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Published in: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 10/2022

12-08-2022 | Technical Article

The Recovery Behavior of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy Stimulated by Electropulsing Treatment and Heat Treatment

Authors: Meng Zhang, Wenyang Wang, Jianhai Zhang, Changyi Liu, Zhaoxin Wang, Jie Wan, Hongwei Zhao

Published in: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance | Issue 10/2022

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Abstract

A recovery-annealing method of AZ31B magnesium alloy treated by electropulsing is applied in two-stage plastic deformation, and a comparative study on the recovery behavior stimulated by electropulsing treatment (EPT) and heat treatment (HT) is investigated. The microstructure, mechanical properties, and recovery process are evaluated, and then the mechanisms for the effect of pulse current are discussed. The results show that EPT is feasible as a recovery-annealing method. The reduced dislocation density implies its positive effect on dislocation mobility and annihilation which mainly accounts for the efficient results in the recovery under EPT. Moreover, EPT appears more efficient in the recovery than HT and the recovery kinetics intensifies by EPT. The model of recovery kinetics under EPT is proposed, and it is used to predict the flow stress in two-stage plastic deformation.
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Metadata
Title
The Recovery Behavior of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy Stimulated by Electropulsing Treatment and Heat Treatment
Authors
Meng Zhang
Wenyang Wang
Jianhai Zhang
Changyi Liu
Zhaoxin Wang
Jie Wan
Hongwei Zhao
Publication date
12-08-2022
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance / Issue 10/2022
Print ISSN: 1059-9495
Electronic ISSN: 1544-1024
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-022-06867-5

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