Notch effects in tensile behaviour of AM60 magnesium alloys

C. Yan, W. Ma, V. Burg, Y.W. Mai, M.G.D. Geers

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The deformation and failure behavior of an AM60 magnesium alloy was investigated using tensile test on circumferentially notched specimens with different notch radii. The strain and stress triaxiality corresponding to the failure point were evaluated using both analytical and finite element analyses. Combining with systematical observations of the fracture surfaces, it is concluded that deformation and failure of AM60 magnesium alloy are notch (constraint) sensitive. The failure mechanisms change from ductile tearing to quasi cleavage with the increase of constraint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Constraint
  • Deformation
  • Fracture
  • Magnesium alloy
  • Notch effect
  • Tensile test


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