The application of magnesium alloys to the lightweighting of automotive structures

Easton, M, Gibson, M, Beer, A, Barnett, M, Davies, C, Durandet, Y, Blacket, S, Chen, X, Birbilis, N and Abbott, T 2012, 'The application of magnesium alloys to the lightweighting of automotive structures', in Aleksandar Subic, JörgWellnitz, Martin Leary, and Lucien Koopmans (ed.) Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2012, Melbourne, Australia, 21-23 March 2012, pp. 17-23.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title The application of magnesium alloys to the lightweighting of automotive structures
Author(s) Easton, M
Gibson, M
Beer, A
Barnett, M
Davies, C
Durandet, Y
Blacket, S
Chen, X
Birbilis, N
Abbott, T
Year 2012
Conference name 4th International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 21-23 March 2012
Proceedings title Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2012
Editor(s) Aleksandar Subic, JörgWellnitz, Martin Leary, and Lucien Koopmans
Publisher Springer
Place of publication United States
Start page 17
End page 23
Total pages 7
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.
Subjects Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-642-24145-1
Copyright notice (c) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
ISBN 9783642241444
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