uncoated substrates were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and immersion test in simulated body fluid (SBF) were employed to evaluate the corrosion resistance and the in vitro bioactivity of the samples. The results of our investigation showed that the nanostructured diopside coating deposited on the MAO layer increases the corrosion resistance and improves the in vitro bioactivity of the biodegradable magnesium alloy.

  7. Electrochemical behaviors of the magnesium alloy substrates in various pretreatment solutions

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    Interface reactions and film features of AZ91D magnesium alloy in pickling, activation and zinc immersion solutions have been investigated. The surface morphologies of the specimens were observed with scanning electron microscope (SEM). Electrochemical behaviors of AZ91D magnesium alloy in the baths of pickling, activation and zinc immersion were analyzed based on the open circuit potential (OCP) - time curves in various solutions. The results show that the corrosive rate in HNO3 + CrO3 or HNO3 + H3PO4 pickling solution was more rapid than in KMnO4 pickling-activation solution. Both α phase and β phase of the substrates were uniformly corroded in HNO3 + CrO3 or HNO3 + H3PO4 pickling solution, the coarse surface can augment the mechanical occlusive force between the subsequent coatings and the substrates, so coatings with good adhesion can be obtained. In HF activation solution, the chromic compound formed via HNO3 + CrO3 pickling was removed and a compact MgF2 film was formed on the substrate surface. In K4P2O7 activation solution, the corrosion products formed via HNO3 + H3PO4 pickling were removed, a new thin film of oxides and hydroxides was formed on the substrate surface. In KMnO4 pickling-activation solution, a film of manganic oxides and phosphates was adhered on the substrate surface. Zinc film was symmetrically produced via K4P2O7 activation or KMnO4 pickling-activation, so it was good interlayer for Ni or Cu electroplating. Asymmetrical zinc film was produced because the MgF2 film obtained in the HF activation solution had strong adhesive attraction and it was not suitable for interlayer for electroplating. However, the substrate containing compact MgF2 film without zinc immersion was fit for direct electroless Ni-P plating.

  8. Preparation and characterization of the micro-arc oxidation composite coatings on magnesium alloys

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    Yanfeng Ge

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The magnesium alloys attract the light-weight manufacture due to its high strength to weight ratio, however the poor corrosion resistance limits the application in automobile industry. The Micro-arc Composite Ceramic (MCC coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloys were prepared by Micro-arc Oxidation (MAO and electrophoresis technologies. The microstructure, corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, stone impact resistance and adhesion of MCC coatings were studied respectively. The cross section morphologies showed that the outer organic coating was filled into the hole on surface of MAO coating, and it acted as a shelter against corrosive products. The copper-accelerated acetic acid salt spray Test, abrasion resistance test, stone impact resistance test, thermal shock resistance test and adhesion test were used to evaluate the protective characterization by the third testing organization which approved by GM. The test results showed the composite coatings meet all the requirements. The MCC coating on Mg presents excellent properties, and it is a promising surface treatment technology on magnesium alloys for production vehicles.

  9. Magnesium and related low alloys

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    In the first part the authors examine the comparative corrosion of commercial magnesium, of a magnesium-zirconium alloy (0,4 per cent ≤ Zr ≤ 0,7 per cent) of a ternary magnesium-zinc-zirconium alloy (0,8 per cent ≤ Zn ≤ 1,2 per cent) and of english 'Magnox type' alloys, in dry carbon dioxide-free air, in damp carbon dioxide-free air, and in dry and damp carbon dioxide, at temperatures from 300 to 600 deg. C. In the second part the structural stability of these materials is studied after annealings, of 10 to 1000 hours at 300 to 450 deg. C. Variations in grain after these heat treatments and mechanical stretching properties at room temperature are presented. Finally various creep rate and life time diagrams are given for these materials, for temperatures ranging from 300 to 450 deg. C. (author)

  10. Příprava povrchových vrstev niklu a jeho slitin NiAl10 aNiAl40 na hořčíkovou slitinu AZ91 plazmovým stříkáním

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    Kubatík, Tomáš František; Pala, Zdeněk; Neufuss, Karel

    Trenčín : Knihviazačstvo, 2014, s. 113-118. ISBN 978-80-970824-3-7. [Vrstvy a povlaky 2014. Rožnov pod Radhoštěm (CZ), 20.10.2014-21.10.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GP14-31538P Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : atmospheric plasma spraying * AZ91 magnesium alloy * NiAl10 * NiAl40 * chemical adhesion Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy

  11. Electrodeposition of magnesium and magnesium/aluminum alloys

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    Mayer, A.

    1988-01-21

    Electrolytes and plating solutions for use in processes for electroplating and electroforming pure magnesium and alloys of aluminum and magnesium and also electrodeposition processes. An electrolyte of this invention is comprised of an alkali metal fluoride or a quaternary ammonium halide, dimethyl magnesium and/or diethyl magnesium, and triethyl aluminum and/or triisobutyl aluminum. An electrolyte may be dissolved in an aromatic hydrocarbon solvent to form a plating solution. The proportions of the component compounds in the electrolyte are varied to produce essentially pure magnesium or magnesium/aluminum alloys having varying selected compositions.

  12. Laser surface forming of AlCoCrCuFeNi particle reinforced AZ91D matrix composites

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    Meng, Guanghui; Yue, T. M.; Lin, Xin; Yang, Haiou; Xie, Hui; Ding, Xu

    2015-07-01

    Traditionally, the laser melt injection (LMI) technique can only be used for forming ceramic particles reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) for enhancing surface properties of lightweight engineering materials. In this research, the LMI method was employed to form metal particles reinforced MMCs on AZ91D instead. This was viable because of the unique properties of the AlCoCrCuFeNi high-entropy alloy (HEA) metal particles used. The large difference in melting point between the HEA and the substrate material (AZ91D), and the limited reaction and the lack of fusion between the HEA and Mg have made it possible that a metal particles reinforced AZ91D composite material was produced. The reason of limited reaction was considered mainly due to the relatively high mixing enthalpy between the HEA constituent elements and Mg. Although there was some melting occurred at the particles surface with some solute segregation found in the vicinity close to the surface, intermetallic compounds were not observed. With regard to the wear resistance of the MMCs, it was found that when the volume fraction of the reinforcement phase, i.e. the HEA particles, reached about 0.4, the wear volume loss of the coating was only one-seventh of that of the substrate material.

  13. Comparative study on the biodegradation and biocompatibility of silicate bioceramic coatings on biodegradable magnesium alloy as biodegradable biomaterial

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    Razavi, M.; Fathi, M. H.; Savabi, O.; Razavi, S. M.; Hashemibeni, B.; Yazdimamaghani, M.; Vashaee, D.; Tayebi, L.

    2014-03-01

    Many clinical cases as well as in vivo and in vitro assessments have demonstrated that magnesium alloys possess good biocompatibility. Unfortunately, magnesium and its alloys degrade too quickly in physiological media. In order to improve the biodegradation resistance and biocompatibility of a biodegradable magnesium alloy, we have prepared three types of coating include diopside (CaMgSi2O6), akermanite (Ca2MgSi2O6) and bredigite (Ca7MgSi4O16) coating on AZ91 magnesium alloy through a micro-arc oxidation (MAO) and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) method. In this research, the biodegradation and biocompatibility behavior of samples were evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The in vitro analysis was performed by cytocompatibility and MTT-assay and the in vivo test was conducted on the implantation of samples in the greater trochanter of adult rabbits. The results showed that diopside coating has the best bone regeneration and bredigite has the best biodegradation resistance compared to others.

  14. Corrosion protection of magnesium alloys by cerium, zirconium and niobium-based conversion coatings

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    A new Ce, Zr and Nb-based conversion coating was designed for AZ91 and AM50 magnesium alloys. The corrosion protection provided by this coating was evaluated by electrochemical measurements (polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) in Na2SO4 electrolyte, and accelerated atmospheric corrosion tests (humid, SO2 polluted air, and salt spray). Its chemical composition was characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Electrochemical measurements showed that Mg alloys treated during 24 h in the Ce-Zr-Nb conversion bath exhibit: (i) increased corrosion potential, (ii) decreased corrosion and anodic dissolution current densities, and (iii) increased polarization and charge transfer resistances. The accelerated corrosion tests revealed excellent atmospheric corrosion resistance for all Ce-Zr-Nb-treated samples, with or without an additional layer of epoxy-polyamide resin lacquer or paint. XPS analysis showed that the coating includes CeO2, Ce2O3, ZrO2, Nb2O5, MgO, and MgF2 as main components. No significant modification of the chemical composition was observed after cathodic and anodic polarization in Na2SO4. This new coating provides improved corrosion resistance, and excellent paint adhesion. It offers an alternative to the chromate conversion coating for magnesium alloys

  15. Retardation of surface corrosion of biodegradable magnesium-based materials by aluminum ion implantation

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    Wu Guosong; Xu Ruizhen; Feng Kai; Wu Shuilin; Wu Zhengwei [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Sun Guangyong; Zheng Gang; Li Guangyao [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China); Chu, Paul K., E-mail: paul.chu@cityu.edu.hk [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

    2012-07-15

    Aluminum ion implantation is employed to modify pure Mg as well as AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys and their surface degradation behavior in simulated body fluids is studied. Polarization tests performed in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) reveal that the surface corrosion resistance after Al ion implantation is improved appreciably. This enhancement can be attributed to the formation of a gradient surface structure with a gradual transition from an Al-rich oxide layer to Al-rich metal layer. Compared to the high Al-content magnesium alloy (AZ91), a larger reduction in the degradation rate is achieved from pure magnesium and AZ31. Our results reveal that the surface corrosion resistance of Mg alloys with no or low Al content can be improved by Al ion implantation.

  16. Numerical simulation of die filling behavior of AZ91D in the semisolid process

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    Zhu Guanglei

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available In this work, numerical simulation of the die filling and solidification process of AZ91D semisolid alloy was investigated to produce a thin walled connecting rod demanding a high dimensional precision. The Carreau viscosity model was implemented to simulate the flow behavior of semisolid slurry during the filling. The fitted constants for the Carreau model were used to verify the simulation results. The predicted results from this model were in good agreement with the experimental results. Then the verified Carreau model was designed to predict die filling, casting defects and casting process. It was found that the predicted results had a good correlation with those in the experiment. The optimum parameters were obtained with a slurry temperature of 590 ℃, a die temperature of 250 ℃ and an injection velocity of 2 m/s.

  17. In vivo study of nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi2O6) coating on magnesium alloy as biodegradable orthopedic implants

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    Highlights: • In vitro biocompatibility of biodegradable Mg alloy was improved by diopside coating. • In vivo biocompatibility of biodegradable Mg alloy was improved by diopside coating. • Degradation behavior of biodegradable Mg alloy was improved by diopside coating. - Abstract: In order to improve the corrosion resistance and bioactivity of a biodegradable magnesium alloy, we have recently prepared a nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi2O6) coating on AZ91 magnesium alloy through a combined micro-arc oxidation (MAO) and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) method (reported elsewhere). In this work, we performed a detailed biocompatibility analysis of the implants made by this material and compared their performance with those of the uncoated and micro arc oxidized magnesium implants. The biocompatibility evaluation of samples was performed by culturing L-929 cells and in vivo animal study, including implantation of samples in greater trochanter of rabbits, radiography and histological examinations. The results from both the in vitro and in vivo studies indicated that the diopside/MAO coated magnesium implant significantly enhanced cell viability, biodegradation resistance and new bone formation compared with both the uncoated and the micro-arc oxidized magnesium implants. Our data provides an example of how the proper surface treatment of magnesium implants can overcome their drawbacks in terms of high degradation rate and gas bubble formation under physiological conditions

  18. In vivo study of nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi{sub 2}O{sub 6}) coating on magnesium alloy as biodegradable orthopedic implants

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    Razavi, Mehdi, E-mail: mrzavi2659@gmail.com [Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Torabinejad Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK 74106 (United States); School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK 74106 (United States); Fathi, Mohammadhossein [Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Dental Materials Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Savabi, Omid [Torabinejad Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Razavi, Seyed Mohammad [School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Heidari, Fariba; Manshaei, Maziar [Torabinejad Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Vashaee, Daryoosh [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK 74106 (United States); Tayebi, Lobat, E-mail: lobat.tayebi@okstate.edu [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK 74106 (United States); School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078 (United States)

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • In vitro biocompatibility of biodegradable Mg alloy was improved by diopside coating. • In vivo biocompatibility of biodegradable Mg alloy was improved by diopside coating. • Degradation behavior of biodegradable Mg alloy was improved by diopside coating. - Abstract: In order to improve the corrosion resistance and bioactivity of a biodegradable magnesium alloy, we have recently prepared a nanostructured diopside (CaMgSi{sub 2}O{sub 6}) coating on AZ91 magnesium alloy through a combined micro-arc oxidation (MAO) and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) method (reported elsewhere). In this work, we performed a detailed biocompatibility analysis of the implants made by this material and compared their performance with those of the uncoated and micro arc oxidized magnesium implants. The biocompatibility evaluation of samples was performed by culturing L-929 cells and in vivo animal study, including implantation of samples in greater trochanter of rabbits, radiography and histological examinations. The results from both the in vitro and in vivo studies indicated that the diopside/MAO coated magnesium implant significantly enhanced cell viability, biodegradation resistance and new bone formation compared with both the uncoated and the micro-arc oxidized magnesium implants. Our data provides an example of how the proper surface treatment of magnesium implants can overcome their drawbacks in terms of high degradation rate and gas bubble formation under physiological conditions.

  19. Corrosion mitigation of rare-earth metals containing magnesium EV31A-T6 alloy via chrome-free conversion coating treatment

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    Highlights: • Protective stannate coatings have been proposed for rare-earth-EV31A-T6 magnesium alloy. • A simple coating method based on direct treatment of EV31A-T6 in a diluted stannate was found promising. • Surface modification prior to stannate coating offer no substantial advantage over directly coating. • Stannate conversion coatings decrease corrosion rates by a factor of 1/7. • The coating does not display any self-healing characteristics as shown in AZ91D. -- Abstract: Magnesium alloys posses unique mechanical and physical characteristics making them attractive light-weight materials for several strategic industries such as electronics, computer, automotive and aerospace. Due to their high chemical reactivity and poor corrosion resistance, the protection of magnesium alloys from corrosion is one of the hottest topics in materials science and engineering. Addition of rare-earth metals (RE) as alloying elements to magnesium alloys is one of the common approaches to improve their mechanical properties and, sometimes, the corrosion resistance. However, the potential difference between the RE metals phase formed in the Mg matrix enhances the galvanic corrosion at the interfaces where RE metals inert phase acts as cathode and the active Mg matrix acts as anode. This paper introduces a simple one-step clean conversion coating treatment for improving the protection of RE containing magnesium EV31A-T6 alloy in Cl− media

  20. Effects of processing parameters on microstructure of semi-solid magnesium alloy

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    2004-01-01

    In this paper, the effects of pouring temperature of magnesium melt, preheating temperature of the barrel of the screw mixer, and shear rate on the solidified microstructures of semi-solid slurry were investigated by a mechanical stirring semi-solid process. The appropriate processing parameters of slurry preparation were obtained, and the mold filling ability of semi-solid slurry for thin-walled casting was examined. Results indicate that the solid volume fraction of non-dendritic microstructure increases with a decrease in pouring temperature of magnesium melt and the barrel preheating temperature of the screw mixer. Also the grain size of primary α-phase is reduced. Furthermore, the solid volume fraction of semi-solid nondendritic structure decreases with an increase of shear rate. The fine and round granular microstructure with 30 ~50 μm in size of semi-solid AZ91D magnesium alloy was presented. Finally, a 1.0 mm thin-walled casting with a clear contour and good soundness was successfully made by semi-solid rheo-diecasting.

  1. Imparting passivity to vapor deposited magnesium alloys

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    Wolfe, Ryan C.

    Magnesium has the lowest density of all structural metals. Utilization of low density materials is advantageous from a design standpoint, because lower weight translates into improved performance of engineered products (i.e., notebook computers are more portable, vehicles achieve better gas mileage, and aircraft can carry more payload). Despite their low density and high strength to weight ratio, however, the widespread implementation of magnesium alloys is currently hindered by their relatively poor corrosion resistance. The objective of this research dissertation is to develop a scientific basis for the creation of a corrosion resistant magnesium alloy. The corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys is affected by several interrelated factors. Among these are alloying, microstructure, impurities, galvanic corrosion effects, and service conditions, among others. Alloying and modification of the microstructure are primary approaches to controlling corrosion. Furthermore, nonequilibrium alloying of magnesium via physical vapor deposition allows for the formation of single-phase magnesium alloys with supersaturated concentrations of passivity-enhancing elements. The microstructure and surface morphology is also modifiable during physical vapor deposition through the variation of evaporation power, pressure, temperature, ion bombardment, and the source-to-substrate distance. Aluminum, titanium, yttrium, and zirconium were initially chosen as candidates likely to impart passivity on vapor deposited magnesium alloys. Prior to this research, alloys of this type have never before been produced, much less studied. All of these metals were observed to afford some degree of corrosion resistance to magnesium. Due to the especially promising results from nonequilibrium alloying of magnesium with yttrium and titanium, the ternary magnesium-yttrium-titanium system was investigated in depth. While all of the alloys are lustrous, surface morphology is observed under the scanning

  2. Ti Coating on Magnesium Alloy by Arc-Added Glow Discharge Plasma Penetrating Technique

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    CUICai-e; MIAOQiang; PANJun-de; ZHANGPing-ze; ZHANGGao-hui

    2004-01-01

    Arc-added glow discharge plasma penetrating technique is a new surface coating method. With the help of vacuum arc discharge, a cold cathode arc source continually emits ion beams of coating elements with high currency density and high ionizing ratio. As the ion bombard and diffusion working on, the surface of the parts form deposited layer, penetrated layer and hybrid layer. Under lab condition, a commercial magnesium alloy Az91 had been coated with Ti film layer with the aim of improving its' anti-corrosion performance. This paper mainly summarized our studies on the testing and analyzing of the coating layer. The composition and microstructure of the coating layer had been analyzed by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and glow discharge spectrum (GDS), and the surface appearance had been surveyed by scanning electronic microscope (SEM). The adhesion strength between film and matrix had been evaluated by experiments of sticking-tearing. The results indicated that the coated layer on magnesium alloy were homogeneous, dense and robustly adhered.

  3. Polylactic acid coating on a biodegradable magnesium alloy: An in vitro degradation study by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

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    Alabbasi, Alyaa; Liyanaarachchi, S.; Kannan, M. Bobby, E-mail: bobby.mathan@jcu.edu.au

    2012-09-30

    Polylactic acid (PLA) was coated on a biodegradable magnesium alloy, AZ91, using spin coating technique for temporary implant applications. The degradation behaviour of the coated alloy samples was evaluated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) method in simulated body fluid (SBF). EIS results suggested that the PLA coating enhanced the degradation resistance of the alloy significantly. Increase in the PLA coating thickness was found to increase the degradation resistance, but resulted in poor adhesion. Long-term EIS experiments of the PLA coated samples suggested that their degradation resistance gradually decreased with increase in SBF exposure time. However, the degradation resistance of the PLA coated samples was significantly higher than that of the bare metal even after a 48 h exposure to SBF. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Polylactic acid (PLA) was coated on a magnesium-based alloy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PLA coating enhanced the in vitro degradation resistance of the alloy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Increase in the PLA coating thickness improved the alloy degradation resistance. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thin film PLA coating exhibited both good degradation resistance and adhesion.

  4. Polylactic acid coating on a biodegradable magnesium alloy: An in vitro degradation study by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

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    Polylactic acid (PLA) was coated on a biodegradable magnesium alloy, AZ91, using spin coating technique for temporary implant applications. The degradation behaviour of the coated alloy samples was evaluated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) method in simulated body fluid (SBF). EIS results suggested that the PLA coating enhanced the degradation resistance of the alloy significantly. Increase in the PLA coating thickness was found to increase the degradation resistance, but resulted in poor adhesion. Long-term EIS experiments of the PLA coated samples suggested that their degradation resistance gradually decreased with increase in SBF exposure time. However, the degradation resistance of the PLA coated samples was significantly higher than that of the bare metal even after a 48 h exposure to SBF. - Highlights: ► Polylactic acid (PLA) was coated on a magnesium-based alloy. ► PLA coating enhanced the in vitro degradation resistance of the alloy. ► Increase in the PLA coating thickness improved the alloy degradation resistance. ► Thin film PLA coating exhibited both good degradation resistance and adhesion.

  5. The developing strategy of Chinese magnesium and magnesium alloy

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    ZUO; Tie-yong; DU; Wen-bo

    2005-01-01

    The status and developing strategy of Chinese magnesium industry are summarized in the present paper. The output and export of Chinese magnesium ingot have rapidly increased in the recent ten years, but the magnesium products with high value, such as the wrought magnesium alloys, and their applications are insufficient. Chinese magnesium industry should develop toward the direction of large scale, specialization and collectivization in the future. The enterprises should enhance the level of management and reinforce the international competing ability with the help of governmental policies.

  6. Casting of High-Aluminum-Content Mg Alloys Strip by a Horizontal Twin-Roll Caster

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    Harada, Hideto; Nishida, Shinichi; Masaki, Endo; Watari, Hisaki

    2014-04-01

    This study was aimed to investigate casting of high-aluminum-content Mg alloys strip by a horizontal twin-roll caster. A horizontal-type twin-roll caster was equipped with a nozzle. This nozzle was movable. The roll size was φ300 × W150, and copper rolls were used. The rolling road was very small. It was possible to cast AZ91D and AZ121 magnesium alloys continuously by a horizontal twin-roll caster. There was gloss and no crack. The thickness of as-cast strip of AZ91D was 4.5 mm and that of AZ121 was 4.6 mm, respectively. In the case that roll velocity was 48 m/min, the thickness of as-cast strip of AZ121 was 2.0 mm. A 2.0-mm-thick strip was able to coil, and the diameter was φ500 mm. The microstructures of the as-cast strip of AZ91D and AZ121 magnesium alloys were observed using light optical microscopy. Isometric dendrite crystals were observed at the as-cast strip. The as-cast strip without facing of AZ91D and AZ121 magnesium alloys were able to hot rolling of 75 pct reduction. The surface of the as-rolled sheet was flat and glossy. The tensile strength of the as rolled was 230 MPa and the elongation of as rolled was 4 pct.

  7. An investigation on bonding interface microstructure of ceramic coating prepared on AZ91D by evaporated pattern casting technique

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    Fan Zitian; Dong Xuanpu; Chen Dongfeng

    2011-01-01

    PbO-ZnO-Na2O ceramic coating was fabricated on the AZ91D Mg-alloy substrate surface by using of evaporated pattern casting (EPC) process. The ceramic coating was characterized through scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observation, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) and so on. The research was emphasized on the formation process of ceramic coating and the interface bonding conditions between ceramic coating and the substrate. Results show that the glass powder (PbO-ZnO-Na2O) melts whe...

  8. Formation of Microcracks During Micro-Arc Oxidation in a Phytic Acid-Containing Solution on Two-Phase AZ91HP

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    Zhang, R. F.; Chang, W. H.; Jiang, L. F.; Qu, B.; Zhang, S. F.; Qiao, L. P.; Xiang, J. H.

    2016-04-01

    Micro-arc oxidation (MAO) is an effective method to produce ceramic coatings on magnesium alloys and can considerably improve their corrosion resistance. The coating properties are closely related with microcracks, which are always inevitably developed on the coating surface. In order to find out the formation and development regularity of microcracks, anodic coatings developed on two-phase AZ91HP after different anodizing times were fabricated in a solution containing environmentally friendly organic electrolyte phytic acid. The results show that anodic film is initially developed on the α phase. At 50 s, anodic coatings begin to develop on the β phase, evidencing the formation of a rough area. Due to the coating successive development, the microcracks initially appear at the boundary between the initially formed coating on the α phase and the subsequently developed coating on the β phase. With the prolonging treatment time, the microcracks near the β phase become evident. After treating for 3 min, the originally rough area on the β phase disappears and the coatings become almost uniform with microcracks randomly distributed on the sample surface. Inorganic phosphates are found in MAO coatings, suggesting that phytate salts are decomposed due to the high instantaneous temperature on the sample surface resulted from spark discharge.

  9. Achieving high strength and high ductility in magnesium alloy using hard-plate rolling (HPR) process

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    Wang, Hui–Yuan; Yu, Zhao–Peng; Zhang, Lei; Liu, Chun–Guo; Zha, Min; Wang, Cheng; Jiang, Qi–Chuan

    2015-11-01

    Magnesium alloys are highly desirable for a wide range of lightweight structural components. However, rolling Mg alloys can be difficult due to their poor plasticity, and the strong texture yielded from rolling often results in poor plate forming ability, which limits their further engineering applications. Here we report a new hard-plate rolling (HPR) route which achieves a large reduction during a single rolling pass. The Mg-9Al-1Zn (AZ91) plates processed by HPR consist of coarse grains of 30-60 μm, exhibiting a typical basal texture, fine grains of 1-5 μm and ultrafine (sub) grains of 200-500 nm, both of the latter two having a weakened texture. More importantly, the HPR was efficient in gaining a simultaneous high strength and uniform ductility, i.e., ~371 MPa and ~23%, respectively. The superior properties should be mainly attributed to the cooperation effect of the multimodal grain structure and weakened texture, where the former facilitates a strong work hardening while the latter promotes the basal slip. The HPR methodology is facile and effective, and can avoid plate cracking that is prone to occur during conventional rolling processes. This strategy is applicable to hard-to-deform materials like Mg alloys, and thus has a promising prospect for industrial application.

  10. Synthesis and evaluation of MgF2 coatings by chemical conversion on magnesium alloys for producing biodegradable orthopedic implants of temporary use

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    The aim of the present work was the synthesis of biodegradable MgF2 coatings by chemical conversion on the commercial Elektron 21 and AZ91D magnesium alloys, in aqueous HF solutions for different concentrations and temperatures. The chemical composition and morphology of the coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). On the other hand, their corrosion behavior was evaluated by gravimetric and electrochemical measurements in Hank's solution at 37°C for different immersion times. The experimental results revealed that chemical conversion in HF produced MgF2 coatings which corrosion resistance was enhanced by increasing the HF concentration. Further, the microstructure and composition of the base alloy played a key role on the growth and degradation mechanisms of the MgF2 coatings

  11. Synthesis and evaluation of MgF2 coatings by chemical conversion on magnesium alloys for producing biodegradable orthopedic implants of temporary use

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    Casanova, P. Y.; Jaimes, K. J.; Parada, N. J.; Hernández-Barrios, C. A.; Aparicio, M.; Viejo, F.; Coy, A. E.

    2013-11-01

    The aim of the present work was the synthesis of biodegradable MgF2 coatings by chemical conversion on the commercial Elektron 21 and AZ91D magnesium alloys, in aqueous HF solutions for different concentrations and temperatures. The chemical composition and morphology of the coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). On the other hand, their corrosion behavior was evaluated by gravimetric and electrochemical measurements in Hank's solution at 37°C for different immersion times. The experimental results revealed that chemical conversion in HF produced MgF2 coatings which corrosion resistance was enhanced by increasing the HF concentration. Further, the microstructure and composition of the base alloy played a key role on the growth and degradation mechanisms of the MgF2 coatings.

  12. Electrochemical behavior of magnesium alloys as biodegradable materials in Hank's solution

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    Ghoneim, A.A., E-mail: Azzaghoneim@gmail.co [Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613 (Egypt); Fekry, A.M.; Ameer, M.A. [Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613 (Egypt)

    2010-08-01

    The electrochemical behavior of extruded AZ31E and AZ91E alloys was investigated in Hank's solution at 37 {sup o}C. The behavior of the two alloys was studied with immersion time using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), potentiodynamic polarization and weight loss tests. It was found that the corrosion resistance of AZ31E alloy is higher than that of AZ91E. Also, the effect of adding different concentrations of a commercial drug called glucosamine sulphate (as inhibitor) to Hank's solution was studied for AZ31E alloy. The corrosion was effectively inhibited by the addition of 0.01 mM glucosamine sulphate that reacts with AZ31E alloy and forms a protective film on its surface. The results were confirmed by surface examination via scanning electron microscope.

