Magnesium HPDC Crash CAE

  • U. Weiss
  • A. Bach


Magnesium castings offer significant weight saving potential for many crash-relevant structures in the vehicle.
Until now, proper cast magnesium design was difficult and time consuming, as reliable CAE tools
were not available. In the European funded research project NADIA, a new set of CAE tools have been
developed for AM60 and AM50 alloys that combine local casting process simulation results with crash
failure CAE modelling to reliably predict component level crash behaviour. These CAE tools have been made
commercially available and integrated into existing CAD / CAE codes.