68. Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Extruded Magnesium Alloy AZ31

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. C.H.J. Davies1,2,
  2. F. Xiong1,2 and
  3. M. Battaini1,2

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch68

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

Davies, C.H.J., Xiong, F. and Battaini, M. (2003) Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Extruded Magnesium Alloy AZ31, 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.ch68

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cooperative Research Centre for Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST), Australia

  2. 2

    School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 3800

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:

  • extruded magnesium alloy AZ31;
  • anisotropic mechanical properties

Summary

If predictions [1] are to be believed, the use of wrought magnesium is set to increase dramatically over the next five to ten years as auto manufacturers and others seek to lightweight components as diverse as cars and luggage. However, this increased use will rely in part on improved understanding of the forming behaviour of wrought magnesium alloys, both at elevated and room temperatures. This paper examines the combined effects of test orientation and c-axis orientation on yield anisotropy at room temperature.