Wear Behaviour of Laser Surface Treated Magnesium Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. U. Kutschera1 and
  2. R. Galun2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch52

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Kutschera, U. and Galun, R. (2000) Wear Behaviour of Laser Surface Treated Magnesium Alloys, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch52

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    DLR Stuttgart, Germany

  2. 2

    IWW, TU Clausthal, 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;
  • mechanical development;
  • laser surface treated magnesium alloys;
  • wear behavior

Summary

Laser surface cladding and laser surface alloying are two methods to improve the surface wear resistance of magnesium alloys. AZ91, WE54 and cp-Mg were used as substrate materials. As additional materials elements forming hard and stable intermediate phases like Al, Si, Ni and Cu as well as SiC were chosen to produce surface layers with an improved wear resistance. The wear behaviour was investigated by pin on ring (POR) and pin on disc (POD) tests under different atmospheric and lubricating conditions. The results of these investigations will be presented in this paper.