Relationships between Processing and Properties of Magnesium-Based Alloys


Magnesium alloys can be used in a wide range of applications, from lightweight structural and transport applications to biomaterials. The first step in designing a material is to identify a possible application and to derive the property profile for it. This is used to tailor the material and the processes for the production of a component. Different manufacturing processes have certain advantages and disadvantages in order to obtain the desired property profile of the material. Therefore, it is essential to know how the processing parameters affect the property profile of magnesium alloys. This understanding is important during the development and optimization of new materials on different process routes, as well as in the transfer to industrial processes and quality control. Therefore, the focus of this issue is on the relationship between processes and properties of magnesium-based alloys. Contributions are intended to show the influence of the manufacturing process, e.g., extrusion, rolling, heat treatment, Equal-Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP), and processing parameters, e.g., temperature, time, and cooling, on the property profile. This encompasses microstructural developments such as changes in grain size or texture, as well as mechanical properties, but also corrosion properties for mechanical engineering applications or degradation properties for medical applications.
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