The art of developing new magnesium alloys for high temperature applications

E. Aghion, B. Bronfin, D. Eliezer, F. Von Buch, S. Schumann, H. Friedrich

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Several new Mg alloys for high temperature applications were recently developed with the intention to achieve an adequate combination of different properties such as creep resistance, castability, room temperature, mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and affordable cost. Unfortunately, this combination of properties is hard to get and evidently most of the new alloys can only address part of the required properties and performances. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the current status of the newly developed alloys and in parallel, explain the complexity of Mg alloy development for power train applications. The paper will also try to schematically draw the effect of alloying elements on properties and cost. This will serve to distinguish the position of a new alloy in the space of properties and performance, which can be used for creating material's selection criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-418
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue numberI
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
EventProceedings of the Second Osaka International Conference on Platform Science and Technology for Advanced Magnesium Alloys 2003 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 26 Jan 200330 Jan 2003


  • Creep Resistance
  • Development
  • Die Casting
  • Magnesium Alloys
  • Sand Casting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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