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Metallic Materials Vol. 49 (2011), no. 3, pp.197-205

Title: Enhancing overall tensile behavior or ductility of AZ91D using nano- Al2O3 and heat treatment
Author: SHANTHI, M., TUN, K. S., PANDEY, R. S., GUPTA, M.

Abstract: In the current study, magnesium based nanocomposites containing 1 and 1.5 vol.% alumina particulates as reinforcement were synthesized using a disintegrated melt deposition technique. Microstructural characterization of the composite materials revealed uniform distribution of Al2O3, good interfacial integrity between the matrix and reinforcement and presence of limited porosity. Mechanical properties characterization results revealed that the presence of nano- Al2O3 reinforcement led to an improvement in hardness, 0.2 % yield strength, UTS, ductility and work of fracture. Solutionizing heat treatment carried out at a temperature of 413 °C for 2 hours led to a significant enhancement in ductility of the nanocomposites (31 % ductility exhibited by AZ91D/1.5 Al2O3). This study clearly reveals the ability of Al2O3 particulates and solutionizing heat treatment to vary the tensile response of AZ91D/ Al2O3 nanocomposites enabling them to be used in a wide spectrum of engineering applications.

Keywords: AZ91D, nano-alumina, solutionizing heat treatment, mechanical properties, microstructure
Year: 2011, Volume: 49, Issue: 3 Page From: 197, Page To: 205

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