Characterization method of formability properties of zinc alloy coating on a metal substrate

Yutao T. Pei (Inventor), Masoud Ahmadi (Inventor)

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Abstract

The present invention relates to a method for the characterisation of formability properties of a zinc alloy coating on a metal substrate and a metal substrate comprising a zinc alloy coating. The method for the characterisation of formability properties of a zinc alloy coating on a metal substrate, the zinc alloy coating containing one or more alloying elements selected from the group consisting of Mg, Al, Ni each with a content of at least 0.3 weight % and at most 10 weight %, optionally one or more additional elements selected from the group consisting of Si, Sb, Pb, Ti, Ca, Mn, Sn, La, Ce, Cr, or Bi, wherein the content by weight of each additional element in the metallic coating is less than 0.3 weight %, inevitable impurities, the remainder being zinc, the zinc alloy coating having a microstructure comprising a primary zinc phase and binary eutectic and/or ternary eutectic phases, wherein Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) is used to determine a crystallographic orientation-dependent strain hardening exponent (n) of the zinc alloy coating microstructure.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2021038102
Priority date30/08/2019
Filing date31/08/2020
Publication statusPublished - 4-Mar-2021

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