Contribution Oral Presentation
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND CRACKING BEHAVIOR OF HOT-DIP GALVANIZED ZnAlMg COATINGS
- Masoud AHMADI
- Masoud AHMADI (Department of Advanced Production Engineering, University of Groningen)
ZnAlMg coatings produced by hot-dip galvanization process have shown superior corrosion resistant, anti-galling and wear performances. Nevertheless, currently these coatings exhibit lower cracking resistance and ductility compared to conventional galvanized zinc (GI) coatings on steel sheets during forming processes. In this study, mechanical properties and cracking behavior of ZnAlMg galvanized steels have been investigated thoroughly. Microstructure, mechanical properties and key causes of cracking initiation and propagation have been scrutinized by utilizing scanning electron microscopy (SEM), orientation imaging microscopy, nanoindentation and in-situ SEM tensile/bending tests. Ultimately, effective plastic deformation-based factors are obtained to understand and explain the cracking behavior and consequently link the microstructural features to cracking tendency of these coatings. The findings of this study are employed in designing new microstructure controlled ZnAlMg coatings with superb cracking resistance.
yes it is a PhD work and a PhD student will hold the presentation
ZnAlMg coatings; Hot-dip galvanization; Cracking behavior; In-situ SEM tests; Orientation image microscopy