147. Approaches to Use Magnesium as Structural Material in Car Body

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Volker Kaese1,
  2. Lars Greve1,
  3. Sven Jüttner1,
  4. Martin Goede1,
  5. Soenke Schumann1,
  6. Horst Friedrich1,
  7. Werner Holl2 and
  8. Werner Ritter2

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch147

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Kaese, V., Greve, L., Jüttner, S., Goede, M., Schumann, S., Friedrich, H., Holl, W. and Ritter, W. (2003) Approaches to Use Magnesium as Structural Material in Car Body, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch147

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Volkswagen Group Research, Wolfsburg; Germany

  2. 2

    AUDI Leichtbauzentrum, Neckarsulm, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • magnesium;
  • use as structural material in car body

Summary

Today's magnesium applications in the field of land transportation are focused on die castings. This is a necessary but not sufficient step to fulfill the demands of weight savings by light metals. Extrusions are capable besides wrought parts to meet the requirements of automotive volume production. Extrusions can be developed to build up the car body and, following the Audi Space Frame ASF, to design a magnesium space frame. Basic work regarding the ad- and disadvantages of magnesium vs. aluminum is leading to the requirements for magnesium extrusions concerning mechanical properties and geometry.