Microstructure and Creep Properties of Die-cast Mg-Al-base Alloys AZ91and AS21

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Ping Zhang1,
  2. Roberto Agamennone1,
  3. Wolfgang Blum1,
  4. Berthold von Grossmann2 and
  5. Hans-Günther Haldenwanger2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch113

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Zhang, P., Agamennone, R., Blum, W., von Grossmann, B. and Haldenwanger, H.-G. (2000) Microstructure and Creep Properties of Die-cast Mg-Al-base Alloys AZ91and AS21, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch113

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaften, LS I, Martensstr. 5, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

  2. 2

    Audi AG, 85045 Ingolstadt, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556

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Keywords:

  • magnesium alloys;
  • creep properties;
  • microstructure;
  • die-cast Mg-Al-base alloys;
  • AZ91;
  • AS21

Summary

The creep resistance of the Mg-Al-base alloys AZ91 and AS21 in the die-cast state was investigated at temperatures up to 150 °C in compression, free from influences of concurrent fracture. AS21 has higher resistance to creep than AZ91 for low stresses < ≈100 MPa. Microstructural investigations including TEM suggest that this difference results from a difference in precipitation hardening.