Newly Developed Magnesium Alloys for Powertrain Applications

E. Aghion, B. Bronfín, F. Von Buch, S. Schumann, H. Friedrich

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Several new magnesium alloys have been developed recently for high-temperature applications to obtain an optimal combination of die castability, creep resistance, mechanical properties, corrosion performance, and affordability. Unfortunately, it is difficult to achieve an adequate combination of properties and, in fact, most of the new alloys can only partially meet the required performance and cost. The ZE41 alloy, which is used for most gravity-casting applications, has moderate strength and creep resistance combined with good castability. Although this alloy exhibits poor corrosion resistance, it is still preferred for certain applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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