Focused Development of Magnesium-Alloys Using Computational Thermochemistry as a Powerful Tool

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Rainer Schmid-Fetzer,
  2. Joachim Gröbner and
  3. Dmytro Kevorkov

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch2

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Schmid-Fetzer, R., Gröbner, J. and Kevorkov, D. (2000) Focused Development of Magnesium-Alloys Using Computational Thermochemistry as a Powerful Tool, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch2

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Technical University of Clausthal, Institute of Metallurgy, 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;
  • alloy development;
  • computational thermochemistry

Summary

Computational thermochemistry enables not only the calculation of multicomponent phase diagrams. Furthermore the tracking of individual alloys during heat treatment or solidification by calculation of phase distributions and phase compositions is possible. These are the basic data to understand and control behavior of any novel or modified Mg-alloy. In traditional alloy development long-term experimental investigations with numerous samples of different alloy compositions are performed. Once three- or multicomponent alloys are considered, the selection criteria for alloying elements and their compositions become diffuse in a traditional approach. Computational thermochemistry provides a clear guideline for such selections and helps to avoid long-term experiments with less promising alloys. Thus it is a powerful tool to cut down on cost and time during development of Mg-alloys.