Effect of grain size on the tensile deformation of wrought Mg-MM-Al-Zn-Sn alloy

Hyun Kyu Lim, Do Hyung Kim, Ju Youn Lee, Won Tae Kim, Do Hyang Kim

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The effect of grain size on the tensile deformation of Mg-MM-Al-Zn-Sn (EAZT211) alloy sheet has been investigated. Specimens with grain size varying from ~ 10 to ~ 20 μm have been obtained by altering the annealing conditions after rolling. The yield strength of EAZT211 sheet exhibits grain size dependence according to Hall-Petch relationship from room temperature to 200 °C. Occurrence of yield phenomenon and decrease of Hall-Petch slope (k) with increasing strain suggest that non-basal slip system operates during deformation. In addition, deformation mechanism changes from slip mechanism to grain boundary sliding mechanism at ~ 150 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2271-2274
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 31

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by a grant from the Fundamental R&D Program for Core Technology of Materials funded by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea. Hyun Kyu Lim and Ju Youn Lee are grateful for the support from the Second Stage of Brain Korea 21 Project in 2007.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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