Effect of Calcium Additions on Creep Properties of a Die-Cast AM50 Magnesium Alloy

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Tensile creep tests have been carried out for the die-cast AM50 + <I>x</I>Ca (<I>x</I>=0.47, 0.95 and 1.72 mass pct) alloys in the temperatures between 423 and 523 K to elucidate the effect of calcium additions on creep properties for the AM50 alloy. The creep curve for the AM50 + <I>x</I>Ca alloys is characterized by a minimum in the creep rate followed by an extended accelerating stage, and the decrease in creep rate during transient stage becomes pronounced with calcium concentration. The creep strengthening by calcium addition is emphasized at lower stresses and lower temperatures, resulting in the positive dependence of creep parameters, <I>n</I> and <I>Q</I><SUB>c</SUB>, against calcium concentration. It is found that the eutectic intermetallic phase covering the primary α grains detected in the AM50 + <I>x</I>Ca alloys prevents the dislocation annihilation at grain boundaries. The creep strengthening by the addition of calcium results from both the solid solution strengthening of the α matrix by solute calcium and the retardation of dislocation annihilation attributed to the eutectic intermetallic phase.

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  • MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS

    MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS 49(9), 1957-1962, 2008-09-01

    The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10024271565
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1151294X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13459678
  • NDL Article ID
    9629211
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZP41(科学技術--金属工学・鉱山工学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-J286
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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