Superplasticity Enhanced by Two-stage Deformation in a Hot-extruded AZ61 Magnesium Alloy

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


A two-stage strain rate deformation method is proposed to enhance the superplasticity in a hot extruded AZ61 alloy. In the stage-one of deformation, a relatively high strain rate was applied in order to obtain fine grains through dynamic recrystallization. The optimum strain rate for DRX at 300°C was identified as ∼5×10-3 s-1. Stage-two is conducted at relatively low strain rate in order to utilize the fine grains refined by DRX during stage-one to make the grain boundary sliding operate more smoothly, which resulting in enhanced superplastic elongation from 350% to 440%.

Research Area(s)

  • AZ61 magnesium alloy, Dynamic recrystallization, Grain boundary sliding, Superplasticity