Study on the enhanced superplasticity of Mg-Li based alloy by a stepped deformation method

M. W. Fu, H. P. Yang, P. Chen, X. Zhang, G. C. Wang

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A two-step deformation approach is proposed for the superplastic deformation (SPD) of Mg-9Li-1Al (LA91) alloy. This method has been successfully applied to titanium alloys and has induced enhanced superplasticity, and the feasibility of the method for the Mg-Li based alloy is explored. In a previous research, single-step SPD of LA91 alloy has been investigated, and the highest elongation of 563.7% was obtained by using the 8-pass equal channel angular extruded material, by the maximum strain rate sensitivity (Maxm) mode deformation. While in this research, the raw material in the as-extruded state is utilized. Constant velocity (Constv) and constant strain rate (CSR) modes are adopted for the first step of the deformation, respectively, with the elongation of the first step from 50% to 150%. The Maxm mode, in which the strain rate sensitivity m is always kept to be the maximum value, is applied to the second step. In addition, single-step tests by Constv, CSR and Maxm modes until fracture are conducted. The experimental temperature is 300°C, which was proved to be the optimum temperature for the SPD of this material in the previous research. The result shows that the 2-step method can greatly improve the superplasticity of the LA91 alloy, especially for the CSR mode deformation, and the maximum elongation obtained is 535.3%, by the CSR-Maxm mode, which is comparable to the optimum result in the previous research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuperplasticity in Advanced Materials - ICSAM 2018
EditorsRustam Kaibyshev, Marina Tikhonova, Goroh Itoh, Eric M. Taleff, Eiichi Sato
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
Volume385 DDF
ISBN (Print)9783035713459
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Event13th International Conference on Superplasticity in Advanced Materials, ICSAM 2018 - Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 Aug 201822 Aug 2018


Conference13th International Conference on Superplasticity in Advanced Materials, ICSAM 2018
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation


  • Maximum strain rate sensitivity (m) superplasticity
  • Mg-Li alloy
  • Stepped superplastic deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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