Optimization of Al-Mg-Mn alloys for use in automotive applications

Project Managers:

Dipl.-Ing. Paul Ebenberger
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Stefan Pogatscher

The 5xxx-series aluminum alloys are very common in the automotive industry. A strong focus was established on the superplastic forming process of these alloys in the last years. The goal of the project is the improvement of materials properties particularly with regard to forming speed, forming potential, the surface quality and the reachable final strength. Furthermore, the optimization of the surface quality of 5xxx-series aluminum after forming at room temperature in respect to stretcher strain marks is of special interest.