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Materials 2017, 10(11), 1271;

Statistical Analysis on the Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloys

Faculty of Materials and Energy, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
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Received: 20 September 2017 / Revised: 30 October 2017 / Accepted: 31 October 2017 / Published: 6 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Structure Analysis and Characterization)
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Knowledge of statistical characteristics of mechanical properties is very important for the practical application of structural materials. Unfortunately, the scatter characteristics of magnesium alloys for mechanical performance remain poorly understood until now. In this study, the mechanical reliability of magnesium alloys is systematically estimated using Weibull statistical analysis. Interestingly, the Weibull modulus, m, of strength for magnesium alloys is as high as that for aluminum and steels, confirming the very high reliability of magnesium alloys. The high predictability in the tensile strength of magnesium alloys represents the capability of preventing catastrophic premature failure during service, which is essential for safety and reliability assessment. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnesium alloys; mechanical properties; Weibull statistics magnesium alloys; mechanical properties; Weibull statistics

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Guo, S.; Liu, R.; Jiang, X.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, D.; Wang, J.; Pan, F. Statistical Analysis on the Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloys. Materials 2017, 10, 1271.

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