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  1. The growing rate and the type of corrosion products of aluminium alloy AA 5052 in deionized water at temperature up to 3000C

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    The process of corrosion concerning the aluminum alloy AA5052 in deionized water at temperatures of 400C, 800C, 900C, 1400C, 2000C and 2800C is studied. The following methods are used: periodic weighting of the test samples; analysis by neutronic activation of the corrosion products dissolved in water; thermogravimetric and thermodiferential analysis; analysis through X-ray diffraction and from metalografic observations of the crystals produced in the corrosion process; an optical microscope using polarized and normal light and a scanning electronic microscope. The activation energies are calculated for the corrosion film formation, and for the dissolution of the corrosion products in the deionized water. (ARHC)

  2. Through-thickness texture gradient in continuous cast AA 5052 aluminum alloy sheet

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    The development of through-thickness texture gradient during continuous cast (CC) processing of AA 5052 aluminum alloy was investigated by X-ray diffraction. The CC slab and the hot bands after each of three rolling passes were obtained from an industrial CC processing operation. The results show that a through-thickness texture gradient exists near the surface after the first pass. The subsurface layer exhibits a very weak texture, while the center layer shows the ? fiber rolling texture. After the third pass, a strong ? fiber rolling texture is obtained at different through-thickness layers. The roll-gap geometry does not produce any shear deformation at the intermediate layer. After recrystallization annealing, the through-thickness texture gradient still exists in the AA 5052 aluminum alloy sheets. As the measured position moves towards the center from the surface, the cube recrystallization texture strengthens

  3. Through-thickness texture gradient in continuous cast AA 5052 aluminum alloy sheet

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    Liu, W.C. [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 177 Anderson Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 (United States)], E-mail: wcliu@engr.uky.edu; Radhakrishnan, B. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, MS-6140, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6140 (United States); Li, Z. [Aleris International Inc., 1505 Bull Lea Road, Lexington, KY 40511 (United States); Morris, J.G. [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 177 Anderson Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 (United States)

    2008-01-15

    The development of through-thickness texture gradient during continuous cast (CC) processing of AA 5052 aluminum alloy was investigated by X-ray diffraction. The CC slab and the hot bands after each of three rolling passes were obtained from an industrial CC processing operation. The results show that a through-thickness texture gradient exists near the surface after the first pass. The subsurface layer exhibits a very weak texture, while the center layer shows the {beta} fiber rolling texture. After the third pass, a strong {beta} fiber rolling texture is obtained at different through-thickness layers. The roll-gap geometry does not produce any shear deformation at the intermediate layer. After recrystallization annealing, the through-thickness texture gradient still exists in the AA 5052 aluminum alloy sheets. As the measured position moves towards the center from the surface, the cube recrystallization texture strengthens.

  4. Effect of temperature on the anodizing process of aluminum alloy AA 5052

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    Theohari, S.; Kontogeorgou, Ch.

    2013-11-01

    The effect of temperature (10-40 °C) during the anodizing process of AA 5052 for 40 min in 175 g/L sulfuric acid solution at constant voltage (15 V) was studied in comparison with pure aluminum. The incorporated magnesium species in the barrier layer result in the further increase of the minimum current density passed during anodizing, as the temperature increases, by about 42% up to 30 °C and then by 12% up to 40 °C. Then during the anodizing process for 40 min a blocking effect on oxide film growth was gradually observed as the temperature increased until 30 °C. The results of EDAX analysis on thick films reveal that the mean amount of the magnesium species inside the film is about 50-70% less than that in the bulk alloy, while it is higher at certain locations adjacent to the film surface at 30 °C. The increase of anodizing temperature does not influence the porosity of thin films (formed for short times) on pure aluminum, while it reduces it on the alloy. At 40 °C the above mentioned blocking effects disappear. It means that the presence of magnesium species causes an impediment to the effect of temperature on iss, on the film thickness and on the porosity of thin films, only under conditions where film growth takes place without significant loss of the anodizing charge to side reactions.

  5. Texture evolution rate in continuous cast AA5052 aluminum alloy during single pass hot rolling

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    Continuous cast AA5052 Al alloy slab was hot rolled by a single pass with entrance and exit temperatures of 482 deg. C and 400 deg. C, respectively. The thickness of the slab was reduced from 21.5 mm to 8.6 mm. The evolution of texture and microstructure during the rolling was investigated by X-ray diffraction, SEM and optical microscopy. It was found that the grain structure changed from equiaxed to elongated in shape in the alloy at a rolling reduction over 38%. With increase in rolling reduction, the ?-fiber texture was increased rapidly in the expense of the remainder component, while the rest of the texture components were only changed slightly during the hot rolling. The evolution of different texture components during the hot rolling process was quantified using modified Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov-type equations. The corresponding evolution rates were also computed from these equations. Among the three main components (copper, brass and S) in ?-fiber, the copper component was the strongest, having the fastest evolution rate, and S the weakest, during hot rolling

  6. Avaliação da geometria de ferramenta e parâmetros do processo FSW na soldagem da liga de alumínio AA 5052 / Process parameters and tool geometry evaluation in the FSW of AA 5052 aluminum alloy

