The application of magnesium alloys to the lightweighting of automotive structures

Author(s)

Easton, Mark; Gibson, Mark; Beer, Aiden; Barnett, Matthew; Davies, Chris; Durandet, Yvonne; Blacket, Stuart; Chen, Xiaobo; Birbilis, Nick; Abbott, Trevor

Abstract

This paper investigates some of the opportunities for magnesium alloys based on magnesium's attributes, such as excellent die castability and high strength to weight ratio. Barriers to the uptake of magnesium alloys are considered and recent technical advancements outlined including the development of creep resistant alloys, high extrudibility alloys, joining technologies and corrosion performance. Finally issues to do with the life-cycle performance of magnesium alloys are discussed.

Publication year

2012

Publication type

Conference paper

Source

Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2012: 4th International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies (ICSAT 2012), Melbourne, Australia, 21-23 March 2012 / Aleksandar Subic, Jorg Wellnitz, Martin Leary and Lucien Koopmans (eds.), pp. 17-23

Publisher

Springer

ISBN

9783642241444

Copyright

Copyright © 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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