Elastic constants of magnesium compounds from first-principles calculations

S. Ganeshan, H. Zhang, S. Shang, Y. Wang, Z. K. Liu

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The deformation behaviors of second phases are important in understanding the mechanical properties of Mg alloys. In the present work, the elastic constants of magnesium based binary compounds have been predicted from first principles calculations using the stress strain method [1]. The Mg-X systems that have been investigated in the present work include Mg-As, -Ba, -Ca, - Cd, -Cu, -Dy, -Ga, -Ge, -La, -Ni, -Pb, -Sb, -Si, -Sn and -Y. A comparative study between the results obtained in the current work and the available experimental data has been made. The accuracy in the calculated data sets off a landmark to use the same for any future work incorporating the design of Mg based alloys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMagnesium Technology 2008
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2008
EventMagnesium Technology 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2008Mar 13 2008

Publication series

NameMagnesium Technology
ISSN (Print)1545-4150


OtherMagnesium Technology 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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