  13. 镁合金的微观结构对其上制备植酸转化膜的影响%The Effect of Microstructure of Magnesium Alloys on Preparation of Phytic Acid Conversion Coatings

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    杨旭; 李兰兰; 贺建; 张丁非; 潘复生

    2012-01-01

    采用浸没法,以纯Mg及AZ91D,AZ61,ZK60,ZM21镁合金为基体材料,在植酸水溶液中制备植酸转化膜.观察了植酸转化膜的形貌,分析了转化膜的元素组成及浓度分布,进而研究了镁合金的微观结构对制备表面植酸转化膜的影响.结果表明:合金元素对植酸转化膜的形成起着决定性的作用,高价合金元素(Al和Zr)比低价合金元素(Zn和Mn)更有利于植酸转化膜的形成,以固溶体存在的Al比以化合态(Mg17Al12)存在的Al更有利于转化膜的形成.%To study the influence of microstructure of magnesium alloys on preparation of phytic acid conversion coatings, the phytic acid coatings were prepared on AZ91D, AZ61, ZK60, ZM21 magnesium alloys in phytic acid aqueous solution by immersion method, and pure magnesium were used to compare. The surface morphologies of conversion coating were observed, and surface element compositions and concentration distribution of conversion coating were analyzed, and the effect of the microstructure on preparation of phytic acid conversion coating was studied. The results show that alloying elements play a definitive role in forming conversion coatings. Tetravalent and trivalent alloying elements are more helpful than divalent alloying elements. Alloying elements dissolved in the magnesium matrix (alpha-phase) are more beneficial for forming coatings than that in the second-phase.

  14. Processing magnesium alloys by severe plastic deformation

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    Figueiredo, Roberto B.; Aguilar, Maria Teresa P.; Cetlin, Paulo Roberto; Langdon, Terence G.

    2014-08-01

    The use of severe plastic deformation techniques for processing magnesium alloys has moved from the early difficulties of processing to a stage of tailoring the best properties of these materials. The present paper reviews processing, structure and mechanical properties characterization. It is shown that ultrafine-grained structures are obtained in magnesium alloys processed by multiple passes of Equal-Channel Angular Pressing at moderate temperatures. Ultrafine-grained structures are also obtained by room temperature processing by High- Pressure Torsion. The ultrafine-grained structures increase strength and introduce excellent superplastic capabilities in many magnesium alloys. Moreover, processing magnesium alloys by severe plastic deformation leads to the development of anisotropy in mechanical behavior.

  15. High speed roll casting of Mg alloy strip by a vertical type twin roll caster

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    H. Watari

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The possibility of high speed roll casting of AZ31, AM60 and AZ91 was investigated. Warm deep drawing of roll cast magnesium alloy was operated. and formability of roll cast magnesium strip was cleared.Design/methodology/approach: A vertical type high speed twin roll caster was used. The roll casting was operated in the air atmosphere. The casting speed was from 60 m/min up to 180 m/min. Low temperature casting was adopted to realize high speed casting.Findings: Strip thinner 3 mm with 100 width could be cast continuously. The casting ability became better with increasing content of Al. Roll cast Mg alloy strips could be hot-rolled down to 0.5 mm. AZ31 as-cast strip could be thinner down to 0.5 mm only by three times of hot rolling. Deep drawing was operated with three kinds of Mg alloy at 250°C, and LDR value was larger than 2.0. It was shown that deep drawing of AZ91 alloy for casting was possible.Research limitations/implications: There was tendency that cracks occurred at the center in the thickness direction as Al content increased.Practical implications: Sheet metal forming of magnesium alloy with high content Al can be realized.Originality/value: It was shown that possibility of high speed roll casting of magnesium alloy, and warm deep drawing of roll cast AZ91 strip.

  16. Investigation of Carboxylic Acid-Neodymium Conversion Films on Magnesium Alloy

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    Cui, Xiufang; Liu, Zhe; Lin, Lili; Jin, Guo; Wang, Haidou; Xu, Binshi

    2015-01-01

    The new carboxylic acid-neodymium anhydrous conversion films were successfully prepared and applied on the AZ91D magnesium alloy surface by taking absolute ethyl alcohol as solvent and four kinds of soluble carboxylic acid as activators. The corrosion resistance of the coating was measured by potentiodynamic polarization test in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution in pH 7.0. The morphology, structure, and constituents of the coating were observed by scanning electron microscope, energy dispersivespectrum, x-ray photoelectron spectrum, and Fourier infrared spectrometer. Results show that corrosion resistance properties of samples coated with four different anhydrous conversion films were improved obviously. The corrosion potential increased, corrosion current density decreased, and polarization resistance increased. Among these four kinds of conversion films the one added with phytic exhibits the best corrosion resistant property. The mechanism of anhydrous-neodymium conversion film formation is also analyzed in this paper. It reveals that the gadolinium conversion coating is mainly composed of stable Nd2O3, MgO, Mg(OH)2, and carboxylate of Nd. And that the sample surface is rich in organic functional groups.

  17. Laser surface treatment of cast magnesium alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The goal of this work was to investigate influence of laser treatment on structure and properties MCMgAl3Zn1, MCMgAl6Zn1, MCMgAl9Zn1 and MCMgAl12Zn1 cast magnesium alloys.Design/methodology/approach: Tests were made on the experimental MCMgAl3Zn1 MCMgAl6Zn1 MCMgAl9Zn1 and MCMgAl12Zn1 casting magnesium alloys. Laser treatment was made using the Rofin DL020 HPDL high power diode laser in the argon shield gas cover with the technique of the continuous powder supply to the remelted pool area.Findings: Investigations of the surface layers carried out confirm that laser treatment of the surface layer of the Mg-Al-Zn casting magnesium alloys is feasible using the HPDL high power diode laser ensuring better properties compared to alloys properties after the regular heat treatment after employing the relevant process parameters. Occurrences were found based on the metallographic examinations of the remelted zone (RZ and the heat affected zone (HAZ in alloyed surface layer of the investigated casting magnesium alloy.Research limitations/implications: This investigation presents different laser power and in this research was used two powders, namely tungsten-, and titanium carbide.Practical implications: Reinforcing the surface of cast magnesium alloys by adding TiC and WC particles is such a possible way to achieve the possibilities of the laser melt injection process, which is a potential technique to produce a Metal-Matrix Composite (MMC layer in the top layer of a metal workpiece.Originality/value: The originality of this work is applying of High Power Diode Laser for alloying of magnesium alloy using hard particles like tungsten- and titanium carbide.

  18. Totally inorganic protective coatings for magnesium alloys based on nanoparticles and sol-gel sealant; Rein anorganische Schutzschichten fuer Magnesiumlegierungen bestehend aus Nanopartikeln und Sol-Gel-Versiegelungen

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    Feil, Florian; Fuerbeth, Wolfram [Dechema e.V., Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Karl-Winnacker-Instiut

    2011-07-15

    Starting out with aqueous, commercially available silica nanoparticle dispersions and additives, totally inorganic thin protective coatings were formed on magnesium alloys AZ31 and AZ91. By repeating the coating process several times followed by thermal sealing at moderate temperatures, coatings of up to 1.5{mu}m thickness could be formed. Using various test electrolyte solutions, these coatings provided localised corrosion protection for several days, although a significant underlying wide area corrosion was observed. As a result of residual porosity, electrolytes were able to diffuse through the coating and form corrosion products. Coatings based on acid-catalysed or acid-stabilised polymer solutions are in general less porous than coatings formed from particulate containing solutions. Sealing of dispersion coatings with purely inorganic polymer liquors provides a superior protective action for a given coating thickness. Long-term stability is improved by the use of inorganic corrosion inhibitors. (orig.)

  19. New development of anodizing process of magnesium alloys

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    BAI Li-qun; LI Di

    2004-01-01

    Magnesium alloy, a kind of environment-friendly material with promising and excellent properties, is a good choice for a number of applications. The research and development of anodizing on magnesium alloys and its application situation are reviewed, and the anodizing development trend on magnesium alloys is summarized.

  20. Impurity control and corrosion resistance of magnesium-aluminum alloy

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    Liu, M. [GM China Lab; Song, GuangLing [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    The corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys is very sensitive to the contents of impurity elements such as iron. In this study, a series of diecast AXJ530 magnesium alloy samples were prepared with additions of Mn and Fe. Through a comprehensive phase diagram calculation and corrosion evaluation, the mechanisms for the tolerance limit of Fe in magnesium alloy are discussed. This adds a new dimension to control the alloying impurity in terms of alloying composition design and casting conditions.

  1. Mechanical alloying of aluminium-lithium-magnesium alloy powders

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    The production of high-purity aluminium-lithium-magnesium alloy powders, by mechanical alloying through grinding in a vibratory mill under high vacuum at room temperature, is described in details. The source materials for the grinding mixture were: aluminium-lithium alloy powder obtained by thermal vacuum-dehydrogenization of AlLiH4 hydride; magnesium metal powder; and chemically deoxidized aluminium metal powder. The implications which arose from the high reactivity of the component elements are discussed, and the measures taken to overcome them are described. The procedures used for the chemical analysis and powder characterization are given. (orig.)

  2. REVIEW ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS

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    Z.Yaug; J.P.Li; J.X.Zhang; G.W.Lorimer; J.Robson

    2008-01-01

    The current research and development of magnesium alloys is summarized. Several aspects of magnesium alloys are described: cast Mg alloy, wrought Mg alloy, and novel processing. The subjects are discussed individually and recommendations for further study arc listed in the final section.

  3. A lightweight shape-memory magnesium alloy

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    Ogawa, Yukiko; Ando, Daisuke; Sutou, Yuji; Koike, Junichi

    2016-07-01

    Shape-memory alloys (SMAs), which display shape recovery upon heating, as well as superelasticity, offer many technological advantages in various applications. Those distinctive behaviors have been observed in many polycrystalline alloy systems such as nickel titantium (TiNi)–, copper-, iron-, nickel-, cobalt-, and Ti-based alloys but not in lightweight alloys such as magnesium (Mg) and aluminum alloys. Here we present a Mg SMA showing superelasticity of 4.4% at –150°C and shape recovery upon heating. The shape-memory properties are caused by reversible martensitic transformation. This Mg alloy includes lightweight scandium, and its density is about 2 grams per cubic centimeter, which is one-third less than that of practical TiNi SMAs. This finding raises the potential for development and application of lightweight SMAs across a number of industries.

  4. Microstructure and properties of the low-power-laser clad coatings on magnesium alloy with different amount of rare earth addition

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    Zhu, Rundong; Li, Zhiyong; Li, Xiaoxi; Sun, Qi

    2015-10-01

    Due to the low-melting-point and high evaporation rate of magnesium at elevated temperature, high power laser clad coating on magnesium always causes subsidence and deterioration in the surface. Low power laser can reduce the evaporation effect while brings problems such as decreased thickness, incomplete fusion and unsatisfied performance. Therefore, low power laser with selected parameters was used in our research work to obtain Al-Cu coatings with Y2O3 addition on AZ91D magnesium alloy. The addition of Y2O3 obviously increases thickness of the coating and improves the melting efficiency. Furthermore, the effect of Y2O3 addition on the microstructure of laser clad Al-Cu coatings was investigated by scanning electron microscopy. The energy-dispersive spectrometer (EDS) and X-ray diffractometer (XRD) were used to examine the elemental and phase compositions of the coatings. The properties were investigated by micro-hardness test, dry wear test and electrochemical corrosion. It was found that the addition of Y2O3 refined the microstructure. The micro-hardness, abrasion resistance and corrosion resistance of the coatings was greatly improved compared with the magnesium matrix, especially for the Al-Cu coating with Y2O3 addition.

  5. Multi-functional magnesium alloys containing interstitial oxygen atoms.

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    Kang, H; Choi, H J; Kang, S W; Shin, S E; Choi, G S; Bae, D H

    2016-01-01

    A new class of magnesium alloys has been developed by dissolving large amounts of oxygen atoms into a magnesium lattice (Mg-O alloys). The oxygen atoms are supplied by decomposing titanium dioxide nanoparticles in a magnesium melt at 720 °C; the titanium is then completely separated out from the magnesium melt after solidification. The dissolved oxygen atoms are located at the octahedral sites of magnesium, which expand the magnesium lattice. These alloys possess ionic and metallic bonding characteristics, providing outstanding mechanical and functional properties. A Mg-O-Al casting alloy made in this fashion shows superior mechanical performance, chemical resistance to corrosion, and thermal conductivity. Furthermore, a similar Mg-O-Zn wrought alloy shows high elongation to failure (>50%) at room temperature, because the alloy plastically deforms with only multiple slips in the sub-micrometer grains (alloys are expected to open a new paradigm in commercial alloy design. PMID:26976372

  6. POTENTIAL USE OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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    KANDEMİR, Kudret; A. Çetin CAN

    2003-01-01

    Recently, there is a high interest in using lightweight materials for automotive applications where weight reduction and improvement in comfort are needed. Magnesium alloys with excellent specific strength and stiffness properties can be comparable with steel and aluminum alloys for applications in the automotive industry. For this reason, the properties of magnesium alloys are in the focus of research. This study aims at reviewing and evaluating the prospects of magnesium alloys use and appl...

  7. POTENTIAL USE OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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    Kudret KANDEMİR

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, there is a high interest in using lightweight materials for automotive applications where weight reduction and improvement in comfort are needed. Magnesium alloys with excellent specific strength and stiffness properties can be comparable with steel and aluminum alloys for applications in the automotive industry. For this reason, the properties of magnesium alloys are in the focus of research. This study aims at reviewing and evaluating the prospects of magnesium alloys use and applications in the automotive industry.

  8. Mechanical properties of magnesium casting alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the following paper there have been the properties of the MCMgAl12Zn1, MCMgAl9Zn1, MCMgAl6Zn1, MCMgAl3Zn1 magnesium cast alloy as-cast state and after a heat treatment presented.Design/methodology/approach: A casting cycle of alloys has been carried out in an induction crucible furnace using a protective salt bath Flux 12 equipped with two ceramic filters at the melting temperature of 750±10ºC, suitable for the manufactured material. The following results concern sliding friction, mechanical properties, scanning microscopy.Findings: The different heat treatment kinds employed contributed to the improvement of mechanical properties of the alloy with the slight reduction of its plastic properties.Research limitations/implications: According to the alloys characteristic, the applied cooling rate and alloy additions seems to be a good compromise for mechanical properties and microstructures, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates and parameters of solution treatment process and aging process.Practical implications: The concrete examples of the employment of castings from magnesium alloys in the automotive industry are elements of the suspension of the front and rear axes of cars, propeller shaft tunnel, pedals, dashboards, elements of seats, steering wheels, elements of timer-distributors, air filters, wheel bands, oil sumps, elements and housings of the gearbox, framing of doors and sunroofs, and others, etc.Originality/value: Contemporary materials should possess high mechanical properties, physical and chemical, as well as technological ones, to ensure long and reliable use. The above mentioned requirements and expectations regarding the contemporary materials are met by the non-ferrous metals alloys used nowadays, including the magnesium alloys.

  9. Blood triggered corrosion of magnesium alloys

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    Intravascular stents manufactured out of bioabsorbable magnesium (Mg) or Mg-alloys are considered as auspicious candidates for the next stent generation. However, before clinical application numerous physical and biological tests, especially to predict the clinically highly important degradation kinetics in vivo, have to be performed. In a Chandler-Loop model, the initial degradation of eight different magnesium alloys during 6 h in contact with human whole blood was investigated. The magnesium release varied between 0.91 ± 0.33 mg/cm2 (MgAl9Zn1) and 2.57 ± 0.38 mg/cm2 (MgZn1). No correlation could be found with Mg release data obtained after immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF). This pilot study showed that Mg corrosion is highly influenced by the biological test environment (SBF or blood, etc.) and that a modified Chandler-Loop model with human whole blood may be superior to predict corrosion of Mg alloys under clinical conditions than the SBF models presently used.

  10. Effect of the addition CNTs on performance of CaP/chitosan/coating deposited on magnesium alloy by electrophoretic deposition.

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    Zhang, Jie; Wen, Zhaohui; Zhao, Meng; Li, Guozhong; Dai, Changsong

    2016-01-01

    CaP/chitosan/carbon nanotubes (CNTs) coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy was prepared via electrophoretic deposition (EPD) followed by conversion in a phosphate buffer solution (PBS). The bonding between the layer and the substrate was studied by an automatic scratch instrument. The phase compositions and microstructures of the composite coatings were determined by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The element concentration and gentamicin concentration were respectively determined by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) test and ultraviolet spectrophotometer (UV). The cell counting kit (CCK) assay was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of samples to SaOS-2 cells. The results showed that a few CNTs with their original tubular morphology could be found in the CaP/chitosan coating and they were beneficial for the crystal growth of phosphate and improvement of the coating bonding when the addition amount of CNTs in 500 ml of electrophoretic solution was from 0.05 g to 0.125 g. The loading amount of gentamicin increased and the releasing speed of gentamicin decreased after CNTs was added into the CaP/chitosan coating for immersion loading and EPD loading. The cell viability of Mg based CaP/chitosan/CNTs was higher than that of Mg based CaP/chitosan from 16 days to 90 days. PMID:26478396

  11. Corrosion of Magnesium-Aluminum Alloys with Al-11Si/SiC Thermal Spray Composite Coatings in Chloride Solution

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    Arrabal, R.; Pardo, A.; Merino, M. C.; Mohedano, M.; Casajús, P.; Matykina, E.

    2011-03-01

    Depositions of Al-11Si coatings reinforced with 5, 15, and 30 vol.% SiC particles (SiCp) were performed onto AZ31, AZ80, and AZ91D magnesium alloys. The influence of substrate composition and SiCp proportion on the anti-corrosion properties of composite coatings was evaluated using DC and AC electrochemical measurements in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution at 22 °C. The as-sprayed coatings were permeable to the saline solution, and galvanic corrosion occurred at the substrate/coating interface after immersion in the saline solution for a few hours. The addition of SiCp yielded coatings with higher porosity and less effectiveness against corrosion. The application of a cold-pressing post-treatment produced denser coatings with reduced surface roughness, improved hardness, and superior corrosion resistance. However, galvanic corrosion was observed after several days of immersion because of penetration of the 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution through the remaining pores in the coatings.

  12. Enhancements in Magnesium Die Casting Impact Properties

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    David Schwam; John F. Wallace; Yulong Zhu; Srinath Viswanathan; Shafik Iskander

    2000-06-30

    The need to produce lighter components in transportation equipment is the main driver in the increasing demand for magnesium castings. In many automotive applications, components can be made of magnesium or aluminum. While being lighter, often times the magnesium parts have lower impact and fatigue properties than the aluminum. The main objective of this study was to identify potential improvements in the impact resistance of magnesium alloys. The most common magnesium alloys in automotive applications are AZ91D, AM50 and AM60. Accordingly, these alloys were selected as the main candidates for the study. Experimental quantities of these alloys were melted in an electrical furnace under a protective atmosphere comprising sulfur hexafluoride, carbon dioxide and dry air. The alloys were cast both in a permanent mold and in a UBE 315 Ton squeeze caster. Extensive evaluation of tensile, impact and fatigue properties was conducted at CWRU on permanent mold and squeeze cast test bars of AZ91, AM60 and AM50. Ultimate tensile strength values between 20ksi and 30ksi were obtained. The respective elongations varied between 25 and 115. the Charpy V-notch impact strength varied between 1.6 ft-lb and 5 ft-lb depending on the alloy and processing conditions. Preliminary bending fatigue evaluation indicates a fatigue limit of 11-12 ksi for AM50 and AM60. This is about 0.4 of the UTS, typical for these alloys. The microstructures of the cast specimens were investigated with optical and scanning electron microscopy. Concomitantly, a study of the fracture toughness in AM60 was conducted at ORNL as part of the study. The results are in line with values published in the literature and are representative of current state of the art in casting magnesium alloys. The experimental results confirm the strong relationship between aluminum content of the alloys and the mechanical properties, in particular the impact strength and the elongation. As the aluminum content increases from about 5

  13. Research on the diffusion bonding of superplastic magnesium alloy

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    于彦东; 张凯锋; 蒋大鸣; 郑海荣; 王刚

    2002-01-01

    The elevated temperature tensile experiments have been carried out on the magnesium alloy and results indicate that the magnesium alloy has excellent superplastic property. Gleebe-1500 testing machine was used in the diffusion bonding experiment on the superplastic magnesium alloy. Then, the shear strength of the joints under different conditions is obtained through shear testing and the optimum processing parameters for the diffusion bonding are achieved. By metallurgical microscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM), it is revealed that the micromechanism of diffusion bonding is the slide of grain boundaries caused by the growth of grains and atom diffusion of the superplastic magnesium alloy.

  14. Surface microstructure and in vitro analysis of nanostructured akermanite (Ca2MgSi2O7) coating on biodegradable magnesium alloy for biomedical applications.

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    Razavi, Mehdi; Fathi, Mohammadhossein; Savabi, Omid; Hashemi Beni, Batoul; Vashaee, Daryoosh; Tayebi, Lobat

    2014-05-01

    Magnesium (Mg) alloys, owing to their biodegradability and good mechanical properties, have potential applications as biodegradable orthopedic implants. However, several poor properties including low corrosion resistance, mechanical stability and cytocompatibility have prevented their clinical application, as these properties may result in the sudden failure of the implants during the bone healing. In this research, nanostructured akermanite (Ca2MgSi2O7) powder was coated on the AZ91 Mg alloy through electrophoretic deposition (EPD) assisted micro arc oxidation (MAO) method to modify the properties of the alloy. The surface microstructure of coating, corrosion resistance, mechanical stability and cytocompatibility of the samples were characterized with different techniques including X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), electrochemical corrosion test, immersion test, compression test and cell culture test. The results showed that the nanostructured akermanite coating can improve the corrosion resistance, mechanical stability and cytocompatibility of the biodegradable Mg alloy making it a promising material to be used as biodegradable bone implants for orthopedic applications. PMID:24721316

  15. Corrosion resistance of Elektron 21 magnesium alloy

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    A. Kiełbus

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Elektron 21 magnesium alloy containing neodymium, gadolinium and zinc has high strength, good corrosion resistance and excellent castability. It is designed mainly for aerospace applications. The purpose of the investigation was to study the corrosion resistance of Elektron 21 magnesium alloy in as cast condition and after heat treatment in 3.5% NaCl saturated with Mg(OH2 solution.Design/methodology/approach: Solution treatment was performed at 525°C/8h/water, while ageing treatments at following conditions 250°C/4-96h/air. Immersion test was performed in 3.5% NaCl saturated with Mg(OH2 solution at room temperature. Specimens were placed in 3.5% NaCl solution for periods of time between one and 5 days. After immersion test, the microstructure and the appearances of the corroded structure were examined by optical microscopy (Olympus GX-70 and a scanning electron microscopy (Hitachi S3400.Findings: The corrosion rates of Elektron 21 alloy increased with increasing the exposure time and finally (after 5 days reached maximum value 0.092 mg/cm-2day-1. Solution treatment at 520°C for 8 h caused decrease in corrosion rate (0.072 mg cm-2 day-1 due to dissolving of intermetallic phase precipitates at matrix. Ageing at 200°C for 4h and 16h caused next decrease in corrosion rate to value 0.052 and 0,055 mg cm-2 day-1 respectively, while after ageing for 48h corrosion rate increase to value 0.067 mg cm-2 day-1, due to increase of volume fraction and size of β’ phase and precipitations of equilibrium β phase. It was also noticed that the longer time of ageing the higher corrosion rates were observed.Research limitations/implications: Future researches should include investigations of the influence of other environments on the corrosion resistance of Elektron 21 alloy.Practical implications: The improvement of corrosion resistance of Elektron 21 alloy can cause increase in it application in aerospace industry.Originality/value: The

  16. The Formablity of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy Sheet

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    WANG Lingyun; LU Zhiwen; ZHAO Yazhong; QIU Xiaogang

    2006-01-01

    The forming limit diagrams(FLD)of AZ31B magnesium alloy sheet were tested by means of the electro etching grid method based on the forming experiment of magnesium alloy sheet carried out with a BCS-30D sheet forming testing machine and the strain testing analysis made with an advanced ASAME automatic strain measuring system. Experiments show that, at room temperature, the mechanical properties and deep drawing performance of AZ31B cold-rolled magnesium alloy sheet were so poor that it failed to test the forming limit diagrams without an ideal forming and processing capacity, while the hot-rolled magnesium alloy sheet was of a little better plasticity and forming performance after testing its forming limit diagrams. It can be concluded that the testing of the forming limit curves (FLC)offers the theoretical foundation for the drawing of the deep drawing and forming process of magnesium alloy sheet.

  17. Twin-roll strip casting of magnesium alloys in China

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    2008-01-01

    The development status of twin-roll strip casting for magnesium alloys in China was summarized as well as the new progress when several kinds of twin-roll strip casting technologies were developed and used.Horizontal twin-roll casting (HTRC) of magnesium alloys has attracted much attention and has been industrialized in China.Vertical twin roll casting(VTRC) of the magnesium alloys can reach a speed of higher than 30 m/min and its research and development are just beginning and exhibit exciting potential.By comparing the process characteristics of the two technologies,the process stability of HTRC for the magnesium alloys is better,and the casting speed and the cooling rate of VTRC for the magnesium alloys are higher.The quality of the products by the two technologies needs to be improved and further investigated.

  18. Influence of electropulsing treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of cold-rolled Mg-9Al-1Zn alloy strip

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    Highlights: → EPT tremendously accelerated recrystallization of cold-rolled AZ91 alloy. → The extent of EPT induced recrystallization increased gradually with frequency. → EPT changed the tensile fracture behaviours of the AZ91 strip. → A mechanism for rapid recrystallization of the AZ91 alloy under EPT was proposed. - Abstract: Influences of electropulsing treatment (EPT) on microstructure and mechanical properties of cold-rolled Mg-9Al-1Zn alloy strip were studied. EPT was found to accelerate the recrystallization of cold-rolled Mg-9Al-1Zn alloy strip at a relatively low temperature, and obtain fine microstructure of quasi-single-phase-recrystallized grains. The EPT-induced microstructural changes weakened the intensity of the basal fiber texture, and increased elongation to failure remarkably with a decrease in tensile strength. Fracture surface analysis showed that transition from intergranular brittle facture to transgranular dimple fracture took place with an increase in frequency of EPT. The rapid recrystallization behaviour of the Mg-9Al-1Zn alloy strip under EPT was attributed to the enhancement of nucleation rate and atomic diffusion resulting from the coupling of the thermal and athermal effects. It is supposed that EPT can provide a highly efficient method for the intermediate-softening annealing of magnesium alloys sheet/strips.

  19. Influence of Magnesium Alloy Degradation on Undifferentiated Human Cells

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    Francesca Cecchinato; Nezha Ahmad Agha; Adela Helvia Martinez-Sanchez; Berengere Julie Christine Luthringer; Frank Feyerabend; Ryo Jimbo; Regine Willumeit-Römer; Ann Wennerberg

    2015-01-01

    Background Magnesium alloys are of particular interest in medical science since they provide compatible mechanical properties with those of the cortical bone and, depending on the alloying elements, they have the capability to tailor the degradation rate in physiological conditions, providing alternative bioresorbable materials for bone applications. The present study investigates the in vitro short-term response of human undifferentiated cells on three magnesium alloys and high-purity magnes...

  20. Microstructure and kinetics of hot deformation WE43 magnesium alloy

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    GAO Jiacheng; WANG Qiang; WANG Yong; LI Wei; NIU Wenjuan

    2008-01-01

    The effect of compression on the rnicrostructures and flow behavior of WE43 magnesium alloy was investigated in this article.The relationship between flow stress and strain rate was discussed.According to the empirical formula ε = Aσn exp(-Q/RT),the value of heat activation of WFA3 magnesium alloys is 297.15 kJ/mol.A mechanism of deformation softening of WEA3 alloy in testing hot deformation was identified to be dynamic recrystallization.

  1. On the precipitation of magnesium silicide in irradiated aluminum-magnesium alloys

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    Thermal neutron irradiation of aluminium or its alloys causes the production of silicon by transmutation. In aluminium-magnesium alloys, the transmutation-produced silicon reacts with magnesium and forms small precipitates. The precipitation in irradiated Al-Mg alloys is similar to the early stage of aging in thermally treated Al-Mg-Si alloys. This study evidences the simultaneous generation of two crystallographically different precipitate types. On the basis of electron diffraction patterns, unit cell parameters are derived and compared with structures found in thermally aged alloys. One of the two precipitate types has an Mg2Si composition, while the other is an Al-Si-Mg intermetallic compound with high aluminium and silicon but low magnesium content. The formation of magnesium poor precipitates is important since it indicates that the threshold neutron fluence for grain boundary precipitation of silicon may be much higher than estimated in the past

  2. Size Effect on Magnesium Alloy Castings

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    Li, Zhenming; Wang, Qigui; Luo, Alan A.; Zhang, Peng; Peng, Liming

    2016-06-01

    The effect of grain size on tensile and fatigue properties has been investigated in cast Mg alloys of Mg-2.98Nd-0.19Zn (1530 μm) and Mg-2.99Nd-0.2Zn-0.51Zr (41 μm). The difference between RB and push-pull fatigue testing was also evaluated in both alloys. The NZ30K05-T6 alloy shows much better tensile strengths (increased by 246 pct in YS and 159 pct in UTS) and fatigue strength (improved by ~80 pct) in comparison with NZ30-T6 alloy. RB fatigue testing results in higher fatigue strength compared with push-pull fatigue testing, mainly due to the stress/strain gradient in the RB specimen cross section. The material with coarse grains could be hardened more in the cyclic loading condition than in the monotonic loading condition, corresponding to the lower σ f and the higher σ f/ σ b or σ f/ σ 0.2 ratio compared to the materials with fine grains. The fatigue crack initiation sites and failure mechanism are mainly determined by the applied stress/strain amplitude. In LCF, fatigue failure mainly originates from the PSBs within the surface or subsurface grains of the samples. In HCF, cyclic deformation and damage irreversibly caused by environment-assisted cyclic slip is the crucial factor to influence the fatigue crack. The Coffin-Manson law and Basquin equation, and the developed MSF models and fatigue strength models can be used to predict fatigue lives and fatigue strengths of cast magnesium alloys.