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    Tiago Valdameri, Capelari; José Antônio Esmerio, Mazzaferro.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A soldagem de ligas de alumínio sem degradação excessiva das propriedades originais do metal base apresenta-se como um obstáculo a ser superado pelas indústrias em seus processos de fabricação, uma vez que o alumínio tem sido usado cada vez de forma mais intensiva. Neste sentido, o processo de solda [...] gem denominado Friction Stir Welding (FSW) tem recebido atenção por suas potencialidades onde o aporte de calor deve ser minimizado ou quando metais dissimilares devem ser soldados. Neste processo, uma ferramenta de alta resistência mecânica e com um perfil especial é utilizada para, por meio de atrito com as peças a serem soldadas, gerar calor e misturar mecanicamente o material da junta, consolidando a solda. Este trabalho visa implementar o processo FSW utilizando uma fresadora universal de elevada rigidez na soldagem de chapas de alumínio AA 5052-H34 com 6,35mm de espessura. Para tanto, três geometrias de ferramentas de soldagem foram projetadas, fabricadas e testadas, de forma a definir-se parâmetros de soldagem compatíveis com as condições fornecidas pela máquina fresadora, por meio de testes preliminares. Definidos estes parâmetros, juntas foram obtidas com as três geometrias de ferramenta disponíveis e seus desempenhos foram comparados. Ensaios mecânicos de dobramento e tração, medição do perfil de microdurezas e análise macrográfica da seção transversal das soldas foram os métodos empregados na caracterização das propriedades resultantes. Em adição, soldas pelo processo MIG também foram obtidas e sujeitas às mesmas avaliações. considerando-se a tensão de escoamento como parâmetro de comparação, as três geometrias testadas apresentaram desempenho similar (em torno de 80% da tensão de escoamento do metal base). Porém, se comparadas com respeito aos valores de ductilidade ou aos testes de dobramento transversal, observou-se que uma das geometrias testadas tem desempenho inferior às demais devido a presença de uma descontinuidade longitudinal no cordão de solda. O perfil de microdureza das amostras soldadas pelo processo FSW demonstrou homogeneidade entre as diferentes zonas microestruturais existentes ao longo da seção transversal, ao passo que as amostras soldadas através do processo MIG apresentaram variação característica dos processos ao arco elétrico. Abstract in english Welding of aluminum alloys with no considerable degradation of the properties of the base metal is a problem to be overcomed by industry manufacturing processes. In the aeronautical industry, no-melt joining processes such as adhesive bonding or riveting are often considered when designing aluminum [...] connections. Alternatively, a welding process named Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is receiving crescent attention for its potential applications where heat input shall be minimized or when dissimilar metals must be joined. In this process a high strength rotating tool with a special profile is introduced at the interface of the materials to be joined and translated along the joint at controlled speeds. Heat generated softens the material and allows the tool to stir while traveling along the joint. This work aimed to product welds on AA 5052-H34 plates, 6.35mm (0,25 inches) thickness, using a conventional milling machine. In order to do that, three tool geometries were designed, manufactured and tested so as to define which welding parameters could generate the best results. Once these parameters were chosen, each tool produced three welds and their performance was evaluated. Transversal bending, tensile tests, micro-hardness measurements along the weld cross-section and macrographical analysis were carried out in order to assess weld properties. In addition, MIG welds were produced and subjected to the same test conditions. Considering yield stress as an efficiency parameter, all the tested tools presented similar results (around 80% of the base metal yield stress). However one of these tools showed inferior performance when considering elongation or transversal bend

  7. SURFACE MELTING OF ALUMINIUM ALLOYS

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    Veit, S; Albert, D.; Mergen, R.

    1987-01-01

    The wear properties of aluminium base alloys are relatively poor. Laser surface melting and alloying has proved successful in many alloy systems as a means of significantly improving the surface properties. The present work describes experiments designed to establish the scope of laser treatment of aluminium alloys. Aluminium does not absorb CO2 laser light as well as other metals which necessitated first a general study of absorption caotings. Aluminium alloys offer fewer opportunities than ...

  8. Soldering of aluminium alloys

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    A literature survey about soldering in general and aluminium alloys soldering in particular is presented. The existing methods of soldering aluminium alloys are described. These include soldering with flux, soldering after preliminary plating, vacuum brazipressure and temperature (NTP), sample age calculation based on 14C half life of 5570 and 5730 years, age correction for NTP, dendrochronological corrections and the relative radiocarbon concentration. All results are given with one standard deviation. Input data test (Chauvenet's criterion), gas purity test, standard deviation test and test of the data processor are also included in the program. (author)

  9. Friction factor of CP aluminium and aluminium–zinc alloys

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    N Vidhya Sagar; K S Anand; A C Mithun; K Srinivasan

    2006-12-01

    Friction factor has been determined for CP aluminium and aluminium–zinc alloys using ring compression test at different temperatures from 303 K to 773 K. It is found that CP aluminium exhibits sticking whereas Al–Zn alloys do not exhibit sticking at elevated temperatures. Hot working of Al–Zn alloy is easier than that of CP aluminium at 773 K. As zinc content increases up to 10 wt% the friction factor decreases up to 0.02.

  10. Cluster strengthening in aluminium alloys

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    We consider the elastic effect of clusters and propose a size misfit strengthening model. Our approach is similar to solute strengthening, where the size misfit of clusters is assumed to be the sum of elementary atomic misfits. The proposed model is compared to the coherency strengthening model, and the results indicate that our model is applicable to clusters ?<1 nm in diameter. The prediction of the model is reasonably consistent with the reported experiments of aluminium alloys

  11. Recent developments in advanced aircraft aluminium alloys

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    Highlights: • To compete with composites, performance of aluminium alloys should be increased. • Al–Li alloys have higher strength, fracture and fatigue/corrosion resistance. • Improvements of aerospace Al alloys are due to optimised solute content and ratios. • In selecting new materials, there should be no reduction in the level of safety. • The use of hybrid materials could provide additional opportunities for Al alloys. - Abstract: Aluminium alloys have been the primary material for the structural parts of aircraft for more than 80 years because of their well known performance, well established design methods, manufacturing and reliable inspection techniques. Nearly for a decade composites have started to be used more widely in large commercial jet airliners for the fuselage, wing as well as other structural components in place of aluminium alloys due their high specific properties, reduced weight, fatigue performance and corrosion resistance. Although the increased use of composite materials reduced the role of aluminium up to some extent, high strength aluminium alloys remain important in airframe construction. Aluminium is a relatively low cost, light weight metal that can be heat treated and loaded to relatively high level of stresses, and it is one of the most easily produced of the high performance materials, which results in lower manufacturing and maintenance costs. There have been important recent advances in aluminium aircraft alloys that can effectively compete with modern composite materials. This study covers latest developments in enhanced mechanical properties of aluminium alloys, and high performance joining techniques. The mechanical properties on newly developed 2000, 7000 series aluminium alloys and new generation Al–Li alloys are compared with the traditional aluminium alloys. The advantages and disadvantages of the joining methods, laser beam welding and friction stir welding, are also discussed

  12. Steam generated conversion coating on aluminium alloys

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl; Ambat, Rajan

    2014-01-01

    Aluminium and its alloys are widely used in aerospace industry owing to their high strength to weight ratio. The surface of aluminium under normal conditions has a thin oxide film (2.5-10 nm) responsible for its inherent corrosion resistance. This oxide film can further be converted or transformed into functional conversion coatings in order to enhance corrosion resistance and adhesion to paint systems. Chromium based conversion coatings have been extensively used on aluminium alloys to improve ...

  13. Shot peening of aluminium alloys

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    Shot peening is a process of cold-hammering where a metallic surface is pelted with spherical grains. Each grain bumping into the surface acts as a hammer head and creates a small crater. The overlapping of these craters produces a residual compression layer just underneath the surface. It is well known that cracks cannot spread in a compression zone. In most cases of fatigue rupture and stress corrosion cracks propagate from the surface towards the inside so shot peening allows a longer lifetime of castings. Moreover most materials present a better resistance due to the cold-hammering effect of shot peening. Metallic surfaces can be treated in workshops or directly on site. Typical pieces that undergo shot peening on site are storing tanks, gas and steam turbines, tubes of steam generators and piping in oil or nuclear or chemical industries. This article describes shot peening from a theoretical and general point of view and presents the application to aluminium-lithium alloys. In the case of aluminium alloys shot peening can be used to shape the piece (peen-forming). (A.C.)

