Chapter 7. High-Temperature Properties of Magnesium Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. F. von Buch and
  2. B. L. Mordike

Published Online: 22 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527602046.ch7

Magnesium - Alloys and Technology

Magnesium - Alloys and Technology

How to Cite

von Buch, F. and Mordike, B. L. (2004) High-Temperature Properties of Magnesium Alloys, in Magnesium - Alloys and Technology (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602046.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Institute for Materials Research, Center for Magnesium Technology, GKSS Research Center Geesthacht GmbH, Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Institute for Materials Research and Technology, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 21 FEB 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305704

Online ISBN: 9783527602049



  • high-temperature properties;
  • magnesium alloys;
  • pure magnesium;
  • magnesium die-cast alloys;
  • rare earth alloys;
  • creep;
  • secondary creep;
  • temperature-sensitivity;
  • stress dependence of secondary creep rate;
  • mechanisms;
  • deformation by crystallographic gliding;
  • deformation by twinning


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Phenomenological Description of Creep

    • Temperature-Sensitivity of the Secondary Creep

    • Stress Dependence of the Secondary Creep Rate

    • Creep Mechanisms

    • Options for a Reduced Creep Rate

  • High-Temperature Properties of Pure Magnesium

    • Deformation by Crystallographic Gliding

    • Deformation by Twinning

    • Creep Behaviour of Pure Magnesium

  • High-Temperature Properties of Magnesium Die-Cast Alloys

    • General Issues

    • Overview of the Literature

  • High-Temperature Properties of Magnesium/Rare Earth Alloys

  • Potential Applications

    • Casting Alloys Containing Aluminium

    • Magnesium/Rare Earth Alloys

  • Literature