  3. The effect of different content of Al, RE and Si element on the microstructure, mechanical and creep properties of Mg-Al alloys

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    The effect of Al content and Si addition on the microstructural and creep properties of Mg-Al-RE alloys was investigated in this study. The steady state creep rates were specified and it was found that the creep behavior of the alloy, which is dependent on the stability of the near grain boundary microstructure, was improved by the RE and Si addition. For the AZ91 alloy, the results indicate a mixed mode of creep behavior, with some grain boundary effects contributing to the overall behavior. However for the RE and Si added samples, sliding of grain boundaries was greatly suppressed and the dislocation climb controlled creep was the dominant deformation mechanism. Analysis of creep rates also showed that the Si addition resulted in formation of Mg2Si particles (in Chinese Script form) which have a high thermal stability. After Si addition the steady state creep rates were decreased and the creep resistance was improved. This was due to formation of Mg2Si particles which change the deformation mechanism at elevated temperatures. Addition of cerium rich misch metal to AZ91 alloy resulted in formation of needle shape particles, which also had a very high thermal stability, providing increased creep resistance and superior mechanical properties compared to AZ91 magnesium alloy. As a result, the grain boundaries were less susceptible for grain boundary sliding at high temperatures. By decreasing the Al content of the alloy having 2 wt.% RE from 9 to 4 wt.%, the steady state creep rate was also decreased compared to AZ91 + 2% RE alloy. The fracture mechanism was also investigated and it was observed that although the Si addition improves the creep resistance, it can make the alloy brittle at ambient temperature.

  4. Multi-functional magnesium alloys containing interstitial oxygen atoms

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    Kang, H.; Choi, H. J.; Kang, S. W.; Shin, S. E.; Choi, G. S.; Bae, D. H.

    2016-03-01

    A new class of magnesium alloys has been developed by dissolving large amounts of oxygen atoms into a magnesium lattice (Mg-O alloys). The oxygen atoms are supplied by decomposing titanium dioxide nanoparticles in a magnesium melt at 720 °C the titanium is then completely separated out from the magnesium melt after solidification. The dissolved oxygen atoms are located at the octahedral sites of magnesium, which expand the magnesium lattice. These alloys possess ionic and metallic bonding characteristics, providing outstanding mechanical and functional properties. A Mg-O-Al casting alloy made in this fashion shows superior mechanical performance, chemical resistance to corrosion, and thermal conductivity. Furthermore, a similar Mg-O-Zn wrought alloy shows high elongation to failure (>50%) at room temperature, because the alloy plastically deforms with only multiple slips in the sub-micrometer grains (<300 nm) surrounding the larger grains (~15 μm). The metal/non-metal interstitial alloys are expected to open a new paradigm in commercial alloy design.

  5. Direct-reading spectrochemical analysis of magnesium alloys

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    A Quantometer has been applied to the determination of aluminum, berylium, calcium, iron, silicon and zinc in magnesium alloys Magnox, after the conversion of the samples to the oxide. For the aluminum, whose concentration is relatively high, the conducting briquets technique with an interrupted discharge is employed, using the magnesium as the internal standard. For the other elements a total burning method with direct current arc is employed, using also the magnesium as the internal standard. (Author) 7 refs

  6. The role of magnesium in the electrochemical behaviour of 5XXX aluminium-magnesium alloys

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    Flores Ramirez, J.R.

    2006-01-01

    An investigation concerning the effects of magnesium on the intergranular corrosion susceptibility of AA5XXX aluminium alloys was carried out. In the present work, magnesium is found to be highly mobile in the bulk metal as well as in the aluminium oxide. This mobility is also found to be dependent

  7. A novel electroless silver depositing method for magnesium alloys

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    ZHAO Hui; CUI Jian-zhong

    2006-01-01

    Depositing silver on magnesium alloy by both electroless plating and organic coatings was studied. The organic coating was made by immersing samples in organosilicon heat-resisting varnish. In this method the organic coating acts as interlayer between the substrate and silver film. When the reaction starts, silver deposits directly on the interlayer. X-ray diffraction and SEM analysis were used to determine the composition and morphology of the interlayer and silver film. The potentiodynamic polarization curves for corrosion studies of coated magnesium alloys were performed in a corrosive environment of 3.5% NaCl(mass fraction) at neutral pH (6.9). The results indicate that compared with the substrate, the corrosion resistance of coated magnesium alloys increases greatly. Moreover, the method proposed in this work is environmentally friendly, non-toxic chemicals were used. In addition, it provides a new concept for the corrosion inhibition of magnesium alloys.

  8. Casting Porosity-Free Grain Refined Magnesium Alloys

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    Schwam, David [Case Western Reserve University

    2013-08-12

    The objective of this project was to identify the root causes for micro-porosity in magnesium alloy castings and recommend remedies that can be implemented in production. The findings confirm the key role played by utilizing optimal gating and risering practices in minimizing porosity in magnesium castings. 

  9. Applicability of existing magnesium alloys as biomedical implant materials

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    Erinc, M.; Sillekens, W.H.; Mannens, R.G.T.M.; Werkhoven, R.J.

    2009-01-01

    Being biocompatible and biodegradable, magnesium alloys are considered as the new generation biomedical implant materials, such as for stents, bone fixtures, plates and screws. A major drawback is the poor chemical stability of metallic magnesium; it corrodes at a pace that is too high for most pros

  10. Al-TiH2 Composite Foams Magnesium Alloy

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    Prasada Rao, A. K.; Oh, Y. S.; Ain, W. Q.; A, Azhari; Basri, S. N.; Kim, N. J.

    2016-02-01

    The work presented here in describes the synthesis of aluminum based titanium-hydride particulate composite by casting method and its foaming behavior of magnesium alloy. Results obtained indicate that the Al-10TiH2 composite can be synthesized successfully by casting method. Further, results also reveal that closed-cell magnesium alloy foam can be synthesized by using Al-10TiH2 composite as a foaming agent.

  11. Mechanical properties and potential applications of magnesium alloys

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    I.M.Baghni; WU Yin-shun(吴荫顺); LI Jiu-qing(李久青); DU Cui-wei(杜翠薇); ZHANG Wei(张巍)

    2003-01-01

    Magnesium alloys,having high specific strength,with a density only 2/3 of that of aluminum and 1/4 of carbon steels,have become ideal materials for low mass applications such as automobiles and electronic devices.It was dealt with the state of the art in developing cost effective,low mass,high ductility and high creep resistance magnesium alloys that are suitable for structures and power train applications.

  12. Effects of segregation of primary alloying elements on the creep response in magnesium alloys

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    Huang, Y.D.; Dieringa, H.; Hort, N.; Leil, T.A.; Kainer, K.U.; Liu, Yi-Lin

    2008-01-01

    The segregation of primary alloying elements deteriorates the high temperature creep resistance of magnesium alloys. Annealing at high temperatures alleviating their segregations can improve the creep resistance. Present investigation on the effect of segregation of primary alloying elements on the...... creep response may provide some useful information about how to improve the creep resistance of magnesium alloys in the future. (c) 2008 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved....

  13. Research of Plasma Spraying Process on Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy

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    Patricija Kavaliauskaitė

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The article examines plasma sprayed 95Ni-5Al coatings on alu-minum-magnesium (Mg ≈ 2,6‒3,6 % alloy substrate. Alumi-num-magnesium samples prior spraying were prepared with mechanical treatment (blasting with Al2O3. 95Ni-5Al coatings on aluminum-magnesium alloys were sprayed with different parameters of process and coating‘s thickness, porosity, micro-hardness and microstructure were evaluated. Also numerical simulations in electric and magnetic phenomena of plasma spray-ing were carried out.

  14. Hydrogenations of alloys and intermetallic compounds of magnesium

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    A kinetic and thermodynamic study of the hydrogenation of alloys and intermetallic compounds of magnesium is presented. It was established that the addition of elements of the IIIA group (Al, Ga, In) to magnesium catalyses its hydrogenation. This is explained by the mechanism of diffusion of magnesium cation vacancies. The hydride Mg2NiH4 was characterized by thermal analysis, x-ray diffraction and NMR measurements. The possibility of forming pseudo-binary compounds of Mg2Ni by the substitution of nickel or magnesium was examined. The hydrogenation of the inter-metallic compounds of the Mg-Al system was investigated. It was found that the addition of indium and nickel affected the hydrogenation kinetics. A preliminary study of the hydrogenation of various binary and ternary alloys of magnesium was carried out. (Author)

  15. Local reinforcement of magnesium components by friction processing. Determination of bonding mechanisms and assessment of joint properties

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    Pinheiro, G.A. [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. fuer Materialforschung

    2008-07-01

    powered friction welding machine, originally designed and built as a portable stud welding unit, delivering up to 40 kN welding force and 8000 rpm. All welds were monitored, analysed and evaluated using a purpose-built data recording system. AZ91, AE42 and MRI230D magnesium grades were used in the experimental programme. The results obtained in the course of this study have shown the feasibility of FHPP to produce high strength welds with mechanical properties comparable to those of the base material. Defects, such as porosity or lack of bonding, were not observed. Furthermore, the welding pressure rather than the upsetting was found to have a major influence in the final weldment. The influence of process parameters on heat generation and bonding quality is similar to that known from rotational friction welding. It could be demonstrated that for dissimilar MRI230D to AZ91D and for similar AZ91D to AZ91D welds, the consumable member is fully plasticised across the bore of the hole and throughout the thickness of the workpiece. However, for AE42 to AZ91D welds, the stud was not completely plasticised across the bore of the hole and significant microstructural changes were restricted to a narrow area around the bonding line. Hardness profiles indicate a substantial reduction in scattering, as soon as the stud material is reached. Hardening or softening phenomena were not observed. Transverse tensile and pull-out testing confirmed the feasibility of the process to produce high strength welds, with failures taking place outside the welded area in most of the cases. Joint performance, in terms of creep and bolt load retention, was also tested and showed promising results. Although creep properties were demonstrated to be inferior within the extruded material, in comparison with the base materials (BM), the creep resistances of reinforced samples were always superior to those of purely unreinforced AZ91D-T6. The strength of the reinforced joint in both tensile and compressive

  16. Structure evolution of AZ61 magnesium alloy in SIMA process

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    YAN Hong; ZHANG Fa-yun; JIE Xiao-ping

    2005-01-01

    The effect of prior compressive deformation, isothermal temperature and holding time on the structure of AZ61 magnesium alloy fabricated by strain-induced melt activation(SIMA) processing was investigated. The specimens were subjected under deformation ratios of 0%, 22% and 40% and various heat treatment time and temperature regions. The results indicate that the ideal technological parameters of semi-solid AZ61 alloy produced with non-dendrites are recommended as 22% (prior compressive deformation), 595 ℃ (heat treatment temperature) and 40 min(time). The as-cast AZ61 magnesium alloy isn't fit for semi-solid forming.

  17. Hydrogen storage systems from waste Mg alloys

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    Pistidda, C.; Bergemann, N.; Wurr, J.; Rzeszutek, A.; Møller, K. T.; Hansen, B. R. S.; Garroni, S.; Horstmann, C.; Milanese, C.; Girella, A.; Metz, O.; Taube, K.; Jensen, T. R.; Thomas, D.; Liermann, H. P.; Klassen, T.; Dornheim, M.

    2014-12-01

    The production cost of materials for hydrogen storage is one of the major issues to be addressed in order to consider them suitable for large scale applications. In the last decades several authors reported on the hydrogen sorption properties of Mg and Mg-based systems. In this work magnesium industrial wastes of AZ91 alloy and Mg-10 wt.% Gd alloy are used for the production of hydrogen storage materials. The hydrogen sorption properties of the alloys were investigated by means of volumetric technique, in situ synchrotron radiation powder X-ray diffraction (SR-PXD) and calorimetric methods. The measured reversible hydrogen storage capacity for the alloys AZ91 and Mg-10 wt.% Gd are 4.2 and 5.8 wt.%, respectively. For the Mg-10 wt.% Gd alloy, the hydrogenated product was also successfully used as starting reactant for the synthesis of Mg(NH2)2 and as MgH2 substitute in the Reactive Hydride Composite (RHC) 2LiBH4 + MgH2. The results of this work demonstrate the concrete possibility to use Mg alloy wastes for hydrogen storage purposes.

  18. Fracture analysis of selected magnesium alloys after different testing methods

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    L. Cížek

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is to extend a complex evaluation of magnesium alloys which requires very often knowledge mechanical properties. These properties are connected with microstructure that is influenced by metallurgical and technological factors and conditions of exploitation. Very important information for design and exploitation of these alloys is knowledge of fracture characteristics.Design/methodology/approach: Testing methods used magnesium alloys were based on tensile test and torsion test. The methods of the light microscopy and SEM for metallographic and fracture analyses of alloys after testing were used.Findings: Objective of this work consisted in determination of changes of mechanical properties and fracture characteristics of magnesium alloy in dependence on testing methods. Mg-Al alloy with graduate aluminium content as cast state and after heat treatment was used. It was confirmed that during heating at chosen temperatures there occurs partial dissolution of minority phases.Research limitations/implications: According to the alloys characteristic, the applied cooling rate and alloy additions seems to be a good compromise for mechanical properties and microstructures, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates and parameters of solution treatment process and aging process.Practical implications: The results may be utilized for a relation between plastic and strength properties of the investigated material in process of research and manufacturingOriginality/value: These results contribute to complex evaluation of properties magnesium alloys namely for explanation of fracture mechanism in changing condition of testing and exploitation. The results of this paper are determined for research workers deal by development new exploitations of magnesium alloys.

  19. Facile and fast fabrication of superhydrophobic surface on magnesium alloy

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    Wang, Zhongwei; Li, Qing; She, Zuxin; Chen, Funan; Li, Longqin; Zhang, Xiaoxu; Zhang, Peng

    2013-04-01

    Superhydrophobic surface has many special functions and is widely investigated by researchers. Magnesium alloy is one of the lightest metal materials among the practice metals. It plays an important role in automobile, airplane and digital product for reducing devices weight. But due to the low standard potential, magnesium alloy has a high chemical activity and easily be corroded. That seriously impedes the application of magnesium alloy. In the process of fabrication a superhydrophobic surface on magnesium alloy, there are two ineluctable problems that must be solved: (1) high chemical activity and (2) the chemical activity is inhomogeneous on surface. In this study, we solved those problems by using the two characters to gain a rough surface on magnesium alloy and obtained a superhydrophobic surface after following modification process. The results show that the as-prepared superhydrophobic surface has obvious anti-corrosion effect in typically corrosive solution and naturally humid air. The delay-icing and self-cleaning effects are also investigated. The presented method is low-cost, fast and has great potential value in large-scale industry production.

  20. Biodegradation of Secondary Phase Particles in Magnesium Alloys: A Critical Review

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    Kannan, M. Bobby [James Cook University, Townsville (Australia)

    2016-04-15

    Magnesium alloys have been extensively studied in recent years for potential biodegradable implant applications. A great deal of work has been done on the evaluation of the corrosion behaviour of magnesium alloys under in vitro and in vivo conditions. However, magnesium alloys, in general, contain secondary phase particles distributed in the matrix and/or along the grain boundaries. Owing to their difference in chemistry in comparison with magnesium matrix, these particles may exhibit different corrosion behaviour. It is essential to understand the corrosion behaviour of secondary phase particles in magnesium alloys in physiological conditions for implant applications. This paper critically reviews the biodegradation behaviour of secondary phase particles in magnesium alloys.

  1. Inverter DC resistance spot welding of magnesium alloy AZ31

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    Hwang, I. S.; D. C. Kim; Kang, M. J.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The welding lobes of AC resistance spot welding and inverter DC resistance spot welding for the magnesium alloy sheet AZ31 were compared and analyzed.Design/methodology/approach: Using the welding lobe in terms of electrode force, weld time, and weld current which are process variables of the resistance spot welding, optimal welding conditions were determined. The lower limit of the range of the optimal welding condition was decided by minimum shear tension strength for the magnesium...

  2. Preliminary study of biodegradation of AZ31B magnesium alloy

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    REN Yibin; HUANG Jingjing; ZHANG Bingchun; YANG Ke

    2007-01-01

    Magnesium alloys are potential to be developed as a new type of biodegradable implant material by use of their active corrosion behavior.Both in vitro and in vivo biodegradation properties of an AZ31B magnesium alloy were investigated in this work.The results showed that AZ31B alloy has a proper degradation rate and much lower hydrogen release in Hank's solution,with a degradation rate of about 0.3 mm/year and hydrogen release below 0.15mL/cm2.The animal implantation test showed that the AZ31B alloy could slowly biodegrade in femur of the rabbit and form calcium phosphate around the alloy sample,with the Ca/P ratio close to the natural bone.

  3. Microstructural evolvement of wrought magnesium alloy sheet during heat treatment

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    2003-01-01

    Magnesium alloy is the lightest structural metal material. As its ductility is usually limited because of its hexagonal closest packing (hcp) structure, it is significant to improve its forming performance. The primary way to achieve this goal is by grain refinement. This study explores new ways of grain refinement for cold-rolled sheet of magnesium alloy AZ31B by probing into its structural evolvement in heat treatment. It is found that recrystallization mostly takes place in the cold-rolled sheet in heattreatment, and refined and equiaxial recrystallization grains with an average diameter of (14 to 15) μm can be obtained by heattreatment at 260 °C for (60 to 90) min, which is an effective method to obtain refined symmetrical grains of magnesium alloy by heat treatment at a lower recrystallization temperature after cold-rolling.

  4. Temperature Dependent Constitutive Modeling for Magnesium Alloy Sheet

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    Magnesium alloys have been increasingly used in automotive and electronic industries because of their excellent strength to weight ratio and EMI shielding properties. However, magnesium alloys have low formability at room temperature due to their unique mechanical behavior (twinning and untwining), prompting for forming at an elevated temperature. In this study, a temperature dependent constitutive model for magnesium alloy (AZ31B) sheet is developed. A hardening law based on non linear kinematic hardening model is used to consider Bauschinger effect properly. Material parameters are determined from a series of uni-axial cyclic experiments (T-C-T or C-T-C) with the temperature ranging 150-250 deg. C. The influence of temperature on the constitutive equation is introduced by the material parameters assumed to be functions of temperature. Fitting process of the assumed model to measured data is presented and the results are compared.

  5. Influence of Magnesium Alloy Degradation on Undifferentiated Human Cells.

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    Francesca Cecchinato

    Full Text Available Magnesium alloys are of particular interest in medical science since they provide compatible mechanical properties with those of the cortical bone and, depending on the alloying elements, they have the capability to tailor the degradation rate in physiological conditions, providing alternative bioresorbable materials for bone applications. The present study investigates the in vitro short-term response of human undifferentiated cells on three magnesium alloys and high-purity magnesium (Mg.The degradation parameters of magnesium-silver (Mg2Ag, magnesium-gadolinium (Mg10Gd and magnesium-rare-earth (Mg4Y3RE alloys were analysed after 1, 2, and 3 days of incubation in cell culture medium under cell culture condition. Changes in cell viability and cell adhesion were evaluated by culturing human umbilical cord perivascular cells on corroded Mg materials to examine how the degradation influences the cellular development.The pH and osmolality of the medium increased with increasing degradation rate and it was found to be most pronounced for Mg4Y3RE alloy. The biological observations showed that HUCPV exhibited a more homogeneous cell growth on Mg alloys compared to high-purity Mg, where they showed a clustered morphology. Moreover, cells exhibited a slightly higher density on Mg2Ag and Mg10Gd in comparison to Mg4Y3RE, due to the lower alkalinisation and osmolality of the incubation medium. However, cells grown on Mg10Gd and Mg4Y3RE generated more developed and healthy cellular structures that allowed them to better adhere to the surface. This can be attributable to a more stable and homogeneous degradation of the outer surface with respect to the incubation time.

  6. Influence of Magnesium Alloy Degradation on Undifferentiated Human Cells

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    Martinez-Sanchez, Adela Helvia; Luthringer, Berengere Julie Christine; Feyerabend, Frank; Jimbo, Ryo; Willumeit-Römer, Regine; Wennerberg, Ann

    2015-01-01

    Background Magnesium alloys are of particular interest in medical science since they provide compatible mechanical properties with those of the cortical bone and, depending on the alloying elements, they have the capability to tailor the degradation rate in physiological conditions, providing alternative bioresorbable materials for bone applications. The present study investigates the in vitro short-term response of human undifferentiated cells on three magnesium alloys and high-purity magnesium (Mg). Materials and Methods The degradation parameters of magnesium-silver (Mg2Ag), magnesium-gadolinium (Mg10Gd) and magnesium-rare-earth (Mg4Y3RE) alloys were analysed after 1, 2, and 3 days of incubation in cell culture medium under cell culture condition. Changes in cell viability and cell adhesion were evaluated by culturing human umbilical cord perivascular cells on corroded Mg materials to examine how the degradation influences the cellular development. Results and Conclusions The pH and osmolality of the medium increased with increasing degradation rate and it was found to be most pronounced for Mg4Y3RE alloy. The biological observations showed that HUCPV exhibited a more homogeneous cell growth on Mg alloys compared to high-purity Mg, where they showed a clustered morphology. Moreover, cells exhibited a slightly higher density on Mg2Ag and Mg10Gd in comparison to Mg4Y3RE, due to the lower alkalinisation and osmolality of the incubation medium. However, cells grown on Mg10Gd and Mg4Y3RE generated more developed and healthy cellular structures that allowed them to better adhere to the surface. This can be attributable to a more stable and homogeneous degradation of the outer surface with respect to the incubation time. PMID:26600388

  7. In vitro and in vivo studies on biodegradable magnesium alloy

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    Lida Hou

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The microstructure, mechanical property, electrochemical behavior and biocompatibility of magnesium alloy (BioDe MSM™ were studied in the present work. The experimental results demonstrated that grain refining induced by extrusion improves the alloy strength significantly from 162 MPa for the as-cast alloy to 241 MPa for the as-extruded one. The anticorrosion properties of the as-extruded alloy also increased. Furthermore, the hemolysis ratio was decreased from 4.7% for the as-cast alloy to 2.9% for the as-extruded one, both below 5%. BioDe MSM™ alloy shows good biocompatibility after being implanted into the dorsal muscle and the femoral shaft of the New Zealand rabbit, respectively, and there are no abnormalities after short-term implantation. In vivo observation indicated that the corrosion rate of this alloy varies with different implantation positions, with higher degradation rate in the femur than in the muscle.

  8. Microstructure of AM50 die casting magnesium alloy

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    A. Kiełbus

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: AM50 magnesium alloy allows high-energy absorption and elongation at high strength and has goodcastability. It contains aluminum and manganese. Typically, it is used in automotive industry for steering wheels,dashboards and seat frames. The aim of this paper is to present the results of investigations on the microstructureof the AM50 magnesium alloy in an ingot condition and after hot chamber die casting.Design/methodology/approach: Die casting was carried out on 280 tone locking force hot-chamber die castingmachine. For the microstructure observation, a Olympus GX+70 metallographic microscope and a HITACHIS-3400N scanning electron microscope with a Thermo Noran EDS spectrometer equipped with SYSTEM SIXwere used.Findings: Based on the investigation carried out it was found that the AM50 magnesium alloy in as ingotcondition is characterized by a solid solution structure a with partially divorced eutectic (a + Mg17Al12 andprecipitates of Mn5Al8 phase. After hot chamber die casting is characterized by a solid solution structure awith fully divorced eutectic a + Mg17Al12. Moreover, the occurrence of Mn5Al8 phase and some shrinkageporosity has been proved.Research limitations/implications: Future researches should contain investigations of the influence of the diecasting process parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AM50 magnesium.Practical implications: AM50 magnesium alloy can be cast with cold- and hot-chamber die casting machine.Results of investigation may be useful for preparing die casting technology of this alloy.Originality/value: The results of the researches make up a basis for the investigations of new magnesium alloysfor hot chamber die casting with addition of RE elements designed to exploitation in temperature to 175°C.

  9. Microstructure of MCMgAl12Zn1 magnesium alloy

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    Dobrzański L. A.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper is presented the structure of the cast magnesium alloys as cast state and after heat treatment cooled with different cooling rate, depending on the cooling medium (furnace, water, air. For investigations samples in shape of 250x150x25 mm plates were used. The structure have been study in the light microscope, scanning electron microscope equipped with an electron back scattering facility. The effects of the addition of Al on the microstructure were also studied. In the analysed alloys a structure of α solid solution and fragile phase β(Mg17Al12 occurred mainly on grain borders as well as eutectic and phase with Mn, Fe and Si. Investigation are carried out for the reason of chemical composition influence and precipitation processes influence to the structure and mechanical properties of the magnesium cast alloys with different chemical composition in as cast alloys and after heat treatment.

  10. In vivo study of degradable magnesium and magnesium alloy as bone implant

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    HUANG Jingjing; REN Yibin; JIANG Yue; ZHANG Bingchun; YANG Ke

    2007-01-01

    In order to investigate the in vivo behavior of pure magnesium and AZ31B and the influence of mineralization induction ability,sample rods were implanted intramedullary into the femora of rabbits.After one and nine weeks,six animals from each group were sacrificed,respectively.Undecalcified cross-sections of implant were performed to observe bone-implant by scanning electron microscopy (SEM)and energy dispersive spectromicroscopy(EDS).The SEM/EDS evaluation showed that there is a thin layer of bone around magnesium and its alloy after nine-week implantation.The results further showed that the aluminum-zinc containing magnesium alloys AZ31B provided a slower degradation rate in vivo than the pure magnesium.At the locations where magnesium was resorbed,the deposition of new bone was found.The results indicate that magnesium is biocompatible,osteo-conductive and is a potential material for use as a degradable bone implant.

  11. Hot Deformation Kinetics of Magnesium Alloy AZ31

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    WANG Lingyun; HUANG Guangjie; FAN Yonge; LU Zhiwen; PAN Fusheng

    2006-01-01

    The flow stress at elevated temperatures for magnesium alloy AZ31 was studied using isothermal compression testing. The effect of deformation parameters on the flow stress was studied as well. The kinetics of elevated temperature deformation was expressed by means of some empirical rate equations. The activation parameter has been calculated. A mechanism for the dynamic softening of AZ31 alloy in a hot deformation experiment was identified to be the dynamic recrystallization.

  12. Metal Injection Molding (MIM) of Magnesium and Its Alloys

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    Martin Wolff; Johannes G. Schaper; Marc René Suckert; Michael Dahms; Frank Feyerabend; Thomas Ebel; Regine Willumeit-Römer; Thomas Klassen

    2016-01-01

    Current research has highlighted that magnesium and its alloys as biodegradable material are highly suitable for biomedical applications. The new material fully degrades into nontoxic elements and offers material properties matching those of human bone tissue. As biomedical implants are rather small and complex in shape, the metal injection molding (MIM) technique seems to be well suited for the near net shape mass production of such parts. Furthermore, MIM of Mg-alloys is of high interest in...

  13. Influence of Al addition on structure of magnesium casting alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the following paper there have been the structure and properties of the MCMgAl9Zn1 magnesium cast alloy as-cast state and after a heat treatment presented.Design/methodology/approach: A casting cycle of alloys has been carried out in an induction crucible furnace using a protective salt bath Flux 12 equipped with two ceramic filters at the melting temperature of 750±10ºC, suitable for the manufactured material. The following results concern transmission and scanning microscopy, X-ray qualitative and quantitative microanalysis.Findings: The analysis of the thin foils after the ageing process has confirmed that the structure of the magnesium cast alloy consists of the solid solution α – Mg (matrix of the secondary phase β – Mg17Al12 evenly located in the structure. The structure creates agglomerates in the form of needle precipitations, partially coherent with the matrix placed mostly at the grain boundaries.Research limitations/implications: According to the alloys characteristic, the applied cooling rate and alloy additions seems to be a good compromise for mechanical properties and microstructures, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates and parameters of solution treatment process and aging process.Practical implications: A desire to create as light vehicle constructions as possible and connected with it low fuel consumption have made it possible to make use of magnesium alloys as a constructional material in automotive industry.Originality/value: The undertaken examinations aim at defining the influence of a chemical composition and precipitation processes on the structure and casting magnesium alloy properties in its as-cast state and after heat treatment with a different content of alloy components.