  14. Early stages of fatigue damage in aluminium and aluminium alloys

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    Fougeres, R.

    1993-01-01

    In this paper fatigue damage initiation is considered as both microcrack nucleation from microheterogeneities within fatigued material and microcrack growth over distances corresponding to the size of the microstructure. A brief review of the literature shows that, depending on fatigue conditions and microstructure three different types of nucleation sites exist in aluminium and aluminium alloys : slip bands, grain boundaries and brittle particles. In the last part of this paper tentative to ...

  15. Investigation & Analysis of Different Aluminium Alloys t

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    Nibedita Sethi*¹,

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium alloy LM-29, A-356 AND A-6060 was fabricated in sand casting method. Mach inability of aluminium alloy LM-29, A-356 AND A-6060 was investigated and evaluate the mach inability studying the different parameter such as cutting force, surface roughness, chip thickness, and power consumption during turning at different cutting speed and constant depth of cut and feed rate. In this paper also studies the mechanical properties means hardness, density and tensile strength of aluminium alloy LM-29,A-356 AND A-6060 by the help of tensile test ,hardness test and density test

  16. Alloys of uranium and aluminium with low aluminium content

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    Uranium, as obtained after spinning in phase ?, presents an heterogeneous structure with large size grains. The anisotropic structure of the metal leads to an important buckling and surface distortion of the fuel slug which is incompatible with its tubular cladding for nuclear fuel uses. Different treatments have been made to obtain an isotropic structure presenting high thermal stability (laminating, hammering and spinning in phase ?) without success. Alloys of uranium and aluminium with low aluminium content present important advantage in respect of non allied uranium. The introduction of aluminium in the form of intermetallic compound (UAl2) gives a better resistance to thermal fatigue. Alloys obtained from raw casting present an improved buckling and surface distortion in respect of pure uranium. This improvement is obtained with uranium containing between 0,15 and 0,5 % of aluminium. An even more improvement in thermal stability is obtained by thermal treatments of these alloys. These new characteristics are explained by the fine dispersion of the UAl2 particles in uranium. The results after treatments obtained from an alloy slug containing 0,4 % of aluminium show no buckling or surface distortion and no elongation. (M.P.)

  17. Investigation & Analysis of Different Aluminium Alloys t

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    Nibedita Sethi*¹,; , Ajit Senapati²

    2014-01-01

    Aluminium alloy LM-29, A-356 AND A-6060 was fabricated in sand casting method. Mach inability of aluminium alloy LM-29, A-356 AND A-6060 was investigated and evaluate the mach inability studying the different parameter such as cutting force, surface roughness, chip thickness, and power consumption during turning at different cutting speed and constant depth of cut and feed rate. In this paper also studies the mechanical properties means hardness, density and tensile strength o...

  18. Scandium alloying of aluminium copper-containing alloys

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    Scandium alloyed commercial alloys on the basis of the Al-Mg, Al-Zn-Mg, Al-Mg-Li systems have been worked out. Scandium alloying of aluminium alloys containing copper as alloyng component should be realized with caution, since scandium binds copper into a chemical compound. As a result strength poroperties of semifinished products, as well as their ductility and fracture toughness, deteriorate due to increase in the volumetric part of excess phases. Conditions of scandium alloying of copper-containing aluminium alloys have been defined. 9 refs.; 5 figs.; 4 tabs

  19. Fracture performance of high strength steels, aluminium and magnesium alloys during plastic deformation

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    Yu Haiyan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A series of uniaxial tension tests were performed for 5052 and 6061 aluminum alloys, AZ31B magnesium alloy, TRIP600 and DP600 steels, to obtain a better understanding of their fracture performance. Scanning electron microscope (SEM observation of the microstructure evolution was conducted. The dimple structure, orientation relationship between the fracture surface and tensile direction, necking behavior were analyzed. The fracture mechanism and fracture mode of each material was discussed in detail. The results show that TRIP600 steel is subject to a typical inter-granular ductile fracture combined by shear fracture. DP600 steel belongs to mainly ductility mixed with normal fracture. Both 5052 and 6061 aluminum alloys are subject to a mixed ductility fracture and brittle fracture. AA5052 and AA6061 belong to a typical shear fracture and a normal fracture, respectively. Magnesium AZ31B is typical of a brittle fracture combined with normal fracture.

  20. Alloys oxidation of aluminium-scandium system

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    Alloys and compounds of rare earth metals with aluminium thanks to their high corrosion stability, durability and small specific weight find to apply in various new techniques. On the base of carried out investigation it could be recommend as de oxidizing and alloying compositions containing 15-50 % of scandium as in possession of minimal oxidation

  1. Steam generated conversion coating on aluminium alloys

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl

    Aluminium and its alloys are widely used in aerospace industry owing to their high strength to weight ratio. The surface of aluminium under normal conditions has a thin oxide film (2.5-10 nm) responsible for its inherent corrosion resistance. This oxide film can further be converted or transformed into functional conversion coatings in order to enhance corrosion resistance and adhesion to paint systems. Chromium based conversion coatings have been extensively used on aluminium alloys to improve adhesion of subsequent paint layers and corrosion resistance. However, the use of hexavalent chromium is strictly regulated due to its toxic nature and suspected carcinogenicity. So, it is highly imperative to develop other alternatives for chrome conversion coatings. Treatment of aluminium with natural water at elevated temperatures results in the formation of different forms of aluminium oxide (?-AlO(OH) , Al(OH)3) depending on the preparation parameters/conditions. Moreover, with the knowledge of factors controllingfilm growth, composition and morphology, such oxide layers carry huge potential for practical applications. Pure aluminium (AA1090, 99.94 wt. %) and other aluminium alloy surfaces were exposed to high pressure steam produced by an autoclave at a temperature of 107 – 121 °C and pressure of 15 -17 psi for 10 minutes to produce a thin coating of aluminium oxide. The aim of this study is to understand the effect of high pressure steam with and without different chemical additives on surface morphology and growth of oxide film on different intermetallic particles and corrosion behaviour of such alloys.Surface morphology was observed by using FEG-SEM, EDX and FIB-SEM. Metal oxide surface characterization and compositional depth profiling were investigated by using XPS and GD-OES respectively. Potentiodynamic polarization measurements and acid salt spray testing were used to study corrosion behavior of the produced coatings.

