Achievements in magnesium alloy research

Mark Alan Easton, Mark Antony Gibson, Su-Ming Zhu, Kun Yang, Trevor Bruce Abbott

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Research into magnesium die-cast alloys from the Mg-Al-(Zn), Mg-Zn-(Al), Mg-rare earth (RE) and Mg-Al-RE systems is discussed. Particular attention is paid to factors influencing mechanical properties and castability. The nature and level of alloy addition is in all cases an important determinant of castability (cracking and fluidity) and mechanical properties (strength, ductility and creep resistance). The interplay of these factors shows considerable variation between different alloy systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science Forum: Light Metals Technology 2015
EditorsH K Chikwanda, S Chikosha
Place of PublicationPfaffikon Switzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages3 - 8
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0255-5476
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Light Metals Technology Conference (LMT) 2015 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 27 Jul 201529 Jul 2015
Conference number: 7th


ConferenceInternational Light Metals Technology Conference (LMT) 2015
Abbreviated titleLMT 2015
CountrySouth Africa
CityPort Elizabeth
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Easton, M. A., Gibson, M. A., Zhu, S-M., Yang, K., & Abbott, T. B. (2015). Achievements in magnesium alloy research. In H. K. Chikwanda, & S. Chikosha (Eds.), Materials Science Forum: Light Metals Technology 2015 (Vol. 828-829, pp. 3 - 8). Trans Tech Publications.