Texture development of AZ31 magnesium alloy during ECAE processing

Yu Yoshida, Lawrence Cisar, Shigeharu Kamado, Jun Ichi Koike, Yo Kojima

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Mg-3%Al-1%Zn (AZ31) alloy was subjected to ECAE processing at 523 and 573K. Microstructure observation and texture analysis were carried out using optical microscope and SEM-EBSD technique in order to investigate the process of microstructural changes including texture development during ECAE processing. Grain refinement during ECAE processing is enhanced by dynamic continuous recrystallization. The texture of the ECAE-processed AZ31 alloy specimens change with ECAE processing temperature, and the textural changes relate to deformation mechanisms that change with ECAE processing temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-538
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the Second Osaka International Conference on Platform Science and Technology for Advanced Magnesium Alloys 2003 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2003 Jan 262003 Jan 30


  • AZ31 magnesium alloy
  • Dynamic recrystallization
  • ECAE processing
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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