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Microstructure and material soundness in liquid and rheocast AM50 and effect of section thickness
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Materials and manufacturing – Casting.
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: 0000-0002-0101-0062
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Cast Metals Research, ISSN 1364-0461, E-ISSN 1743-1336, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 235-241Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Commercial grade AM50 magnesium alloy was diecast to varying wall thickness using both the RheoMetal process and conventional liquid casting. The resulting microstructure and pore structure were analysed. The rheocast material had larger pores than the conventionally cast material, scattered over the central 50% of the cross-section, while the pores in the conventionally cast material was concentrated to a segregation band at a depth corresponding to approximately 30% of the wall thickness. In the Rheocast samples, there was a correlation between thicker sections and larger primary alpha-Mg globules with a lower shape factor.

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2014. Vol. 27, no 4, p. 235-241
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Magnesium, AM50, RheoMetal, Rheocasting, Microstructure, Porosity
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Materials Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25908DOI: 10.1179/1743133614Y.0000000102ISI: 000346142000008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84903207406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-25908DiVA: diva2:789235
Available from: 2015-02-18 Created: 2015-02-18 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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