1 Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronic and Mechanical Engineering, 7 Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego Av., 25-314 Kielce, Poland
2 Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology, Institute of Metal Forming and Safety Engineering, 19 Armii Krajowej Av., 42-200 Częstochowa , Poland
The paper present the results of physical simulation of the deformation of the two-layered AZ31/eutectic material using the Gleeble 3800 metallurgical processes simulator. The eutectic layer was produced on the AZ31 substrate using thermochemical treatment. The specimens of AZ31 alloy were heat treated in contact with aluminium powder at 445°C in a vacuum furnace. Depending on the heating time, Al-enriched surface layers with a thickness of 400, 700 and 1100 μm were fabricated on a substrate which was characterized by an eutectic structure composed of the Mg17Al12 phase and a solid solution of aluminium in magnesium. In the study, physical simulation of the fabricated two-layered specimens with a varying thickness of the eutectic layer were deformed using the plane strain compression test at various values of strain rates. The testing results have revealed that it is possible to deform the two-layered AZ31/eutectic material at low strain rates and small deformation values.