Harandi, S.E. and Idris, Mohd. Hasbullah and Jafari, H. (2011) Effect of forging process on microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties of biodegradable Mg-1Ca alloy. Materials and Design, 32 (5). pp. 2596-2603. ISSN 0261-3069
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2011.01.042
The performance of Mg–1Ca alloy, a biodegradable metallic material, may be improved by hot working in order that it may be of use in bone implant applications. In this study, Mg–1Ca cast alloy was preheated to different temperatures before undergoing forging process with various forging speeds. Macro- and microstructure of the samples were examined by stereo and scanning electron microscopes (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), respectively. To determine the mechanical properties of the alloy, hardness value and plastic deformation ability of the samples were measured. To investigate the corrosion behaviour of the alloy, immersion and electrochemical tests were performed on the samples in simulated body fluid and the corrosion products were characterized by SEM/EDS. The results showed that increasing forging temperature decreased grain size led to improved hardness value and plastic deformation ability of the alloy, whereas no significant effect was observed by changing forging speed. Moreover, forging at higher temperatures led to an increase in the amount of Mg2Ca phase at grain boundaries resulted in higher corrosion rates. It can be concluded that although forging process improved the mechanical properties of the alloy, it does not satisfy the corrosion resistance criteria required for bone healing.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||C. forging, E. corrosion, F. microstructure|
|Deposited By:||Liza Porijo|
|Deposited On:||06 Dec 2012 08:22|
|Last Modified:||06 Dec 2012 08:22|
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