Mechanical properties and resonant characteristics of friction stirred AZ31-Mg alloy

Fei Yi Hung, Truan Sheng Lui, Li Hui Chen, Kai Jie Zhuang

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An annealed AZ31-Mg specimen (AZ31-0) was given a FSP (friction stir process) to obtain a AZ31-FSP specimen, whose tensile and vibration fracture mechanisms are examined in this study. As a result of FSP, the structure of the stirred zone (SZ) separated into two zones: (1) the SZ-top had a finer structure and (2) the grain size of the SZ-bottom was like the AZ31-0 specimen. Because the basal plane (0002) had pressed close to the trace surface of the onion structure in the SZ, the recrystallization of FSP increased the elongation of the specimens at room temperature, but the refined grains had no contribution to tensile strength and had an unusual Hall-Petch effect. Notably, the vibration deformed resistance of the AZ31 -FSP specimen was higher than that of the AZ31 -O specimen. The FSP specimen not only possessed finer structures but also had a preferred orientation in the stirred zone. This led to an increase in the crack tortuosity, which in turn increased the crack propagation resistance and the vibration life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2591-2596
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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