Processing effect on mechanical properties of die cast magnesium alloys

E. M. Gutman, Y. B. Unigovski, A. Eliezer, E. Abramov, E. Aghion

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Stability and durability of magnesium die castings at elevated temperatures and dynamic loads characteristic, for example, of automotive applications are mainly limited by an insufficient resistance of the most widespread Mg-Al-Zn and Mg-Al-Mn alloys to creep and stress relaxation. In this review the effect of various die-casting parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of these alloys was evaluated. Porosity, casting temperature, slow shot rate (pre-fill phase) and fast shot rate or injection rate exert the most significant effect on tensile and viscoelastic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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