Magnesium alloy applications in automotive structures

Easton, Mark, Beer, Aiden, Barnett, Matthew, Davies, Chris, Dunlop, Gordon, Durandet, Yvonne, Blacket, Stuart, Hilditch, Tim and Beggs, Peter 2008, Magnesium alloy applications in automotive structures, Journal of metals, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 57-62.

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Title Magnesium alloy applications in automotive structures
Author(s) Easton, Mark
Beer, Aiden
Barnett, Matthew
Davies, Chris
Dunlop, Gordon
Durandet, Yvonne
Blacket, Stuart
Hilditch, Tim
Beggs, Peter
Journal name Journal of metals
Volume number 60
Issue number 11
Start page 57
End page 62
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Warrendale, Pa.
Publication date 2008-11
ISSN 1047-4838
1543-1851
Summary The energy absorbed by magnesium alloys (high-pressure die-cast (HPDC) AM20, AM50, AM60, and extruded AZ31) in a buckling test was significantly greater than the aluminum alloy 6061 T6 and particularly mild steel of a similar weight, but was less than that of the aluminum alloy and steel for the same thickness (Figure 6).26 This indicates that mass savings can be achieved by the substitution with magnesium alloys to achieve similar energy-absorbing characteristics.
Language eng
Field of Research 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Socio Economic Objective 870302 Metals (e.g. Composites, Coatings, Bonding)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017914

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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