B14 Magnesium alloys

No. Symposium Organiser Co-Organiser
B14 Magnesium alloys Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Ulrich Kainer
GKSS Research Centre
Institute of Materials Research
Magnesium Innovation CentreMax-Planck-Str. 1
D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

karl.kainer@gkss.de (karl NULL.kainer null@null gkss NULL.de)

Dr. Joseph Robson,
School of Materials,
The University of Manchester,Oxford Road,
Manchester, M13 9PL, UK 

joseph.robson@manchester.ac.uk (joseph NULL.robson null@null manchester NULL.ac NULL.uk)

In recent years the development of new alloys and improvement in understanding of processes in magnesium technology have lead to new classes of magnesium materials with promising property profiles. The transfer of interest from classical alloy systems like AZ, AM and ZK, ZE or ME to new innovative classes which forms quasicrystals and related phases, like LPSO phases has opened a new field of materials with high strength, increased ductility and high fracture toughness. Very important for the new developments is the tool of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering which helps to understand the relationship between mechanisms, process, microstructure evolution and bulk properties. The Symposium focuses on the problems in strengthening of magnesium alloys for structural applications at ambient and higher temperatures. It will cover the fundamentals of deformation of magnesium alloys (slip systems, twinning, texture, and anisotropy), effects of thermal-mechanical processing on microstructure evolution (cast and wrought alloys), and effects of deformation on strength and ductility. A second focus will be addressed to issues of corrosion and corrosion protection of magnesium alloys in association with new material systems and process related microstructure evolution. Selected papers presented at this symposium will be published in a special issue of the Journal “Advanced Engineering Materials” (Wiley-VCH). Authors will be contacted after the conference for submission of full papers. The papers will be refereed using the journal standard reviewing procedures.