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.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2003|
|Event||SAE World Congress 2003 - Detroit, United States of America|
Duration: 3 Mar 2003 → 6 Mar 2003
|Conference||SAE World Congress 2003|
|Abbreviated title||SAE 2003|
|Country||United States of America|
|Period||3/03/03 → 6/03/03|