  14. Mechanical properties and structure of magnesium alloy AS31

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    A. Hanus

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Contemporary materials should possess high mechanical properties, physical and chemical, as well as technological ones, to ensure long and reliable use. The non-ferrous metals alloys used nowadays, including the magnesium alloys, meet the above-mentioned requirements and expectations regarding the contemporary materials.Magnesium alloys are primarily used in aeronautical and automobile industry in wide variety of structural characteristics because of their favorable combination of tensile strength (160 to 365 MPa, elastic modulus (45 GPa, and low density (1 740 kg/m3, which is two-thirds that of aluminum. Magnesium alloys have high strength-to-weight ratio (tensile strength/density, comparable to those of other structural metals. [1-6]Knowledge of the relaxation properties of metal materials at high temperatures is necessary for the verification of susceptibility of castings to the creation of defects during the production process. Temperature limits of materials where highest tension values are generated may be detected with tensile tests under high temperatures. The generated tensions in the casting are a cause of the creation and development of defects. At acoustic emission (hereinafter called the "AE" use, tensile tests at high temperatures may, among other things, be used for analysis of the AE signal sources and set, in more detail, the temperature limit of elastic-plastic deformations existence in the material under examination. The results of the temperature drop where tension at casting cooling is generated or its release at heating are basic data for controlled cooling mode (and temperature of casting knocking out of the form as well as necessary for the thermal mode for the casting tension reduction. [7-9]Knowledge of elastic-plastic properties at elevated temperatures is often important for complex evaluation of magnesium alloys. Objective of the work was focused on determination of changes of elastic-plastic properties of magnesium

  15. Nanomechanical analysis of AZ31 magnesium alloy and pure magnesium correlated with crystallographic orientation

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    Bočan, Jiří; Maňák, Jan; Jäger, Aleš

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 644, Sep (2015), s. 114-120. ISSN 0921-5093 R&D Projects: GA ČR GBP108/12/G043 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : EBSD * electron microscopy * hardness measurement * magnesium alloy s * mechanical characterization * nanoindentation Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.567, year: 2014

  16. Biodegradation and Mechanical Integrity of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys Suitable for Implants

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    González, S.; Pellicer, E.; Suriñach, S.; Baró, M. D.; Sort, J.

    2013-01-01

    This book chapter deals with the fundamental aspects of corrosion of magnesium based alloys in bodily fluids and reviews the various techniques that can be used to tune their degradation rate. The time-dependent evolution of their mechanical properties during the biodegradation process is also outlined.

  17. Development of biodegradable magnesium alloy stents with coating

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    Lorenza Petrini

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Biodegradable stents are attracting the attention of many researchers in biomedical and materials research fields since they can absolve their specific function for the expected period of time and then gradually disappear. This feature allows avoiding the risk of long-term complications such as restenosis or mechanical instability of the device when the vessel grows in size in pediatric patients. Up to now biodegradable stents made of polymers or magnesium alloys have been proposed. However, both the solutions have limitations. The polymers have low mechanical properties, which lead to devices that cannot withstand the natural contraction of the blood vessel: the restenosis appears just after the implant, and can be ascribed to the compliance of the stent. The magnesium alloys have much higher mechanical properties, but they dissolve too fast in the human body. In this work we present some results of an ongoing study aiming to the development of biodegradable stents made of a magnesium alloy that is coated with a polymer having a high corrosion resistance. The mechanical action on the blood vessel is given by the magnesium stent for the desired period, being the stent protected against fast corrosion by the coating. The coating will dissolve in a longer term, thus delaying the exposition of the magnesium stent to the corrosive environment. We dealt with the problem exploiting the potentialities of a combined approach of experimental and computational methods (both standard and ad-hoc developed for designing magnesium alloy, coating and scaffold geometry from different points of views. Our study required the following steps: i selection of a Mg alloy suitable for stent production, having sufficient strength and elongation capability; ii computational optimization of the stent geometry to minimize stress and strain after stent deployment, improve scaffolding ability and corrosion resistance; iii development of a numerical model for studying stent

  18. Structure changes and mechanical properties of laser alloyed magnesium cast alloys

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    W. Kwaśny

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this work was to investigate structure and mechanical properties of the MCMgAl12Zn1 casting magnesium alloys after laser treatment. The laser treatment was carried out using a high power diode laser (HPDL.Design/methodology/approach: The laser processing of TiC, WC, SiC particles in MCMgAl12Zn1 and the resulted microstructures and properties are discussed in this paper. The resulting microstructure in the modified surface layer was examined. Phase composition was determined by the X-ray diffraction method using XPert device. The measurements of hardness after laser melt injection was also studied.Findings: Structure of the solidyifying material after laser alloying is characteristic with occurrences of areas with the diversified morphology, dependent on solidification rate of the magnesium alloys, is characteristic of structure of the solidified material after laser alloying. The MCMgAl12Zn1 casting magnesium alloys after laser alloying demonstrate similar hardness tests results, in reference to hardness of the alloys before their laser treatment.Research limitations/implications: In this research three powders (titanium carbide, tungsten carbide and silicon carbide were used to reinforcing the surface of the MCMgAl12Zn1 casting magnesium alloys.Practical implications: High power diode laser can be used as an economical substitute for CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers to modify the surface magnesium alloy by feeding the carbide particles.Originality/value: The originality of this work is applying of High Power Diode Laser for laser treatment of cast magnesium alloy consisting in fusion penetration of the hard particles of titanium, tungsten, and silicon carbides into the remelted surface layer of the alloy.

  19. Microstructure 2007of WE43 casting magnesium alloy

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    A. Kiełbus

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: WE43 is a high-strength magnesium alloy characterized by good mechanical properties both at an ambient and elevated temperature (up to 300°C. It contains mainly yttrium and neodymium. The aim of this paper is to present the results of research on the microstructure of the WE43 magnesium alloy in an as-cast condition.Design/methodology/approach: For the microstructure observation, a Reichert metallographic microscope MeF2 and a HITACHI S-3400N scanning electron microscope with a Thermo Noran EDS equipped with SYSTEM SIX were used. A qualitative phase analysis was performed with a JEOL JDX-7S diffractometer. Microstrucutral examinations were performed JEOL 3010 transmission electron microscope.Findings: Based on the investigation carried out it was found that the microstructure of WE43 alloy after continuous casting consists of α-Mg matrix and irregular precipitates of Mg41Nd5, rectangular particles of MgY phase, particles of Mg24Y5, longitudinal precipitates of β (Mg14Nd2Y compound at grain boundaries and the grain interiors. All of these phases contain yttrium and neodymium. Research limitations/implications: Future researches should contain investigations of the influence of heat treatment parameters on microstructure, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of WE43 alloy.Practical implications: WE43 magnesium alloy is used in the aircraft industry, for wheels, engine casings, gear box casings and rotor heads in helicopters. Results of investigation may be useful for development casting technology of the Mg-Y-Nd alloys.Originality/value: The results of the researches make up a basis for the next investigations of magnesium alloys with addition of Y and Nd designed to exploitation at temperature to 300°C.

  20. Investigation on mechanical behaviour of AM60 magnesium alloys

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    Yan, C.; R.X. Bai; Gu, Y. T.; Ma, W. J.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: In this work, tension, impact, bend and fatigue tests were conducted in an AM60 magnesium alloy. The effects of environmental temperature and loading rates on impact and tension behavior of the alloy were also investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The tests were conducted using an Instron universal testing machine. The loading speed was changed from 1 mm/min to 300 mm/min to gain a better understanding of the effect of strain rate. To understand the failure behavior of this alloy...

  1. Copper-Silicon-Magnesium Alloys for Latent Heat Storage

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    Gibbs, P. J.; Withey, E. A.; Coker, E. N.; Kruizenga, A. M.; Andraka, C. E.

    2016-06-01

    The systematic development of microstructure, solidification characteristics, and heat of solidification with composition in copper-silicon-magnesium alloys for thermal energy storage is presented. Differential scanning calorimetry was used to relate the thermal characteristics to microstructural development in the investigated alloys and clarifies the location of one of the terminal three-phase eutectics. Repeated thermal cycling highlights the thermal storage stability of the transformation through multiple melting events. Two near-terminal eutectic alloys display high enthalpies of solidification, relatively narrow melting ranges, and stable transformation hysteresis behaviors suited to thermal energy storage.

  2. Processing aspects of magnesium alloy stent tube

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    Werkhoven, R.J.; Sillekens, W.H.; Lieshout, J.B.J.M. van

    2011-01-01

    Biomedical applications are an emerging field of interest for magnesium technology, envisioning biodegradable implants that resorb in the human body after having cured a particular medical condition (such as artery clogging or bone fractures). This challenges research in a sense that the materials t

  3. Mechanical properties and wear resistance of magnesium casting alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the following paper there have been the properties of the MCMgAl12Zn1, MCMgAl9Zn1, MCMgAl6Zn1, MCMgAl3Zn1magnesium cast alloy as-cast state and after a heat treatment presented.Design/methodology/approach: A casting cycle of alloys has been carried out in an induction crucible furnace using a protective salt bath Flux 12 equipped with two ceramic filters at the melting temperature of 750±10ºC, suitable for the manufactured material. The following results concern abrasive wear, mechanical properties, light and scanning microscopy.Findings: The different heat treatment kinds employed contributed to the improvement of mechanical properties of the alloy with the slight reduction of its plastic properties.Research limitations/implications: According to the alloys characteristic, the applied cooling rate and alloy additions seems to be a good compromise for mechanical properties and microstructures, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates and parameters of solution treatment process and aging process.Practical implications: The concrete examples of the employment of castings from magnesium alloys in the automotive industry are elements of the pedals, dashboards, elements of seats, steering wheels, wheel bands, oil sumps, elements and housings of the gearbox, framing of doors and sunroofs, and others, etc.Originality/value: Contemporary materials should possess high mechanical properties, physical and chemical, as well as technological ones, to ensure long and reliable use. The above mentioned requirements and expectations regarding the contemporary materials are met by the non-ferrous metals alloys used nowadays, including the magnesium alloys.

  4. Corrosion protection of Mg/Al alloys by thermal sprayed aluminium coatings

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    The protective features of thermal sprayed Al-coatings applied on AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium/aluminium alloys were evaluated in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution by electrochemical and gravimetric measurements. The changes in the morphology and corrosion behaviour of the Al-coatings induced by a cold-pressing post-treatment were also examined. The specimens were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and low-angle X-ray diffraction. The as-sprayed Al-coatings revealed a high degree of porosity and poor corrosion protection, which resulted in galvanic acceleration of the corrosion of the magnesium substrates. The application of a cold-pressing post-treatment produced more compact Al-coatings with better bonding at the substrate/coating interface and higher corrosion resistance regardless of the nature of the magnesium alloy.

  5. Hot compression behavior of GZ31 magnesium alloy

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    Roostaei, M., E-mail: miladroustaei68@ut.ac.ir [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155–4563, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Parsa, M.H., E-mail: mhparsa@ut.ac.ir [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155–4563, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Center of Excellence for High Performance Materials, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Advanced Metalforming and Thermomechanical Processing Laboratory, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mahmudi, R., E-mail: mahmudi@ut.ac.ir [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155–4563, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Center of Excellence for High Performance Materials, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mirzadeh, H., E-mail: hmirzadeh@ut.ac.ir [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155–4563, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Advanced Metalforming and Thermomechanical Processing Laboratory, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    Highlights: • Study the hot deformation behavior of Mg–3Gd–1Zn (GZ31) magnesium alloy. • Determination of activation energy for hot deformation of this alloy. • Determination of material's constants of constitutive equations for this material. - Abstract: Hot deformation behavior of Mg–3Gd–1Zn (GZ31) magnesium alloy was studied by hot compression tests over the temperature range of 300–500 °C under strain rates of 0.0001–0.1 s{sup −1}. This material exhibited typical broad single-peak dynamic recrystallization behavior followed by a gradual drop towards the steady state stress. The constitutive behavior of the tested alloy was studied by the power, exponential, and hyperbolic sine laws. The stress multiplier and the hyperbolic sine exponent were calculated as 0.024 MPa{sup −1} and 3.42, respectively. The deformation activation energy was found to be about 173.2 kJ/mol, which is higher than the lattice self-diffusion activation energy of magnesium (135 kJ/mol). The latter can be ascribed to the presence of gadolinium, which shows the importance of rare earth elements in increasing the deformation resistance at high temperatures.

  6. Hot compression behavior of GZ31 magnesium alloy

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    Highlights: • Study the hot deformation behavior of Mg–3Gd–1Zn (GZ31) magnesium alloy. • Determination of activation energy for hot deformation of this alloy. • Determination of material's constants of constitutive equations for this material. - Abstract: Hot deformation behavior of Mg–3Gd–1Zn (GZ31) magnesium alloy was studied by hot compression tests over the temperature range of 300–500 °C under strain rates of 0.0001–0.1 s−1. This material exhibited typical broad single-peak dynamic recrystallization behavior followed by a gradual drop towards the steady state stress. The constitutive behavior of the tested alloy was studied by the power, exponential, and hyperbolic sine laws. The stress multiplier and the hyperbolic sine exponent were calculated as 0.024 MPa−1 and 3.42, respectively. The deformation activation energy was found to be about 173.2 kJ/mol, which is higher than the lattice self-diffusion activation energy of magnesium (135 kJ/mol). The latter can be ascribed to the presence of gadolinium, which shows the importance of rare earth elements in increasing the deformation resistance at high temperatures

  7. Mechanical Properties of Magnesium-Rare Earth Alloy Systems: A Review

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    Sravya Tekumalla

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium-rare earth based alloys are increasingly being investigated due to the formation of highly stable strengthening phases, activation of additional deformation modes and improvement in mechanical properties. Several investigations have been done to study the effect of rare earths when they are alloyed to pure magnesium and other Mg alloys. In this review, the mechanical properties of the previously investigated different magnesium-rare earth based binary alloys, ternary alloys and other higher alloys with more than three alloying elements are presented.

  8. Study on the biodegradability and biocompatibility of WE magnesium alloys

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    Magnesium alloys have been widely applied in biomedical devices because of their high strength, toughness, processing performance and the trace release of Mg2+. In this study, we investigated the biodegradability, cytocompatibility and hemocompatibility of four kinds of WE Mg alloys (where “W” indicates the metallic element Y and “E” represents mixed rare earth [RE] elements; Y: 2.5, 5.0, 6.5, and 7.5 wt.%; Nd: 1.0, 2.5, 2.6, and 4.2 wt.%; Zr: 0.8 wt.%) for their application in intravascular stent fabrication. The content of alloying elements affected not only mechanical properties of materials, but also their biocompatibility. We found that addition of RE elements could reduce the corrosion rates. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) were cultured in different extracts of WE Mg alloys. MTT (3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay was used to examine the cytotoxicity. The nitric oxide (NO) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release were used to evaluate effects of Mg alloys on HUVECs. The addition of Y, Nd and Zr increased the cell viability and improved the hemocompatibility. Different alloy elements affected the morphology of samples, Mg2+ release, and pH values in the medium. The results of mechanical properties, biocompatibility and biodegradability showed that Mg–5.0Y–2.6Nd–0.8Zr might be used as alternative materials of stent. However, it still needs to be further modified for clinical use. These findings suggest that selecting suitable alloying elements is particularly important. - Highlights: ► Y, Nd and Zr are used as alloying elements of magnesium alloys. ► Biodegradability and biocompatibility are explored. ► Cell viability and hemocompatibility are improved as compared with pure Mg.

  9. One-step pickling-activation before magnesium alloy plating

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    WANG Xin-juan; YU Gang; OUYANG Yue-jun; HE Xiao-mei; ZHANG Jun; YE Li-yuan

    2009-01-01

    A one-step pickling-activation process was proposed as an environmental friendly pretreatment method in phosphate-permanganate solution before electroplating on magnesium alloys. The effects of pickling-activation on qualities of coating were assessed by adhesion and porosity testing of copper plating. The interfacial reactions between specimen and solution were analyzed with SEM, EDX and XRD. The results show that the developed process of pickling-activation can equalize the potentials on substrate surface. The compacted zinc film can be obtained by zinc immersion after treating magnesium alloy in the pH 4-6 phosphate-permanganate solution for 3-5 min. The adhesion and corrosion resistance of copper plating are enhanced. The one-step pickling-activation can replace the existing two-step process of acid pickling and activation which contains a great deal of chromium and fluorine. The procedure of surface pretreatment is simplified and the production environment is improved.

  10. Cathodic phosphate coating containing nano zinc particles on magnesium alloy

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    2008-01-01

    A technology for preparation of a cathodic phosphate coating mainly containing nano metallic zinc particles and phosphate compounds on magnesium alloy was developed.The influence of cathodic current density on the microstructure of the cathodic phosphate coating Was investigated.The results show that the crystals of the coating are finer and the microstructures of the outer surface of the coatings are zigzag at the cathodic density of 0.2-0.5 A/dm2.The content of nano metallic zinc particles in the coating decreases with the increase of the thickness of the coatings and tends to be zero when the coating thickness is 4.14 μm.The cathodic phosphate coating was applied to be a transition coating for improving the adhesion between the paints and the magnesium alloys.The formation mechanism of the cathodic phosphate coating was investigated as well.

  11. Development of a magnesium secondary alloy system for mixed magnesium post-consumer scrap

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    Six alloys were prepared by high pressure die casting in order to develop a magnesium secondary alloy system for mixed post-consumer scrap. The alloys were investigated with regard to intermetallic phases, grain structures, mechanical properties and performance in the salt spray test. The results are discussed in relation to the characteristics of the high pressure die casting process. The effect of contamination by copper and compensation for this effect by the addition of zinc were thoroughly investigated for the most promising alloy. It is evident that the alloying elements strontium, silicon and calcium are incorporated in the ternary Zintl phase Sr6.33Mg16.67Si13, while aluminium, zinc, copper and magnesium form the tau-phases Mg32(Alx,Cu1−x)49 and Mg32(Al,Zn)49. The two tau-phases can merge due to isomorphism. Mg32(Al,Zn)49 ensures improved corrosion resistance after the addition of copper

  12. Development of a magnesium secondary alloy system for mixed magnesium post-consumer scrap

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    Fechner, Daniel, E-mail: dfechner@tuev-nord.de; Blawert, Carsten; Hort, Norbert; Dieringa, Hajo; Kainer, Karl Ulrich

    2013-08-01

    Six alloys were prepared by high pressure die casting in order to develop a magnesium secondary alloy system for mixed post-consumer scrap. The alloys were investigated with regard to intermetallic phases, grain structures, mechanical properties and performance in the salt spray test. The results are discussed in relation to the characteristics of the high pressure die casting process. The effect of contamination by copper and compensation for this effect by the addition of zinc were thoroughly investigated for the most promising alloy. It is evident that the alloying elements strontium, silicon and calcium are incorporated in the ternary Zintl phase Sr{sub 6.33}Mg{sub 16.67}Si{sub 13}, while aluminium, zinc, copper and magnesium form the tau-phases Mg{sub 32}(Al{sub x},Cu{sub 1−x}){sub 49} and Mg{sub 32}(Al,Zn){sub 49}. The two tau-phases can merge due to isomorphism. Mg{sub 32}(Al,Zn){sub 49} ensures improved corrosion resistance after the addition of copper.

  13. Finite element simulation of magnesium alloys laser beam welding

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    BELHADJ, Asma; BESSROUR, Jamel; MASSE, Jean-Eric; BOUHAFS, Mahmoud; Barrallier, Laurent

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, a three-dimensional finite element model is developed to simulate thermal history magnesium-based alloys during laser beam welding. Space-time temperature distributions in weldments are predicted from the beginning of welding to the final cooling. The finite element calculations were performed using Cast3M code with which the heat equation is solved considering a non-linear transient behaviour. The applied loading is a moving heat source that depends on process parameters such ...

  14. Infrared measurement and simulation of magnesium alloy welding temperature field

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    LIU; Liming; CHI; Mingsheng; HUANG; Ruisheng; SONG; Gang

    2005-01-01

    The welding temperature field of magnesium alloy AZ31 welded by TIG was measured with the uncooled infrared (IR) thermal imaging technology. The variables in the mathematic mode of welding temperature fields were revised by IR temperature data. Based on the results of simulation, the loss of temperature fields caused by arc interfered was compensated, and a whole temperature field was achieved, which provided a precise and powerful foundation for the investigation of microstructure of the joints.

  15. Microstructure of MCMgAl12Zn1 magnesium alloy

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    Dobrzański L.A.; Tański T.; Čížek L.

    2007-01-01

    In this paper is presented the structure of the cast magnesium alloys as cast state and after heat treatment cooled with different cooling rate, depending on the cooling medium (furnace, water, air). For investigations samples in shape of 250x150x25 mm plates were used. The structure have been study in the light microscope, scanning electron microscope equipped with an electron back scattering facility. The effects of the addition of Al on the microstructure were also studied. In the analysed...

  16. Oxidation of solid aluminium-magnesium alloy doped by scandium

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    The oxidation of solid aluminium-magnesium alloy with scandium was studied by means of thermogravimetry method. The kinetic and energy parameters of oxidation process were defined. The kinetics of oxidation was studied by means of thermogravimetry method. The apparent activation energy was defined as well. The products of oxidation were studied by means of X-ray analysis method. It was shown that the main products of oxidation were γ-Al2O3 and Mg O.

  17. Creep resistance in magnesium alloys and their composites

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    Pahutová, Marie; Sklenička, Václav; Kuchařová, Květa; Svoboda, Milan

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 18, 1/2/3 (2003), s. 116-140. ISSN 0268-1900 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IPP1050128; GA AV ČR IAA2041902; GA AV ČR KSK1010104; GA ČR GA106/99/0187 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2041904 Keywords : magnesium alloys * metal matrix composites * creep Subject RIV: JI - Composite Materials Impact factor: 0.141, year: 2003

  18. Internal stresses during creep of magnesium alloys at 523 K

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    Milička, Karel; Trojanová, Z.; Lukáč, P.

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 462, č. 1-2 (2007), s. 215-219. ISSN 0921-5093. [International symposium on physics of materials /10./. Praha, 30.08.2005-02.09.2005] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA2041203 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : Magnesium alloys * Creep * Creep resistance * Internal stress Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.457, year: 2007

  19. Development of biodegradable magnesium alloy stents with coating

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    Lorenza Petrini; Wei Wu; Dario Gastaldi; Lina Altomare; Silvia Farè; Francesco Migliavacca; Ali Gökhan Demir; Barbara Previtali; Maurizio Vedani

    2014-01-01

    Biodegradable stents are attracting the attention of many researchers in biomedical and materials research fields since they can absolve their specific function for the expected period of time and then gradually disappear. This feature allows avoiding the risk of long-term complications such as restenosis or mechanical instability of the device when the vessel grows in size in pediatric patients. Up to now biodegradable stents made of polymers or magnesium alloys have been propose...

  20. Corrosion behaviour of aluminium-magnesium alloys in molten sodium

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    2000-01-01

    The corrosion behaviour of the Al-1% Mg, A1-3% Mg, A1-5% Mg and A1-3% Mg-0.15%Zr alloys in moltensodium was investigated. The morphology of the corrosion products and the alloying element distribution of the specimenswere analyzed by using OM, SEM and EDS. The results showed that the effects of the magnesium content and the im-mersion temperature on the corrosion of the specimens are related to β phase (Mg5Al8).

  1. The Atmospheric Corrosion of Magnesium Alloys : Influence of Microstructure and Environments

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    Jönsson, Martin

    2007-01-01

    The low density and high specific strength of magnesium alloys have created a great deal of interest in the use of these alloys in the automotive and aerospace industries and in portable electronics. All of these industries deal with applications in which weight is extremely important. However, an obstacle to overcome when using magnesium alloys in engineering applications are their unsatisfactory corrosion properties. This thesis is devoted to the atmospheric corrosion of the two magnesium a...

  2. Mechanical behavior of a lanthanum-doped magnesium alloy at different strain rates

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    Shen, J. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 (United States); School of Aeronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072 (China); Yin, W. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 (United States); Kondoh, K. [Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, 11-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaragi, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Jones, Tyrone L.; Kecskes, L.J. [WMRD, US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Deer Creek Loop, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5069 (United States); Yarmolenko, S.N. [NSF-ERC, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NC A& T State University, 1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411 (United States); Wei, Q., E-mail: qwei@uncc.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 (United States)

    2015-02-25

    The mechanical behavior of a lanthanum doped Mg alloy, AZXE7111, (Mg–7Al–1Zn–1Ca–1La, all in wt%) extruded at different temperatures has been investigated under both quasi-static (strain rate ~1×10{sup −3} s{sup −1}) and dynamic (strain rate ~4×10{sup 3} s{sup −1}) compressive loading. Comparison has been made against the experimental results of two conventional Mg alloys, AZ91E and WE43. It was observed via transmission electron microscopy (TEM) that the nanoscale intermetallic compounds of Al{sub 2}Ca and Al{sub 11}La{sub 3}, have presumably formed during the hot extrusion process. These compounds are believed to contribute significantly to the strength by reducing the grain size and acting as dislocation barriers. Additionally, twinning has been considered as the main mechanism for the higher strain hardening rate at high strain rates than that at low strain rates. It has been found that the ultimate strength of the alloy is only ~10% higher at dynamic loading rate than at quasi-static loading rate. Localized micro-shear fracture was observed and adiabatic shear mode was suggested by further examination of dynamically loaded specimens. The shear localization is further discussed in detail and it is suggested that reduced strain hardening rate is responsible for shear localization and subsequent fracture at both low and high strain rates.

  3. In Vivo and In Vitro Degradation Behavior of Magnesium Alloys as Biomaterials

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    Dingchuan Xue; Yeoheung Yun; Zongqing Tan; Zhongyun Dong; Mark J. Schulz

    2012-01-01

    The corrosion behavior of pure Mg,AZ31,and AZ91D were evaluated in various in vitro and in vivo environments to investigate the potential application of these metals as biodegradable implant materials.DC polarization tests and immersion tests were performed in different simulated body solutions,such as distilled(DI) water,simulated body fluid(SBF) and phosphate buffered solution(PBS).Mg/Mg alloys were also implanted in different places in a mouse for in vivo weight loss and biocompatibility investigations.The in vivo subcutis bio-corrosion rate was lower than the corrosion rate for all of the in vitro simulated corrosive environments.The Mg/Mg alloys were biocompatible based on histology results for the liver,heart,kidney,skin and lung of the mouse during the two months implantation.Optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy were carried out to investigate the morphology and topography of Mg/Mg alloys after immersion testing and implantation to understand the corrosion mechanisms.

  4. Microstructure and Thermomechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloys Castings

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    P. Lichý

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium alloys thanks to their high specific strength have an extensive potential of the use in a number of industrial applications. The most important of them is the automobile industry in particular. Here it is possible to use this group of materials for great numbers of parts from elements in the car interior (steering wheels, seats, etc., through exterior parts (wheels particularly of sporting models, up to driving (engine blocks and gearbox mechanisms themselves. But the use of these alloys in the engine structure has its limitations as these parts are highly thermally stressed. But the commonly used magnesium alloys show rather fast decrease of strength properties with growing temperature of stressing them. This work is aimed at studying this properties both of alloys commonly used (of the Mg-Al-Zn, Mn type, and of that ones used in industrial manufacture in a limited extent (Mg-Al-Sr. These thermomechanical properties are further on complemented with the microstructure analysis with the aim of checking the metallurgical interventions (an effect of inoculation. From the studied materials the test castings were made from which the test bars for the tensile test were subsequently prepared. This test took place within the temperature range of 20°C – 300°C. Achieved results are summarized in the concluding part of the contribution.

  5. Influence of inorganic acid pickling on the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloy AZ31 sheet

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    Nwaogu, Ugochukwu Chibuzoh; Blawert, C.; Scharnagl, N.;

    2009-01-01

    Surface contaminants as a result of thermo-mechanical processing of magnesium alloys, e.g. sheet rolling, can have a negative effect on the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys. Especially contaminants such as Fe, Ni and Cu, left on the surface of magnesium alloys result in the formation...... of micro-galvanic couples and can therefore increase corrosion attack on these alloys. Due to this influence they should be removed to obtain good corrosion resistance. In this study, the effect of inorganic acid pickling on the corrosion behaviour of a commercial AZ31 magnesium alloy sheet...... cleaning the AZ31 sheet. However, to obtain reasonable corrosion resistance at least 5 mu m of the surface of AZ31 magnesium alloy sheet have to be removed....

  6. Influence of Cobalt on the Properties of Load-Sensitive Magnesium Alloys

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    Kai Kerber; Hans Jürgen Maier; Friedrich-Wilhelm Bach; Wilfried Reimche; Gregor Mroz; Christian Demminger; Christian Klose

    2012-01-01

    In this study, magnesium is alloyed with varying amounts of the ferromagnetic alloying element cobalt in order to obtain lightweight load-sensitive materials with sensory properties which allow an online-monitoring of mechanical forces applied to components made from Mg-Co alloys. An optimized casting process with the use of extruded Mg-Co powder rods is utilized which enables the production of magnetic magnesium alloys with a reproducible Co concentration. The efficiency of the casting proce...

