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Experimental Analysis and Mathematical Modeling on Mg-Li Alloy Sheets with Three Crystal Structures during Cold Rolling and Heat Treatment

Key Lab of Electromagnetic Processing of Materials, Ministry of Education, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
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Materials 2017, 10(10), 1167; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10101167
Received: 10 September 2017 / Revised: 20 September 2017 / Accepted: 9 October 2017 / Published: 12 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Structure Analysis and Characterization)
The microstructural evolution, mechanical properties, and mathematical relationship of an α, α + β, and β phase Mg-Li alloy during the cold rolling and annealing process were investigated. The results showed that the increased Li element gradually transformed the Mg matrix structure from hcp to bcc. Simultaneously, the alloy plasticity was improved remarkably during cold rolling. In the annealing process, a sort of abnormal grain growth was found in Mg-11Li-3Al-2Zn-0.2Y, but was not detected in Mg-5Li-3Al-2Zn-0.2Y and Mg-8Li-3Al-2Zn-0.2Y. Moreover, the mechanical properties of alloy were evidently improved through a kind of solid solution in the β matrix. To accurately quantify this strengthening effect, the method of mathematical modeling was used to determine the relationship between strength and multiple factors. View Full-Text
Keywords: microstructural evolution; mechanical properties; mathematical relationship microstructural evolution; mechanical properties; mathematical relationship
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Tang, Y.; Le, Q.; Wang, T.; Chen, X. Experimental Analysis and Mathematical Modeling on Mg-Li Alloy Sheets with Three Crystal Structures during Cold Rolling and Heat Treatment. Materials 2017, 10, 1167.

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