Light Weight Engine Construction through Extended and Sustainable Use of Mg-Alloys 2006-01-0068
Eight partners from Europe and one from North America have joined efforts in a EU-supported project to find new ways for sustainable production of Mg-based engine blocks for cars. The ultimate aim of the work is to reduce vehicle weight, thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from operation of the vehicle. Four new magnesium alloys are considered in the project and an engine block has been series cast - 20 each in two alloys. An extensive mechanical testing program has been initiated to identify in particular the high temperature limits of the four alloys and a significant experimental study of proper bolt materials for joining is being done in parallel. Engine redesign and life cycle analysis has also been completed to secure the future sustainable exploitation of the project results.
This paper presents an overview of the work and results obtained until now - 3 months before the ending date of the project.
Citation: Pedersen, A., Fischersworring-Bunk, A., Kunst, M., Bertilsson, I. et al., "Light Weight Engine Construction through Extended and Sustainable Use of Mg-Alloys," SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-0068, 2006, https://doi.org/10.4271/2006-01-0068. Download Citation
Allan Schrøder Pedersen, Andreas Fischersworring-Bunk, Martin Kunst, Ingemar Bertilsson, Isabelle de Lima, Michael Smith, Michael Wappelhorst, Per Bakke, Sandrine Sereni, Mario Durando, Thomas Marx
Risoe National Laboratory, BMW Group, Volvo, Renault, Noranda Magnesium Inc., Honsel, Hydro Magnesium, C.R. Fiat, Opel
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Magnesium Technologies, 2006-SP-2036, SAE 2006 Transactions Journal of Materials and Manufacturing-V115-5