3. Development of the New Creep Resistant Alloy AS31

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Vadim V. Agalakov

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch3

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

Agalakov, V. V. (2003) Development of the New Creep Resistant Alloy AS31, 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.ch3

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. JSC “AVISMA”, Berezniki, Russia

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 alloy;
  • creep resistant alloy;
  • AS31

Summary

Lately there is no lack of research activities connected with the development of new magnesium alloys with improved creep resistance. The possibility to substitute aluminum for magnesium in engine and transmission components is more than tempting. The selection of a new alloy is based on several main principles which are well-known. These are: adequate mechanical properties, good castability, satisfactory corrosion resistance, a relatively low price, ecological and economic aspects of scrap recycling, good machinability. Mg-Al-Zn-Mn and Mg-Al-Zn alloy families can meet all these requirements but their principle weakness is in inadequate creep resistance. The present approach to overcome this disadvantage is to alloy with rare-earth elements and strontium [1, 2, 3], but it is evidently that it will hardly allow to develop a reasonably priced alloy though having excellent mechanical properties and improved creep resistance.