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Texture evolution and plastic deformation mechanism in magnetic pulse welding of dissimilar Al and Mg alloys

  • Xiaoqing Jiang
  • Shujun ChenEmail author
Research Paper


Texture evolution and plastic deformation mechanism of the weld zones of magnetic pulse welded dissimilar 1060 pure Al and AZ31B Mg alloy have been investigated in the present work. A much refined microstructure with smaller grains and higher hardness was observed near the weld interface which has different texture types compared to the BM (base material) at both the Al side and the Mg side. The intermetallic layers at the interface of the Al side and the Mg side have the highest hardness. The region near the weld interface has higher activity of both slip and twinning. Slip occurs on two planes (111) and (\( \overline{1} \)11) in the Al BM, while the active slip systems in the Al region near the weld interface are on four planes (111), (11\( \overline{1} \)), (\( \overline{1} \)11) and (1\( \overline{1} \)1). The transition of single texture in the BM to complex texture type in the region near the weld interface at both the Al side and the Mg side was due to {111} slip and {10\( \overline{1} \)2} twinning, respectively.


Magnetic pulse welding Texture Slip Twin Hardness 


Funding information

This study was funded by the Ministry of Education Research Fund for the doctoral program of P.R. China (Grant No. 20111003110003) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51575012).


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  1. 1.Engineering Research Center of Advanced Manufacturing Technology for Automotive Structural Parts, Ministry of EducationBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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