The influence of strain path on biaxial compressive behavior of AZ31 magnesium alloy

Ichiro Shimizu, Naoya Tada, Kosuke Nakayama

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The strain path dependence of the compressive flow behavior of cast AZ31 magnesium alloy was investigated. Biaxial compression tests with linear strain paths were conducted using a unique biaxial compression device. It was found that the equivalent stress-strain relations varied according to the strain paths. The work contour for linear strain paths was well described by the Logan-Hosford yield criterion. Biaxial compressions with abrupt strain path change were also carried out to investigate the influences of the prestrain amplitude and angular relation of the sequential strain paths on the flow behavior. Rapid increase in the equivalent stress was observed just after the abrupt strain path change. These specific flow behaviors were discussed with regard to the plastic anisotropy, which showed rapid evolution in the early stage of the biaxial compressions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5844-5849
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number31-32
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2008


  • AZ31 magnesium alloy
  • Biaxial compression
  • Plastic anisotropy
  • Plasticity
  • Strain path

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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