Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Magnesium aluminum alloys

  1. Jun 25, 2007 #1
    How would one go about distingushing between magnesium alloys and aluminum alloys (physical characteristics)?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 25, 2007 #2

    Astronuc

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    One would do a chemical analysis - e.g. X-ray or emission spectroscopy to determine precise alloy composition.

    Other than that, one can look at strength (yield and ultimate), strength-to-weight ratio, elongation, thermal conductivity, corrosion behavior, toughness, . . .
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Loading...
Similar Threads for Magnesium aluminum alloys
Cantaba Alloy
Phase transformation in shape memory alloys