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Influence of heat treatment on magnesium alloys meant to automotive industry

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Author: Popescu, G. · Moldovan, P. · Bojin, D. · Sillekens, W.H.
Type:article
Date:2009
Publisher: UPB
Institution: TNO Industrie en Techniek
Source:University Politehnica of Bucharest Scientific Bulletin, Series B: Chemistry and Materials Science, 2, 71, 85-92
Identifier: 241593
Keywords: Materials · Heat treatment · Magnesium alloys · Mechanical properties · Microstructure · Industrial Innovation

Abstract

The paper presents a study concerning the heat treatment realized on magnesium alloys, from AZ80 and ZK60 class. These alloys are destined to replace the conventional ferrous and aluminum alloys in automotive industry. It was realized the heat treatment, T5 - artificially aging, and it were determined the microstructures and mechanical properties of the heat treated samples. It was put in evidence the fact that by applying T5 heat treatment the mechanical characteristics of AZ80 and ZK60 alloys were increased.