Paper Title:

Dynamic Design Method for Magnesium Alloys Wheel of New Energy Vehicles

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 118 - 120)
Main Theme Materials and Product Technologies II
Edited by L.Y. Xie, M.N. James, Y.X. Zhao and W.X. Qian
Pages 930-934
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Wei Hua Zhu et al., 2010, Advanced Materials Research, 118-120, 930
Online since June 2010
Authors Wei Hua Zhu, Zuan Xi Zheng, Jin Zhi Feng, Hong Hui Xu, You Tao Wang, Lei Lei Lu
Keywords Magnesium Alloy, New Energy Vehicle, Strength, Wheel
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This paper tends to find ways to replace aluminum alloy with a new kind of magnesium alloy for vehicle hubs, and also implements a dynamic design method for the hubs' weight-optimization and relevant analysis´╝îso as to evaluate the strength reliability and modal characteristics. In comparison with most widely used aluminum alloys, magnesium alloy is one of the lightest commercialized metallic materials for structural applications. Magnesium alloys possess the attractive properties desired by automobile industry, such as low density, low cost, higher strength and out-standing damping capability. When used as wheel material, Mg alloys are able to reduce mass of the wheels, absorb vibration, damp noise emission, reduce fuel consumption and enhance acceleration and braking performance.