Magnesium and Its Alloys: Technology and Applications covers a wide scope of topics related to magnesium science and engineering, from manufacturing and production to finishing and applications. This handbook contains thirteen chapters, each contributed by experts in their respective fields, and presents a broad spectrum of new information on pure magnesium, magnesium alloys, and magnesium matrix MgMCs composites.
It covers such topics as computational thermodynamics, modern Mg-alloys with enhanced creep or fatigue properties, cutting-edge approaches to melt treating (grain refinement, micro-alloying, and the resulting solidification and growth), coatings, surface engineering, environmental protection (recycling and green energy storage and production), as well as biomedical applications.
Aimed at researchers, professionals, and graduate students, the book conveys comprehensive and cutting-edge knowledge on magnesium alloys. It is especially useful to those in the fields of materials engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and metallurgy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- The Importance Of Magnesium And Its Alloys In Modern Technology And Methods Of Shaping Their Structure And Properties
Chapter 2 Casting Technologies, Microstructure and Properties
Chapter 3 Magnesium Production from Calcined Dolomite Via The Pidgeon Process
Chapter 4 Hot Deformation Characteristics Of Magnesium Alloys
Chapter 5 Effect Of Heat And Surface Treatments On The Structure And Properties Of The Mg-Al-Zn Casting Alloys
Chapter 6 Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Mg-Zn Based Alloys
Chapter 7 Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys With Aluminum, Lithium And Rare Earth Additions
Chapter 8 Effect of Heat Treatment Parameters On The Microstructure Of Mg-9Al Magnesium Alloy
Chapter 9 Composition, Structure, and Protective Properties Of Air-Formed Oxide Films On Magnesium Alloys
Chapter 10 Importance Of Cleanliness For Magnesium Alloys
Chapter 11 Application of Computational Thermodynamics For Magnesium Alloys Development
Chapter 12 Surprises and pitfalls in the development of magnesium powder metallurgy alloys
Chapter 13 Metallography of Magnesium alloys
Leszek A. Dobrzański, Prof, DSc, PhD, MSc, Eng, Hon. Prof., M Dr. HC is currently a full professor and the director of the Science Centre ASKLEPIOS of the Medical and Dental Engineering Centre for Research, Design and Production ASKLEPIOS Ltd in Gliwice, Poland, the president of the World Academy of Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, and the editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering,” “Archives of Materials Science and Engineering” and “Open Access Library.” From 1971 to 2017, he worked at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland as a full professor, and among other, the vice-rector of the University, three times the dean of the faculty, and multiyear the director of the Institute. His published creative scientific output includes about 2,300 scientific publications and pertains to materials science, surface engineering, nanotechnology, biomaterials and bioengineering, computer-aided engineering materials design and modelling of their structure and properties. That scientific output includes close to 50 books and monographs and 50 chapters in books and monographs, 220 papers in English in journals covered in the Web of Science Core Collection, and 52 patents. He is a creator and leader of the Scientific School promoting by him personally of a group of 62 completed PhD theses and next PhD dissertations in progress, as well as promoting ca. 1000 MSc and BSc theses.
Prof. M. Bamberger has an excellent international reputation in the field of materials engineering. He is chairman of the Casting and Solidification Committee of the Israel Metallurgical Society and a member of the Verein Deutscher Giessereifachleute and the TMS- Mg group. In 1996-2000 he served as the chairman of the scientific committee of the Consortium for the "Development of Production and Finishing Processes of Magnesium Alloys". Professor Bamberger's group works in the fields of development of new Mg alloys based on thermodynamic simulations as well as processing of materials and their simulation. Prof. Bamberger published 65 papers in Mg casting, solidification and phase stability. In the last 20 years Prof. Bamberger leads 30 projects funded by (among others) Israel Academy of Science, German Israel research foundation (GIF) and BMBF-Germany.
George E. Totten, Ph.D, FASM, is the President and Founder of G.E. Totten & Associates, LLC, Seattle, Washington, USA. He has more than 31 years of experience in the heat treating and fluids/lubricants industry. His most recent work has focused on metalworking quenchants (heat treating), hydraulic fluids technology, and lubricant formulation and testing. Widely published, Dr. Totten has worked extensively within SAE International, ASM International, and ASTM International committees. He is also past president of the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE).