AMC-SC1: A new magnesium alloy suitable for powertrain applications

C. J. Bettles, C. T. Forwood, D. S. Jones, J. R. Griffiths, M. T. Frost, D. H. St. John, Ma Qian, G. L. Song, J. F. Nie

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A new sand cast magnesium alloy, AMC-SC1, suitable for use in powertrain applications has been developed by the Australian Magnesium Corporation (AMC). The alloy is based on the Mg-rare earth system, and it is intended that it be used in a fully heat-treated T6 condition. The creep and bolt load retention behaviours are comparable to those of aluminium A319 in the 150°C - 177°C temperature range. The alloying process has been selected to obtain a cost competitive high temperature magnesium alloy. This paper reports on the physical and mechanical properties of the alloy, and relates these to the properties required for a specific engine block design.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventSAE World Congress 2003 - Detroit, United States of America
Duration: 3 Mar 20036 Mar 2003


ConferenceSAE World Congress 2003
Abbreviated titleSAE 2003
CountryUnited States of America

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