Magnesium Alloys and Process Developments for Space-Frame-Concepts 2001-01-3102
At the Institute of Materials Science, University of Hanover in Germany, current research work is dealing with magnesium alloy development and modification for Space-Frame-Concepts in the automobile industry. At the moment several problems impede such a realization with magnesium similar to the Aluminum-Space-Frame Concept of Audi. Extruded magnesium alloys have a marked anisotropy concerning the position of the load to the extrusion direction as well as a concise tensile-compressive anisotropy. This article will give a small insight about the level of this research work and its development. Here possible solution attempts on the basis of commercial standard alloys are shown which do not only take into account the alloy modification but particularly also includes the materials processing for the production of extruded components.