Magnesium alloys a promising option as protection materials
Ahmad, Iram Raza
Shu, Dong Wei
Date of Issue2012
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Lighter yet stronger magnesium alloys have become very attractive for applications where materials undergo larger strains such as crash events in vehicles and planes, penetration of projectiles in personal body armour and vehicle armours. Excellent combination of light weight and good mechanical properties put magnesium alloys ahead of other structural materials in applications where high specific properties are required. It is well anticipated that magnesium alloys have enormous potential as a whole or a part of protective structures.
Solid state phenomena