20. High Temperature Behaviour of a New Mg-Ca-Zn Alloy

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. A. Zilberov,
  2. G. R. Goren-Muginstein and
  3. M. Bamberger

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch20

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

Zilberov, A., Goren-Muginstein, G. R. and Bamberger, M. (2005) High Temperature Behaviour of a New Mg-Ca-Zn Alloy, 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.ch20

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Material Eng., Technion IIT, Haifa 32000, Israel

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:

  • high temperature behaviour;
  • Mg-Ca-Zn alloy

Summary

In recent years, light Mg alloys have become a center of interest among engineers and scientist. The combination of lightweight, good strength and castability makes Mg alloys a promising engineering material of the automotive and aviation industries. Most common and commercial Mg alloys contain Al as a major alloying element. Al improves the castability and mechanical properties at room temperature, however at temperatures above 120 °C, Mg-Al bases-alloys, like AZ91, soften due to the existence of the γ-Al12 Mg17 phase. At elevated temperatures, the Al solution hardening decreases and the γ-phase precipitates softens [1, 2].