24. Dynamic Recrystallization of Mg-3Al-1Zn

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. T. Laser1,
  2. Ch. Hartig1,
  3. R. Bormann1,
  4. J. Bohlen2 and
  5. D. Letzig2

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch24

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Laser, T., Hartig, Ch., Bormann, R., Bohlen, J. and Letzig, D. (2003) Dynamic Recrystallization of Mg-3Al-1Zn, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch24

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, 21073 Hamburg, Germany

  2. 2

    GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • dynamic recrystallization (DRX);
  • Mg-3Al-1Zn

Summary

Due to their high specific strength, magnesium alloys offer a large potential in weight reduction to the automotive industry where less weight is leading to less emission and thus to more efficiency. The aim to fabricate structural parts out of Mg alloys drives the interest more and more to wrought alloys that offer a better ductility and strength compared to cast alloys. Magnesium wrought alloys can only compete against other light weight materials as long as the processing is inexpensive and well understood. Therefore, one step deformation of the feedstock that results in a fine recrystallized microstructure is a major goal. The poor cold formability of magnesium wrought alloys lets this goal only achieve at elevated temperatures accompanied with dynamic recrystallization (DRX).