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Magnesium alloy applications in automotive structures
journal contributionposted on 2008-11-01, 00:00 authored by M Easton, Aiden BeerAiden Beer, Matthew BarnettMatthew Barnett, C Davies, G Dunlop, Y Durandet, S Blacket, Tim HilditchTim Hilditch, P Beggs
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.
JournalJournal of metals
Pagination57 - 62
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2008, Springer