|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Magnesium Alloy Development: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Karl Kainer
||Magnesium Pistons in Engines: Fiction or Fact?
||Norbert Hort, Hajo Dieringa, Karl Ulrich Kainer
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Magnesium alloys are already widely used in numerous applications in transportation and consumer products. Ways have been found to improve corrosion and creep resistance, formability in general and also processing routes got optimized. But would Mg alloys also be suitable for use in an environment where friction, creep and corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are required? Due to lightweight aspects pistons would be an ideal application for Mg based materials. It is much more efficient to oscillate (accelerate and decelerate) a lightweight material in an engine compared to a heavier one. Al pistons are already fairly well introduced. But Mg could defeat Al due to its specific strength and low mass. We will report the state of the art in the development of materials for Mg pistons, own and others approaches to improve properties and meet the challenges that Mg pistons have to face.