Thermal Fatigue of Magnesium Matrix Composites

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Frantis̆ek Chmelík1,
  2. Pavel Lukác̆1,
  3. Stanislav Kúdela2,
  4. Jens Kiehn3,
  5. Barry Leslie Mordike3 and
  6. Karl-Ulrich Kainer4

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch35

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Chmelík, F., Lukác̆, P., Kúdela, S., Kiehn, J., Mordike, B. L. and Kainer, K.-U. (2000) Thermal Fatigue of Magnesium Matrix Composites, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch35

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Metal Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

  2. 2

    Institute of Materials and Mechanical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

  3. 3

    Department of Materials Engineering and Technology, Technical University Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

  4. 4

    Institute for Materials Research, GKSS Investigation Centre, Geesthacht, Germany

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556



  • magnesium alloys;
  • magnesium matrix composites;
  • thermal fatigue


The object of this paper is to report on thermal fatigue of some very recently developed Mg-based composites. Particularly, the influence of the reinforcement and crystallographic structure of the matrix are analyzed. A similar study of an Al based MMC is reported and the results are compared with those on Mg based MMCs.