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Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Cyclic Deformation Mechanisms and Cyclic Stress-Strain Behavior|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Fatigue life improvement of cast ZK60 Mg alloy through low temperature closed-die forging for automotive applications
Deparment of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
2 CanmetMATERIALS, Natural Resources Canada, 183 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1, Canada
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The influence of low-temperature closed-die forging on the quasi-static and cyclic behaviour of as-cast ZK60 magnesium alloy was investigated. As-cast ZK60 billets were forged at a ram speed of 20 mm/sec and a temperature of 250 °C. While the yield strength of the starting alloy was 139 MPa, the forging process improved the yield strength significantly by ~68% to 234 MPa. Moreover, the stresscontrolled push-pull fatigue tests at the stress amplitudes of 140 MPa to 180 MPa revealed that the fatigue life was enhanced by an order of magnitude. Microstructural analyses besides the texture measurements at different locations of the forged part manifested partial grain refinement and texture modification strengthening mechanisms. It is believed that the fatigue life improvement is achieved in the wake of the grain refinement and the subsequent material strengthening.
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