  2. Roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy

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    T. Haga

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is investigation of the ability of the high speed roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy. Appropriate twin roll caster to cast the 5182 strip was researched.Design/methodology/approach: Method used in the present study was an unequal diameter twin roll caster and a vertical type high speed twin roll caster equipped with mild steel rolls without parting material.Findings: are that the vertical type high speed twin roll caster was effective to cast 5182 strip at high speed. 5182 could be cast at 10 times higher speed than a conventional twin roll caster for aluminium alloy. 5182 could be cast by the mild steel roll using no-parting material without sticking.Research limitations/implications: is that ability of casting of the wide strip, that is wider than 600 mm, could not be investigated.Practical implications: 600 mm-width 5182 strip could be cast and this width is enough for some structural parts. 5182 could be cast into the strip at high productivity and low energy using the economy equipment and no-consumable good.Originality/value: The method to make economy sheet metal of aluminium alloy is imported. The economy alloy and economy process are essential to get economy aluminium alloy sheet.

  3. Intermetallic phase particles in 6082 aluminium alloy

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    M. Wierzbiñska

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the technical 6xxx Al alloys besides the intentional additions Mg i Si, transition metals andimpurities (Fe and Mn are always present. Even not large amount of these impurities causes the formation a newphase components. The exact composition of the alloy and casting condition will directly influence the selectionand volume fraction of intermetallic phases. During casting of 6xxx alloys, a wide variety of Fe-containingintermetallics phases Al-Fe, Al-Fe-Si and Al-Fe-Mn-Si are formed among the aluminium dendrites. The aim ofthis work was to examine the composition and morphology of complex microstructure of the intermetallics in6082 aluminium alloy.Design/methodology/approach: Light microscopy (LM, electron microscopy techniques (SEM and TEMin combination with X-ray analysis (SEM/EDS, and X-ray diffraction (XRD were used.Findings: The examinations of the as-cast alloy after slow solidification at a cooling rate 2°C/min reveal that themicrostructure consisted a wide range of intermetallics phases, namely: ß-Al5FeSi, ?-Al15(FeMn3Si, Al9Mn3Si,?-Al12Fe3Si, Mg2Si.Research limitations/implications: To facilitate confirmation of the achieved results it is recommended toexecute supplementary analysis of the aluminium alloys, 6xxx series in particular.Practical implications: Since the, what involves changes of alloy properties, From a practical position it isimportant to understand formation conditions of the intermetallics in order to control final components of thealloy microstructure. The importance of this is due to the fact that morphology, crystallography and chemicalcomposition of the intermetallics strongly affect the properties of the alloy.Originality/value: This work has provided essential data about almost all possible intermetallic phasesprecipitating in 6000 series aluminium alloys.

  4. Potential for improved mechanical properties in cast aluminium alloys

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    Bäckman, Jonas; Svensson, Ingvar L

    1999-01-01

    The aim of this work is to investigate the potential to improve the mechanical properties of some aluminium alloys, in order to obtain castings with optimum properties. Experiments have been made with pure aluminium, aluminium alloyed with 1% Si and 0,9% Mg and four aluminium cast alloys with 7-12% Si and various amounts of iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. To achieve the best possible solidification, gradient solidification technology of tensile specimen has been used, in order to explo...

  5. Steam Assisted Accelerated Growth of Oxide Layer on Aluminium Alloys

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Yuksel, Serkan

    2013-01-01

    Corrosion resistance of aluminium alloys is related to the composition and morphology of the oxide film on the surface of aluminium. In this paper we investigated the use of steam on the surface modification of aluminium to produce boehmite films. The study reveals a detailed investigation of the effect of vapour pressure, structure of intermetallic particles and thickness of boehmite films on the corrosion behaviour of aluminium alloys.

  6. Mechanical behaviour of aluminium-lithium alloys

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    N Eswara Prasad; A A Gokhale; P Rama Rao

    2003-02-01

    Aluminium-lithium alloys hold promise of providing a breakthrough response to the crying need for lightweight alloys for use as structurals in aerospace applications. Considerable worldwide research has gone into developing a range of these alloys over the last three decades. As a result, substantial understanding has been developed of the microstructure-based micromechanisms of strengthening, of fatigue and fracture as well as of anisotropy in mechanical properties. However, these alloys have not yet greatly displaced the conventionally used denser Al alloys on account of their poorer ductility, fracture toughness and low cycle fatigue resistance. This review aims to summarise the work pertaining to study of structure and mechanical properties with a view to indicate the directions that have been and can be pursued to overcome property limitations.

  7. FSW characterization of 6082 aluminium alloys sheets

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    K. Mroczka; A. Pietras

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the investigations was to elaborate a set of FSW parameters for connecting 6082 aluminium alloy sheets allowing to produce welds of highest strength.Design/methodology/approach: The FSW was tried at different speeds and at additional cooling. The welds microstructure was studied using optical and scanning electron microscopes. The mechanical properties of produced connections are discussed regarding their tensile test and microhardness measurements.Findings: The FSW we...

  8. Study of fatigue behaviour of 7475 aluminium alloy

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    B B Verma; J D Atkinson; M Kumar

    2001-04-01

    Fatigue properties of a thermomechanically treated 7475 aluminium alloy have been studied in the present investigation. The alloy exhibited superior fatigue life compared to conventional structural aluminium alloys and comparable stage II crack growth rate. It was also noticed that the fatigue crack initiated from a surface grain and the crack extension was dominated by ductile striations. Analysis also revealed that this alloy possessed fracture toughness and tensile properties superior to that noticed with other structural aluminium alloys. Therefore the use of this alloy can safely reduce the overall weight of the aircraft.

  9. Fluidity of Aluminium Foundry Alloys

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    Di Sabatino, Marisa

    2005-01-01

    The fluidity of an alloy plays a key role for the foundry and transport industries as it affects the quality and soundness of the cast products. Particularly, fluidity influences the reject rates, hence casting costs and the production of thinwalled, hence light components. Fluidity is a complex technological property and depends on many parameters. However, many aspects of this subject are still not fully understood. The motivation of the research presented in this doctoral thesis was, there...

