Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 7, pp 1832–1838 | Cite as

The tensile behaviour of rapidly solidified magnesium alloys

  • T. S. Srivatsan
  • Li Wei
  • C. F. Chang


In this paper, the microstructure and tensile behaviour of three rapidly solidified magnesium alloys is reported. The alloy's composition, i.e. neodymium content, is observed to have an influence on tensile properties and fracture behaviour. The elastic modulus, yield strength and ultimate tensile strength of the alloy increase with an increase in neodymium content. The ductility of the alloys decreased marginally with an increase in neodymium content. The tensile fracture characteristics of the alloys is highlighted in the light of alloy composition and microstructural effects.


Microstructure Tensile Strength Elastic Modulus Ductility Yield Strength 
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© Chapman & Hall 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. S. Srivatsan
    • 1
  • Li Wei
    • 1
  • C. F. Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Allied-Signal, Inc.MorristownUSA

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