  7. Investigations of microstructure and dislocations of cast magnesium alloys

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    T. Tański

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The microstructures and the dislocation arrangements in the cast magnesium alloy have been investigated using transmission electron microscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. In this paper are presented also the results of phase morphology investigation of an new developed Mg alloy. Such studies are of great interest for the metal industry, mainly the automobile industry, were the improvement of cast elements quality is crucial for economic and quality reason and depends mainly on properly performed controlling process of the production parameters. There are presented especially the effect of heat treatment on the size and distribution of the precipitation occurred in the matrix.Design/methodology/approach: The basic assumptions of this work are realised an Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer. The solidification process itself is analysed using the UMSA device by appliance of the Derivative Thermo Analysis. The thermal analysis was performed at a low but regulated cooling rate in a range of 0.2 ºC to ca. 3 ºC. Cooling curve for the thermal analysis was performed using a high sensitivity thermocouples of the K type, covered with a stainless steel sheath. The data were acquired by a high speed data acquisition system linked to a PC computer. Two different types of samples were used, bulk-cylindrical, and thin-walled cylindrical. Metallographic investigation were made on cross section samples of a engine bloc. Non-equilibrium heating and cooling process conditions were applied to achieve changes in shape and distribution of the phases such as Al2Cu and Si.Findings: During the investigation Dislocation networks are found to increase with deformation in all cases. The dislocation networks have been found in the g- Mg17Al12 phase as well as in the matrix in the investigation magnesium alloys. The crystallographic orientation relationship are: (1 01 α-Mg ║ (10 Mg17Al12 and [11 0] α-Mg ║ [111] Mg17Al12

  8. Chemical conversion coating for protecting magnesium alloys from corrosion

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    Bhargava, Gaurang; Allen, Fred M.; Skandan, Ganesh; Hornish, Peter; Jain, Mohit

    2016-01-05

    A chromate-free, self-healing conversion coating solution for magnesium alloy substrates, composed of 10-20 wt. % Mg(NO.sub.3).sub.2.6H.sub.2O, 1-5 wt. % Al(NO.sub.3).sub.3.9H.sub.2O, and less than 1 wt. % of [V.sub.10O.sub.28].sup.6- or VO.sub.3.sup.- dissolved in water. The corrosion resistance offered by the resulting coating is in several hundreds of hours in salt-spray testing. This prolonged corrosion protection is attributed to the creation of a unique structure and morphology of the conversion coating that serves as a barrier coating with self-healing properties. Hydroxoaluminates form the backbone of the barrier protection offered while the magnesium hydroxide domains facilitate the "slow release" of vanadium compounds as self-healing moieties to defect sites, thus providing active corrosion protection.

  9. Tribological Behaviour of the Ceramic Coating Formed on Magnesium Alloy

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    CHEN Fei; ZHOU Hai; CHEN Qiang; GE Yuanjing; LV Fanxiu

    2007-01-01

    Micro-arc oxidation is a recently developed surface treatment technology under anodic oxidation. Through micro-arc oxidation, a ceramic coating is directly formed on the surface of magnesium alloy, by which its surface property is significantly improved. In this paper, a dense ceramic oxide coating was prepared on an AZ31 magnesium alloy by micro-arc oxidation in a NaOH-Na2SiO3-NaB4O7-(NaPO3)6 electrolytic solution. Micro-structure, surface morphology and phase composition were analysed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The tribological behavior of the micro-arc oxidation ceramic coating under dry sliding against GCrl5 steel was evaluated on a ball-on-disc test rig. The results showed that the AZ31 alloy was characterized by adhesion wear and scuffing under dry sliding against the steel, while the surface micro-arc oxidation ceramic coating experienced much abated adhesion wear and scuffing under the same testing conditions. The micro-arc oxidation ceramic coating showed good friction-reducing and fair antiwear ability in dry sliding against the steel.

  10. Metal Injection Molding (MIM of Magnesium and Its Alloys

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    Martin Wolff

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Current research has highlighted that magnesium and its alloys as biodegradable material are highly suitable for biomedical applications. The new material fully degrades into nontoxic elements and offers material properties matching those of human bone tissue. As biomedical implants are rather small and complex in shape, the metal injection molding (MIM technique seems to be well suited for the near net shape mass production of such parts. Furthermore, MIM of Mg-alloys is of high interest in further technical fields. This study focusses on the performance of MIM-processing of magnesium alloy powders. It includes Mg-specific development of powder blending, feedstock preparation, injection molding, solvent and thermal debinding and final sintering. Even though Mg is a highly oxygen-affine material forming a stable oxide layer on each particle surface, the material can be sintered to nearly dense parts, providing mechanical properties matching those of as cast material. An ultimate tensile strength of 142 MPa, yield strength of 67 MPa, elastic modulus of 40 GPa and 8% elongation at fracture could be achieved using novel organic polymer binders for the feedstock preparation. Thus, first implant demonstrator parts could be successfully produced by the MIM technique.

  11. Precipitation evolution and surface modification of magnesium alloys

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    T. Tański

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this publication is to present the results of own long-term research summarising the experience concerning as casting magnesium alloys, and in especially a thermal analysis describing the process of alloys crystallisation, standard heat treatment according to the occurring phase transitions and precipitation processes, surface treatment with the CVD and PVD methods, laser surface treatment of surface layers, as well as using the methods of Computer Materials Science. Design/methodology/approach: The research concerned in the first place an analysis of Mg-Al-Zn alloys crystallisation kinetics. Optimisation investigations for heat treatment conditions taking into consideration different cooling mediums were performed in order to identify fully the structure of the investigated magnesium casting alloys. Investigations were carried out of the structure and properties of coatings produced with the CVD and PVD methods on the investigated Mg-Al-Zn alloys. The last stage of investigating the presented Mg-Al-Zn alloys applied to laser surface treatment enabling to produce a quasi-composite structure of MMCs characterised by the gradient of phase composition as well as functional properties by feeding hard ceramic particles, in particular carbides and oxides, into the surface of the materials produced. Findings: Valuable and original results were achieved based on the broad scope of the research performed both, in cognitive and applicational terms, concentrated mainly on the analysis and influence of chemical composition and technological heat and surface treatment processes on the structure and properties of the investigated alloys. Practical implications: The properties of the core and surface layer of the part produced can be customised most advantageously by selecting the part’s material and its structure and properties formation processes appropriately along with the surface layer type and technology ensuring the required

  12. Fracture behaviour of a magnesium–aluminium alloy treated by selective laser surface melting treatment

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    Highlights: • β-Mg17Al12 presents fragile fracture behavior decreasing the ductility of AZ91D. • SLSM treatment only modifies the β-Mg17Al12 phase whilst α-Mg remains unaltered. • In-situ SEM bending test allows to observe and data record of the crack propagation. • Eutectic microestructure of modified β-phase presents ductile fracture behaviour. • Fracture toughness of laser treated specimen is 40% greater than as-received alloy. - Abstract: Fracture behaviour of AZ91D magnesium alloy is dominated by the brittle fracture of the β-Mg17Al12 phase so its modification is required to improve the toughness of this alloy. The novel laser treatment named as Selective Laser Surface Melting (SLSM) is characterized by the microstructural modification of the β-Mg17Al12 phase without altering the α-Mg matrix. We have studied the effect of the selected microstructural modification induced by the laser treatment in the fracture behaviour of the alloy has been studied using in situ Scanning Electron Microscopy bending test. This test configuration allows the in situ observation of the crack progression and the record of the load–displacement curve. It has been observed that the microstructural modification introduced by SLSM causes an increase of 40% of the fracture toughness of the treated specimen. This phenomenon can be related with the transition from brittle to ductile fracture behaviour of the laser modified β-phase

  13. Forming of magnesium alloy microtubes in the fabrication of biodegradable stents

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    Wang, L.; Fang, G.; Qian, L.; Leeflang, M.A.; Duszczyk, J.; Zhou, J.

    2014-01-01

    Magnesium alloys have, in recent years, been recognized as highly promising biodegradable materials, especially for vascular stent applications. Forming of magnesium alloys into high-precision thin-wall tubes has however presented a technological barrier in the fabrication of vascular stents, becaus

  14. Mechanical spectroscopy of deformed WE43 magnesium alloys

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    Ageing commercial WE43 magnesium alloys at 643 K for various times up to 10,000 s promotes the development of P1 precipitates, which strengthen the matrix. However, overageing causes P2 precipitates, which soften the matrix, to develop. Room temperature plastic deformation of samples aged at 643 K causes (a) the generation of new dislocations and (b) the dissolution of the previously developed strengthening P1 precipitates. These effects are revealed by (a) the decreased micro yield stress, (b) the increased part of the measured internal friction which is independent of the amplitude, and (c) the decreased integrated intensity of the diffraction peak related to P1

  15. Determination of thermal conductivity of magnesium-alloys

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    2001-01-01

    An indirect method, Angstroms method was adopted and an instrument was designed to determine the thermal conductivity of magnesium metal and alloys. Angstroms method is an axial periodic heat flow technique by which the thermal diffusivity can be measured directly. Then thermal conductivity can be obtained with relation to thermal diffusivity. Compared with the recommended data from the literature the fitted values of the thermal diffiusivity correspond with 3%, and the credible probability of the thermal conductivity in the range of 0-450 ℃ is about 95%. The method is applicable in the given temperature range.

  16. Forming of magnesium alloy microtubes in the fabrication of biodegradable stents

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    Wang, L; Fang, G.; Qian, L.; Leeflang, M. A.; Duszczyk, J.; Zhou, J.

    2014-01-01

    Magnesium alloys have, in recent years, been recognized as highly promising biodegradable materials, especially for vascular stent applications. Forming of magnesium alloys into high-precision thin-wall tubes has however presented a technological barrier in the fabrication of vascular stents, because of the poor workability of magnesium at room temperature. In the present study, the forming processes, i.e., hot indirect extrusion and multi-pass cold drawing were used to fabricate seamless mic...

  17. The Degradation Interface of Magnesium Based Alloys in Direct Contact with Human Primary Osteoblast Cells

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    Ahmad Agha, Nezha; Willumeit-Römer, Regine; Laipple, Daniel; Luthringer, Bérengère; Feyerabend, Frank

    2016-01-01

    Magnesium alloys have been identified as a new generation material of orthopaedic implants. In vitro setups mimicking physiological conditions are promising for material / degradation analysis prior to in vivo studies however the direct influence of cell on the degradation mechanism has never been investigated. For the first time, the direct, active, influence of human primary osteoblasts on magnesium-based materials (pure magnesium, Mg-2Ag and Mg-10Gd alloys) is studied for up to 14 days. Se...

  18. Forging and Rolling of magnesium alloy AZ61

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    M. Greger

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper summarises results of experiments aimed at development of structure of modified alloyAZ61 at hot deformation.Design/methodology/approach: Deformation behaviour of alloy was verified at the temperature of 420°C byrolling at 380°C by forging, respectively.Findings: Magnesium alloy AZ 61 have hexagonal structure and their forming is at room temperatures verydifficult, that’s why big plastic deformations are carried out in hot condition. After plastic deformations wasobtained that original grain size decreased 15 times.Research limitations/implications: This paper provide data about magnitude of deformation, strain rate andtemperature of forming at different techniques of plastic deformation. It was aimed to determine the conditionsfor non problem rolling and forging respectively.Practical implications: Initial structure was as cast and after heat treatment T4. Heat treatment appeared muchbetter for forming as well as forging than rolling because of state of stress.Originality/value: Role of βphase (Mg17Al12 in these alloys at plastic forming is very important, such thathow it was obtained, best final properties of AZ 61 alloy supports very fine particles, distributed into Mg matrix.Next a relevant information is that multi stage forming process is much better in comparison with a big singlereduction.

  19. Electrochemical and Optical Properties of Magnesium-Alloy Hydrides Reviewed

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    Thirugnasambandam G. Manivasagam

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available As potential hydrogen storage media, magnesium based hydrides have been systematically studied in order to improve reversibility, storage capacity, kinetics and thermodynamics. The present article deals with the electrochemical and optical properties of Mg alloy hydrides. Electrochemical hydrogenation, compared to conventional gas phase hydrogen loading, provides precise control with only moderate reaction conditions. Interestingly, the alloy composition determines the crystallographic nature of the metal-hydride: a structural change is induced from rutile to fluorite at 80 at.% of Mg in Mg-TM alloy, with ensuing improved hydrogen mobility and storage capacity. So far, 6 wt.% (equivalent to 1600 mAh/g of reversibly stored hydrogen in MgyTM(1-yHx (TM: Sc, Ti has been reported. Thin film forms of these metal-hydrides reveal interesting electrochromic properties as a function of hydrogen content. Optical switching occurs during (dehydrogenation between the reflective metal and the transparent metal hydride states. The chronological sequence of the optical improvements in optically active metal hydrides starts with the rare earth systems (YHx, followed by Mg rare earth alloy hydrides (MgyGd(1-yHx and concludes with Mg transition metal hydrides (MgyTM(1-yHx. In-situ optical characterization of gradient thin films during (dehydrogenation, denoted as hydrogenography, enables the monitoring of alloy composition gradients simultaneously.

  20. Investigation on mechanical behaviour of AM60 magnesium alloys

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    C. Yan

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In this work, tension, impact, bend and fatigue tests were conducted in an AM60 magnesium alloy. The effects of environmental temperature and loading rates on impact and tension behavior of the alloy were also investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The tests were conducted using an Instron universal testing machine. The loading speed was changed from 1 mm/min to 300 mm/min to gain a better understanding of the effect of strain rate. To understand the failure behavior of this alloy at different environmental temperatures, Charpy impact test was conducted in a range of temperatures (-40~35°C. Plane strain fracture toughness (KIC was evaluated using compact tension (CT specimen. To gain a better understanding of the failure mechanisms, all fracture surfaces were observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM. In addition, fatigue behavior of this alloy was estimated using tension test under tension-tension condition at 30 Hz. The stress amplitude was selected in the range of 20~50 MPa to obtain the S-N curve.Findings: The tensile test indicated that the mechanical properties were not sensitive to the strain rates applied (3.3x10-4~0.1 and the plastic deformation was dominated by twining mediated slip. The impact energy is not sensitive to the environmental temperature. The plane strain fracture toughness and fatigue limit were evaluated and the average values were 7.6 MPa.m1/2 and 25 MPa, respectively. Practical implications: Tested materials AM60 Mg alloy can be applied among others in automotive industry aerospace, communication and computer industry.Originality/value: Many investigations have been conducted to develop new Mg alloys with improved stiffness and ductility. On the other hand, relatively less attention has been paid to the failure mechanisms of Mg alloys, such as brittle fracture and fatigue, subjected to different environmental or loading conditions. In this work, tension, impact, bend and fatigue tests were conducted

  1. Preparation, characterization and wear behavior of carbon coated magnesium alloy with electroless plating nickel interlayer

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    Mao, Yan; Li, Zhuguo; Feng, Kai; Guo, Xingwu; Zhou, Zhifeng; Dong, Jie; Wu, Yixiong

    2015-02-01

    Poor wear resistance of rare earth magnesium alloys has prevented them from wider application. In this study, composite coating (PVD carbon coating deposited on electroless plating nickel interlayer) is prepared to protect GW83 magnesium alloys against wear. The Ni + C composite coating has a dense microstructure, improved adhesion strength and hardness due to the effective support of Ni interlayer. The wear test result shows that the Ni + C composite coating can greatly prolong the wear life of the magnesium alloy. The wear track of the Ni + C coated magnesium alloy is obviously narrower and shows less abrasive particles as compared with the bare one. Abrasive wear is the wear mechanism of the coatings at the room temperature. In conclusion, the wear resistance of the GW83 magnesium alloy can be greatly improved by the Ni + C composite coating.

  2. Superplasticity and diffusion bonding of magnesium alloy ZK60

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    YU Yan-dong; JIANG Hai-yan; LI Qiang; ZAI Chun-quan; DING Wen-jiang

    2005-01-01

    Superplasticity of as-rolled ZK60 magnesium alloy sheets, with the average grain size of 8.2μm, was investigated at a strain rate of 5.56×10-4-5.56×10-2 s-1 at 573-673K. The microstructure evolution during the superplastic deformation shows that the alloy deforms in a superplastic manner at the temperature from 573K to 673K. Diffusion bonding tests were carried out on the Gleeble-1500 testing machine and the specimens were successfully diffusion bonded at the superplastic temperature. The maximum specific strength is 0.82 at a bonding pressure of 10MPa for holding time 1h at 673K. The microstructures of the joints were observed through OM and SEM. There is no bond line visible in the original interfaces of sound joint with high specific strength.

  3. Microstructure and Fatigue Characteristic of AM60B Magnesium Alloy

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    Morteza Mehrzadi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper summarizes and reviews the findings of our research on AM60B magnesium alloy conducted in past 8 years. It essentially covers three categories: microstructural study, environmental effect, and fatigue crack growth rate of AM60B. The experimental and numerical studies on the influence of casting defects on this particular material’s properties are reviewed in the first part. It has been shown that the non-uniform solidification of the casting results in variations of the microstructure in different layers (skin and core of the alloy which affects the mechanical properties in those regions. Moreover, the influence of microstructure on fatigue crack initiation and propagation response of the alloy is presented. The influence of several casting defects on the failure mechanism of the material are also numerically analyzed and discussed. The influence of elevated and cold temperatures on the fatigue response of the alloy is reviewed in the second part. Our findings show that the temperature does not have a significant effect on the number of cycles to failure. However, but at some stress level, this effect cannot be dismissed. The fatigue crack growth rate (FCGR response of the alloy at a wide range of stress ratios is also investigated in the last part. The FCGR of the alloy showed a noticeable dependency on the stress ratio. A model is proposed for estimating the FCGR of the alloy, which could provide a good prediction of alloy’s FCGR over a wide range of negative and positive stress ratios. The integrity of the new model is also compared against other models. Finally, the influence of compressive loading on fatigue life of the specimens under constant and random amplitude cyclic loading is investigated experimentally.

  4. Effect of neodymium on the as-extruded ZK20 magnesium alloy

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    赵亚忠; 潘复生; 彭建; 王维青; 罗素琴

    2010-01-01

    The effect of Nd addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties of ZK20 magnesium alloy was investigated by room tensile test, optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in order to develop a magnesium alloy with higher ductility. Results showed that the crystal grains of as-extruded ZK20+0.5%Nd magnesium alloy were effectively refined, and the alloy exhibited higher strength and ductility, with the UTS of 237 MPa and the elongation of 32.8%, increasing by 5...

  5. Study of Forming Limit for Rotational Incremental Sheet Forming of Magnesium Alloy Sheet

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    Park, Jingee; Kim, Jeounghan; Park, Nhokwang; Kim, Youngsuk

    2010-01-01

    As a lightweight material, magnesium is being increasingly used for automotive parts. However, due to a hexagonal-closed-packed (hcp) crystal structure, in which only the basal plane can move, magnesium alloy sheets exhibit a low ductility and formability at room temperature. Press forming of magnesium alloy sheets is conventionally performed at elevated temperatures of 200 °C to 250 °C and thus is known as energy consumed forming. Therefore, in view of an energy saving forming technology, we study magnesium alloy sheet forming by a rotational incremental sheet forming (RISF) at room temperature, where the rotational tool generates local heat of specimen enough to accelerate plastic deformation. The flow curves of the magnesium alloy sheet are obtained and calculated at elevated temperatures, while the yield loci of the magnesium alloy sheet are measured at room temperature. Using RISF, a square cup of 80-mm width, 80-mm length, and 25-mm height is then formed from a magnesium alloy sheet at room temperature. In addition, the strain distribution is obtained and compared with the forming limit curve (FLC) by considering the effect of the tool radius and is found to effectively predict the forming limit of a magnesium alloy sheet in RISF.

  6. Complex anticorrosion coating for ZK30 magnesium alloy

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    This work aims at developing a new complex anticorrosion protection system for ZK30 magnesium alloy. This protective coating is based on an anodic oxide layer loaded with corrosion inhibitors in its pores, which is then sealed with a sol-gel hybrid polymer. The porous oxide layer is produced by spark anodizing. The sol-gel film shows good adhesion to the oxide layer as it penetrates through the pores of the anodized layer forming an additional transient oxide-sol-gel interlayer. The thickness of this complex protective coating is about 3.7-7.0 μm. A blank oxide-sol-gel coating system or one doped with Ce3+ ions proved to be effective corrosion protection for the magnesium alloy preventing corrosion attack after exposure for a relatively long duration in an aggressive NaCl solution. The structure and the thickness of the anodized layer and the sol-gel film were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The corrosion behaviour of the ZK30 substrates pre-treated with the complex coating was tested by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), scanning vibrating electrode technique (SVET), and scanning ion-selective electrode techniques (SIET).

  7. The influence of heat treatment on the microstructure of GA8 magnesium alloy

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    A. Kiełbus

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: GA8 magnesium alloy is a general purpose gravity sand casting alloy containing aluminum, zincand manganese. Typically, it is used in aerospace or commercial casting applications particularly where thereis no high temperature requirement. The aim of this paper is to present the results of investigations on themicrostructure of the GA8 magnesium alloy after heat treatment.Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted on GA8 magnesium alloys in as-cast conditionand after heat treatment. The microstructure was characterized by optical microscopy (Olympus GX-70 and ascanning electron microscopy (Hitachi S3400 equipped with an electron dispersive detector EDS (VOYAGERof NORAN INSTRUMENTS. To measure the stereological parameters, an image analysis program“AnalysisPro®” was used.Findings: The microstructure of GA8 magnesium alloy has a solid solution structure α with α + d iscontinuous ßareas and continuous ß (Mg17Al12 phase at grain boundaries. After solution treatment a reduction of the number ofß precipitations was observed. Application of ageing treatment caused precipitation of discontinuous ß phase.Research limitations/implications: Future researches should involve investigations of the effect of heattreatment parameters on the mechanical properties of GA8 magnesium alloy.Practical implications: The established heat treatment parameters can be useful for preparing heat treatmenttechnology of the GA8 magnesium alloy.Originality/value: The relationship between the initial structure, heat treatment parameters and Mg17Al12 phasemorphology in GA8 magnesium alloy was specified.

  8. CO2 laser beam welding of AM60 magnesium-based alloy

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    BELHADJ, Asma; MASSE, Jean-Eric; Barrallier, Laurent; BOUHAFS, Mahmoud; BESSROUR, Jamel

    2010-01-01

    Magnesium alloys have a 33% lower density than aluminum alloys, whereas they exhibit the same mechanical characteristics. Their application increases in many economic sectors, in particular, in aeronautic and automotive industries. Nevertheless, their assembly with welding techniques still remains to be developed. In this paper, we present a CO2 laser welding investigation of AM60 magnesium-based alloy. Welding parameters range is determinate for the joining of 3 mm thickness sheets. The effe...

  9. Corrosion and mechanical properties of AM50 magnesium alloy after being modified by 1 wt.% rare earth element gadolinium

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    杨淼; 刘耀辉; 刘家安; 宋雨来

    2014-01-01

    In order to improve the corrosion and mechanical properties of AM50 magnesium alloy, 1 wt.% Gd was used to modify the AM50 magnesium alloy. The microstructure, corrosion and mechanical properties were evaluated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), electrochemical and mechanical stretch methods. The results indicated that β-Mg17Al12 phase decreased and Al2Gd3 and Al0.4GdMn1.6 phase existed after Gd addition. Because of the Gd addition, the grain of AM50 magnesium alloy was refined significantly, which improved the tensile strength of AM50 magnesium al-loy. The decreasing ofβ phase improved the corrosion resistance of the magnesium alloy. The fracture mechanism of the Gd modified AM50 magnesium alloy was quasi-cleavage fracture. The corrosion residual strength (CRS) of AM50 magnesium alloy was im-proved after 1 wt.% Gd addition.

  10. The initial stage of surface modification of magnesium alloys by high intensity pulse ions beam

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    Li, P.; Liu, Z. H.; Zhang, Z. P.

    2016-06-01

    The initial stage of high intensity pulsed ion beam irradiated magnesium alloys was studied by MD simulation. Specimens containing Mg17Al12 precipitation were modeled to investigate the evolution of magnesium alloys during several picoseconds after a high-energy ion impacting. It was found that the Mg17Al12 precipitation has little effects on the kinetic energy evolution in the heat zone, but considerable effects on strength of kinetic energy peak moving to the deep matrix and on the surface morphology of the magnesium alloy at thermal equilibrium state. The thickness of the heat zone is independent on the temperature of surface region.

  11. Influence of magnesium additives on anode properties of Zn 55 Al alloy in the medium of NaCl electrolyte

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    Present article is devoted to influence of magnesium additives on anode properties of Zn 55 Al alloy in the medium of NaCl electrolyte. Thus, the results of studies of influence of magnesium additives on anode properties of zink-aluminium alloy Zn 55 Al intended as anode cover for corrosion protection of steel constructions are considered. Chemical composition and studies results of corrosion-electrochemical properties of Zn 55 Al alloy alloyed by magnesium are presented. Corrosion-electrochemical properties of zink-aluminium covers Zn 55 Al alloyed by magnesium in the medium of NaCl electrolyte are considered as well. Dependence of pitting potential of Zn 55 Al alloy alloyed by magnesium on concentration of NaCl electrolyte is studied. Dependence of corrosion rate of Zn 55 al alloy on magnesium content in the medium of NaCl electrolyte is studied as well.

  12. Binary Magnesium Alloys: Searching for Novel Compounds by Computational Thermodynamics

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    Taylor, Richard; Curtarolo, Stefano; Hart, Gus

    2011-03-01

    Magnesium alloys are among the lightest structural materials and are of considerable technical interest. We use the high-throughput framework AFLOW to make T = 0 K ground state predictions by scanning a large set of known candidate structures for thermodynamic minima. The study presented here encompasses 34 Mg-X systems of interest (X=Al, Au, Ca, Cd, Cu, Fe, Ge, Hg, Ir, K, La, Pb, Pd, Pt, Mo, Na, Nb, Os, Rb, Re, Rh, Ru, Sc, Si, Sn, Sr, Ta, Tc, Ti, V, W, Y, Zn, Zr). Avenues for further investigation revealed by this study include stable phases found in addition to experimental phases and compound forming systems thought to be either immiscible or non-compound forming. The existence of potentially novel ordered phases presents new opportunities for materials design.

  13. Laser welding of AZ61 magnesium-based alloys

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    Wang Hongying; Li Zhijun; Zhang Yihui

    2006-01-01

    Laser welding of AZ61 magnesium alloys was carried out asing a CO2 laser weldingexperimental system.The welding properties of AZ61 sheets with different thickness were investigated.The effect of processing parameters including laser power, welding speed and protection gas flow was researched.The results show that laser power and welding speed have large effect on the weld width and joint dimensions.Protection gas flow has relatively slight effect on the weld width.The property test of three typical joints indicates that microhardness and tensile strength in weld zone are higher than that of AZ61 base metal.Joints with good appearance and excellent mechanical properties can be produced using CO2 laser welding method.The microstructure with small grains in weld zone is believed to be responsible for the excellent mechanical properties of AZ61 joints.

  14. In vitro corrosion and biocompatibility study of phytic acid modified WE43 magnesium alloy

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    Ye, C. H.; Zheng, Y. F.; Wang, S. Q.; Xi, T. F.; Li, Y. D.

    2012-02-01

    Phytic acid (PA) conversion coating on WE43 magnesium alloy was prepared by the method of immersion. The influences of phytic acid solution with different pH on the microstructure, properties of the conversion coating and the corrosion resistance were investigated by SEM, FTIR and potentiodynamic polarization method. Furthermore, the biocompatibility of different pH phytic acid solution modified WE43 magnesium alloys was evaluated by MTT and hemolysis test. The results show that PA can enhance the corrosion resistance of WE43 magnesium especially when the pH value of modified solution is 5 and the cytotoxicity of the PA coated WE43 magnesium alloy is much better than that of the bare WE43 magnesium alloy. Moreover, all the hemolysis rates of the PA coated WE43 Mg alloy were lower than 5%, indicating that the modified Mg alloy met the hemolysis standard of biomaterials. Therefore, PA coating is a good candidate to improve the biocompatibility of WE43 magnesium alloy.

