9. Development of New Magnesium Alloys for Advanced Applications
- Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
Published Online: 22 APR 2005
Copyright © 2004 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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
GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
- Published Online: 22 APR 2005
- Published Print: 27 NOV 2003
Print ISBN: 9783527309757
Online ISBN: 9783527603565
- magnesium alloys development;
- advanced applications
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.