Deformation and plastification mechanisms in multiaxially loaded textured magnesium alloy

This fundamental research project will determine the relationship between microstructural deformation mechanisms and macroscopic yield and fatigue behaviour of textured magnesium (AZ31B alloy) subjected to complex multiaxial stress states through carefully designed and implemented mechanical tests and state-of-the-art microstructural analysis. It will significantly enhance our understanding of magnesium and the capability of modelling current industrial magnesium alloys as well as newly developed magnesium alloys.