Novel Use of Magnesium Composites to Reduce Weight of Mortar Systems
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DOD / ARMY
Metal matrix composites(MMC) has increasing applications in aerospace, transportation and military fields due to its high specific strength and stiffness. Magnesium (Mg) with a density of approximately two-thirds of aluminum is the lightest structural material. MMCs fabricated from magnesium thus provide an attractive alternative to Al based MMCs for use in future engineering applications. Despite this advantage, the study of Mg based MMCs remains fairly limited because of its poor corrosion resistance. Aspen proposes to design superior corrosion resistance Mg alloy based composites by changing its alloy chemistry, providing a simple, yet innovative coating technique and state of the art fabrication technique for processing Mg-based composites
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