This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
The Effects of Heavy Metal Contamination on Magnesium Corrosion Performance
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1983 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
To aid in better assessing the corrosion performance of AZ91 die cast magnesium, standard salt spray corrosion tests have been made on both randomly selected commercial die castings and on three series of controlled purity test panels. The results reveal that the poor performance often associated with magnesium parts in salt spray are due principally to iron, nickel, and copper contamination levels. When these contaminants were limited, severe pitting corrosion was eliminated and the salt spray performance was good to excellent when compared to 380 aluminum and cold rolled steel.
CitationHillis, J., "The Effects of Heavy Metal Contamination on Magnesium Corrosion Performance," SAE Technical Paper 830523, 1983, https://doi.org/10.4271/830523.
- Erickson S.C. “Magnesium: A Proven Material for Light Weight Automotive Die Castings,” Paper No. 770323 , Society of Automotive Engineers 1977
- Mezoff J.G. “Magnesium for Automobiles in Perspective,” Paper No. 800417 , Society of Automotive Engineers 1980
- Frederick P.S. “Corrosion and Protection of Magnesium,” Annual Conference, Internal Magnesium Association 1981
- Hanawalt J.D. Nelson C.E. Peloubet J.A. “Corrosion Studies of Magnesium a ad Its Alloys,” Trans. Am. Inst., Minning Met. Eng. 147 273 99 1942
- Bothwell M.R. “The Corrosion of Light Metals,” Foley R.T. Hackerman N. King C.J. LaRue F.L. Uhlig H.H. Editors John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York 1967 259 311
- Emley E.F. “Principles of Magnesium Technology,” Pergamon Press New York 1966 670 735
- Hoilirigl-Rosta F. Just E. Kohbr J. Melzer H.J. “Magnesium in Volkswagen,” Annual Conference, International Magnesium Association 1980
- Casey J.J. Dow Internal Report 1960