Journal of Materials Research and Technology Journal of Materials Research and Technology
J Mater Res Technol 2013;2:30-5 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2013.03.009
Original Article
Effect of grain size on compression behavior of magnesium processed by Equal Channel Angular Pressing
Flávia Spitale Jacques Poggialia,, , Roberto Braga Figueiredob, Maria Teresa Paulino Aguilarb, Paulo Roberto Cetlinc
a Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
b Department of Materials Engineering and Construction, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
c Department of Mechanical Engineering, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Received 12 September 2012, Accepted 05 November 2012
Abstract

Commercially pure magnesium was processed by a single pass of Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP) at 523K.The grain structure was evaluated at the region near the intersection between the channels of the die. Compression test workpieces were machined from the as-received material and the material processed by ECAP. These workpieces were tested at room temperature. The results show the grain structure is refined in the intersection between the channels. The ECAP processed material displays higher strength and reduced surface bulging due to the refined structure. The plastic flow during compression of the ECAP processing material concentrates along bands of refined grains.

Keywords
Magnesium, Equal Channel Angular Pressing, Grain size
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J Mater Res Technol 2013;2:30-5 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2013.03.009