  15. Effect of rolling temperature of the magnesium alloy AZ31B formability

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    The magnesium alloy AZ31B presents an interesting set of properties, which makes it potential candidate for applications in automotive and aeronautics. The main limitation of magnesium alloys is the low capacity of plastic forming at room temperature. The main motivation of this project is to understand and control the microstructure and crystallographic texture of magnesium alloys, to improve their formability. The effect of rolling temperature on the formability of the alloy was studied in this stage of the project. The alloy in the form of annealed and recrystallized sheets (2 mm thick) was deformed by rolling at four different temperatures: 25, 100, 200 and 250 deg C. The microstructural characterization was achieved using several complementary techniques of microstructural analysis, such as optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray analysis by energy dispersive, X-ray diffraction and microhardness. Results about the effect of rolling temperature on the alloy formability were presented and discussed. (author)

  16. Magnesium and its alloys as degradable biomaterials : Corrosion studies using potentiodynamic and EIS electrochemical techniques

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    Wolf Dieter Müller; Maria Lucia Nascimento; Miriam Zeddies; Mariana Córsico; Liliana Mabel Gassa; Mónica Alicia Fernández Lorenzo de Mele

    2007-01-01

    Magnesium is potentially useful for orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications. However, the corrosion rate of this metal is so high that its degradation occurs before the end of the healing process. In industrial media the behaviour of several magnesium alloys have been probed to be better than magnesium performance. However, the information related to their corrosion behaviour in biological media is insufficient. The aim of this work is to study the influence of the components of organic f...

  17. Grain refinement of Mg-Al magnesium alloys by carbon inoculation

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    WANG Zhao-hui; KANG Yong-lin; ZHAO Hong-jin; XU Yue

    2006-01-01

    C2Cl6 was used as grain refiner for AM60 magnesium alloys. The effects of grain refinement process on chemical composition, microstructure, impact energy, hardness and mechanical properties of magnesium alloys were investigated with XRF spectrometer, optical and electronic microscopes, pendulum impact tester, hardness tester and MTS material testing machine. The results show that C2Cl6 has good effects on microstructure and mechanical properties of AM60 magnesium alloys. The optimum usage of C2Cl6 in AM60 for getting the best properties is 1.0%. The results of electronic microscopic examination and theoretical analyses show that Al4C3 should be the potent heterogeneous nucleant for Mg-Al magnesium alloys.

  18. Influence of the laser modification of surface on properties and structure of magnesium alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this work was to improve the surface layer cast magnesium cast alloys by laser surface treatment, determine the laser treatment parameters and examine structure and properties.Design/methodology/approach: The laser treatment of magnesium alloys with alloying SiC and TiC powders with the particles size below 75μm and over 6.4μm was carried out using a high power diode laser (HPDL. The resulting microstructure in the modified surface layer and was examinated using scanning electron microscopy. The X-ray qualitative and quantitative microanalysis and the analysis of a surface distribution of cast elements in the examined magnesium cast alloy was examined. The measurements of hardness and roughness of the modified surface layer was also studied.Findings: The alloyed region has a fine microstructure with hard carbide particles. Hardness of laser surface alloyed layer was dropped as compared to alloy without laser treatment. The roughness of layer surface increased after laser alloying and values are bigger for SiC alloying particles.Research limitations/implications: The investigations were conducted for cast magnesium alloys MCMgAl12Zn1 and MCMgAl9Zn1 and also TiC and SiC powders. One has used laser power in the range from 1.2 to 2.0 kW.Practical implications: The results obtained in this investigation were promising to compared other conventional processes. High Power Diode Laser can be used as an economical substitute of Nd:YAG and CO2 to improve the surface magnesium alloy by feeding the carbide particles.Originality/value: The value of this work is definition of the influence of laser treatment parameters on quality, microstructure and hardness of magnesium cast alloys surface layer.

  19. European Community research on forging of magnesium alloys (MagForge): state of affairs

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    Sillekens, W.H.; Chevaleyre, F.; Gantar, G.

    2009-01-01

    While the interest in wrought magnesium applications is growing, forging of magnesium alloys in Europe and beyond is still restricted to a few specialized companies that operate for niche markets. Technical matters that relate to this are underdeveloped mechanical properties of available feedstock m

  20. Ultrastrong Magnesium Alloy via Nano-Spaced Stacking Faults

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    Jian, Weiwei

    Magnesium and its alloys have attracted extensive attention in recent years due to their abundance, low-density, good castability and recyclability. However, the application of Mg alloys has been substantially hindered by their relatively low strengths and limited ductility at room temperature. Outside of traditional precipitation control, Mg-alloy strengthening typically relies on two general approaches: non-traditional, esoteric processing and grain refinement. Here in this research, we processed a Mg-8.5Gd-2.3Y-1.8Ag-0.4Zr (wt.%) via conventional technique (hot-rolling at 450°C) with thickness reduction up to 88%. The main contents of this research, as well as the novelties, are discussed in the following ways. Firstly, we reported a new mechanism for producing ultrahigh strengths (yield strength: ˜575 MPa, ultimate strength: ˜600 MPa) and maintaining moderate ductility (uniform elongation: ˜ 3% to 4%) in hot rolled Mg-alloy with relatively large grain sizes (13 microm). TEM studies show that a high density of nano-spaced SFs are the main defects inside of the grains and their density increased as rolling thickness reduction increased. The strength of the processed Mg alloy was found to increase as the mean spacing between adjacent SFs decreased. Nano-spaced SFs were found to be very effective in impeding the movement of dislocations and retaining strain hardening. Activation of non-basal dislocations during tensile testing accounts for the detected moderate ductility, in addition to the capability of retaining strain hardening. Secondly, we predicted and calculated contributions from different strengthening mechanisms for the unltrahigh strength of hot rolled Mg alloy including solid solution, grain refinement, precipitation and texture evolution. The results showed that grain boundary strengthening, solid solution hardening, precipitates hardening and strong texture strengthening totally contribute 249.8 MPa to 278.5 MPa for the yield strength (˜575MPa

  1. Laser Surface Alloying of Copper, Manganese, and Magnesium with Pure Aluminum Substrate

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    Jiru, Woldetinsay G.; Sankar, M. Ravi; Dixit, Uday S.

    2016-03-01

    Laser surface alloying is one of the recent technologies used in the manufacturing sector for improving the surface properties of the metals. Light weight materials like aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, and magnesium alloys are used in the locomotive, aerospace, and structural applications. In the present work, an experimental study was conducted to improve the surface hardness of commercially pure aluminum plate. CO2 laser is used to melt pre-placed powders of pure copper, manganese, and magnesium. Microstructure of alloyed surface was analyzed using optical microscope. The best surface alloying was obtained at the optimum values of laser parameters, viz., laser power, scan speed, and laser beam diameter. In the alloyed region, microhardness increased from 30 HV0.5 to 430 HV0.5, while it was 60 HV0.5 in the heat-affected region. Tensile tests revealed some reduction in the strength and total elongation due to alloying. On the other hand, corrosion resistance improved.

  2. Corrosion Protection of AM50 Magnesium Alloy by Nafion/DMSO Organic Coatings

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    SONG Renguo; ZHENG Xiaohua; BAI Shuju; BLAWERT Carsten; DIETZEL Wolfgang

    2008-01-01

    The effectiveness of the corrosion protection of Nafion/Dimethysulfoxid (DMSO) organic coatings for AM50 magnesium alloy prepared by simple immersion and heat treatment was investigated. Its corrosion resistance and morphologies of the Nafion/DMSO organic coatings were studied by electrochemical corrosion testing and optical microscopy. The results show that Nafion/DMSO organic coatings can improve the corrosion resistance of AM50 magnesium alloy effectively. Also, the corrosion resistance increases with the surface density of the organic coatings.

  3. Microstructure and corrosion resistance of Ce–V conversion coating on AZ31 magnesium alloy

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    Highlights: • Through simple chemical conversion process, a Ce–V conversion coating is prepared on AZ31 magnesium alloy. The coating (∼2 μm thick) has a duplex structure and is composed of Mg, Al, Ce, V and O in the outer layer and Mg, Al, V, F and O in the inner layer. • The Ce–V conversion coating can increase the Ecorr by 157 mV and decrease the icorr by 80 times compared to AZ31 magnesium alloy substrate. Moreover, the performance of the Ce–V conversion coating excels the chromate conversion coating on AZ31 magnesium alloy. • The EIS results of Ce–V conversion coating indicate an increase of 10× in the corrosion resistance and a delay in the corrosion process kinetics compared to uncoated AZ31 magnesium alloy in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution. • The ball cratering is a simple and effective technique of thickness measurement for chemical conversion coating. - Abstract: A Ce–V conversion coating was developed to improve the corrosion resistance of AZ31 magnesium alloy. Scanning electronic microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS), grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD) and the ball cratering test were adopted to study the morphology, chemical composition, structure and thickness of the coating. The coating has duplex structure with network and its thickness is about 2 μm. The coating contains high contents of Ce and V, which exhibits amorphous structure. Potentiodynamic polarization shows the coating can increase the corrosion potential and reduce the corrosion current density of AZ31 magnesium alloy. Moreover, the electrochemical impedance spectra exhibit the coating significantly improves the corrosion resistance of AZ31 magnesium alloy. Results indicate that the Ce–V conversion coating can provide effective protection to AZ31 magnesium alloy

  4. THE STUDY OF CUTTING FORCES AND THEIR AMPLITUDES DURING HIGH-SPEED DRY MILLING MAGNESIUM ALLOYS

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    Ireneusz Zagórski; Józef Kuczmaszewski

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the state of knowledge on cutting forces values during milling of different magnesium alloy types. Additionally, the results of own research on cutting forces and their amplitudes after milling magnesium alloys used for manufacturing elements applied in the aerospace industry are included. The subject of the analysis was the influence of technological parameters and the tool type on cutting forces and their amplitudes. The analysis is important due to the correlation betwe...

  5. Study on the isothermal forging process of MB26 magnesium alloy adaptor

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    Xu Wenchen; Yang Chuan; Shaninst Debin; Xu Fuchang; Wang Guan; Guo Bin

    2015-01-01

    The isothermal forging process is an effective method to manufacture complex-shaped components of hard-to-work materials, such as magnesium alloys. This study investigates the isothermal forging process of an MB26 magnesium alloy adaptor with three branches. The results show that two-step forging process is appropriate to form the adaptor forging, which not only improves the filling quality but also reduces the forging load compared with one-step forging process. Moreover, the flow line is di...

  6. The influence of the magnesium alloys microstructure on the cathodic hydrogen evolution

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    Габов, А. Л.; Белослудцев, И. С.; Медведева, Н. А.; Скрябина, Н. Е.; Фрушар, Д.; Gabov, A. L.; Belosludtsev, I. S.; Medvedeva, N. A.; Skryabina, N. E.; Fruchart, D.

    2014-01-01

    Evolution of grain structure of magnesium AZ31 and ZK60 alloys during equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) at the 200 ºC temperatures is researched. It is shown that ECAP leads to forming of very inhomogeneous structure. It has been found that deformation affects the rate of the cathodic process. AZ31 alloy is more effective cathode material in alkaline solution environment in comparison with Mg and ZK60 alloys. The object of study were samples of pure magnesium and alloys on its basis – AZ3...

  7. Magnesium

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    ... Consumer Datos en español Health Professional Other Resources Magnesium Fact Sheet for Consumers Have a question? Ask ODS: ods.od.nih.gov/contact What is magnesium and what does it do? Magnesium is a ...

  8. The development and application of a thermodynamic database for magnesium alloys

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    Shang, Shunli; Zhang, Hui; Ganeshan, Swetha; Liu, Zi-Kui

    2008-12-01

    The available thermodynamic databases for magnesium alloys are discussed in this paper. Of particular interest are the features of a magnesium database developed by the authors with 19 elements: Mg-Al-Ca-Ce-Cu-Fe-KLa-Li-Mn-Na-Nd-Pr-Si-Sn-Sr-Y-Zn-Zr. Using this database, two applications are presented. One is the phase evolution in AZ61 magnesium alloy including the variations of phase fractions, alloying compositions, and partition coefficients of alloying elements as a function of temperature (or solid fraction). The other is to understand sodium-induced high-temperature embrittlement in the Al-Mg alloy, which is ascribed to the formation of a liquid phase due to the presence of sodium traces.

  9. Investigation on the Explosive Welding of 1100 Aluminum Alloy and AZ31 Magnesium Alloy

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    Chen, Pengwan; Feng, Jianrui; Zhou, Qiang; An, Erfeng; Li, Jingbo; Yuan, Yuan; Ou, Sanli

    2016-07-01

    The undesirable properties of magnesium alloys include easy embrittlement, low oxidation resistance, and difficulty in welding with other materials. Their application in industry is, therefore, restricted. In this paper, plates of 1100 aluminum alloy and AZ31 magnesium alloy were successfully welded together using the explosive welding technique. The influences of the welding parameters on the weld quality were investigated. The surface morphology and microstructure near the weld interface were examined by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (equipped with energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy), and transmission electron microscopy. The experimental results demonstrated the typical wavy bonding interface. In addition, elemental diffusion with a thickness of approximately 3 μm occurred near the bonding interface. The two plates were joined together well at the atomic scale. Nanograins with a size of approximately 5 nm were observed in the diffusion layer. The microhardness and shear strength were measured to evaluate the mechanical properties, which confirmed that a high quality of bonding was acquired.

  10. Investigation on the Explosive Welding of 1100 Aluminum Alloy and AZ31 Magnesium Alloy

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    Chen, Pengwan; Feng, Jianrui; Zhou, Qiang; An, Erfeng; Li, Jingbo; Yuan, Yuan; Ou, Sanli

    2016-06-01

    The undesirable properties of magnesium alloys include easy embrittlement, low oxidation resistance, and difficulty in welding with other materials. Their application in industry is, therefore, restricted. In this paper, plates of 1100 aluminum alloy and AZ31 magnesium alloy were successfully welded together using the explosive welding technique. The influences of the welding parameters on the weld quality were investigated. The surface morphology and microstructure near the weld interface were examined by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (equipped with energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy), and transmission electron microscopy. The experimental results demonstrated the typical wavy bonding interface. In addition, elemental diffusion with a thickness of approximately 3 μm occurred near the bonding interface. The two plates were joined together well at the atomic scale. Nanograins with a size of approximately 5 nm were observed in the diffusion layer. The microhardness and shear strength were measured to evaluate the mechanical properties, which confirmed that a high quality of bonding was acquired.

  11. Crystalline structure changing of rolled AZ61 magnesium alloy in rapid heating

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    Plastic forming for magnesium alloy requires warm working. However, warm working causes micro-structure change or strength decreasing to mechanical characteristics grant material by work hardened, or grain refinement. To study warm working conditions, it is important to find out β phase (β-Mg17Al12) transition of magnesium alloy and crystal grain growth in heating process. In this report, rolled AZ61 magnesium alloy crystalline structure changing in heating process were in-situ measured by synchrotron radiation. As results, crystal grain growth of α-magnesium, and β-Mg17Al12 solution was not found under holding temperature 400degC till 50 seconds. Furthermore, temperature rising rate 2degC/sec or over is necessary at time. (author)

  12. Forming of magnesium alloy microtubes in the fabrication of biodegradable stents

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    Lixiao Wang

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium alloys have, in recent years, been recognized as highly promising biodegradable materials, especially for vascular stent applications. Forming of magnesium alloys into high-precision thin-wall tubes has however presented a technological barrier in the fabrication of vascular stents, because of the poor workability of magnesium at room temperature. In the present study, the forming processes, i.e., hot indirect extrusion and multi-pass cold drawing were used to fabricate seamless microtubes of a magnesium alloy. The magnesium alloy ZM21 was selected as a representative biomaterial for biodegradable stent applications. Microtubes with an outside diameter of 2.9 mm and a wall thickness of 0.2 mm were successfully produced at the fourth pass of cold drawing without inter-pass annealing. Dimensional evaluation showed that multi-pass cold drawing was effective in correcting dimensional non-uniformity arising from hot indirect extrusion. Examinations of the microstructures of microtubes revealed the generation of a large number of twins as a result of accumulated work hardening at the third and fourth passes of cold drawing, corresponding to the significantly raised forming forces. The work demonstrated the viability of the forming process route selected for the fabrication of biodegradable magnesium alloy microtubes.

  13. Structure changes and mechanical properties of laser alloyed magnesium cast alloys

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    W. Kwaśny; T. Tański,; Sz. Malara; J. Domagała; L.A. Dobrzański

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this work was to investigate structure and mechanical properties of the MCMgAl12Zn1 casting magnesium alloys after laser treatment. The laser treatment was carried out using a high power diode laser (HPDL).Design/methodology/approach: The laser processing of TiC, WC, SiC particles in MCMgAl12Zn1 and the resulted microstructures and properties are discussed in this paper. The resulting microstructure in the modified surface layer was examined. Phase composition was...

  14. A modified Johnson-Cook constitutive relationship for a rare-earth containing magnesium alloy

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    陈道伦; 李德江; 曾小勤

    2013-01-01

    Lightweight magnesium alloy has recently attracted a considerable interest in the automotive and aerospace industries to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions via the weight reduction of vehicles. Rare-earth (RE) element addition can re-markably improve the mechanical properties of magnesium alloys through weakening crystallographic textures associated with the strong mechanical anisotropy and tension-compression yield asymmetry. While the addition of RE elements sheds some light on the alteration in the mechanical anisotropy, available information on the constitutive relationships used to describe the flow behavior of RE-containing magnesium alloys is limited. To establish such a constitutive relationship, uniaxial compressive deformation tests were first conducted on an extruded Mg-10Gd-3Y-0.5Zr (GW103K) magnesium alloy at the strain rates ranging from 1×10-1 to 1×10-4 s-1 at room temperature. A modified Johnson-Cook constitutive equation based on a recent strain hardening equation was proposed to predict the flow stresses of GW103K alloy. Comparisons between the predicted and experimental results showed that the modified Johnson-Cook constitutive equation was able to predict the flow stresses of the RE-containing magnesium alloy fairly accurately with a standard deviation of about 1.8%.

  15. Review of grain refinement methods for as-cast microstructure of magnesium alloy

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    Song Changjiang

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available As the lightest structural metal, Mg and Mg-based alloys have great potential applications in the aerospace, automotive and nuclear industries. However, such applications have been limited by low ductility and strength. Theoretically, small grain sized structure can synchronously improve its ductility and strength. Yet, universally reliable grain refi nement techniques for the magnesium alloys are still under investigation and some are in strong debating. This paper presents a brief review of development of grain refi nement methods for magnesium alloys, which would contribute to a better understanding of the factors controlling grain refi nement and provide an outlook of future research in this field.

  16. Divorced eutectic in a HPDC magnesium-aluminum alloy

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    The morphology of the eutectic in a thin-wall high pressure die cast (HPDC) U-shape AM60 magnesium box was investigated by light microscope, SEM, TEM and EPMA. The extremely fast cooling rate taking place in the solidification process produces a highly segregated zone near the boundaries of small grains and a fine distribution of β particles, which is typical of a completely divorced eutectic. It was shown that the segregated zone is coherent with the primary α-Mg grain core even if the increased aluminium content produces a deformation of the hexagonal crystal lattice, which was estimated through diffraction patterns (SADP). The variation of the alloying elements content through the grain boundaries was shown by means of EPMA line scanning. The β particle composition was quantitatively investigated and the results show that, in comparison with the equilibrium phase diagram, the non-equilibrium phase boundary of the Mg17Al12 region is moved some percent towards the lower aluminium content, at the high cooling rate that occurs in high pressure die castings. The cubic structure of the β phase was revealed by diffraction pattern. The presence of small Al-Mn particles both inside the grain and in the boundary region was also put in evidence by TEM

  17. Effects of Ca addition on microstructure and properties of AZ63 magnesium alloy

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    钱宝光; 耿浩然; 陶珍东; 赵鹏; 田宪法

    2004-01-01

    Effects of Ca addition on the microstructure and viscosity as well as electrochemical properties of casting AZ63 magnesium alloy were studied. Testing results show that the viscosity value increases with the increase of calcium content, especially at the higher temperature, and there exists such a relation between the ignition temperature and viscosity of magnesium alloy: when the melt viscosity increases, the ignition temperature increases too. The microstructure of AZ63 magnesium alloy is first refined and then coarsened with the increase of Ca addition. By the addition of 0.15% Ca, AZ63 alloy has more negative open-circuit potential(1. 624 5V), bigger anode efficiency (55.65%) and lower corrosion rate(0.214g/(m2·h).AZ63 allo6y containing some Ca content is a high driving-potential and high-efficiency sacrificial anodes material.

  18. Warm Deep Drawing Of Rectangular Cups With Magnesium Alloy AZ31 Sheets

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    Recently, magnesium alloys have been widely applied in automotive and electronic industries as the lightest weight structural and functional materials. Warm forming of magnesium alloys has attracted much attention due to the very poor formability of Mg alloys at room temperature. The formability of magnesium alloy sheet at elevated temperature is significantly affected by the processing parameters. Among them the forming temperature, the punch speed, the geometrical shape of the blank, the blank holder force and the lubrication are probably the most relevant. In this research, the deep drawing of rectangular cups with AZ31 sheets was conducted at elevated temperatures with different process parameters. The finite element analyses were performed to investigate the effects of the process parameters on the formability of rectangular cup drawing and to predict the process defects during the process. The material yield condition was modeled using the isotropic Von Mises criterion. The flow stress data were obtained from tensile tests

  19. Role of multi-microalloying by rare earth elements in ductilization of magnesium alloys

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    Yuanding Huang

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The present work investigates the influences of microalloying with rare earths on the mechanical properties of magnesium alloys. The amount of each rare earth element is controlled below 0.4 wt.% in order not to increase the cost of alloy largely. The synergic effects from the multi-microalloying with rare earths on the mechanical properties are explored. The obtained results show that the as-cast magnesium alloys multi-microalloying with rare earths possesses a quite high ductility with a tensile strain up to 25–30% at room temperature. Moreover, these alloys exhibit much better corrosion resistance than AZ31 alloy. The preliminary in situ neutron diffractions on the deformation of these alloys indicate that the multi-microalloying with rare earths seems to be beneficial for the activation of more slip systems. The deformation becomes more homogeneous and the resultant textures after deformation are weakened.

  20. Equal Channel Angular Deformation (ECAD) of As-Cast AM60 Magnesium Alloy

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    Peng LUO; Xiaolin WU; Kenong XIA

    2003-01-01

    As-cast AM60 magnesium alloy ingot with grains coarser than those of as-extruded AZ series is more liable to produce cracks under ECAD with severe shear strain. A feasible scheme of equal channel angular deformation (ECAD) for as-cast AM60 magnesium alloy ingot was proposed in this paper. The tests were conducted on Instron machine with hydraulic back-force machine. Through analysing load vs displacement curves, the effects of ECAD processing conditions on deformability and microstructure of as-cast magnesium AM60 billets were discussed. During testing,the back-force employment was helpful to keep ECAD processing more stable. And with back-force, it was observed that the number of ECAD passes in different routes could tremendously affect the deformability and microstructure of magnesium specimens. It was concluded that ECAD processing is entirely feasible for as-cast magnesium AM60alloy under severe shear strain, and back-force employment, multi-passes deformation and lubrication of graphite paper are the factors primarily beneficial to improvement of deformability and refinement of grained structure. This work provides a way to produce magnesium alloy with fine-grained structure directly from casting ingot by ECAD technique.

  1. Effect of hot working on the damping capacity and mechanical properties of AZ31 magnesium alloy

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    Lee, K.; Kang, C.; Kim, K.

    2015-04-01

    Magnesium alloys have received much attention for their lightweight and other excellent properties, such as low density, high specific strength, and good castability, for use in several industrial and commercial applications. However, both magnesium and its alloys show limited room-temperature formability owing to the limited number of slip systems associated with their hexagonal close-packed crystal structure. It is well known that crystallographic texture plays an important role in both plastic deformation and macroscopic anisotropy of magnesium alloys. Many authors have concentrated on improving the room- temperature formability of Mg alloys. However, despite having a lot of excellent properties in magnesium alloy, the study for various properties of magnesium alloy have not been clarified enough yet. Mg alloys are known to have a good damping capacity compared to other known metals and their alloys. Also, the damping properties of metals are generally recognized to be dependent on microstructural factors such as grain size and texture. However, there are very few studies on the relationship between the damping capacity and texture of Magnesium alloys. Therefore, in this study, specimens of the AZ31 magnesium alloy, were processed by hot working, and their texture and damping property investigated. A 60 mm × 60 mm × 40 mm rectangular plate was cut out by machining an ingot of AZ31 magnesium alloy (Mg-3Al-1Zn in mass%), and rolling was carried out at 673 K to a rolling reduction of 30%. Then, heat treatment was carried out at temperatures in the range of 573-723 K for durations in the range of 30-180 min. The samples were immediately quenched in oil after heat treatment to prevent any change in the microstructure. Texture was evaluated on the compression planes by the Schulz reflection method using nickel-filtered Cu Kα radiation. Electron backscatter diffraction measurements were conducted to observe the spatial distribution of various orientations. Specimens

  2. Nanoscale Electro Negative Interface Density (NENID) in magnesium alloy nanocomposites: Effect on mechanical properties

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    In metal matrix composites, particle–matrix interfacial reactions are generally undesirable as this leads to poor interface formation where the particle–matrix stress transfer characteristics are inferior. This is of particular concern regarding magnesium alloy nanocomposites for wide ranging weight critical structural applications. In this study, various magnesium alloy nanocomposites containing Al2O3, carbon nanotube, TiC, or Si3N4 nanoparticle reinforcement were fabricated using solidification processing followed by hot extrusion. Here and for the first time, Nanoscale Electro Negative Interface Density (NENID) quantifies the nanoparticle–alloy matrix interfacial area per unit volume in the magnesium alloy nanocomposite taking into consideration the electronegativity of the nanoparticle reinforcement. We suggest that (1) NENID affects selected mechanical properties in magnesium alloy nanocomposites and (2) there are two joint mechanisms at nanoscale that enable tensile strength and ductility of the alloy nanocomposites to be simultaneously enhanced. We show that NENID indicates the possibility of relatively increased nanoparticle–alloy matrix interfacial reactions occurring while taking into account thermodynamic considerations.

  3. Nanoscale Electro Negative Interface Density (NENID) in magnesium alloy nanocomposites: Effect on mechanical properties

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    Paramsothy, M. [National University of Singapore, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Singapore); Chan, J.; Kwok, R. [Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics) (Singapore); Gupta, M., E-mail: mpegm@nus.edu.sg [National University of Singapore, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Singapore)

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    In metal matrix composites, particle-matrix interfacial reactions are generally undesirable as this leads to poor interface formation where the particle-matrix stress transfer characteristics are inferior. This is of particular concern regarding magnesium alloy nanocomposites for wide ranging weight critical structural applications. In this study, various magnesium alloy nanocomposites containing Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, carbon nanotube, TiC, or Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanoparticle reinforcement were fabricated using solidification processing followed by hot extrusion. Here and for the first time, Nanoscale Electro Negative Interface Density (NENID) quantifies the nanoparticle-alloy matrix interfacial area per unit volume in the magnesium alloy nanocomposite taking into consideration the electronegativity of the nanoparticle reinforcement. We suggest that (1) NENID affects selected mechanical properties in magnesium alloy nanocomposites and (2) there are two joint mechanisms at nanoscale that enable tensile strength and ductility of the alloy nanocomposites to be simultaneously enhanced. We show that NENID indicates the possibility of relatively increased nanoparticle-alloy matrix interfacial reactions occurring while taking into account thermodynamic considerations.

  4. A Review of Dissimilar Welding Techniques for Magnesium Alloys to Aluminum Alloys

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    Liming Liu

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Welding of dissimilar magnesium alloys and aluminum alloys is an important issue because of their increasing applications in industries. In this document, the research and progress of a variety of welding techniques for joining dissimilar Mg alloys and Al alloys are reviewed from different perspectives. Welding of dissimilar Mg and Al is challenging due to the formation of brittle intermetallic compound (IMC such as Mg17Al12 and Mg2Al3. In order to increase the joint strength, three main research approaches were used to eliminate or reduce the Mg-Al intermetallic reaction layer. First, solid state welding techniques which have a low welding temperature were used to reduce the IMCs. Second, IMC variety and distribution were controlled to avoid the degradation of the joining strength in fusion welding. Third, techniques which have relatively controllable reaction time and energy were used to eliminate the IMCs. Some important processing parameters and their effects on weld quality are discussed, and the microstructure and metallurgical reaction are described. Mechanical properties of welds such as hardness, tensile, shear and fatigue strength are discussed. The aim of the report is to review the recent progress in the welding of dissimilar Mg and Al to provide a basis for follow-up research.

