Magnesium alloys and their applications

Magnesium alloys and their applications

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In the recent years there has been a dramatic increase in research activity and also applications of magnesium alloys. The driving force is the growing demand by the automobile industry resulting from the pressure to reduce weight and hence to reduce the fuel consumption. The U.S. car industry incorporates the largest amount of magnesium at the present time. In Europe, Volkswagen had a history of using magnesium in the VW Beetle. Volkswagen, in common with other major car producers has initiated a major research and development programme for advanced magnesium materials. The main emphasis of this book is in the field of general physical metallurgy and alloy development refelcting the need to provide a wider range of alloys both casting and wrought alloys to meet the increasing demands of industry. Other topics are nevertheless well represented such as casting, recycling, joining, corrosion, and surface treatment.... kg Ford F- l50 Truck l4.9 kg VW Passat, Audi A4 aamp; A6 l3, 6 to l4.5 kg Porsche Boxster Roadster 9.9 kg Buick Park Avenue 9, 5 kg Alfa ... Air bag retainers Drivetrain Pedal brackets Manual transmission housing Radio heat sink/frame 4WD transfer case Radio HVAC ... frames Accessory drive brackets Support pillars* Electrical connectors Engine block* Oil Pan* Starter-alternator housing* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 L.

Title:Magnesium alloys and their applications
Author: K. U. Kainer
Publisher:Vch Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh - 2000-11-17

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