Fundamentals of Magnesium Alloy Metallurgy

Fundamentals of Magnesium Alloy Metallurgy

1st Edition - March 11, 2013

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  • Editors: Mihriban Pekguleryuz, Karl Kainer, Aslan Kaya
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857090881
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857097293

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Description

Magnesium and magnesium alloys offer a wealth of valuable properties, making them of great interest for use across a wide range of fields. This has led to extensive research focused on understanding the properties of magnesium and how these can be controlled during processing. Fundamentals of magnesium alloy metallurgy presents an authoritative overview of all aspects of magnesium alloy metallurgy, including physical metallurgy, deformation, corrosion and applications.Beginning with an introduction to the primary production of magnesium, the book goes on to discuss physical metallurgy of magnesium and thermodynamic properties of magnesium alloys. Further chapters focus on understanding precipitation processes of magnesium alloys, alloying behaviour of magnesium, and alloy design. The formation, corrosion and surface finishing of magnesium and its alloys are reviewed, before Fundamentals of magnesium alloy metallurgy concludes by exploring applications across a range of fields. Aerospace, automotive and other structural applications of magnesium are considered, followed by magnesium-based metal matrix composites and the use of magnesium in medical applications.With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Fundamentals of magnesium alloy metallurgy is a comprehensive tool for all those involved in the production and application of magnesium and its alloys, including manufacturers, welders, heat-treatment and coating companies, engineers, metallurgists, researchers, designers and scientists working with these important materials.

Key Features

  • Overviews all aspects of magnesium alloy metallurgy
  • Discusses physical metallurgy of magnesium and thermodynamic properties of magnesium alloys
  • Reviews the formation, corrosion and surface finishing of magnesium and its alloys

Readership

Students of materials science; Scientists and engineers in the field of light metals metallurgy

Table of Contents

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    Chapter 1: Primary production of magnesium

    Abstract:

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Raw materials and production methods

    1.3 Chemistry of extraction of magnesium from raw material

    1.4 Fused salt electrolysis

    1.5 Impurity removal chemistry in thermal processing

    1.6 Process equipment

    1.7 Melting, refining and casting magnesium

    1.8 Magnesium alloy powder

    1.9 Future trends

    1.10 Conclusion

    Chapter 2: Physical metallurgy of magnesium

    Abstract:

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Crystal structure and its consequences

    2.3 Plastic deformation behaviour of magnesium and its alloys

    2.4 Critical resolved shear stress (CRSS), slip and twinning

    2.5 Fatigue behaviour

    2.6 Creep behaviour

    2.7 Recrystallization and grain growth

    2.8 Future trends

    Chapter 3: Thermodynamic properties of magnesium alloys

    Abstract:

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Fundamentals of thermodynamics

    3.3 Thermodynamic properties of Mg alloys and compounds

    3.4 First-principles thermodynamics of Mg alloys and compounds

    3.5 Future trends

    3.6 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 4: Understanding precipitation processes in magnesium alloys

    Abstract:

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Precipitation from supersaturated solid solution

    4.3 Precipitation hardening magnesium based alloy systems

    4.4 Role of precipitation hardening in the development of high strength magnesium alloys

    4.5 Conclusions and future trends

    Chapter 5: Alloying behavior of magnesium and alloy design

    Abstract:

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Alloy design: solid solution alloying of magnesium

    5.3 Alloy design: compound formation in magnesium alloys

    5.4 The effects of second phases on the mechanical behavior of magnesium

    5.5 Alloying with surface-active elements

    5.6 Alloying elements and their effects

    5.7 Summary: magnesium alloy design to enhance properties

    Chapter 6: Forming of magnesium and its alloys

    Abstract:

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Testing for formability

    6.3 Deformation mechanisms and formability

    6.4 Yield characteristics and drawability

    6.5 Work hardening and stretching

    6.6 Failure strain behaviour, compression, rolling and bending

    6.7 Superplastic deformation and hot forming

    6.8 Hot cracking and extrusion

    6.9 Conclusions: key issues affecting the formability of magnesium

    6.10 Future trends

    Chapter 7: Corrosion and surface finishing of magnesium and its alloys

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Magnesium corrosion in aqueous media

    7.3 Surface finishing

    7.4 Implications for improving corrosion resistance and future trends

    7.5 Conclusions

    Chapter 8: Applications: aerospace, automotive and other structural applications of magnesium

    Abstract:

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Material properties

    8.3 Alloy development

    8.4 Manufacturing process development

    8.5 Aerospace applications

    8.6 Automotive applications

    8.7 Other applications

    8.8 Future trends

    8.9 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 9: Applications: magnesium-based metal matrix composites (MMCs)

    Abstract:

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Reinforcements for magnesium metal matrix composites (MMCs)

    9.3 Processing of magnesium composites

    9.4 Interfaces, wetting and compatibility

    9.5 Properties of magnesium-based MMCs

    9.6 Conclusions and future trends

    Chapter 10: Applications: use of magnesium in medical applications

    Abstract:

    10.1 Introduction to biodegradable implants based on metals

    10.2 Fundamental concepts of biodegradation

    10.3 Magnesium-based biodegradable metals

    10.4 Recent research and future product development

    10.5 Sources of further information and advice

    10.7 Appendix: list of abbreviations

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2013
  • Published: March 11, 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857090881
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857097293

About the Editors

Mihriban Pekguleryuz

Mihriban O. Pekguleryuz is Professor in the Light Metals Research Lab at McGill University, Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

McGill University, Canada

Karl Kainer

Aslan Kaya

Dr. Ali Arslan Kaya is Full Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, and Head and founder of the Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department of Mugla University, Turkey.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Akron, OH, USA

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