The Effect of Magnesium Addition on the Microstructure & Compressive Deformation Behavior of Al-Ca Alloy

Prabhash Jain, D.P Mondal, Rajshree Dhok, Anshul Badkul
2014 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
The Al-Ca-Mg alloys containing varying amount of Mg are used to study the effect of Mg addition on their microstructure and deformation behavior at varying strain rate (0.01/s, 0.1/s, 1/s). The material is prepared using stir casting technique. The yield stress, flow stress and elastic limit are measured from the true stress-strain graph. The strain rate sensitivity and strain-hardening exponent were also determined for each material at different strain rates. The elastic limit decreases with
more » ... it decreases with increases in strain rate. The strain rate sensitivity m is found to be negative at a flow strain and invariant to the strain rate. Its microstructure reveals that the microstructural characteristics changes with Mg addition. The variation of microstructural features primarily leading to the variation of deformation behavior.
doi:10.9790/1684-11537182 fatcat:74gae6e4nnch3j6kkv7owubfny