Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 20, Issue 9, pp 1684–1689

Fatigue and Fracture Characterization of HPDC AM6OB Magnesium Alloy at Cold Temperature


DOI: 10.1007/s11665-011-9842-2

Cite this article as:
Nur Hossain, M. & Taheri, F. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2011) 20: 1684. doi:10.1007/s11665-011-9842-2


An investigation of the fatigue and fracture characterization of the high pressure die cast (HPDC) AM60B magnesium alloy at −40 °C temperature was conducted by means of the constant load amplitude fatigue test. The results demonstrated that low temperature had a significant influence on alloy’s fatigue life; the life increased at −40 °C temperature as compared to that at room temperature. The fracture surfaces of the tested specimens were observed under a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to further understand the fracture phenomenon at low temperature.


AM60B magnesium alloy brittle ductile fracture SEM (scanning electron microscope) S-N curves stress ratio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Resource EngineeringDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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