  10. FSW characterization of 6082 aluminium alloys sheets

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    K. Mroczka

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of the investigations was to elaborate a set of FSW parameters for connecting 6082 aluminium alloy sheets allowing to produce welds of highest strength.Design/methodology/approach: The FSW was tried at different speeds and at additional cooling. The welds microstructure was studied using optical and scanning electron microscopes. The mechanical properties of produced connections are discussed regarding their tensile test and microhardness measurements.Findings: The FSW welds, aside some zigzag lines connected probably with the incorporation of the surface oxides, were found to be devoid of any macro defects. The weld microstructure showed strong grain refining with the smallest of ~14 ?m located in their centre. The highest ultimate tensile strength of such connections of ~230 MPa was obtained for experiments performed at a linear velocity of 710 rpm, rate of rotation 560 mm/min and applied intensive cooling of the joined plates. The welds showed lowest hardness in the centre rising by ~20% at its sides. The friction stir welding connections retain plastic properties of 6082 aluminium alloy presenting ductile fracture.Research limitations/implications: In the further studies bending tests and transmission electron microscopy investigations are planned. Additionally, the stability of microstructure of the welds at higher temperature will be analysed.Practical implications: The elaborated parameters for FSW of 6082 welding can be applied as starting data for industry FSW tests for such alloy.Originality/value: The results of present experiments are adding new information on FSW of the aluminium alloys, especially 6082 type. The applied welding parameters provide good quality of welds.

  11. Roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy

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    Haga, T; M. Mtsuo; D. Kunigo; Hatanaka, Y; R. Nakamuta; Watari, H; S. Kumai

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper is investigation of the ability of the high speed roll casting of 5182 aluminium alloy. Appropriate twin roll caster to cast the 5182 strip was researched.Design/methodology/approach: Method used in the present study was an unequal diameter twin roll caster and a vertical type high speed twin roll caster equipped with mild steel rolls without parting material.Findings: are that the vertical type high speed twin roll caster was effective to cast 5182 strip at high speed....

  12. Aluminium Alloy Cast Shell Development for Torpedoes

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    Vijaya Singh

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The sand-cast aluminium alloy cylindrical shells were developed for the advanced experimental torpedo applications. The components had intricate geometry, thin-walled sections, and stringent property requirements. The casting defects, such as shrinkage, porosity, incomplete filling of thin sections, cold shuts, inclusions and dimensional eccentricity, etc were found inthe initial castings trials. improvements in casting quality were achieved through modified methodology, selective chilling, risering, and by introducing ceramic-foam filters in the gatingsystem. The heat-treated and machined components met radiographic class I grade C/E standards, mechanical properties to BS1490 specifications, and leakage and hydraulic pressure testrequirements relevant for such applications.

  13. Crystallographic orientation-spray formed hypereutectic aluminium-silicon alloys

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    Hamilta de Oliveira Santos; Marilene Morelli Serna; Nelson Batista de Lima; Isolda Costa; Jesualdo Luiz Rossi

    2005-01-01

    Aluminium-silicon alloys have been wide accepted in the automotive, electric and aerospace industries. Preferred orientation is a very common condition for metals and alloys. Particularly, aluminium induces texture during the forming process. The preparation of an aggregate with completely random crystal orientation is a difficult task. The present work was undertaken to analyse the texture by X-ray diffraction techniques, of three spray formed hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. Samples were taken f...

  14. TITANIUM CARBON ALUMINIUM : A NOVEL GRAIN REFINER FOR ALUMINIUM-LITHIUM ALLOYS

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    Birch, M.; Cowell, A.

    1987-01-01

    This work explores the possibility of achieving grain size control in aluminium-lithium alloys with the titanium carbon aluminium (TiCAl) master alloys invented at the Technical University of Berlin and developed by London and Scandinavian Metallurgical Co Ltd (LSM). Grain refining tests were conducted on a single batch of 8090 alloy using addition rates of 0.2wt% and 0.4wt% of TiCAl and 3/1 titanium boron aluminium (TiBAl). Other tests using 0.4wt% of binary TiAl gave poor results, showing t...

  15. Corrosion of Metal-Matrix Composites with Aluminium Alloy Substrate

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    B. Bobic

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion behaviour of MMCs with aluminium alloy matrix was presented. The corrosion characteristics of boron-, graphite-, silicon carbide-, alumina- and mica- reinforced aluminium MMCs were reviewed. The reinforcing phase influence on MMCs corrosion rate as well as on various corrosion forms (galvanic, pitting, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatique, tribocorrosion was discussed. Some corrosion protection methods of aluminium based MMCs were described

  16. Metallurgical Characterisation of Recovered Aluminium Alloys in Cameroon

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    T. Tchotang; B. D. Soh Fotsing; B. Kenmeugne; G.F. Anago; M. Fogué; E. Nguena

    2013-01-01

    This article is a comparative study of metallurgical characteristics of the different aluminium alloys gotten through recycling of recovered aluminium in Cameroon. A simple experimental device for the foundry of secondary aluminium blend, of very good quality built around a movable charcoal furnace is presented. It enables better energy efficiency, a better distribution of the heat around the crucible and indirectly assures good quality of the products obtained, while respecting the economic ...

  17. Adhesive Bonding of Aluminium Alloy A5754 by Epoxy Resins

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    Ivan Michalec

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Joining thin sheets of aluminium and its alloys is a promising area in the field of joining materials. Nowadays, joining methods that do not melt the material itself are increasingly being utilised. This paper deals with adhesive bonding of aluminium alloy A5754 by two-component epoxy resins. Theresults show that joints bonded by Hysol 9466 have appropriate mechanical properties, but that joints bonded by Hysol 9492 have better thermal stability.

  18. Dilute aluminium alloys: their potential in superconducting devices

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    Until an inexpensive, lightweight, high strength, low resistivity stabilizing material is developed, the full potentialities of large superconductive devices will not be realized. The use of aluminium as a replacement for copper, which is normally used at the moment, would solve both the cost and the materials shortage problems, if a high strength aluminium alloy could be developed -provided the alloy had a resistance ratio (rhosub(273 K)/rhosub(4.2 K)) equivalent to that of OFHC copper. This paper presents an assessment of the possibilities of developing such an alloy. The factors which influence yield strength and resistivity are outlined and a series of experiments are described. These experiments, conducted on dilute aluminium - gold alloys describe the process by which optimization of strength and resistivity can be achieved. (author)

  19. Mechanical Properties of Spray Cast 7XXX Series Aluminium Alloys

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    SALAMCI, Elmas

    2002-01-01

    Mechanical properties of spray deposited and extruded 7xxx series aluminium alloys were investigated in peak aged condition. To study the influence of Zn additions on the mechanical behaviour of spray deposited materials, three alloy compositions were selected, namely: SS70 (11.5% Zn), N707 (10.9% Zn) and 7075 (5.6% Zn). After ageing treatment, notched and unnotched specimens of spray deposited alloys were subjected to tensile tests at room temperature. Experimental results showed...

