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Light Metal Alloys Applications

Edited by Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (Materials Science and Technology Center) / University of São Paulo

Lightweight alloys have become of great importance in engineering for construction of transportation equipment. At present, the metals that serve as the base of the principal light alloys are aluminum and magnesium. One of the most important lightweight alloys are the aluminum alloys in use for several applications (structural components wrought aluminum alloys, parts and plates). However, some casting parts that have low cost of production play important role in aircraft parts. Magnesium and its alloys are among the lightest of all metals and the sixth most abundant metal on earth. Magnesium is ductile and the most machinable of all metals. Many of these light weight alloys have appropriately high strength to warrant their use for structural purposes, and as a result of their use, the total weight of transportation equipment has been considerably decreased.

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Light Metal Alloys ApplicationsEdited by Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

Published: June 11th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57069

ISBN: 978-953-51-1588-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6362-6

Copyright year: 2014

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36798 Total Chapter Downloads

64 Crossref Citations

121 Web of Science Citations

144 Dimensions Citations


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1. Additive Manufacturing of Al Alloys and Aluminium Matrix Composites (AMCs)

By Diego Manfredi, Flaviana Calignano, Manickavasagam Krishnan, Riccardo Canali, Elisa Paola Ambrosio, Sara Biamino, Daniele Ugues, Matteo Pavese and Paolo Fino


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2. Mechanical Behavior of Precipitation Hardened Aluminum Alloys Welds

By R.R. Ambriz and D. Jaramillo


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3. Mechanical Behaviour of Commercial Aluminium Wrought Alloys at Low Temperatures

By R. Schneider, B. Heine and R.J. Grant


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4. Recrystallization Behavior of Commercial Purity Aluminium Alloys

By Rajat K. Roy


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5. Machining Burrs Formation & Deburring of Aluminium Alloys

By Seyed Ali Niknam, Yasser Zedan and Victor Songmene


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6. Thermal Stability, Formability, and Mechanical Properties of a High-Strength Rolled Flame-Resistant Magnesium Alloy

By Masafumi Noda, Kunio Funami, Hisashi Mori, Yoshio Gonda and Kenji Fujino


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7. Different Performance of Factors Affecting the Estimation of the Corrosion Rate in Magnesium Alloys by Implementation of the Common Methods for Electrochemical Measurements

By Alejandro Samaniego and Sebastián Feliu (Jr)


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8. Mechanical and Acoustic Properties of Magnesium Alloys Based (Nano) Composites Prepared by Powder Metallurgical Routs

By Zuzanka Trojanová, Pavel Lukáč, Zoltán Száraz and Zdeněk Drozd


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9. Heuristic Analysis Application for Magnesium Alloys Properties Improvement

By Tomasz Tański, Krzysztof Labisz and Anna Dobrzańska-Danikiewicz


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10. The Influence of Alloy Element on Magnesium for Electronic Devices Applications – A Review

By Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro


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