High strength and high strain rate superplasticity in magnesium alloys

M. Mabuchi, K. Shimojima, Y. Yamada, C. E. Wen, M. Nakamura, T. Asahina, H. Iwasaki, T. Aizawa, K. Higashi

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Mechanical properties of fine-grained Mg alloys processed by powder metallurgy (P/M) and ingot metallurgy (I/M) routes have been investigated by tensile tests at room temperature and 573 K. The superplastic strain rate range for the P/M Mg alloys was higher than that for the I/M Mg alloys. Furthermore, the P/M Mg alloys exhibited higher room temperature strength than the I/M Mg alloys. These excellent mechanical properties of the P/M Mg alloys are attributed to a very small grain size of 0.5 ∼ 1 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • High strain rate superplasticity
  • Magnesium alloy
  • Powder metallurgy

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  • Materials Science(all)

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Mabuchi, M., Shimojima, K., Yamada, Y., Wen, C. E., Nakamura, M., Asahina, T., ... Higashi, K. (2001). High strength and high strain rate superplasticity in magnesium alloys. Materials Science Forum, 357-359, 327-332.