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Interrupted creep behaviour of Mg alloys developed for powertrain applications

Mondal, A and Fechner, D and Kumar, S and Dieringa, H and Maier, P and Kainer, KU (2010) Interrupted creep behaviour of Mg alloys developed for powertrain applications. In: Materials Science and Engineering A, 527 (9). pp. 2289-2296.

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Abstract

A conventional magnesium alloy, AZ91D, and two creep resistant magnesium alloys, developed for powertrain applications, MRI 153M and MRI 230D, are prepared by high pressure die casting. These alloys are tested for their creep behaviour in the continuous manner, as is the Current practice, and in the interrupted manner, which represents the real life Situation more closely. It is observed that the interrupted creep tests give rise to a primary creep appearing at the beginning of each cycle resulting in a higher average strain rate than that encountered in the continuous creep tests. Further, the shorter the cycle time, higher is the average strain rate in the interrupted creep tests. A higher average strain rate will give rise to a higher strain over the same period. This is attributed to the recovery taking place during the cooling and heating between two cycles. The effect of additional precipitation during interrupted creep tests depends on the nature of the precipitates. The additional precipitation of beta phase during the cooling and heating between two cycles increases the steady state strain rate in the AZ91D and MRI 153M alloys. whereas the additional precipitation of C36 phase during the cooling and heating between two cycles decreases the steady state strain rate in the MRI 230D alloy. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Magnesium alloys; Interrupted creep test; Recovery; Precipitation; Microstructure
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 11:54
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/26635

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