Creep studies of MRI153 magnesium alloy castings

S. M. Zhu, B. L. Mordike, J. F. Nie

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Creep and rupture properties of three castings of MRI153 alloy, i.e. die casting, squeeze casting and ingot casting, have been investigated in a temperature range 150-200°C. The results showed that the squeeze-cast alloy has the highest creep resistance in terms of minimum creep rate or rupture time, while the die-cast alloy has the poorest creep resistance. The creep resistance of the three castings is discussed by considering the microstructural factors such as grain size, volume fraction of eutectic particles and degree of solute supersaturation as well as casting porosity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-434
Number of pages6
JournalMagnesium Technology
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2005
EventMagnesium Technology Symposium 2005 - San Franciso, United States of America
Duration: 13 Feb 200517 Feb 2005


  • Creep
  • Creep rupture
  • Die casting
  • Ingot
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Squeeze casting

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