A new Mg-RE-Zn-Al alloy reinforced with the second phase of Mg12 (RE) has been developed to enhance mechanical properties at the elevated temperatures. When the alloy solidifies with a relatively high cooling rate under the pressure applied, an extremely fine α-Mg phase with a completely closed network of the second phase of Mg12 (RE) is developed. The reinforcing network restricts grain boundary sliding during deformation, resulting in a high yield strength of 150 MPa at 150 °C. Furthermore, the refined alloy exhibits around 27 % elongation to failure at 150 °C. This indicates that the failure behavior cannot be affected by the effects of residual stresses induced during solidification and stress concentrations developed near the second phase during deformation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry