Yasumasa Chino 1, Xinsheng Huang 1 and Kazutaka Suzuki 1
1 Structural Materials Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Magnesium (Mg) alloys are suitable materials for weight reduction in vehicles because of their low densities and high specific strengths. However, rolled Mg alloy sheets generally exhibit a poor formability at room temperature and thus their applications are restricted. This poor formability is originated from basal slip dominated deformation as well as strong basal texture. It is known that the formability can be improved by suppression of basal texture formation. Thus, large efforts have been devoted to texture control for the purpose of enhancing the room temperature formability. In this paper, recent researches for texture control of rolled Mg alloy sheets are reviewed.
Magnesium alloy, texture, formability, twin, recrystallization, mechanical properties
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