Accession Number : AD0676580

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH STRENGTH MAGNESIUM-BASE SHEET ALLOY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DOW CHEMICAL CO MIDLAND MICH METALLURGICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Couling,Sidney L.

Report Date : 01 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : A high strength magnesium sheet alloy has been developed, nominal composition of the alloy is 9 percent yttrium, 1 percent zinc, 0.5 percent zirconium, balance magnesium. Some of the shop and service characteristics of the alloy have been determined: tensile properties, creep properties, fatigue properties, corrosion resistance in salt water, corrosion resistance when protected by standard magnesium finishing system, weldability and strength of weldments. A high strength magnesium extrusion alloy with the nominal composition of 9.5 percent yttrium, 0.5 percent zirconium, balance magnesium has also been developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), YTTRIUM, ALLOYS, ZINC ALLOYS, ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS, TENSILE PROPERTIES, CREEP STRENGTH, HEAT RESISTANT ALLOYS, HEAT RESISTANT METALS, CORROSION RESISTANCE, LIQUID IMMERSION TESTS, SALT SPRAY TESTS, PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS, STRESS CORROSION, WELDABILITY, EXTRUSION, PHOTOMICROGRAPHY, NOTCH SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE