40. Investigating the Plastic Deformation Behaviour of Magnesium Alloy AZ31 by Plane Strain Forging of U and H Section

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. M.S. Yong and
  2. S.C.V. Lim

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch40

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

Yong, M.S. and Lim, S.C.V. (2003) Investigating the Plastic Deformation Behaviour of Magnesium Alloy AZ31 by Plane Strain Forging of U and H Section, 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.ch40

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore

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:

  • magnesium alloy AZ31;
  • plastic deformation behaviour;
  • plane strain forging;
  • U and H section

Summary

Research in magnesium has received greater attention since mid 90's, mainly due to the increased use of the material for automobile. Significant achievement has been made in the areas of machinery, alloy development and applications in automotive industry. Nonetheless, the forming technologies for magnesium alloy, particularly bulk forging is not widely used because of limited knowledge about the technology and understanding of the process parameters [1]. Although there has been a series of forged magnesium components developed in the recent years, very little detailed work were reported so far in those areas. A number of studies were conducted on the plastic deformation behaviour of axisymmetric forging of magnesium alloy [2] [3]. However, many products are far from axisymmetric in shape. Therefore, this paper will report on the work conducted to evaluate the plastic deformation of magnesium strip using the plane strain forging method. Finite element analysis and microstructure were used to correlate the plasticity flow of the material under high load and temperature.