Superplasticity of Magnesium-based Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Ulrich Draugelates,
  2. Antonia Schram and
  3. Claus-Christian Kedenburg

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch54

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Draugelates, U., Schram, A. and Kedenburg, C.-C. (2000) Superplasticity of Magnesium-based Alloys, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch54

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Institute of Welding and Machining, (ISAF), Clausthal, 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;
  • mechanical development;
  • superplasticity


There is only limited knowledge about the superplastic behavior of magnesium alloys which add a further decisive contribution to weight reduction of components due to the fact that their density is 30 % less than that of aluminum alloys. The exploitation of the superplastic behavior is especially reasonable for magnesium alloys because of their restricted cold-working properties.