Development of Magnesium Based Alloys for High Temperature Applications
Individual and combined additions of elements like Si, Sb, Sr are carried out to AZ91 alloy and its microstructure, mechanical properties especially creep properties and corrosion behavior are investigated. In general, additions of the above elements improve the mechanical properties. Further, the results show these alloying elements introduce thermally stable intermetallics and thereby improve the creep performance. Among various additions, Sb addition provides highest creep resistance. With the Si and Sr additions, the corrosion resistance of AZ91 alloy is improved. Detailed micro-mechanisms are also studied and they are correlated with the properties studied.
S. Itoh, J.J. Yoh and K. Hokamoto
U. T. S. Pillai et al., "Development of Magnesium Based Alloys for High Temperature Applications", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 673, pp. 179-184, 2011