AMC-SC1: A New Magnesium Alloy Suitable for Powertrain Applications 2003-01-1365
A new sand cast magnesium alloy, AMC-SC1, suitable for use in powertrain applications has been developed by the Australian Magnesium Corporation (AMC). The alloy is based on the Mg-rare earth system, and it is intended that it be used in a fully heat-treated T6 condition. The creep and bolt load retention behaviours are comparable to those of aluminium A319 in the 150°C - 177°C temperature range. The alloying process has been selected to obtain a cost competitive high temperature magnesium alloy. This paper reports on the physical and mechanical properties of the alloy, and relates these to the properties required for a specific engine block design.
C. J. Bettles, C. T. Forwood, D. S. Jones, J. R. Griffiths, M. T. Frost, D. H. St. John, Ma Qian, G-L. Song, J. F. Nie
CRC Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST), CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, CRC Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST), Australian Magnesium Corporation, CRC Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST), Division of Materials, School of Engineering, University of Queensland, CRC Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST), School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash University
SAE 2003 World Congress & Exhibition
Advances in Lightweight Materials for Automotive Applications-SP-1735, Lightweight MagnesiumTechnology 2001- 2005-PT-131, SAE 2003 Transactions Journal of Materials & Manufacturing-V112-5