  20. Use of acoustic energy in sand casting of aluminium alloys

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    Puga, Hélder; Barbosa, J.; Oliveira, Joana

    2013-01-01

    During the last years, some researchers have focused the development of ultrasonic microstructure refinement /modification techniques of die-casting aluminium alloys, to improve their properties. The developed techniques are highly efficient when applied to the die-casting process, but their capability with sand and ceramic moulding are unknown. Sand/ceramic aluminium castings are prone to coarse microstructure, porosities and inclusions due to low cooling rates and turbulent gravity pouri...

  1. Forming limit diagram and void coalescence analysis of AA5052 coated with molybdenum-based ceramic nanocomposites

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    Highlights: • Ceramic nanocomposite was coated using sputtering process. • Studies on fracture using double edge notch tensile geometry. • Adiabatic shear deformation are analyzed during tension. • The void coalescence analysis of ceramic nanocomposite carried. • Potential application in TBC in automobile, aerospace industries, etc. - Abstract: Aluminium 5052 alloy sheets of size 75 × 25 mm and 3 mm thickness with double edge semicircular notches of diameter from 2–8 mm have been coated with MoSi2–SiC nanocomposite coatings by sputtering process. The structural morphology of the ceramic coatings was explored by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The coated and uncoated sheet samples were subjected to tension–compression state of strain up to fracture by varying the notch sizes using INSTRON Universal Testing Machine (UTM). Fracture behaviour studies of the sheets were performed and forming limit diagram (FLD) was drawn. The void coalescence analysis was also carried out by using SEM images and the effect of coating behaviour of combined forming and fracture were analyzed. In the coated sheet, the L/W ratio was very close to 1.0. Thus, no oblate/prolate voids were observed and the heat generated during deformation was retained for longer time and thereby adiabatic shear band formation has occurred with increased formability

  2. Research about the properties of aluminium-lithium alloy

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    The mechanical properties and microstructural characteristics of an aluminium-lithium alloy which also contains other elements such as copper, magnesium, zinc and zirconium has been investigated. This was done through optical and electron microscopy as well as mechanical testings and Auger spectroscopy analysis. The results have shown an embrittlement effect for the condition corresponding to aging heat treatments that give the highest resistance to this alloy. (author)

  3. Failures of dies for die-casting of aluminium alloys

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    Kosec, B.

    2008-01-01

    Die-casting dies for casting of aluminum alloys fail because of a great number of different and simultaneously operating factors. Material selection, die design, and thermal stress fatigue generated by the cyclic working process (heat checking), as well as to low and inhomogeneous initial die temperature contribute to the failures and cracks formation on/in dies for die-casting of aluminium alloys. In the frame of the presented investigation work the intensity and homogeneity of the temperatu...

  4. Residual stress magnitudes and related properties in quenched aluminium alloys

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    Tanner, D. A.; Robinson, J.S

    2006-01-01

    The surface and through thickness residual stress magnitudes present in heat treated high strength aluminium alloy components are frequently reported to exceed the uniaxial yield stress of small specimens of the same alloy measured immediately after quenching. In thick section plate and forgings, it is proposed that these high residual stress magnitudes are a consequence of hardening precipitation that occurs during quenching which allows a greater elastic stress to be supported. To investiga...

  5. Influence of alloying elements and etching treatment on the passivating films formed on aluminium alloys

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    Feliu Jr., S.; Bartolomé, Mª. J.

    2007-01-01

    This paper studies the characteristics of aluminium oxide layers present on the surface of commercial aluminium specimens after thermomechanical processing and after subsequent etching in an alkaline solution, highlighting the main differences observed.Anattempt ismade to establishpossible relationships between alloying elements and the characteristics of these layers

  6. Extractive-photometric determination of boron in aluminium alloys

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    A method for determination of boron in aluminium alloys without preliminary isolation is developed. The method is based on extraction of the ion associate of the tetrafluoroborate ion with brilliant green by butyl acetate. The interval of determinable concentrations of boron is 0.1-0.8 ?g/ml

  7. Effect of Low Strain Rate on Formability of Aluminium Alloy

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    Bidulská, J.; Kva?kaj, T.; Bidulský, R.; Cabbibo, M.; Evangelista, E.

    2007-01-01

    Effect of low strain rate on formability of aluminium alloy 2014 by means of torsion test was performed. The presented experimental results exhibit decrease of the ductility with increase and decrease of ?? and T, respectively, and optimal values of , ?? T are thus obtained.

  8. High-temperature and electrochemical corrosion of aluminium-scandium alloys

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    The methods of gravimetry and thermogravimetry in isothermal and polithermal conditions are used to shown that scandium and aluminium additions decrease aluminium oxidation rate. The performed assessment of corrosion-electrochemical properties of the above alloys points to the appropriateness of low alloying of aluminium with scandium to improve corrosion resistance of the former. 8 refs.; 4 figs.; 3 tabs

  9. Crystallographic orientation-spray formed hypereutectic aluminium-silicon alloys

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    Hamilta de Oliveira, Santos; Marilene Morelli, Serna; Nelson Batista de, Lima; Isolda, Costa; Jesualdo Luiz, Rossi.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium-silicon alloys have been wide accepted in the automotive, electric and aerospace industries. Preferred orientation is a very common condition for metals and alloys. Particularly, aluminium induces texture during the forming process. The preparation of an aggregate with completely random cr [...] ystal orientation is a difficult task. The present work was undertaken to analyse the texture by X-ray diffraction techniques, of three spray formed hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. Samples were taken from a billet of an experimental alloy (alloy 1) and were subsequently hot-rolled and cold-rolled (height reduction), 72% and 70%, respectively. The other used samples, alloys 2 and 3, were taken from cylinders liners. The results from the Laue camera showed texture just in the axial direction of alloy 3. The pole figures also indicated the presence of a typical low intensity deformation texture, especially for alloy 3. The spray formed microstructure, which is very fine, hinders the Al-Si texture formation during mechanical work.

  10. Crystallographic orientation-spray formed hypereutectic aluminium-silicon alloys

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    Hamilta de Oliveira Santos

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium-silicon alloys have been wide accepted in the automotive, electric and aerospace industries. Preferred orientation is a very common condition for metals and alloys. Particularly, aluminium induces texture during the forming process. The preparation of an aggregate with completely random crystal orientation is a difficult task. The present work was undertaken to analyse the texture by X-ray diffraction techniques, of three spray formed hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. Samples were taken from a billet of an experimental alloy (alloy 1 and were subsequently hot-rolled and cold-rolled (height reduction, 72% and 70%, respectively. The other used samples, alloys 2 and 3, were taken from cylinders liners. The results from the Laue camera showed texture just in the axial direction of alloy 3. The pole figures also indicated the presence of a typical low intensity deformation texture, especially for alloy 3. The spray formed microstructure, which is very fine, hinders the Al-Si texture formation during mechanical work.

