Static electropulsing-induced microstructural changes and their effect on the ultra-precision machining of cold-rolled AZ91 alloy

Duo Zhang, Suet To, Yao Hua Zhu, Hao Wang, Guo Yi Tang

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The effects of electropulsing on the phase transformations of a cold-rolled Mg-9Al-1Zn alloy were studied using X-ray diffraction, back-scattered electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and optical microscopy techniques. The results indicated that with increasing frequency of electropulsing, the decomposition and precipitation of β phase were tremendously accelerated sequentially. Electropulsing accelerated the decomposition of β phase by a factor of approximately 3600 times. The effects of the electropulsing-induced microstructural changes on machinability of the alloy, by single-point diamond turning, was discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1341-1346
Number of pages6
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Mechanics of Materials

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