Some Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloys at Low Temperatures

  • R. P. Reed
  • R. P. Mikesell
  • R. L. Greeson
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 5)

Abstract

Magnesium alloys are approximately 1/5 as heavy as stainless steels, copper alloys, and nickel alloys, and 2/3 as heavy as aluminum alloys. Because they are light, it is desirable that some magnesium alloys be added to the growing list of cryogenic construction materials. For this reason, the mechanical properties in tension and impact of six representative magnesium alloys were tested at four temperatures: 300, 195, 76, and 20°K. The six alloys were sheet AZ31B-0, ZE10A-H11 and H10, HM21A-T8, and HK31A-0; sand cast HK31A-T6; and extruded HM31A-F. Both macrophotographs and microphotographs were taken to indicate fracture characteristics.

Keywords

Magnesium Alloy Impact Strength Austenitic Stainless Steel Nickel Alloy Copper Alloy 
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References

  1. 1.
    R. P. Mikesell and R. P. Reed, “The tensile and impact strength of annealed and welded 5086 aluminum down to 20°K,” 1958 Cryogenic Engineering Conference Proceedings.Google Scholar
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    R. H. Kropschot and W.F.Graham, Mechanical Properties of Austenitic Stainless Steels at Low Temperatures, NBS Report 5009.Google Scholar
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    R. P. Mikesell and R. P. Reed, “The impact testing of various alloys at low temperatures,” 1957 Cryogenic Engineering Conference Proceedings.Google Scholar
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    Unpublished CEL-NBS data on an aluminum alloy.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Reed
    • 1
  • R. P. Mikesell
    • 1
  • R. L. Greeson
    • 1
  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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