Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Article

Investigation of Friction Stir Processing for defect free microstructural refinement of Magnesium alloy

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347028,
        author={Gaurav Kumar  Sharma and Kamal  Kumar and Navneet  Thakur},
        title={Investigation of Friction Stir Processing for defect free microstructural refinement of Magnesium alloy},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICAMDMS},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={fsp mg-2zn mg-alloy microstructure corrosion rate grain refinement},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347028}
    }
    
  • Gaurav Kumar Sharma
    Kamal Kumar
    Navneet Thakur
    Year: 2024
    Investigation of Friction Stir Processing for defect free microstructural refinement of Magnesium alloy
    ICAMDMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347028
Gaurav Kumar Sharma1,*, Kamal Kumar1, Navneet Thakur1
  • 1: Punjab Engineering College
*Contact email: gkvats5@gmail.com

Abstract

A solid-state material processing method called friction stir processing (FSP) is primarily utilized to enhance mechanical characteristics, eliminate casting defects, and refine grains. In present study FSP parameters namely tool rotational speeds (560, 710, and 900 rpm) and tool tilt angles (0° and 1.5°) have been investigated for microstructural refinement of Mg-2Zn Mg-alloy. The traverse speed kept constant at 25 mm-min-1. The results showed that the FSP performed at low tool rotational speed of 560 and 710 rpm in combination 0° tilt angle yielded structural defects, whereas rotation speed of 900 rpm and tilt angle 1.5° resulted into defect free microstructure and significant grain refinement from 63.86 µm to 27.38 µm, and microhardness improvement from 47 HV to 58 HV. The electrochemical corrosion resistance of FSP processed Mg-2Zn Mg-alloy was deteriorated as compared with the as-rolled Mg-2Zn Mg-alloy after 24 hrs.