Compression of Mg - 0.35Ca - 0.5Zn (wt.%) at 250C - 10-3, 10-2 and 10-1 s-1

The UF team seeks to understand the role of Ca and Zn solutes on the texture evolution in Mg alloys. One of the factors related to solute effects on texture is dynamic strain aging (DSA) which is observed as serrations in compression stress - strain curves at high temperatures. In this case, Mg - 0.35Ca - 0.5Zn compressed at 250C show serrations at 10-3 s-1 indicative of DSA.