The Influence of Ca-Additions on the Mechanical Properties of T300-C-Fibre/Mg(Al) Metal Matrix Composites

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Olivier Beffort1 and
  2. Christian Hausmann2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch33

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Beffort, O. and Hausmann, C. (2006) The Influence of Ca-Additions on the Mechanical Properties of T300-C-Fibre/Mg(Al) Metal Matrix Composites, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch33

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, CH-3602 Thun, Switzerland

  2. 2

    VonRoll Druckguss AG, CH-9015 St.Gallen, Switzerland

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;
  • Ca-additions;
  • mechanical properties;
  • metal matrix composites

Summary

The present paper deals with the issue of adding small amounts of Ca (up to 0.5 % by weight) for melt protection during melt transfer in the squeeze casting process for the manufacturing of carbon fibre reinforced Mg based metal matrix composites. The influence of Ca-additions on melt oxidation, microstructure and (axial) tensile behaviour of a MgAl1-matrix alloy and UD Mg(Al1)/T300(C-fibres) composites is investigated.