Description

This important book summarises the wealth of recent research on our understanding of process-property relationships in wrought magnesium alloys and the way this understanding can be used to develop a new generation of alloys for high-performance applications.

After an introductory overview of current developments in wrought magnesium alloys, part one reviews fundamental aspects of deformation behaviour. These chapters are the building blocks for the optimisation of processing steps covered in part two, which discusses casting, extrusion, rolling and forging technologies. The concluding chapters cover applications of wrought magnesium alloys in automotive and biomedical engineering.

With its distinguished editors, and drawing on the work of leading experts in the field, Advances in wrought magnesium alloys is a standard reference for those researching, manufacturing and using these alloys.

Key Features

  • Summarises recent research on our understanding of process-property relationships in wrought magnesium alloys
  • Discusses the way this understanding can be used to develop a new generation of alloys for high-performance applications
  • Reviews casting, extrusion, rolling and forging technologies, fundamental aspects of deformation behaviour, and applications of wrought magnesium alloys in automotive and biomedical engineering

Readership

Practitioners in magnesium alloy material science and those working in the technology and application/manufacturing fields.

Table of Contents

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Introduction

Part I: Types and properties of magnesium alloys

Chapter 1: Current developments in wrought magnesium alloys

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction: overview of wrought magnesium alloy development

1.2 Current developments in magnesium wrought alloys

1.3 Progress in wrought magnesium alloys

1.4 Future trends in wrought magnesium alloy development

Chapter 2: Deformation mechanisms of magnesium alloys

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Basal slip

2.3 Non-basal slip of < a > type dislocations

2.4 Non-basal slip of < c + a > type dislocations

2.5 Deformation twinning

2.6 Dynamic deformation

2.7 Conclusions

2.8 Acknowledgements

Chapter 3: Twinning and its role in wrought magnesium alloys

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Fundamentals of twinning

3.3 The impact of twinning on mechanical response

3.4 The impact of structure and processing on twinning

3.5 Conclusion

3.6 Acknowledgements

Chapter 4: Superplasticity in magnesium alloys by severe plastic deformation

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Microstructure evolution during thermomechanical processing

4.3 Superplastic behaviour

4.4 Fracture during superplastic deformation

4.5 Mechanisms and models

4.6 Conclusions

Chapter 5: Dynamic recrystallization in magnesium alloys

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Dynamic recrystallization (DRX) mechanisms operating in magnesium alloys

5.3 Effect of initial structure on DRX

5.4 DRX in different magnesium alloys

5.5 DRX during severe plastic deformation

5.6 Conclusions

5.7 Acknowledgements

Part II: Processing of magnesium alloys

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Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845699680
Electronic ISBN:
9780857093844

About the editors

Colleen Bettles

Colleen Bettles is Assistant Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals at Monash University.

Matthew Barnett

Matthew Barnett is ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Metallurgy at Deakin University. Both are internationally-renowned for their research in magnesium alloys.

Reviews

"...magnesium is one of the environment friendly materials due to its light weight resulting in significant negative environmental impacts, and this book covers this topic well."--International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol 70, Issue 2-13

This is a comprehensive book with very recent research outputs and practical examples of application., International Journal of Environmental Studies
…should be required reading for all wrought magnesium researchers., Materials World