Influence of Shot Peening on the Fatigue and Corrosion Behavior of the Die Cast Magnesium Alloy AZ91 hp

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing Lothar Wagner Chairman of ICSP8
  1. Clemens Müller and
  2. Roberto Rodríguez

Published Online: 7 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606580.ch35

Shot Peening

Shot Peening

How to Cite

Müller, C. and Rodríguez, R. (2003) Influence of Shot Peening on the Fatigue and Corrosion Behavior of the Die Cast Magnesium Alloy AZ91 hp, in Shot Peening (ed L. Wagner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606580.ch35

Editor Information

  1. TU Clausthal, Institut für Werkstoffkunde und Werkstofftechnik, Agricolastr. 6, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Author Information

  1. Physikalische Metallkunde, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 12 MAY 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305377

Online ISBN: 9783527606580

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Keywords:

  • die cast magnesium alloy AZ91 hp;
  • fatigue and corrosion behavior;
  • shot peening;
  • influence of shot peening and corrosion on the fatigue behavior

Summary

The influence of shot peening and corrosion on the fatigue behaviour of the magnesium die cast alloy AZ91 hp is studied. Investigations on as-cast fatigue specimens show that the endurance limit is significantly reduced by the presence of pores in the near surface region. This effect can be drastically reduced by shot peening, improving the endurance limit of porous material by about 100 %. The fatigue behavior of a dense material can also be improved by shot peening, but the effect is rather small (in the order of 20 %). Fatigue experiments under corrosive conditions underline one of the main disadvantages of magnesium alloys, i.e. their pronounced sensitivity to contact corrosion. Iron contamination from steel shot drastically accelerates corrosion. After 3 h in a 5 % NaCl solution, corrosion attack is comparable to that observed for polished surfaces after one week. As a consequence of the accelerated corrosion, shot peening with steel shot leads to a strong deterioration of the fatigue behavior, showing clearly the need for nonferrous shot or a careful cleaning of the shot peened surface.