2010 Volume 51 Issue 4 Pages 818-821
The stretch formability of a rolled Mg-1.5Zn-0.1Ca alloy sheet was investigated at room temperature. The Mg alloy showed a large Erichsen value of 8.2. This is due to a reduction in intensity of basal plane texture and a spreading of the basal poles towards the transverse direction. It is suggested that solid solution of Ca atoms into Mg plays a critical role in the unique texture formation. Activation of non-basal slips by dilute Ca addition was hypothesized to be related to the unique texture formation.