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The effects of Cu content on microstructure and mechanical properties of thixoformed A319 aluminium alloys

Salleh, Mohd Shukor and Omar, Mohd Zaidi and Syarif, Junaidi and Alhawari, Khalid Salim and Mohammed, Mohammed Naser (2014) The effects of Cu content on microstructure and mechanical properties of thixoformed A319 aluminium alloys. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 548-549. pp. 237-241. ISSN 1660-9336

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The effect of copper contents on the microstructure and mechanical properties of A319 aluminium alloy in thixoformed conditions was investigated. The results showed that the addition of 1 wt. % and 2 wt. % copper to A319 alloy reduced the fraction liquid sensitivity and enlarged the working window temperature. Based on the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) data, the curve of the fraction liquid versus temperature was constructed for each alloy, indicated the temperatures corresponded to the fraction liquid of 30% and 50%. It was found that the working window temperature for A319 alloy of 7 ºC increased to 12 °C when 2 wt. % copper was added, while the sensitivity decreased from 0.027 °C-1 to 0.016 °C-1.The alloy feedstocks produced by cooling slope casting were thixoformed successfully at 40% fraction liquid. The thixoformed A319 alloys attained a hardness level as high as 118.2 ± 2.5 HV when 2 wt. % copper was added.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: A319 alloy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thixoforming, microstructural evaluation
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Process
Depositing User: Dr MOHD SHUKOR SALLEH
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 07:24
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:37

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