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Wrought magnesium alloys are alloys that have been mechanically worked after casting. Wrought alloys possess higher strength and ductility than cast alloys and allow the use of magnesium alloys in a wider range of applications. This important book summarizes the wealth of recent research on the understanding of process-property relationships in wrought magnesium alloys and how this understanding can be used to develop a new generation of alloys for high-performance applications. After an introductory overview of current developments in wrought magnesium alloys, part one reviews fundamental aspects of deformation behavior. These chapters are the building blocks for the optimization of processing steps discussed in part two, which explores casting, extrusion, rolling and forging technologies. The concluding chapters cover applications of wrought magnesium alloys in automotive and biomedical engineering.
Wrought magnesium alloys are alloys that have been mechanically worked after casting. Wrought alloys possess higher strength and ductility than cast alloys and allow the use of magnesium alloys in a wider range of applications. This important book reviews advances in understanding of the properties of these materials as well as developments in processing and a range of applications. Part one reviews types and properties of magnesium alloys, whilst part two discusses processing technologies and applications.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Types and properties of magnesium alloys: Current developments in wrought magnesium alloys; Deformation mechanisms of magnesium alloys; Twinning and its role in wrought magnesium alloys; Superplasticity in magnesium alloys by severe plastic deformation; Dynamic recrystallisation in magnesium alloys
Part 2 Processing of magnesium alloys: Direct chill casting of magnesium extrusion billet and rolling slab; Twin roll casting of magnesium; Enhancing the extrudability of magnesium alloys; Hydrostatic extrusion of magnesium alloys; Rolling of magnesium alloys; Forging technology for magnesium alloys
Part 3 Applications of magnesium alloys: Applications of magnesium alloys in automotive engineering; Biomedical applications of magnesium alloys