A study of residual elastic strain distribution in an AZ91 Mg alloy bar loaded in four point bending

D. G.Leo Prakash, W. J.J. Vorster, Shu Yan Zhang, Alexander M. Korsunsky

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Abstract

This paper presents a study of the residual strain field within a high pressure die cast (HPDC) AZ91 Mg alloy bar subjected to four point bending. The technique employed for this purpose is high energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction. Strain scanning using polychromatic X-ray beam allows the collection of multiple peak diffraction patterns and monitoring of small peak shifts as a function of beam position. These shifts allow collective interpretation in terms of the equivalent macroscopic residual elastic strain. Residual elastic strain distributions were studied in the sections subjected to pure bending and also in sections of contact between the sample and the rollers. These experimental results are compared with the predictions from a finite element analysis of contact and deformation. Good agreement is found between the modelled and measured results. It is hoped that these results help improved understanding of complex deformation behaviour of thin-walled HPDC AZ91 components and provide useful background information for lifing assessment of such structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStress Evaluation in Materials Using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation - Selected, peer reviewed papers from the Int. Conf. on Stress Evaluation Using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation Proceedings
EditorsA.R. Pyzalla, A. Borbely, H. Peter Degischer
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages113-118
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-87849-360-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Stress Evaluation Using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 24 Sep 200726 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume571-572
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Stress Evaluation Using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period24/09/0726/09/07

Keywords

  • AZ91 alloy
  • FE analysis
  • Four point bending
  • Residual strain
  • X-ray synchrotron diffraction

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