  11. Effects and mechanisms of grain refinement in aluminium alloys

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    K T Kashyap; T Chandrashekar

    2001-08-01

    Grain refinement plays a crucial role in improving characteristics and properties of cast and wrought aluminium alloys. Generally Al–Ti and Al–Ti–B master alloys are added to the aluminium alloys to grain refine the solidified product. The mechanism of grain refinement is of considerable controversy in the scientific literature. The nucleant effects i.e. which particle and its characteristics nucleate -Al, has been the subject of intensive research. Lately the solute effect i.e. the effect of dissolved titanium on grain refinement, has come into forefront of grain refinement research. The present paper attempts to review the literature on the nucleant effects and solute effects on grain refinement and addresses the importance of dissolved titanium in promoting nucleation of -Al on nucleant particles.

  12. Implants for surgery -- Metallic materials -- Part 3: Wrought titanium 6-aluminium 4-vanadium alloy

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    1996-01-01

    Specifies the characteristics of, and corresponding test methods for, the wrought titanium alloy known as titanium 6-aluminium 4-vanadium alloy (Ti 6-Al 4-V alloy) for use in the manufacture of surgical implants.

  13. Gas accumulation at grain boundaries during 800 MeV proton irradiation of aluminium and aluminium-alloys

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    Singh, Bachu Narain; Horsewell, Andy; Sommer, W. F.; Lohmann, W.

    1986-01-01

    Samples of pure aluminium (99.9999%) and commercial Al-2.7%Mg(AlMg3) and Al-1.1%Mg-0.5%Si(Al6061) alloys were irradiated with 800 MeV protons at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) at a temperature between 40-100°C to a maximum dose of 0.2 dpa. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed a complete absence of voids or bubbles in the grain interiors of the aluminium and the aluminium-alloys. Bubbles were clearly visible by TEM at grain boundaries in pure Al and the AlMg3 alloy; but bu...

  14. Vibrational strength behaviour of fiber-reinforced aluminium alloys. Schwingfestigkeitsverhalten faserverstaerkter Aluminium-Legierungen

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    Schulte, K.; Trautmann, K.H. (Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Koeln (Germany). Inst. fuer Werkstoff-Forschung); Girot, F. (Bordeaux Univ., 33 (France))

    1990-01-01

    The mechanical properties at monotonous tensile and compressive stress and fatigue stress (R=0.1 and R=-1) were studied in an aluminium-2.5% lithium alloy reinforced unidirectionally with 30% Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} fibres. Considerably higher tensile and compressive stresses were achieved at monotonous loading. The fatigue lives achieved were higher than those of unreinforced Al alloys. Cyclic solidification was recorded during fatigue loading. Significant differential features were found at the fracture areas of the fatigue samples compared to the static samples. (orig.).

  15. Metallurgical Characterisation of Recovered Aluminium Alloys in Cameroon

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    T. Tchotang

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This article is a comparative study of metallurgical characteristics of the different aluminium alloys gotten through recycling of recovered aluminium in Cameroon. A simple experimental device for the foundry of secondary aluminium blend, of very good quality built around a movable charcoal furnace is presented. It enables better energy efficiency, a better distribution of the heat around the crucible and indirectly assures good quality of the products obtained, while respecting the economic constraints and users' safety. Six refining methods are proposed by the addition of polyvinyl chloride (method A, coke rich in carbon CHS (method C, ammonium chloride NH4Cl (method E, manganese dioxide MnO (method T, acrylic nitrite (C2H3Cln (method P and sodium chloride NaCl (method S. A critical analysis of the different recycling techniques is presented as well as a proposed process of melting and refining that enables the obtaining products with high degrees of purity. The results are then compared to the results obtained from the industrial methods of aluminium refining such as fractional crystallization (FC, granular filtration (GF and dissolution in a metal solvent (DS. The later (DS gives the rate of 6.540% of accumulated alloy elements and enables the best purification (93.460%, while the NaCl gives the lowest global rate of additive elements (9.478%, with the best purity index (90.522% amount the proposed methods. Results obtained show that this method of refining improves the metallurgical properties of secondary aluminium alloy blends and guarantees better safety, as well as reducing the risks of environmental pollution.

  16. TORSIONAL DEFORMATION AND FATIGUE BEHAVIOUR OF 6061 ALUMINIUM ALLOY

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    marini marno

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Torsional deformation and fatigue behaviour of both solid and thin-walled tubular specimens were made from as-received and heat treated 6061 aluminium alloy were studied. 6061 aluminium alloy have been widely used as a candidate material in automobile, aerospace, aircraft and structural application because of their superior mechanical properties such as high strength to weight ratio, good ductility and others. The differences in cyclic deformation and fatigue behaviours between round and solid specimens where a stress gradient exist, and thin-walled tubular specimens where a uniform stress state is commonly assumed, are also discussed. Von Mises and Tresca criteria has been used to predict the monotonic and cyclic deformation curve and compared to the torsional data obtained from the experiment. The S-N curve was used to present and evaluate the fatigue life of the specimens. Through fractographic analysis, failure criteria of fracture surfaces were observed and discussed. 

  17. Cavitation-aided grain refinement in aluminium alloys:

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    Atamanenko, T.V.

    2010-01-01

    This thesis deals with grain refinement under the influence of ultrasonic-driven cavitation in aluminium casting processes. Three major goals of this research were: (1) to identify the mechanism of the cavitation-aided grain refinement at different stages of solidification; (2) to reveal the conditions of the stable grain refinement effect in different alloying systems; and (3) to apply the knowledge gained as a result of an experimental work on a small scale to direct chill (DC) casting proc...

  18. Reducing residual stress in 2014 aluminium alloy die forgings

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    Tanner, D. A.; Robinson, J.S

    2008-01-01

    Closed die forgings manufactured from 2014 aluminium alloys have been subject to both standard and non-standard heat treatments in order to reduce the as-quenched residual stress magnitudes. Warm water (60 degrees C) and boiling water quenches are investigated. The influence of changing the surface finish of the forgings during boiling water quenching on the mechanical properties and residual stress has also been determined. In addition, high temperature (200 degrees C) and dual aging treatme...

