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Influence of alloy composition, solidification rate and artificial aging on plastic deformation behaviour of Al-Si-Cu-Mg casting alloys
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6481-5530
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Cast Metals Research, ISSN 1364-0461, E-ISSN 1743-1336, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 28-36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The plastic deformation behaviour of three Al–Si casting alloys was investigated using the Kocks–Mecking strain hardening theory. Three coarsenesses of the microstructure, two aging temperatures and a number of aging times were used. For Al–Si–Mg and Al–Si–Cu–Mg alloys,the dislocation storage rate decreases while the dislocation recovery rate increases with agingtime during underaging, whereas the concentration of alloying elements in solid solution decreases. The storage rate reaches a minimum at the peak aged condition and increases at overaging. The storage and recovery rates of the Al–Si–Cu alloy increase with aging time in the underaged condition and start to decrease during overaging, which indicates that a mixture of shearable and non-shearable precipitates are present during underaging, whereas all precipitates become non-shearable on overaging.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Maney Publishing, 2013. Vol. 26, no 1, p. 28-36
Keywords [en]
Tensile testing, aluminium alloys, casting, heat treatment, strain hardening.
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Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-16310DOI: 10.1179/1743133612Y.0000000025ISI: 000313743800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-16310DiVA, id: diva2:447097
Available from: 2011-10-10 Created: 2011-10-10 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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1. Heat treatment of Al-Si-Cu-Mg casting alloys
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heat treatment of Al-Si-Cu-Mg casting alloys
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Environmental savings can be made by increasing the use of aluminium alloys in the automotive industry as the vehicles can be made lighter. Increasing the knowledge about the heat treatment process is one task in the direction towards this goal. The aim of this work is to investigate and model the heat treatment process for Al-Si casting alloys. Three alloys containing Mg and/or Cu were cast using the gradient solidification technique to achieve three different coarsenesses of the microstructure and a low amount of defects.

Solution treatment was studied by measuring the concentration of Mg, Cu and Si in the α-Al matrix using wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS) after various times at a solution treatment temperature. A diffusion based model was developed which estimates the time needed to obtain a high and homogenous concentration of alloying elements for different alloys, temperatures and coarsenesses of the microstructure. It was shown that the yield strength after artificial ageing is weakly dependent on the coarseness of the microstructure when the solution treatment time is adjusted to achieve complete dissolution and homogenisation.

The shape and position of ageing curves (yield strength versus ageing time) was investigated empirically in this work and by studying the literature in order to differentiate the mechanisms involved. A diffusion based model for prediction of the yield strength after different ageing times was developed for Al-Si-Mg alloys. The model was validated using data available in the literature. For Al-Si-Cu-Mg alloys further studies regarding the mechanisms involved need to be performed.

Changes in the microstructure during a heat treatment process influence the plastic deformation behaviour. The Hollomon equation describes the plastic deformation of alloys containing shearable precipitates well, while the Ludwigson equation is needed when a supersaturated solid solution is present. When non-coherent precipitates are present, none of the equations describe the plastic deformation well. The evolution of the storage rate and recovery rate of dislocations was studied and coupled to the evolution of the microstructure using the Kocks-Mecking strain hardening theory.

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Göteborg: Chalmers Reproservice, 2011. p. 45
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Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola, ISSN 0346-718X ; 3210
Keywords
Cast aluminium alloys, Heat treatment, Solution treatment, Artificial ageing, Tensile properties, Plastic deformation, Microstructure, Modelling
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Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
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urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15695 (URN)978-91-7385-529-7 (ISBN)
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2011-05-20, 10:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2011-10-11 Created: 2011-07-13 Last updated: 2011-12-14Bibliographically approved

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