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A review of workability of wrought magnesium alloys

Harun, Mohd Ruzi and Muhamad, Norhamidi and Jamaludin, Khairur Rijal (2009) A review of workability of wrought magnesium alloys. In: Advanced Manufacturing Research Group Seminar, July 2009, Kajang, Selangor.

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Despite being the lightest structural metal, magnesium alloys exhibited poor workability at low temperatures due to their hexagonal closed-packed crystal structure, consequently required them to be processed at elevated temperature. Their highly affinity to oxygen lead them to an easy oxidation. Moreover, they are poor corrosion resistance, poor creep resistance as well as fatigue failure but these can be improved by various techniques of surface treatments and alloying additions. Commercial wrought magnesium alloy grades, its mechanical properties as well as its workability at elevated temperatures are presented. Recent literatures showed that the workability of these alloys is increased at temperatures ranging from 100 to 3500C, 200 to 400 to 300 to 5000C and for AZ, ZK and WE alloy systems, respectively. The purpose of this paper is to review and reveal the issues in processing of wrought magnesium alloys

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wrought magnesium alloys; mechanical properties; workability
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:9768
Deposited By: Khairur Rijal Jamaludin
Deposited On:29 Mar 2010 08:47
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 02:03

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