9. Development of New Magnesium Alloys for Advanced Applications

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. B. Bronfin1,
  2. E. Aghion1,
  3. F. von Buch2,
  4. S. Schumann2 and
  5. H. Friedrich2

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch9

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

Bronfin, B., Aghion, E., von Buch, F., Schumann, S. and Friedrich, H. (2003) Development of New Magnesium Alloys for Advanced Applications, 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.ch9

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dead Sea Magnesium Ltd, Beer Sheva, Israel

  2. 2

    Volkswagen Ag, Wolfsburg, 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 alloys development;
  • advanced applications

Summary

To date a significant interest is being focused on the development of new die casting alloys for high temperature applications, especially for the automotive industry.

This interest relates mainly to powertrain components such as gearbox housing, oil pan, transfer case, crankcase, oil pump housing, intake manifold and others. These parts operate at various elevated temperatures and therefore enhanced creep resistance and bolt load retention properties are essential for adequate performance. Unfortunately, the common alloys of AZ and AM series are not suitable for manufacturing drive train parts operating at temperatures higher than 130 °C.