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Some Mechanical Properties of Experimental Mg-Al -RE-Mn Magnesium Alloys

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Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

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Słowa kluczowe

magnesium alloy ; aluminum ; rare earth elements ; Mechanical properties

Wydział PAN

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


The results of some mechanical properties of four Mg-5Al-xRE-0.4Mn (x = 1 – 5) alloys are presented. The microstructure of

experimental alloys consisted of an α-Mg phase and an α+γ semi-divorced eutectic, Al11RE3 phase and an Al10RE2Mn7 intermetallic

compound. For gravity casting in metal mould alloys, Brinell hardness, impact strength, tensile and compression properties at ambient

temperature were determined. The performed mechanical tests allowed the author to determine the proportional influence of the mass

fraction of rare earth elements in the alloys on their tensile strength, yield strength, compression strength and Brinell hardness. The

impact strength of the alloys slightly decreases with a rise in the rare earth elements mass fraction.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences




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