Analysis of the potential for new automotive uses of wrought magnesium

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The Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory has performed a study for the Lightweight Materials Program within the US Department of Energy`s Office of Transportation Materials to evaluate the suitability of wrought magnesium and its alloys to replace steel or aluminum for automotive structural and sheet applications. Vehicle weight reduction is one of the major means available for improving automotive fuel efficiency. Although high-strength steels, Al, and polymers are already being used to achieve significant weight reductions, substantial additional weight reductions could be achieved by increased use of Mg (whose density is less than one-fourth that of steel ... continued below

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Gaines, L.; Cuenca, R.; Wu, S. & Stodolsky, F. February 1, 1996.

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The Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory has performed a study for the Lightweight Materials Program within the US Department of Energy`s Office of Transportation Materials to evaluate the suitability of wrought magnesium and its alloys to replace steel or aluminum for automotive structural and sheet applications. Vehicle weight reduction is one of the major means available for improving automotive fuel efficiency. Although high-strength steels, Al, and polymers are already being used to achieve significant weight reductions, substantial additional weight reductions could be achieved by increased use of Mg (whose density is less than one-fourth that of steel and only two-thirds that of Al). This study shows that Mg sheet could be used in automotive body nonstructural and semistructural applications, whereas extrusions could be used in such structural applications as spaceframes. The primary barrier to such uses of wrought Mg is high cost.

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OSTI as DE97002413

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  • Other: DE97002413
  • Report No.: ANL/ESD--35
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/425305 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 425305
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675785

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Gaines, L.; Cuenca, R.; Wu, S. & Stodolsky, F. Analysis of the potential for new automotive uses of wrought magnesium, report, February 1, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675785/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.