Xiang-peng Zhang, Hong-xia Wang, Li-ping Bian, Shao-xiong Zhang, Yong-peng Zhuang, Wei-li Cheng, and Wei Liang, Microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of Mg–9Al–1Si–1SiC composites processed by multi-pass equal-channel angular pressing at various temperatures, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater.,(2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-020-2123-z
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Xiang-peng Zhang, Hong-xia Wang, Li-ping Bian, Shao-xiong Zhang, Yong-peng Zhuang, Wei-li Cheng, and Wei Liang, Microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of Mg–9Al–1Si–1SiC composites processed by multi-pass equal-channel angular pressing at various temperatures, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater.,(2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-020-2123-z
 

Microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of Mg–9Al–1Si–1SiC composites processed by multi-pass equal-channel angular pressing at various temperatures

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    Hong-xia Wang    E-mail: wanghxia1217@163.com

  • Received: 21 April 2020Revised: 30 May 2020Accepted: 17 June 2020Available online: 21 June 2020
  • In this study, Mg–9Al–1Si–1SiC (wt%) composites were processed by multi-pass equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) at various temperatures, and their microstructure evolution and strengthening mechanism were explored. Results showed that the as-cast microstructure was composed of an α-Mg matrix, discontinuous Mg17Al12 phase, and Chinese script-shaped Mg2Si phase. After solution treatment, almost all of the Mg17Al12 phases were dissolved into the matrix, whereas the Mg2Si phases were not. The subsequent multi-pass ECAP at different temperatures promoted the dynamic recrystallization and uniform distribution of the Mg17Al12 precipitates when compared with the multi-pass ECAP at a constant temperature. A large number of precipitates can effectively improve the nucleation ratio of recrystallization through a particle-stimulated nucleation mechanism. In addition, the SiC nanoparticles were mainly distributed at grain boundaries, which effectively prevented dislocation movement. The excellent comprehensive mechanical properties can be attributed to grain boundary strengthening and Orowan strengthening.
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