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Effect of zinc addition on the properties of magnesium alloys

Abdul Malik, Samir Sani (2012) Effect of zinc addition on the properties of magnesium alloys. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

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Abstract

Magnesium alloys are currently used in many structural applications. It is believed that magnesium and its alloys may also find applications in biomedical application. In this study, the effects of Zinc (Zn) addition on the properties of magnesium (Mg) alloys, i.e. Mg-xZn (x = 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) were investigated. Optical microscopy, scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), tensile and Vickers hardness testing were used for the characterization and evaluation of the microstructure and mechanical properties of the alloys. Electrochemical corrosion measurement was also employed to determine the corrosion resistance of the alloys. The results show that magnesium alloy with 6 wt. % zinc content (denoted as Mg- 6Zn) shows good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties).

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Mekanikal - Teknologi Pembuatan Termaju)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2012; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Hasbullah Idris
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mechanical properties, materials, magnesium alloys
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:28136
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:17 Nov 2012 23:47
Last Modified:17 Nov 2012 23:47

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