  5. Hemolysis and cytotoxicity mechanisms of biodegradable magnesium and its alloys

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    Zhen, Zhen [Center for Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Liu, Xiaoli [School of Material Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Huang, Tao [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex System, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Xi, TingFei, E-mail: xitingfei@pku.edu.cn [Center for Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Biomedical Engineering Research Center, Shenzhen Institute, Peking University, Shenzhen 518057 (China); Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Human Tissue Regeneration and Repair, Shenzhen Institute, Peking University, Shenzhen 518057 (China); Zheng, Yufeng [Center for Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex System, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Human Tissue Regeneration and Repair, Shenzhen Institute, Peking University, Shenzhen 518057 (China)

    2015-01-01

    Good hemocompatibility and cell compatibility are essential requirements for coronary stents, especially for biodegradable magnesium alloy stents, which could change the in situ environment after implanted. In this work, the effects of magnesium ion concentration and pH value on the hemolysis and cytotoxicity have been evaluated. Solution with different Mg{sup 2+} concentration gradients and pH values of normal saline and cell culture media DMEM adjusted by MgCl{sub 2} and NaOH respectively were tested for the hemolysis and cell viability. Results show that even when the concentration of Mg{sup 2+} reaches 1000 μg/mL, it has little destructive effect on erythrocyte, and the high pH value over 11 caused by the degradation is the real reason for the high hemolysis ratio. Low concentrations of Mg{sup 2+} (< 100 μg/mL) cause no cytotoxicity to L929 cells, of which the cell viability is above 80%, while high concentrations of Mg{sup 2+} (> 300 μg/mL) could induce obvious death of the L929 cells. The pH of the extract plays a synergetic effect on cytotoxicity, due to the buffer action of the cell culture medium. To validate this conclusion, commercial pure Mg using normal saline and PBS as extract was tested with the measurement of pH and Mg{sup 2+} concentration. Pure Mg leads to a higher hemolysis ratio in normal saline (47.76%) than in buffered solution (4.38%) with different pH values and low concentration of Mg{sup 2+}. The Mg extract culture media caused no cytotoxicity, with pH = 8.44 and 47.80 μg/mL Mg{sup 2+}. It is suggested that buffered solution and dynamic condition should be adopted in the hemolysis evaluation. - Highlights: • Mg{sup 2+} and pH have been tested for hemolysis and cytotoxicity of biomedical Mg. • Even 1000 μg/ml Mg{sup 2+} cannot cause hemolysis, but hemolysis reaches 53.8% when pH > 11. • Mg{sup 2+} > 300 μg/mL induces death of L929 and slight alkaline improves the proliferation. • Pure Mg in normal saline induces high

  6. Hemolysis and cytotoxicity mechanisms of biodegradable magnesium and its alloys

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    Good hemocompatibility and cell compatibility are essential requirements for coronary stents, especially for biodegradable magnesium alloy stents, which could change the in situ environment after implanted. In this work, the effects of magnesium ion concentration and pH value on the hemolysis and cytotoxicity have been evaluated. Solution with different Mg2+ concentration gradients and pH values of normal saline and cell culture media DMEM adjusted by MgCl2 and NaOH respectively were tested for the hemolysis and cell viability. Results show that even when the concentration of Mg2+ reaches 1000 μg/mL, it has little destructive effect on erythrocyte, and the high pH value over 11 caused by the degradation is the real reason for the high hemolysis ratio. Low concentrations of Mg2+ (< 100 μg/mL) cause no cytotoxicity to L929 cells, of which the cell viability is above 80%, while high concentrations of Mg2+ (> 300 μg/mL) could induce obvious death of the L929 cells. The pH of the extract plays a synergetic effect on cytotoxicity, due to the buffer action of the cell culture medium. To validate this conclusion, commercial pure Mg using normal saline and PBS as extract was tested with the measurement of pH and Mg2+ concentration. Pure Mg leads to a higher hemolysis ratio in normal saline (47.76%) than in buffered solution (4.38%) with different pH values and low concentration of Mg2+. The Mg extract culture media caused no cytotoxicity, with pH = 8.44 and 47.80 μg/mL Mg2+. It is suggested that buffered solution and dynamic condition should be adopted in the hemolysis evaluation. - Highlights: • Mg2+ and pH have been tested for hemolysis and cytotoxicity of biomedical Mg. • Even 1000 μg/ml Mg2+ cannot cause hemolysis, but hemolysis reaches 53.8% when pH > 11. • Mg2+ > 300 μg/mL induces death of L929 and slight alkaline improves the proliferation. • Pure Mg in normal saline induces high hemolysis, but in PBS causes no hemolysis. • True reason for the

  7. Preparation, characterization and wear behavior of carbon coated magnesium alloy with electroless plating nickel interlayer

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    Mao, Yan [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Li, Zhuguo, E-mail: lizg@sjtu.edu.cn [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Academician Expert Office Workstation (Jiansheng Pan), Lin’an, Zhejiang Province (China); Feng, Kai, E-mail: fengkai@sjtu.edu.cn [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Academician Expert Office Workstation (Jiansheng Pan), Lin’an, Zhejiang Province (China); Guo, Xingwu [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloys Net Forming (LAF), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Zhou, Zhifeng [Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Dong, Jie [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloys Net Forming (LAF), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Wu, Yixiong [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Academician Expert Office Workstation (Jiansheng Pan), Lin’an, Zhejiang Province (China)

    2015-02-01

    Highlights: • The carbon film with nickel interlayer (Ni + C coating) is deposited on GW83. • In Ni + C composite coating the carbon coating has good adhesion with the nickel interlayer. • The wear track of Ni + C coating is narrower compared to the bare one. • The wear resistance of GW83 is greatly improved by the Ni + C coating. - Abstract: Poor wear resistance of rare earth magnesium alloys has prevented them from wider application. In this study, composite coating (PVD carbon coating deposited on electroless plating nickel interlayer) is prepared to protect GW83 magnesium alloys against wear. The Ni + C composite coating has a dense microstructure, improved adhesion strength and hardness due to the effective support of Ni interlayer. The wear test result shows that the Ni + C composite coating can greatly prolong the wear life of the magnesium alloy. The wear track of the Ni + C coated magnesium alloy is obviously narrower and shows less abrasive particles as compared with the bare one. Abrasive wear is the wear mechanism of the coatings at the room temperature. In conclusion, the wear resistance of the GW83 magnesium alloy can be greatly improved by the Ni + C composite coating.

  8. Calcium phosphate coating on magnesium alloy by biomimetic method :Investigation of morphology ,composition and formation process

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    2008-01-01

    Magnesium alloy has similar mechanical properties with natural bone and can degrade via corrosion in the electrolytic environment of the human body.Calcium phosphate has been proven to possess bioactivity and bone inductivity.In order to integrate both advantages,calcium phosphate coating was fabricated on magnesium alloy by a biomimetic method.Supersaturated calcification solutions (SCSs) with different Ca/P ratio and C1- concentration were used as mimetic solutions.The morphology,composition and formation process of the coating were studied with scanning electron microscopy (SEM),energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS),Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD).The results show that a uniform calcium phosphate coating was observed on magnesium alloy,the properties of which could be adjusted by the SCSs with different Ca/P ratio.The formation process of the coating was explored by immersing magnesium alloy in SCSs with different Cl- concentration which could adjust the hydrogen production.According to SEM results,the hydrogen bubbles were associated with the formation of grass-like and flower-like coating morphologies.In conclusion,the biomimetic method was effective to form calcium phosphate coating on magnesium alloy and the morphology and composition of the coating could be accommodated by the Ca/P ratio and Cl- concentration in SCSs.

  9. Preparation, characterization and wear behavior of carbon coated magnesium alloy with electroless plating nickel interlayer

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    Highlights: • The carbon film with nickel interlayer (Ni + C coating) is deposited on GW83. • In Ni + C composite coating the carbon coating has good adhesion with the nickel interlayer. • The wear track of Ni + C coating is narrower compared to the bare one. • The wear resistance of GW83 is greatly improved by the Ni + C coating. - Abstract: Poor wear resistance of rare earth magnesium alloys has prevented them from wider application. In this study, composite coating (PVD carbon coating deposited on electroless plating nickel interlayer) is prepared to protect GW83 magnesium alloys against wear. The Ni + C composite coating has a dense microstructure, improved adhesion strength and hardness due to the effective support of Ni interlayer. The wear test result shows that the Ni + C composite coating can greatly prolong the wear life of the magnesium alloy. The wear track of the Ni + C coated magnesium alloy is obviously narrower and shows less abrasive particles as compared with the bare one. Abrasive wear is the wear mechanism of the coatings at the room temperature. In conclusion, the wear resistance of the GW83 magnesium alloy can be greatly improved by the Ni + C composite coating

  10. Direct electroless Ni-P deposition on AM50 magnesium alloy from sulfate bath

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    LI Guang-yu; NIU Li-yuan; JIANG Zhong-hao; GU Chang-dong; LIAN Jian-she

    2006-01-01

    A bright electroless Ni-P deposition on AM50 magnesium alloy in a sulfate plating bath was proposed by using direct plating process with non-chromate pretreatment. The electroless Ni-P plating on AM50 magnesium alloy has an admirable appearance and good adhesion. The results indicate that the electroless Ni-P deposition with non-chromate pretreatment has better adhesion than that of zinc immersion coating. Anodic polarization curves indicate that the electroless Ni-P deposition obtained from the sulfate bath has similar corrosion-resistance to that obtained from basic nickel carbonate bath. The deposition process generates less pollutant by a non-chromate plating bath and is suitable for the magnesium alloys manufacture because of its low cost. The hardness of the electroless Ni-P plated AM50 is about HV 720.6 and HV 969.7 after heat treatments at 180 ℃ for 2 h. The wear resistance of Ni-P plated magnesium alloy specimens is about 5 to 9 times as high as that of bare magnesium alloys.

  11. CREEP DAMAGE MECHANISMS IN PARTICLE REINFORCED MAGNESIUM COMPOSITES

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    Sklenička, Václav; Svoboda, Milan; Pahutová, Marie; Kuchařová, Květa

    Turin, 2005, s. 1-6. [Conference on Fracture /11./. Turin (IT), 20.03.2005-25.03.2005] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) KSK1010104; GA ČR(CZ) GA106/03/0901 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : AZ91 and QE22 alloys * creep damage mechanisms Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy

  12. Study of second phase in bioabsorbable magnesium alloys: Phase stability evaluation via Dmol3 calculation

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    Huazhe Yang

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Thermodynamical stabilities of four conventional second phases as well as magnesium matrix in bioabsorbable magnesium alloys were investigated theoretically via computer calculation method. Model of individual phase and systems including phase and four water molecular (phase-4H2O were established to simulate the in vitro and in vivo environment. Local orbital density functional theory approach was applied to calculate the total energy for the individual phase and phase-4H2O system. The results demonstrated that all the second phases possessed higher phase stability compared with magnesium matrix, but the phase stability was quite different for different types of second phases or second phase-4H2O systems. Furthermore, a schematic process of inflammation reaction caused by magnesium alloy implants was proposed for the further evaluation on biocompatibility of different second phases.

  13. Corrosion of magnesium alloy AZ31 screws is dependent on the implantation site

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    Willbold, E. [Laboratory for Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Anna-von-Borries-Strasse 1-7, D - 30625 Hannover (Germany); Kaya, A.A. [Mugla University, Engineering Faculty, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department, Mugla (Turkey); Kaya, R.A. [MedicalPark Hospital, Kueltuer Sok No:1, 34160 Bahcelievler, Istanbul (Turkey); Beckmann, F. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Materials Research, Max-Planck-Str.1, D - 21502 Geesthacht (Germany); Witte, F., E-mail: witte.frank@mh-hannover.de [Laboratory for Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Anna-von-Borries-Strasse 1-7, D - 30625 Hannover (Germany)

    2011-12-15

    The corrosion of biodegradable materials is a crucial issue in implant development. Among other materials, magnesium and magnesium based alloys are one of the most promising candidates. Since the corrosion of biodegradable materials depends on different physiological parameters like pH or ion concentrations, the corrosion might be different in different biological environments. To investigate this issue, we produced screws from magnesium alloy AZ31 and implanted them into the hip bone of 14 sheep. After 3 and 6 months, the screws were explanted and analyzed with synchrotron-radiation based micro-computed tomography and hard tissue histology. We found considerable differences in the corrosion behavior of the magnesium screws with respect to its original tissue location. However, we could detect a normal immunological tissue response.

  14. Corrosion of magnesium alloy AZ31 screws is dependent on the implantation site

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    The corrosion of biodegradable materials is a crucial issue in implant development. Among other materials, magnesium and magnesium based alloys are one of the most promising candidates. Since the corrosion of biodegradable materials depends on different physiological parameters like pH or ion concentrations, the corrosion might be different in different biological environments. To investigate this issue, we produced screws from magnesium alloy AZ31 and implanted them into the hip bone of 14 sheep. After 3 and 6 months, the screws were explanted and analyzed with synchrotron-radiation based micro-computed tomography and hard tissue histology. We found considerable differences in the corrosion behavior of the magnesium screws with respect to its original tissue location. However, we could detect a normal immunological tissue response.

  15. Nanomechanical analysis of AZ31 magnesium alloy and pure magnesium correlated with crystallographic orientation

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    The anisotropic nanomechanical properties of AZ31 magnesium alloy and pure Mg were measured in situ via nanoindentation of individual grains with simultaneous observations using a scanning electron microscope. Values of the nanohardness, indentation size effect, elastic modulus, and yield strength were correlated with the crystallographic orientation provided by electron backscattering diffraction and were further used to investigate the relationships between the nanomechanical properties of the materials and the work of nanoindentation. The nanohardness of AZ31 was found to be generally above that of pure Mg due to solid solution strengthening. The nanohardness of AZ31 first considerably decreased and then marginally increased, whereas the nanohardness of pure Mg steadily decreased as the angle between the hexagonal lattice c-axis of both materials and the indentation direction increased. The indentation size effect was stronger for AZ31 than for pure Mg, and its magnitude decreased as the angle between the lattice c-axis and the indentation direction increased. The AZ31 modulus remained nearly constant throughout the range of investigated orientations; the modulus of pure Mg followed a theoretical angular dependence but was generally lower than expected. The yield strength behaved in a similar manner to the nanohardness in both materials. Plots of the ratio of the nanohardness to the yield strength revealed that both materials underwent significant work hardening shortly after nanoindentation began. It was also shown that the amount of plastic deformation increased for Mg and increased or remained nearly constant for AZ31 as the angle increased. The observed orientation dependencies were interpreted as a consequence of the anisotropic activities of the dominant slip systems and extension twinning

  16. FORMATION OF HA-CONTAINING COATING ON AZ31 MAGNESIUM ALLOY BY MICRO-ARC OXIDATION

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    HUI TANG; DEYU LI; XIUPING CHEN; CHAO WU; FUPING WANG

    2013-01-01

    Magnesium and its alloys are potential biodegradable implant materials due to their attractive biological properties. But the use of magnesium is still hampered by its poor corrosion resistance in physiological fluids. In this study, a HA-containing coating was fabricated by micro-arc oxidation (MAO). The active plasma species of micro-discharge was studied by optical emission spectroscopy (OES). The microstructure and composition were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray ...

  17. Superior light metals by texture engineering: Optimized aluminum and magnesium alloys for automotive applications

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    Aluminum and magnesium are two highly important lightweight metals used in automotive applications to reduce vehicle weight. Crystallographic texture engineering through a combination of intelligent processing and alloying is a powerful and effective tool to obtain superior aluminum and magnesium alloys with optimized strength and ductility for automotive applications. In the present article the basic mechanisms of texture formation of aluminum and magnesium alloys during wrought processing are described and the major aspects and differences in deformation and recrystallization mechanisms are discussed. In addition to the crystal structure, the resulting properties can vary significantly, depending on the alloy composition and processing conditions, which can cause drastic texture and microstructure changes. The elementary mechanisms of plastic deformation and recrystallization comprising nucleation and growth and their orientation dependence, either within the homogeneously formed microstructure or due to inhomogeneous deformation, are described along with their impact on texture formation, and the resulting forming behavior. The typical face-centered cubic and hexagonal close-packed rolling and recrystallization textures, and related mechanical anisotropy and forming conditions are analyzed and compared for standard aluminum and magnesium alloys. New aspects for their modification and advanced strategies of alloy design and microstructure to improve material properties are derived

  18. First-principles study on structural stability of 3d transition metal alloying magnesium hydride

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    2006-01-01

    A first-principles plane-wave pseudopotential method based on the density functional theory was used to investigate the energy and electronic structure of magnesium hydride (MgH2) alloyed by 3d transition metal elements. Through calculations of the negative heat formation of magnesium hydride alloyed by X (X denotes 3d transition metal) element, it is found that when a little X (not including Sc) dissolves into magnesium hydride, the structural stability of alloying systems decreases, which indicates that the dehydrogenation properties of MgH2 can be improved. After comparing the densities of states(DOS) and the charge distribution of MgH2 with or without X alloying, it is found that the improvement for the dehydrogenation properties of MgH2 alloyed by X attributes to the fact that the weakened bonding between magnesium and hydrogen is caused by the stronger interactions between X (not including Cu) and hydrogen. The calculation results of the improvement for the dehydrogenation properties of MgH2-X (X=Ti, V, Mn, Fe, Co,Ni, Cu) systems are in agreement with the experimental results. Hence, the dehydrogenation properties of MgH2 are expected to be improved by addition of Cr, Zn alloying elements.

  19. Effect of laser treatment on micro-structure and properties of cast magnesium alloys

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The goal of this paper is to present the structure and properties of the cast magnesium alloy after laser treatment.Design/methodology/approach: The laser treatment of magnesium alloys with TiC, WC powders was carried out using a high power diode laser (HDPL. The resulting microstructure in the modified surface layer was examined using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscope. Phase composition was determined by the X-ray diffraction method using the XPert device. The measurements of hardness and wear resistance of the modified surface layer were also studied.Findings: The region after laser treatment has a fine microstructure with hard carbide particles. Hardness of laser surface layer with both TiC and WC particles was improved as compared to alloy without laser treatment.Research limitations/implications: In this research two powders (WC and TiC were used with the particle size over 5 μm. This investigation presents different laser power by one process speed rates.Practical implications: The results obtained in this investigation were promising towards compared other conventional processes. High Power Diode Laser can be used as an economical substitute of Nd:YAG and CO2 to improve the surface magnesium alloy by feeding the carbide particles.Originality/value: The originality of this work is applying of High Power Diode Laser for alloying of magnesium alloy using hard particles like tungsten and titanium carbides.

  20. Constitutive behaviors of magnesium and Mg–Zn–Zr alloy during hot deformation

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    The flow stress of pure magnesium and ZK60 (Mg–6Zn-0.6Zr) magnesium alloy during high-temperature deformation were correlated to the Zener-Hollomon parameter through analyses based on the apparent and physically-based approaches. It was demonstrated that the theoretical exponent of 5 and the lattice self-diffusion activation energy of magnesium (135 kJ/mol) can be set in the hyperbolic sine law to describe the peak flow stress of either the pure Mg or highly alloyed one with zinc and zirconium. As a result, the influence of alloying elements upon the hot flow stress of the ZK60 alloy was characterized by the proposed approach based on the simple material's constants. One of the main prospects of the proposed approach, which is not possible by the conventional approach, is its ability to be utilized in the comparative hot working and alloy development studies. - Highlights: • Constitutive analysis of pure magnesium and ZK60 alloy during hot compression. • Hot deformation activation energy of 135 kJ/mol based on the self-diffusion of Mg. • The theoretical exponent of 5 for the classical hyperbolic sine equation. • A constitutive equation with physical and metallurgical backgrounds. • A constitutive equation suitable for comparative hot deformation studies

  1. Microstructure and tensile properties of magnesium alloy modified by Si/Ca based refiner

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    DUAN Zhi-chao; SUN Yang-shan; WEI Yu; DU Wen-wen; XUE Feng; ZHU Tian-bai

    2005-01-01

    Microstructure and mechanical properties of pure magnesium and AZ31 alloy with Ca/Si based refiner addition were investigated. The results indicate that addition of Ca/Si based refiners to pure magnesium and AZ31 alloy results in remarkable microstructure refinement. With proper amount of refiner addition, the grain size in as cast ingots can be one order of magnitude lower than that without refiner addition. Small amount of refiner addition to AZ31 alloy increases both ultimate strength and yield strength significantly, while the ductility of the alloy with refiner addition is similar to that without refiner addition. Addition of refiner improves the deformability of AZ31 alloy and extruded or hot rolled specimens (rods or sheets) with refiner addition exhibit higher surface quality and mechanical properties than those without refiner addition.

  2. Silane coatings doped with corrosion inhibitors for protection of plasma-anodized magnesium and magnesium alloy

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    Darwich, S.; Lampke, T.; Alisch, G.; Dietrich, D. [Chemnitz Univ. of Technology (Germany). Inst. of Materials Science and Engineering

    2010-07-01

    Magnesium, with or without an additionally-formed oxide layer, shows enhanced corrosion resistance after immersion to form a silane coating. In the case of plasma anodised magnesium, pores similar to those occurring in anodised aluminium, are found. These pores can be impregnated with silane, thus providing increased corrosion resistance. (orig.)

  3. Calculation of Liquidus Temperature for Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys Applying Method of Equivalency

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    Mile B. Djurdjević

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to develop a mathematical equation, which will be able to accurately predict the liquidus temperature of various aluminum and magnesium cast alloys on the basis of their known chemical compositions. An accurate knowledge of liquidus temperature permits a researcher to predict a variety of physical parameters pertaining to a given alloy. The analytical expressions presented in this paper are based on the “method of equivalency.” According to this concept, the influence of any alloying element on the liquidus temperature of an aluminum and/or magnesium alloy can be translated into the equivalent influence of a reference element. Silicon as a reference element has been chosen for aluminum alloys and aluminum for magnesium alloys. The sum of the equivalent concentrations for other elements, when added to the influence of the actual reference element is used to calculate the liquidus temperature of the alloy. The calculated liquidus temperatures for wide ranges of alloy chemical compositions show a good correlation with corresponding measured liquidus temperatures.

  4. The Degradation Interface of Magnesium Based Alloys in Direct Contact with Human Primary Osteoblast Cells.

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    Nezha Ahmad Agha

    Full Text Available Magnesium alloys have been identified as a new generation material of orthopaedic implants. In vitro setups mimicking physiological conditions are promising for material / degradation analysis prior to in vivo studies however the direct influence of cell on the degradation mechanism has never been investigated. For the first time, the direct, active, influence of human primary osteoblasts on magnesium-based materials (pure magnesium, Mg-2Ag and Mg-10Gd alloys is studied for up to 14 days. Several parameters such as composition of the degradation interface (directly beneath the cells are analysed with a scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive X-ray and focused ion beam. Furthermore, influence of the materials on cell metabolism is examined via different parameters like active mineralisation process. The results are highlighting the influences of the selected alloying element on the initial cells metabolic activity.

  5. Effects of High Magnetic Field on Solidification and Corrosion Behaviors of Magnesium Alloy

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    2007-01-01

    The solidification behaviors of AZ61 magnesium alloy under a high magnetic field were studied. The corrosion property of AZ61 alloy was investigated in a solution of 3.5 mol/L NaCl by measuring electrochemical polarization. The results show that the high magnetic field can refine microstructure and benefit aluminum transfer.The crystal of α-Mg is induced to orient with their c-axis parallel to the magnetic field. The corrosion studies indicate that different crystal plane of magnesium has different corrosion property. The passivating films on the a- and b-planes have higher corrosion resistance than that on the c-plane. Aligned structure affects the corrosion property of AZ61 magnesium alloy.

  6. Magnesium and its alloys as degradable biomaterials: corrosion studies using potentiodynamic and EIS electrochemical techniques

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    Wolf Dieter Müller

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium is potentially useful for orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications. However, the corrosion rate of this metal is so high that its degradation occurs before the end of the healing process. In industrial media the behaviour of several magnesium alloys have been probed to be better than magnesium performance. However, the information related to their corrosion behaviour in biological media is insufficient. The aim of this work is to study the influence of the components of organic fluids on the corrosion behaviour of Mg and AZ31 and LAE442 alloys using potentiodynamic, potentiostatic and EIS techniques. Results showed localized attack in chloride containing media. The breakdown potential decreased when chloride concentration increased. The potential range of the passivation region was extended in the presence of albumin. EIS measurements showed that the corrosion behaviour of the AZ31 was very different from that of LAE442 alloy in chloride solutions.

  7. Magnetic force improvement and parameter optimization for magnetic abrasive polishing of AZ31 magnesium alloy

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    2008-01-01

    The magnetic force acting on workpieee to be machined plays a significantly important role in magnetic abrasive polishing process.But in a case of polishing nonferrous materials,the strength of magnetic force is very low and it leads lower polishing efficiency.The magnesium alloy that has superior mechanical properties for industrial application such as a lightweight and high specific strength is one of the most famous nonferrous materials.An improving strategy of the magnetic force for me AZ31 magnesium alloy installed with a permanent magnet was proposed and experimental verification Was carded out.For the proposed strategy,the effect of process parameters on the surface roughness of the AZ31 magnesium alloy Was evaluated by a design of experimental method.

  8. Numerical analysis of self-pierce riveting of AZ31 magnesium alloy sheets

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    Han, S. L.; Wu, Y. W.; Zeng, Q. L.; Gao, Y.

    2013-05-01

    Magnesium alloy sheet has a broad development prospect for lightweight metal in automotive industry. Selfpierce Riveting (SPR) process is a suitable joining technology to fasten materials of different nature. This paper is concerned with the development of numerical models of the SPR process of AZ31 magnesium alloy sheet. Based on DEFORM-2D finite element software, a two-dimensional axisymmetric model has been built for the SPR process. Then the distribution of stress and strain, and the stroke-load curve are analyzed in the forming process of the riveting. After a 2D simulation of SPR process, the quality of riveted joint is evaluated in terms of joint cross-sectional shape. The results show a better understanding of mechanical properties of SPR joints of magnesium alloy sheets. As a sufficient interlock and bottom thickness leading to a reasonably good joint, the numerical simulation method plays a significant role to predict the final strength of the joint.

  9. Estimating inclusion size in WE43-T6 magnesium alloys based on Gumbel extreme values

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    Estimating the maximum inclusion size in a large volume of clean metal from observations on a small volume is an important problem faced by the metallurgical industries. Static and fatigue behaviors and other mechanical properties of the material are influenced by the maximum inclusion sizes. This paper presents first application of the extreme values method for estimating the largest inclusion in WE43-T6 magnesium alloys. The actual dimensions of the largest pore and oxide in WE43-T6 magnesium alloys are found to be consistent with the dimensions predicted using the Gumbel extreme values (GEV) distribution obtained by both tomography and metallography. In this respect application of the Gumbel extreme values to describe clusters of intermetallic particles and predict the maximum intermetallic size in WE43 magnesium alloys may also be reasonably used.

  10. Corrosion resistance of a composite polymeric coating applied on biodegradable AZ31 magnesium alloy.

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    Zomorodian, A; Garcia, M P; Moura e Silva, T; Fernandes, J C S; Fernandes, M H; Montemor, M F

    2013-11-01

    The high corrosion rate of magnesium alloys is the main drawback to their widespread use, especially in biomedical applications. There is a need for developing new coatings that provide simultaneously corrosion resistance and enhanced biocompatibility. In this work, a composite coating containing polyether imide, with several diethylene triamine and hydroxyapatite contents, was applied on AZ31 magnesium alloys pre-treated with hydrofluoric acid by dip coating. The coated samples were immersed in Hank's solution and the coating performance was studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. In addition, the behavior of MG63 osteoblastic cells on coated samples was investigated. The results confirmed that the new coatings not only slow down the corrosion rate of AZ31 magnesium alloys in Hank's solution, but also enhance the adhesion and proliferation of MG63 osteoblastic cells, especially when hydroxyapatite nanoparticles were introduced in the coating formulation. PMID:23454214

  11. Design of experiment (DOE) study of biodegradable magnesium alloy synthesized by mechanical alloying using fractional factorial design

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    Salleh, Emee Marina; Ramakrishnan, Sivakumar; Hussain, Zuhailawati

    2014-06-01

    The biodegradable nature of magnesium (Mg) makes it a most highlighted and attractive to be used as implant materials. However, rapid corrosion rate of Mg alloys especially in electrolytic aqueous environment limits its performance. In this study, Mg alloy was mechanically milled by incorporating manganese (Mn) as alloying element. An attempt was made to study both effect of mechanical alloying and subsequent consolidation processes on the bulk properties of Mg-Mn alloys. 2k-2 factorial design was employed to determine the significant factors in producing Mg alloy which has properties closes to that of human bones. The design considered six factors (i.e. milling time, milling speed, weight percentage of Mn, compaction pressure, sintering temperature and sintering time). Density and hardness were chosen as the responses for assessing the most significant parameters that affected the bulk properties of Mg-Mn alloys. The experimental variables were evaluated using ANOVA and regression model. The main parameter investigated was compaction pressure.

