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Effect of Lithium on the Mechanical Behavior of Magnesium

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 18, Part 7, p.2573 - 2580 (2019)

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Keywords : %elongation, Compressive strength, Density, Hardness, L5 alloy, L8 alloy, Microstructure, Specific strength, Stir casting

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electronics and Communication, Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2019

Abstract : Lithium is the metal with lowest density. Lithium addition to the magnesium results in an ultra-light weight alloy with excellent properties on a mass basis. In this work, the effect of lithium content on mechanical properties of magnesium were studied. Vacuum stir casting method was employed to cast the alloys. The extrusion of these binary alloys was carried out. Microstructures of all alloys were taken. Tensile tests of extruded alloys were conducted and property values were noted. Micro hardness test was conducted on both cast and extruded alloys.

Cite this Research Publication : Rahulan N., Dr. Sundararaman Gopalan, and Kumaran S., “Effect of Lithium on the Mechanical Behavior of Magnesium”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 18, Part 7. pp. 2573 - 2580, 2019

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