Materials Science » Metals and Nonmetals

Magnesium Alloys - Design, Processing and Properties

Edited by Frank Czerwinski, ISBN 978-953-307-520-4, 526 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 14, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/560

Scientists and engineers for decades searched to utilize magnesium, known of its low density, for light-weighting in many industrial sectors. This book provides a broad review of recent global developments in theory and practice of modern magnesium alloys. It covers fundamental aspects of alloy strengthening, recrystallization, details of microstructure and a unique role of grain refinement. The theory is linked with elements of alloy design and specific properties, including fatigue and creep resistance. Also technologies of alloy formation and processing, such as sheet rolling, semi-solid forming, welding and joining are considered. An opportunity of creation the metal matrix composite based on magnesium matrix is described along with carbon nanotubes as an effective reinforcement. A mixture of science and technology makes this book very useful for professionals from academia and industry.