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Light weight engine construction through extended and sustainable use of mg-alloys (MG-ENGINE)

Objective

The European commission and the European car industry have agreed to reduce CO2-emission from new cars by 30% in 10 years time. The overall objective of this proposal is to reduce pollution by introducing lightweight magnesium as construction material in the engine area. The specific objectives are:
1. Development of Mg-alloy(s) with improved high-temperature properties.
2. Determination of high-temperature mechanical properties for selected Mg-alloys.
3. Development of generic design criteria for Mg-engine blocks.
4. Manufacture of Mg-engine block prototypes.
5. Development of an Al-bolt fastening system for Mg-engines. Weight savings of 27% and 38% are expected when compared with engines made from aluminium and cast iron, respectively. The proposal is part of a cluster aimed at introducing more Mg into cars.

Coordinator

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
Denmark

Participants (9)

ADAM OPEL AG
Germany
Address
Ipc 85-70
65423 Ruesselsheim
BMW BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG
Germany
Address
Hufelandstrasse
80788 Muenchen
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
HONSEL GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Fritz-honsel-strasse 30
59872 Meschede
NORANDA INC.
Canada
Address
Bce Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 4100
M5J 2T3 Toronto
NORSK HYDRO ASA
Norway
Address
Hydro Porsgrunn Industry Park
3907 Porsgrunn
REGIENOV GROUPEMENT D INTERET ECONOMIQUE*
France
Address
Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
RICHARD BERGNER VERBINDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 8-16
91126 Rednitzhembach
VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
Sweden
Address
Dep. 90000
405 31 Goeteborg