Microstructure and deformation behavior of hot-rolled AZ31/Ti multilayers

Baleegh Alobaid, Fuqian Yang, Yang Tse Cheng

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Using a single pass hot-rolling process, we fabricate AZ31/Ti multilayers with the thickness reduction in the range of 25% to 55%. The hot-rolled AZ31/Ti multilayers are heat-treated at 400 °C for 6, 12, and 24 h, respectively, in an argon atmosphere. Both the microstructure and deformation behavior of the AZ31/Ti multilayers are characterized. The experimental results reveal good bonding of the AZ31/Ti multilayers between AZ31 and Ti layers. There is no formation of any intermetallic compounds in the as-rolled and heat-treated AZ31/Ti multilayers. The good bonding between the Ti and AZ31 layers is the result of diffusion bonding whose thickness increases with increasing the heat-treatment time and thickness reduction. The shear strength of the AZ31/Ti multilayers increases with increasing the thickness of the bonding layer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0865A2
JournalMaterials Research Express
Issue number8
StatePublished - May 24 2019

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  • AZ31/Ti interface
  • diffusion bonding
  • heat treatment
  • hot rolling
  • mechanical behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys


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