160. Research Activities on Magnesium Alloys at Seoul National University, Korea

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Kwang Seon Shin

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch160

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

Shin, K. S. (2003) Research Activities on Magnesium Alloys at Seoul National University, Korea, 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.ch160

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Korea

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 alloys;
  • research activities;
  • Seoul National University

Summary

Magnesium has the lowest density among the commercially available structural materials and its superior physical and mechanical properties make magnesium alloys extremely attractive for applications requiring lightweight, good castability and damping capacity. In recent years, the world market for magnesium alloys has increased rapidly mainly stimulated by the demand for lightweight magnesium components in the automobile and electronic industries. In order to meet the demand and technical challenges, there have been strong research activities on magnesium alloys worldwide as well as at Seoul National University (SNU) for the past 10 years with the financial supports from the Korean government and various industries. The research activities include the development of die casting process and semi-solid processing, development of high temperature and high strength wrought alloys, and characterization of microstructure, mechanical properties as well as corrosion properties. This article reviews some of the recent progresses made in magnesium research programs at SNU and introduces research strategy for the developments of new technologies related to magnesium alloys.