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Magnesium and magnesium alloys
Avedesian, M. M.
Publication Information:
Materials Park, OH : ASM International, 1999.
Physical Description:
ix, 314 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"Prepared under the direction of the ASM International Handbook Committee."
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Prepared with the cooperation of the International Magnesium Association, this handbook is the most comprehensive collection of engineering information currently available on the properties, performance, and commercial uses of magnesium alloys.

Contents: General Characteristics; Physical Metallurgy; Melting, Refining, Alloying, Recycling and Powder Production; Casting; Heat Treatment; Forging, Rolling and Extrusion; Semisolid Processing; Forming; Joining; Cleaning and Finishing; Selection, Application, and Properties of Grades and Alloys; Design Considerations; Mechanical Behavior and Wear Resistance; Fatigue and Fracture-Mechanics; High-Temperature Strength and Creep; Corrosion and Stress-Corrosion Cracking; Specifications; Index.

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This ASM Speciality Handbook fills the need for a current reference book for designers, engineers, and students. It combines and updates the material found in the older works Magnesium and Its Alloys, by Cornelius Sheldon Roberts (1960), Principles of Magnesium Technology, by E. F. Emley (1966), and Magnesium Products Design, by Robert S. Busk (CH, Apr'87). Separate sections treat general characteristics and use; physical metallurgy and phase diagrams; melting, refining, alloying, recycling, and powder production; casting; heat treatment; forging, rolling, and extrusion; semisolid processing; forming; joining; cleaning and finishing; selection, application, and properties of grades and alloys; design considerations; mechanical behavior and wear resistance; fatigue and fracture mechanics; high-temperature strength and creep properties; corrosion and stress-corrosion cracking; and specifications. Numerous references; graphs; alloy and subject indexes. Graduate students; faculty and researchers; professionals. J. P. Neville Wentworth Institute of Technology

Table of Contents

Metallurgy and Alloysp. 1
Introduction: History, Production, Applications, and Marketsp. 3
Properties of Unalloyed Magnesiump. 7
Grades and Alloysp. 12
Metallographic and Fractographic Techniques and Microstructuresp. 26
Phase Diagramsp. 37
Selection and Application of Alloys and Product Formsp. 44
Fabrication, Finishing, and Inspectionp. 53
Gravity and Low-Pressure Castingp. 55
Die Castingp. 66
Heat Treatingp. 78
Bulk Workingp. 85
Thixotropic Molding: Semi-Solid Injection Molding of Magnesium Alloysp. 90
Formingp. 98
Weldingp. 106
Brazing, Soldering, and Adhesive Bondingp. 119
Mechanical Fasteningp. 123
Machiningp. 127
Cleaning and Finishingp. 138
Engineering Properties and Performancep. 163
General Mechanical Behaviorp. 165
Fatigue and Fracture Resistancep. 173
Elevated-Temperature Propertiesp. 177
Corrosion Behaviorp. 194
Stress-Corrosion Crackingp. 211
Product Design and Alloy Datasheetsp. 217
Design Considerationsp. 219
General Engineering Properties of Casting Alloysp. 226
Fatigue Properties of Casting Alloysp. 249
General Engineering Properties of Wrought Alloysp. 258
Fatigue Properties of Wrought Alloysp. 264
Flow Stress and Bulk Workabilityp. 274
Magnesium Specifications and Alloy Compositionsp. 289
Subject Indexp. 297
Alloy Indexp. 307