Magnesium AE42-F Alloy

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties
Applications

Introduction

Magnesium AE42-F alloy is known for its good strength and creep resistance up to 150°C. This datasheet looks into the properties and applications of magnesium AE42-F alloy.

Chemical Composition

The table below provides data on the composition of the magnesium AE42-F alloy.

Element Content (%)
Magnesium, Mg 93.4
Aluminum, Al 4
Rare earths 2.5
Manganese, Mn ≥ 0.10

Physical Properties

The physical properties of magnesium AE42-F alloy are as per the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 1.80 g/cm³ 0.0650 lb/in³

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of die cast magnesium AE42-F alloy are given in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 234 MPa 34000 psi
Yield strength 145 MPa 21000 psi
Compressive yield strength 145 MPa 21000 psi
Shear modulus 17 GPa 2470 ksi
Elastic modulus 45 GPa 6530 ksi
Poisson's ratio 0.35 0.35
Elongation at break (in 50 mm) 11% 11%
Hardness, Brinell (500 kg load, 10 mm ball) 60 60

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of magnesium AE42-F alloy are as per the table below:

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal expansion co-efficient (@ 0.000-100°C/32-212°F) 26 µm/m°C 14.4 µin/in°F

Applications

Magnesium AE42-F alloy is mainly used in the making of die-casts.

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