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Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys

Edited by
George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4E
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-169-6
Publication date:
2016
Book Chapter

Heat Treating of Magnesium Alloy Metal-Matrix Composites

By
Chongchen Xiang
Chongchen Xiang
New York University
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Nikhil Gupta
Nikhil Gupta
New York University
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Published:
2016
Page range:
650 - 659
Publication history
November 11, 2016

Abstract

Magnesium-matrix composites (MgMCs) are very promising as structural materials because of their low density, high specific strength, and excellent castability. This article provides information on the characteristics, mechanical properties, and applications of magnesium alloys and composites. It discusses the microstructures used for the most common magnesium alloys used in metal-matrix composites, namely, magnesium-aluminum, magnesium-rare earth and magnesium-lithium alloys. The article focuses on the most common methods of heat treatment, including solution heat treatment, precipitation strengthening or aging, and annealing, applied to these alloys. Finally, it describes the microstructural aspects and precipitate-matrix relationships of MgMCs as well as the heat treatment methods for MgMCs.

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Chongchen Xiang, Nikhil Gupta, 2016. "Heat Treating of Magnesium Alloy Metal-Matrix Composites", Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys, George E. Totten

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