  12. Optimization of the Mg–Al–Zn–Ca–Sr alloy composition based on the parameter A′ in the constitutive equation for the climb-controlled dislocation creep including the stacking fault energy

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    In this study, calcium, Ca-, and strontium, Sr-added AZ91 magnesium alloys, which were composed of magnesium, Mg–9 wt.% aluminum, Al–0.8 wt.% zinc, Zn–x wt.% Ca–y wt.% Sr, were formulated and designated as AZXJ91xy alloys. The optimum composition of die-cast AZXJ alloys has been studied by micro-structural analysis and through the application of the constitutive equation of deformation behavior at elevated temperatures that includes the stacking fault energy. The normalized plots of the tensile test results of AZXJ alloys at 448 K by the constitutive equation of deformation behavior indicated that the deformation mechanism of the alloys was climb-controlled dislocation creep. The value of the constant A′ in the constitutive equation differs in the different AZXJ alloys, even though the effect of the solid solution of added elements, which is considered in the stacking fault energy term, was eliminated from A′. Using A′ as an indicator parameter of the creep resistance with the tensile strength at ambient temperature, the optimum composition of the creep-resistant Mg–Al–Zn–Ca–Sr alloy has been determined, and its creep resistance was comparable to those of known heat-resistant magnesium alloys.

  13. Thermodynamic criteria for the removal of impurities from end-of-life magnesium alloys by evaporation and flux treatment

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    Takehito Hiraki, Osamu Takeda, Kenichi Nakajima, Kazuyo Matsubae, Shinichiro Nakamura and Tetsuya Nagasaka

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the possibility of removing impurities during magnesium recycling with pyrometallurgical techniques has been evaluated by using a thermodynamic analysis. For 25 different elements that are likely to be contained in industrial magnesium alloys, the equilibrium distribution ratios between the metal, slag and gas phases in the magnesium remelting process were calculated assuming binary systems of magnesium and an impurity element. It was found that calcium, gadolinium, lithium, ytterbium and yttrium can be removed from the remelted end-of-life (EoL magnesium products by oxidization. Calcium, cerium, gadolinium, lanthanum, lithium, plutonium, sodium, strontium and yttrium can be removed by chlorination with a salt flux. However, the other elements contained in magnesium alloy scrap are scarcely removed and this may contribute toward future contamination problems. The third technological option for the recycling of EoL magnesium products is magnesium recovery by a distillation process. Based on thermodynamic considerations, it is predicted that high-purity magnesium can be recovered through distillation because of its high vapor pressure, yet there is a limit on recoverability that depends on the equilibrium vapor pressure of the alloying elements and the large energy consumption. Therefore, the sustainable recycling of EoL magnesium products should be an important consideration in the design of advanced magnesium alloys or the development of new refining processes.

  14. Thermodynamic criteria for the removal of impurities from end-of-life magnesium alloys by evaporation and flux treatment

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    Hiraki, Takehito; Takeda, Osamu; Nakajima, Kenichi; Matsubae, Kazuyo; Nakamura, Shinichiro; Nagasaka, Tetsuya

    2011-06-01

    In this paper, the possibility of removing impurities during magnesium recycling with pyrometallurgical techniques has been evaluated by using a thermodynamic analysis. For 25 different elements that are likely to be contained in industrial magnesium alloys, the equilibrium distribution ratios between the metal, slag and gas phases in the magnesium remelting process were calculated assuming binary systems of magnesium and an impurity element. It was found that calcium, gadolinium, lithium, ytterbium and yttrium can be removed from the remelted end-of-life (EoL) magnesium products by oxidization. Calcium, cerium, gadolinium, lanthanum, lithium, plutonium, sodium, strontium and yttrium can be removed by chlorination with a salt flux. However, the other elements contained in magnesium alloy scrap are scarcely removed and this may contribute toward future contamination problems. The third technological option for the recycling of EoL magnesium products is magnesium recovery by a distillation process. Based on thermodynamic considerations, it is predicted that high-purity magnesium can be recovered through distillation because of its high vapor pressure, yet there is a limit on recoverability that depends on the equilibrium vapor pressure of the alloying elements and the large energy consumption. Therefore, the sustainable recycling of EoL magnesium products should be an important consideration in the design of advanced magnesium alloys or the development of new refining processes.

  15. Grain refinement of AZ31 magnesium alloy by electromagnetic stirring under effect of grain-refiner

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    S Y Gao; Q C Le; Z Q Zhang; J Z Cui

    2012-08-01

    The effects of electromagnetic stirring and Al4C3 grain refiner on the grain refinement of semicontinuously cast AZ31 magnesium alloy were discussed in this investigation. The results indicate that electromagnetic stirring has an effective refining effect on the grain size of AZ31 magnesium alloy under the effect of Al4C3 grain refiner. Electromagnetic stirring can `activate’ the Al4C3 particles, resulting in more heterogeneous nucleation sites for the primary -Mg grains. But, longer holding time can `deactivate’ the Al4C3 particles and poison the grain refining effect.

  16. THE STUDY OF CUTTING FORCES AND THEIR AMPLITUDES DURING HIGH-SPEED DRY MILLING MAGNESIUM ALLOYS

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    Ireneusz Zagórski

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the state of knowledge on cutting forces values during milling of different magnesium alloy types. Additionally, the results of own research on cutting forces and their amplitudes after milling magnesium alloys used for manufacturing elements applied in the aerospace industry are included. The subject of the analysis was the influence of technological parameters and the tool type on cutting forces and their amplitudes. The analysis is important due to the correlation between cutting forces and temperature in the cutting area, and, consequently, the safety of machining and strain of the workpiece.

  17. Study on the isothermal forging process of MB26 magnesium alloy adaptor

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    Xu Wenchen

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The isothermal forging process is an effective method to manufacture complex-shaped components of hard-to-work materials, such as magnesium alloys. This study investigates the isothermal forging process of an MB26 magnesium alloy adaptor with three branches. The results show that two-step forging process is appropriate to form the adaptor forging, which not only improves the filling quality but also reduces the forging load compared with one-step forging process. Moreover, the flow line is distributed along the contour of the complex-shaped adaptor forging.

  18. The Interaction of Grain Refinement and Ageing in Magnesium-Zinc-Zirconium (ZK) Alloys

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    J. D. Robson and C. Paa-Rai

    2015-01-01

    Magnesium–zinc–zirconium (ZK) alloys are precipitation strengthened by the addition of zinc and grain refined by zirconium. In ZK alloys these mechanisms interact since some Zn can be precipitated into Zn–Zr intermetallics. This reduces the fraction of age hardening precipitates. An experimental study has confirmed the presence of these two particle types in ZK60, a commercial Mg–Zn–Zr alloy. A model has been developed to consider precipitation and strengthening in ZK alloys account...

  19. Current research progress in grain refinement of cast magnesium alloys: A review article

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    Ali, Yahia; Qiu, Dong [School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072 (Australia); Jiang, Bin; Pan, Fusheng [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400030 (China); Zhang, Ming-Xing, E-mail: Mingxing.Zhang@uq.edu.au [School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072 (Australia)

    2015-01-15

    Grain refinement of cast magnesium alloys, particularly in magnesium–aluminium (Mg–Al) based alloys, has been an active research topic in the past two decades, because it has been considered as one of the most effective approaches to simultaneously increase the strength, ductility and formability. The development of new grain refiners was normally based on the theories/models that were established through comprehensive and considerable studies of grain refinement in cast Al alloys. Generally, grain refinement in cast Al can be achieved through either inoculation treatment, which is a process of adding, or in situ forming, foreign particles to promote heterogeneous nucleation rate, or restricting grain growth by controlling the constitutional supercooling or both. But, the concrete and tangible grain refinement mechanism in cast metals is still not fully understood and there are a number of controversies. Therefore, most of the new developed grain refiners for Mg–Al based alloys are not as efficient as the commercially available ones, such as zirconium in non-Al containing Mg alloys. To facilitate the research in grain refinement of cast magnesium alloys, this review starts with highlighting the theoretical aspects of grain refinement in cast metals, followed by reviewing the latest research progress in grain refinement of magnesium alloys in terms of the solute effect and potent nucleants.

  20. Current research progress in grain refinement of cast magnesium alloys: A review article

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    Grain refinement of cast magnesium alloys, particularly in magnesium–aluminium (Mg–Al) based alloys, has been an active research topic in the past two decades, because it has been considered as one of the most effective approaches to simultaneously increase the strength, ductility and formability. The development of new grain refiners was normally based on the theories/models that were established through comprehensive and considerable studies of grain refinement in cast Al alloys. Generally, grain refinement in cast Al can be achieved through either inoculation treatment, which is a process of adding, or in situ forming, foreign particles to promote heterogeneous nucleation rate, or restricting grain growth by controlling the constitutional supercooling or both. But, the concrete and tangible grain refinement mechanism in cast metals is still not fully understood and there are a number of controversies. Therefore, most of the new developed grain refiners for Mg–Al based alloys are not as efficient as the commercially available ones, such as zirconium in non-Al containing Mg alloys. To facilitate the research in grain refinement of cast magnesium alloys, this review starts with highlighting the theoretical aspects of grain refinement in cast metals, followed by reviewing the latest research progress in grain refinement of magnesium alloys in terms of the solute effect and potent nucleants

  1. Microstructure of AE44 magnesium alloy before and after hot-chamber die casting

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    A. Kiełbus

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: AE44 magnesium alloy allows attractive high temperature mechanical properties, as well as diecastabilityand good corrosion resistance. It contains magnesium, aluminum, cerium and lanthanum. Typically,it is used in automotive industry for structural components working at elevated temperature (150÷175°C. Theaim of this paper is to present the results of investigations on the microstructure of the AE44 magnesium alloybefore and after hot chamber die casting.Design/methodology/approach: Die casting was carried out on 280 tone locking force hot-chamber die castingmachine. For the microstructure observation, a Olympus GX+70 metallographic microscope and a HITACHIS-3400N scanning electron microscope with a Thermo Noran EDS spectrometer equipped with SYSTEM SIXwere used.Findings: Based on the investigation carried out it was found that the AE44 magnesium alloy before diecasting is characterized by α-Mg solid solution with globular, lamellar and acicular precipitations of Al11RE3and Al3RE phases. Moreover, there was found globular Mn-rich phase existence (probably Al8CeMn4 phase.After hot-chamber die casting the microstructure of AE44 alloys consist of equiaxed dendrites of α-Mg withprecipitates of Al11RE3 and probably Al2RE phase.Research limitations/implications: Future researches should contain investigations of the influence of the hotchamber die casting process parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AE44 magnesiumalloy.Practical implications: AE44 magnesium alloy can be cast with cold- and hot-chamber die casting machine.Results of investigation may be useful for preparing die casting technology of this alloy.Originality/value: The results of the researches make up a basis for the investigations of new magnesium alloyscontaining rare earth elements for hot chamber die casting designed to service in elevated temperature.

  2. Ceramic coated Y1 magnesium alloy surfaces by microarc oxidation process for marine applications

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    V V Narulkar; S Prakash; K Chandra

    2007-08-01

    The magnesium alloys occupy an important place in marine applications, but their poor corrosion resistance, wear resistance, hardness and so on, have limited their application. To meet these defects, some techniques are developed. Microarc oxidation is a one such recently developed surface treatment technology under anodic oxidation in which ceramic coating is directly formed on the surface of magnesium alloy, by which its surface property is greatly improved. In this paper, a dense ceramic oxide coating, ∼ 20 m thick, was prepared on an Y1 magnesium alloy through microarc oxidation in a Na3SiO3–Na2WO4–KOH–Na2EDTA electrolytic solution. The property of corrosion resistance of ceramic coating was studied by CS300P electrochemistry–corrosion workstation, and the main impact factor of the corrosion resistance was also analysed. Microstructure and phase composition were analysed by SEM and XRD. The microhardness of the coating was also measured. The basic mechanism of microarc coating formation is explained in brief. The results show that the corrosion resistance property of microarc oxidation coating on the Y1 magnesium surface is superior to the original samples in the 3.5 wt% NaCl solutions. The microarc oxidation coating is relatively dense and uniform, mainly composed of MgO, MgAl2O4 and MgSiO3. The microhardness of the Y1 magnesium alloy surface attained 410 HV, which was much larger than that of the original Y1 magnesium alloy without microarc oxidation.

  3. The corrosion behaviour of rare-earth containing magnesium alloys in borate buffer solution

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    In this work, the corrosion behaviour of magnesium alloys ZK31, EZ33 and WE54 was studied in sodium borate buffer solution at pH 9.2. The electrochemical processes were studied by potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The composition and morphology of the alloys and corrosion products formed were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The experimental findings highlighted the differences in the corrosion mechanisms of the different alloys tested. The results showed that the presence of rare-earth elements (RE) only increases the corrosion resistance when present in solid solution, as is the case of the WE54 alloy. At pH 9.2, an amorphous yttrium oxide/hydroxide thick film was formed, which possesses greater stability when compared to magnesium oxide/hydroxide. The role of RE in the corrosion mechanism was discussed.

  4. The corrosion behaviour of rare-earth containing magnesium alloys in borate buffer solution

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    Pinto, R. [ICEMS, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal); Ferreira, M.G.S. [ICEMS, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal); CICECO, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal); Carmezim, M.J. [ICEMS, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal); Instituto Politecnico de Setubal, ESTSetubal, DEM (Portugal); Montemor, M.F., E-mail: mfmontemor@ist.utl.p [ICEMS, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal)

    2011-01-01

    In this work, the corrosion behaviour of magnesium alloys ZK31, EZ33 and WE54 was studied in sodium borate buffer solution at pH 9.2. The electrochemical processes were studied by potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The composition and morphology of the alloys and corrosion products formed were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The experimental findings highlighted the differences in the corrosion mechanisms of the different alloys tested. The results showed that the presence of rare-earth elements (RE) only increases the corrosion resistance when present in solid solution, as is the case of the WE54 alloy. At pH 9.2, an amorphous yttrium oxide/hydroxide thick film was formed, which possesses greater stability when compared to magnesium oxide/hydroxide. The role of RE in the corrosion mechanism was discussed.

  5. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy investigations of zinc-magnesium alloy coated steel

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    The coating layer composition depth profiles and element chemical states of zinc-magnesium alloy coated steel were investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy depth profiling. Through the analysis of photoelectron signals and Auger signals of different elements on different depth planes of the coating layer, it can be found that the surface of the coating layer contains MgCO3, MgO, Mg(OH)2, metallic Mg, metallic Zn and some complex zinc compounds. Under the surface, there is a Zn2Mg alloy layer with the thickness of about 300 nm accompanied with MgO and Mg(OH)2 in the layer. There is a transitional layer with the thickness of about 200 nm between the Zn2Mg alloy layer and the pure Zn layer, whose components consist of zinc-magnesium alloy without fixed stoichiometry, a little MgO and a little Mg(OH)2.

  6. Microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-6Al magnesium alloy with yttrium and neodymium

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    Chen Jun

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The effects of rare earth (RE elements Y and Nd on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-6Al magnesium alloy were investigated. The results show that a proper level of RE elements can obviously refi ne the microstructure of Mg-6Al magnesium alloys, reduce the quantity of β-Mg17Al12 phase and form Al2Y and Al2Nd phases. The combined addition of Y and Nd dramatically enhances the tensile strength of the alloys in the temperature range of 20-175℃. When the content of RE elements is up to 1.8%, the values of tensile strength at room temperature and at 150℃ simultaneously reach their maximum of 253 MPa and 196 MPa, respectively. The main mechanisms of enhancement in the mechanical properties of Mg-6Al alloy with Y and Nd are the grain refi ning strengthening and the dispersion strengthening.

  7. Structure and Properties Investigation of MCMgAl12Zn1 Magnesium Alloy

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    L.A. Dobrzański; M. Król

    2013-01-01

    This work presents an influence of cooling rate on crystallization process, structure and mechanical properties of MCMgAl12Zn1 castmagnesium alloy. The experiments were performed using the novel Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer Platform. Theapparatus enabled recording the temperature during refrigerate magnesium alloy with three different cooling rates, i.e. 0.6, 1.2 and 2.4C/s and calculate a first derivative. Based on first derivative results, nucleation temperature, beginnin...

  8. Thermal and structure analysis of the MA MgAl6Zn3 magnesium alloy

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    L.A. Dobrzański; M. Król

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: This work presents effect of cooling rate structural properties and thermal characteristic results of MA MgAl6Zn3 cast alloy.Design/methodology/approach: The experiments were performed using the novel Universal Metallurgical Simulator and Analyzer Platform. Material used in this experiment is experimental magnesium alloy made as-cast.Findings: The research show that the thermal analysis carried out on UMSA Technology Platform is an efficient tool for collect and calculate thermal par...

  9. Frictional properties of AZ80 and ZE10 magnesium alloys under dry and lubricated contact conditions

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    Ramezani, Maziar; Neitzert, Thomas; Pasang, Timotius; Sellés Cantó, Miguel Ángel

    2014-01-01

    The frictional properties of two types of magnesium alloys, i.e. AZ80 and ZE10 were investigated. A purpose-developed sheet metal forming simulator was used to conduct the experiments under constant plastic deformation. Both lubricated and dry sliding contact conditions were simulated and the effect of key process parameters such as contact pressure and sliding velocity on the frictional properties of these alloys were investigated. Due to the different sliding velocities, the contact pressur...

  10. Solute segregation and texture modification in an extruded magnesium alloy containing gadolinium

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    The alloy Mg-1.5Gd has been extruded at different temperatures to produce two significantly different textures. At lower extrusion temperatures there was significant solute clustering in the matrix, coupled with segregation of solute to the grain boundaries. At higher temperatures these two phenomena were both less pronounced. It is suggested here that segregation of solute to the grain boundaries plays a significant role in the texture modification effect that rare earth elements have in magnesium alloys.

  11. Magnesium-Nickel alloy for hydrogen storage produced by melt spinning followed by cold rolling

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    Daniel Rodrigo Leiva; Hevlin Cristina de Almeida Costa; Jacques Huot; Tiago Santos Pinheiro; Alberto Moreira Jorge Junior; Tomaz Toshimi Ishikawa; Walter José Botta Filho

    2012-01-01

    Severe plastic deformation routes (SPD) have been shown to be attractive for short time preparation of magnesium alloys for hydrogen storage, generating refined microstructures and interesting hydrogen storage properties when compared to the same materials processed by high-energy ball milling (HEBM), but with the benefit of higher air resistance. In this study, we present results of a new processing route for Mg alloys for hydrogen storage: rapid solidification followed by cold work. A Mg97N...

  12. Calculation of Liquidus Temperature for Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys Applying Method of Equivalency

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    Mile B. Djurdjević; Srećko Manasijević; Zoran Odanović; Natalija Dolić

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to develop a mathematical equation, which will be able to accurately predict the liquidus temperature of various aluminum and magnesium cast alloys on the basis of their known chemical compositions. An accurate knowledge of liquidus temperature permits a researcher to predict a variety of physical parameters pertaining to a given alloy. The analytical expressions presented in this paper are based on the “method of equivalency.” According to this concept, the influ...

  13. High Pressure Die Casting of Aluminium and Magnesium Alloys : Grain Structure and Segregation Characteristics

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    Laukli, Hans Ivar

    2004-01-01

    Cold chamber high pressure die casting, (HPDC), is an important commercial process for the production of complex near net shape aluminium and magnesium alloy castings. The work presented in the thesis was aimed at investigating the microstructure formation in this type of casting. The solidification characteristics related to the process and the alloys control the formation of grains and defects. This again has a significant impact on the mechanical properties of the castings.The investigatio...

  14. An in vitro study on the biocompatibility of WE magnesium alloys.

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    Ge, Shuping; Wang, Yi; Tian, Jie; Lei, Daoxi; Yu, Qingsong; Wang, Guixue

    2016-04-01

    Magnesium alloys are being actively studied for intravascular stent applications because of their good mechanical strength and biocompatibility. To rule out the high allergenicity of nickel and neurotoxicity of aluminum element, four kinds of WE magnesium alloys (where "W" represents the metallic element Y and "E" represents mixed rare earth (RE) elements; Y: 2.5, 5.0, 6.5, and 7.5 wt %; Nd: 1.0, 2.6, 2.5, and 4.2 wt %; Zr: 0.8 wt %) were chosen for in vitro investigation of their biocompatibility using cell culture. The results showed that, with the increase of rare earth elements in WE magnesium alloys, fibrinogen adsorption decreased and coagulation function was improved. It was also found that WE magnesium alloys promoted the adhesion of endothelial cells. With the increase of adhesion time, adhered cell numbers increased gradually. With 25% extracts, all the WE alloys promoted cell migration, while 100% extracts were not conducive to cell migration. Based on the above results, WE magnesium alloys 5.0WE (5.0Y-2.6Nd-0.8Zr) and 6.5WE (6.5Y-2.5Nd-0.8Zr) have better biocompatibility as compared with that with 2.5WE (2.5Y-1.0Nd-0.8Zr) and 7.5WE (7.5Y-4.2Nd-0.8Zr), and could be as the promising candidate materials for medical stent applications. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater, 104B: 482-487, 2016. PMID:25939488

  15. Biodegradable Behaviors of Ultrafine-Grained ZE41A Magnesium Alloy in DMEM Solution

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    Jinghua Jiang

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The main limitation to the clinical application of magnesium alloys is their too-fast degradation rate in the physiological environment. Bio-corrosion behaviors of the ZE41A magnesium alloy processed by multi-pass equal channel angular pressing (ECAP were investigated in Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM solution, in order to tailor the effect of grain ultrafining on the biodegradation rate of the alloy implant. Hydrogen evolution tests indicated that a large number of ECAP passes decreased the stable corrosion rate of the alloy after the initial incubation period. Potentiodynamic polarization curves showed that more ECAP passes made the corrosion potential nobler and the corrosion tendency lower. Corroded surfaces of the ECAPed alloy indicated a higher resistance toward localized corrosion due to the homogeneous redistribution of broken second phases on the ultrafine-grained Mg matrix. It suggests that grain ultrafining can decrease the biodegradable rate of the magnesium alloy-containing rare-earth elements and tailor the lifetime of the biodegradable material.

  16. Influence of Cobalt on the Properties of Load-Sensitive Magnesium Alloys

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    Kai Kerber

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In this study, magnesium is alloyed with varying amounts of the ferromagnetic alloying element cobalt in order to obtain lightweight load-sensitive materials with sensory properties which allow an online-monitoring of mechanical forces applied to components made from Mg-Co alloys. An optimized casting process with the use of extruded Mg-Co powder rods is utilized which enables the production of magnetic magnesium alloys with a reproducible Co concentration. The efficiency of the casting process is confirmed by SEM analyses. Microstructures and Co-rich precipitations of various Mg-Co alloys are investigated by means of EDS and XRD analyses. The Mg-Co alloys’ mechanical strengths are determined by tensile tests. Magnetic properties of the Mg-Co sensor alloys depending on the cobalt content and the acting mechanical load are measured utilizing the harmonic analysis of eddy-current signals. Within the scope of this work, the influence of the element cobalt on magnesium is investigated in detail and an optimal cobalt concentration is defined based on the performed examinations.

  17. Modelling of hardness prediction of magnesium alloys using artificial neural networks applications

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    L.A. Dobrzański

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the following paper there have been presented the optimisation of heat treatment condition and structure of the MCMgAl12Zn1, MCMgAl9Zn1, MCMgAl6Zn1, MCMgAl3Zn1 magnesium cast alloy as-cast state and after a heat treatment.Design/methodology/approach: Working out of a neural network model for simulation of influence of temperature, solution heat treatment and ageing time and aluminium content on hardness of the analyzed magnesium cast alloys.Findings: The different heat treatment kinds employed contributed to the improvement of mechanical properties of the alloy with the slight reduction of its plastic properties.Research limitations/implications: According to the alloys characteristic, the applied cooling rate and alloy additions seems to be a good compromise for mechanical properties and microstructures, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates and parameters of solution treatment process and aging process.Practical implications: For comparison of the achieved results on the basis of the performed investigations a computer neural network model was used for analysis of the aluminium content and heat treatment parameters influence on the properties of the worked out cast magnesium alloys.Originality/value: The advantage of the neural networks is their capability to learn and adapt to the changing condition, as well as their capability to generalise the acquired knowledge.

  18. Rapid coating of AZ31 magnesium alloy with calcium deficient hydroxyapatite using microwave energy.

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    Ren, Yufu; Zhou, Huan; Nabiyouni, Maryam; Bhaduri, Sarit B

    2015-04-01

    Due to their unique biodegradability, magnesium alloys have been recognized as suitable metallic implant materials for degradable bone implants and bioresorbable cardiovascular stents. However, the extremely high degradation rate of magnesium alloys in physiological environment has restricted its practical application. This paper reports the use of a novel microwave assisted coating technology to improve the in vitro corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of Mg alloy AZ31. Results indicate that a dense calcium deficient hydroxyapatite (CDHA) layer was uniformly coated on a AZ31 substrate in less than 10min. Weight loss measurement and SEM were used to evaluate corrosion behaviors in vitro of coated samples and of non-coated samples. It was seen that CDHA coatings remarkably reduced the mass loss of AZ31 alloy after 7days of immersion in SBF. In addition, the prompt precipitation of bone-like apatite layer on the sample surface during immersion demonstrated a good bioactivity of the CDHA coatings. Proliferation of osteoblast cells was promoted in 5days of incubation, which indicated that the CDHA coatings could improve the cytocompatibility of the AZ31 alloy. All the results suggest that the CDHA coatings, serving as a protective layer, can enhance the corrosion resistance and biological response of magnesium alloys. Furthermore, this microwave assisted coating technology could be a promising method for rapid surface modification of biomedical materials. PMID:25686961

  19. Rapid coating of AZ31 magnesium alloy with calcium deficient hydroxyapatite using microwave energy

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    Ren, Yufu, E-mail: Yufu.Ren@rockets.utoledo.edu [Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (United States); Zhou, Huan [Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (United States); Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences, Changzhou University, Changzhou, Jiangsu (China); Nabiyouni, Maryam [Department of Bioengineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (United States); Bhaduri, Sarit B. [Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (United States); Division of Dentistry, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (United States)

    2015-04-01

    Due to their unique biodegradability, magnesium alloys have been recognized as suitable metallic implant materials for degradable bone implants and bioresorbable cardiovascular stents. However, the extremely high degradation rate of magnesium alloys in physiological environment has restricted its practical application. This paper reports the use of a novel microwave assisted coating technology to improve the in vitro corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of Mg alloy AZ31. Results indicate that a dense calcium deficient hydroxyapatite (CDHA) layer was uniformly coated on a AZ31 substrate in less than 10 min. Weight loss measurement and SEM were used to evaluate corrosion behaviors in vitro of coated samples and of non-coated samples. It was seen that CDHA coatings remarkably reduced the mass loss of AZ31 alloy after 7 days of immersion in SBF. In addition, the prompt precipitation of bone-like apatite layer on the sample surface during immersion demonstrated a good bioactivity of the CDHA coatings. Proliferation of osteoblast cells was promoted in 5 days of incubation, which indicated that the CDHA coatings could improve the cytocompatibility of the AZ31 alloy. All the results suggest that the CDHA coatings, serving as a protective layer, can enhance the corrosion resistance and biological response of magnesium alloys. Furthermore, this microwave assisted coating technology could be a promising method for rapid surface modification of biomedical materials. - Highlights: • A microwave assisted coating process for biodegradable Mg alloy. • CDHA coatings were successfully developed on AZ31 alloy in minutes. • The as-deposited CDHA coatings significantly reduced the degradation rate of AZ31 alloy. • The CDHA coated AZ31 alloy showed good bioactivity and biocompatibility in vitro. • The microwave assisted coating process can be used as rapid surface modification for bioimplants.

  20. Rapid coating of AZ31 magnesium alloy with calcium deficient hydroxyapatite using microwave energy

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    Due to their unique biodegradability, magnesium alloys have been recognized as suitable metallic implant materials for degradable bone implants and bioresorbable cardiovascular stents. However, the extremely high degradation rate of magnesium alloys in physiological environment has restricted its practical application. This paper reports the use of a novel microwave assisted coating technology to improve the in vitro corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of Mg alloy AZ31. Results indicate that a dense calcium deficient hydroxyapatite (CDHA) layer was uniformly coated on a AZ31 substrate in less than 10 min. Weight loss measurement and SEM were used to evaluate corrosion behaviors in vitro of coated samples and of non-coated samples. It was seen that CDHA coatings remarkably reduced the mass loss of AZ31 alloy after 7 days of immersion in SBF. In addition, the prompt precipitation of bone-like apatite layer on the sample surface during immersion demonstrated a good bioactivity of the CDHA coatings. Proliferation of osteoblast cells was promoted in 5 days of incubation, which indicated that the CDHA coatings could improve the cytocompatibility of the AZ31 alloy. All the results suggest that the CDHA coatings, serving as a protective layer, can enhance the corrosion resistance and biological response of magnesium alloys. Furthermore, this microwave assisted coating technology could be a promising method for rapid surface modification of biomedical materials. - Highlights: • A microwave assisted coating process for biodegradable Mg alloy. • CDHA coatings were successfully developed on AZ31 alloy in minutes. • The as-deposited CDHA coatings significantly reduced the degradation rate of AZ31 alloy. • The CDHA coated AZ31 alloy showed good bioactivity and biocompatibility in vitro. • The microwave assisted coating process can be used as rapid surface modification for bioimplants