Mechanical properties and cracking behaviour of hot dip galvanized ZnAlMg coatings.

Masoud Ahmadi, Bekir Salgın, Bart Kooi, Yutao T. Pei

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Abstract

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 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Zinc & Zinc Alloy Coated Steel Sheet - GALVATECH 2021
Publication statusSubmitted - Jun-2021
Event12th International Conference on Zinc & Zinc Alloy Coated Steel Sheet - GALVATECH 2021 -
Duration: 21-Jun-202123-Jun-2021
https://www.galvatech2020.org/

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Zinc & Zinc Alloy Coated Steel Sheet - GALVATECH 2021
Abbreviated titleGALVATECH 2021
Period21/06/202123/06/2021
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Keywords

  • ZnAlMg coatings
  • Hot-dip galvanization
  • Cracking behavior
  • In-situ SEM tests
  • OIM

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