Enhanced grain-boundary sliding at room temperature in AZ31 magnesium alloy

R. Ohyama, J. Koike, T. Kobayashi, M. Suzuki, K. Maruyama

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Rolled sheets of AZ31 Mg alloys were subjected to tensile test at room temperature and elevated temperatures. The occurrence of grain-boundary sliding (GBS) at room temperature was demonstrated by the displacement of submicron lines drawn across grain boundaries of deformed samples. Surface relief of deformed samples was measured by use of a scanning laser microscope. GBS strain was calculated from the measured surface step height at grain boundaries. The ratio of GBS strain to total strain was 8% at room temperature and 27% at 523 K. GBS at room temperature was considered to be induced by anisotropic plastic deformation by basal dislocation slip and to contribute to homogeneous deformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-242
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
  • Grain-boundary sliding
  • Magnesium
  • Room temperature


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