Plastic deformation micro-mechanisms in magnesium and its alloys

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Abstract

Magnesium alloys are of interest for many weight-saving applications. One of the limiting factors for the widening application of magnesium alloys is the poor room temperature ductility which is intrinsically associated with the hexagonal crystal structure and consequently the associated plastic deformation mechanisms. In this work, the plastic deformation mechanism of pure magnesium and magnesium alloys has been studied using micro-pillar compression tests at room temperature, in conjunction with electron microscopy observations of the deformation microstructure. The critical resolved shear stress values for both <c+a> and <a> slip are determined.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationInnovations, Mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2019
EditorsAlphose Zingoni
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2019 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20194 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2019

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2019
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2/09/194/09/19