Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 10, pp 3552–3556 | Cite as

Effect of crystal orientation on the ductility in AZ31 Mg alloy sheets produced by equal channel angular rolling

  • Yong Qi Cheng
  • Zhen Hua ChenEmail author
  • Wei Jun Xia


Shearing deformation was applied to AZ31 magnesium alloy sheets by a new concept processing, so-called equal channel angular rolling (ECAR) processing for the development of a different crystal orientation compared with the as-received sheets. The results indicated that deformation behavior was changed obviously and a clear yield phenomenon appeared followed by a clear work hardening state region after ECAR processing. And the elongation-to-failure of the ECARed specimens exhibited over 24%, which was almost twice larger than that of the as-received specimens. All of these can be owing to the modification of the crystal orientation.


Crystal Orientation Basal Slip Rolling Plane Ultimate Tensile Stress Magnesium Alloy Sheet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Material Science and EngineeringHunan UniversityChangshaChina

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