  19. Grain boundary phenomena and failure of aluminium alloys

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    Haas, Marc-Jan de,

    2001-01-01

    In this thesis, grain boundary phenomena leading to intergranular failure of commercial aluminium alloys from the 6XXX- and 7XXX-series are investigated and explained. Both ductile and more brittle types of grain boundary fracture are considered. As the former type is very often related to precipitation of second phase particles at the grain boundary, a physical model is used in order to understand and quantify processes as grain boundary segregation and precipitation. The influence of the in...

  20. Oxidation of solid aluminium-magnesium alloy doped by scandium

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    The oxidation of solid aluminium-magnesium alloy with scandium was studied by means of thermogravimetry method. The kinetic and energy parameters of oxidation process were defined. The kinetics of oxidation was studied by means of thermogravimetry method. The apparent activation energy was defined as well. The products of oxidation were studied by means of X-ray analysis method. It was shown that the main products of oxidation were ?-Al2O3 and Mg O.

  1. LASER CLADDING ON ALUMINIUM BASE ALLOYS

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    Pilloz, M.; Pelletier, J.; Vannes, A.; Bignonnet, A.

    1991-01-01

    laser cladding is often performed on iron or titanium base alloys. In the present work, this method is employed on aluminum alloys ; nickel or silicon are added by powder injection. Addition of silicon leads to sound surface layers, but with moderated properties, while the presence of nickel induces the formation of hard intermetallic compounds and then to an attractive hardening phenomena ; however a recovery treatment has to be carried out, in order to eliminate porosity in the near surface...

  2. PROCESS CAPABILITY STUDY OF A RAPID CASTING SOLUTION FOR ALUMINIUM ALLOYS USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

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    Singh, R.

    2011-01-01

    In the present work, the best shell wall thickness of a mould cavity was investigated in a process capability study of a rapid casting solution for aluminium alloys using three-dimensional printing (3DP). Starting from the identification of a component/benchmark, an aluminium-alloy casting prototype was produced with different shell wall thicknesses by three dimensional printing. The results of the study suggest that, at the best shell wall thickness (5 mm) for aluminium alloys, the rapid cas...

  3. Development of promising aluminium alloy for bases of rigid magnetic disks with high recording density

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    A study was made into the influence of additional alloying of the AMS aluminium base alloys on the structure of blanks for magnetic disk bases. A new alloy Amadis is developed as a result of researches. Comparison with commercial products from AMS and 1541 alloys confirmed high structural parameter of the new alloy. 12 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs

  4. Influence of nanoporous structure on mechanical strength of aluminium and aluminium alloy adhesive structural joints

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    Spadaro, C; Dispenza, C; Sunseri, C [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica dei Processi e dei Materiali, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo (Italy)

    2006-08-23

    The influence of surface treatments on the mechanical strength of adhesive joints was investigated. The attention was focused on AA2024 alloy because it is extensively used in both the automotive and aerospace industries. Adhesive joints fabricated with pure aluminium were also investigated in order to evidence possible differences in the surface features after identical treatments. Before joining with a commercial epoxy adhesive, metal substrates were subjected to different kinds of treatment and the surfaces were characterized by SEM analysis. The formation of a microporous surface in the AA2024 alloy, upon etching and anodizing, is discussed on the basis of the role of the intermetallic particles and their electrochemical behaviour with respect to the aluminium matrix. Moreover, nanostructured porous oxide layers on both type of substrate were also formed, as a consequence of the anodizing process. Differences in their morphologies were revealed as a function of both the applied voltage and the presence of alloying elements. On this basis, an explanation of the different values of fracture energy measured by means of T-peel tests carried out on the corresponding joints was attempted.

  5. Hot Deformation Of 6xxx Series Aluminium Alloys

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    Mrówka-Nowotnik G.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The hot deformation behavior of the 6xxx aluminum alloys was investigated by compression tests in the temperature range 100°C-375°C and strain rate range 10?4s?1 and 4×10?4s?1 using dilatometer DIL 805 BÄHR Thermoanalyse equipped with accessory attachment deformation allows the process to execute thermoplastic in vacuum and inert gas atmosphere. Associated microstructural changes of characteristic states of examined alloys were studied by using the transmission electron microscope (TEM. The results show that the stress level decreases with increasing deformation temperature and deformation rate. And was also found that the activation energy Q strongly depends on both, the temperature and rate of deformation. The results of TEM observation showing that the dynamic flow softening is mainly as the result of dynamic recovery and recrystallization of 6xxx aluminium alloys.

  6. Production technology of zirconium and aluminium-zirconium master alloy

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    India is endowed with vast deposits of zircon, which is the chief source material for zirconium in the country. With the launching of the atomic energy programme, research and development work was initiated at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center on various aspects of zirconium technology and a complete flowsheet has been developed for the processing of zirconium right from the mining and separation of zircon to metal production, alloying and fabrication of reactor components. work has also been carried out on the production of aluminium-zirconium master alloy and zirconium metal powder. The present paper describes briefly the entire flowsheet developed here for the production of reactor grade zirconium metal starting from Indian zircon. Production processes evolved for detonator grade zirconium metal powder and aluminum zirconium master alloy have also been dealt with

  7. Improving the wettability of 2024 aluminium alloy by means of cold plasma treatment

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    Polini, W.; Sorrentino, L.

    2003-05-01

    Aluminium alloys are heavily used to manufacture structural parts in the aeronautic industry because of its lightness and its corrosion resistance. These alloys are successfully used in other industrial fields too, such as railway, automotive and naval industries. The need to contrast the severe use conditions and the heavy stresses developing in aeronautic field implies to protect the surfaces of the structures in aluminium alloy by any deterioration. To preserve by deterioration, it is necessary to make aluminium more suitable to be coated by protective paint. In the aeronautic industry, a complex and critical process is used in order to enhance both wettability and adhesive properties of aluminium alloy surfaces. Cold plasma treatment represents an efficient, clean and economic alternative to activate aluminium surfaces. The present work deals with air cold plasma treatment of 2024 aluminium alloy surfaces. The influence of dc electrical discharge cold plasma parameters on wettability of 2024 aluminium alloy surfaces has been studied. A set of process variables (voltage, time and air flow rate) has been identified and used to conduct some experimental tests on the basis of design of experiment (DOE) techniques. The experimental results show that the proposed plasma process may considerably increase aluminium alloy wettability. These results represent the first step in trying to optimise the aluminium adhesion by means of this non-conventional manufacturing process.

  8. Validation and realization of advanced aluminium alloy coatings by thermal spraying process

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    A process on how to apply new aluminium alloys by thermal spray coating is discussed. Aluminium-based high alloying compositions were selected as coating materials to protect soft substrates against friction, abrasion and others. The beneficial properties of these new alloys are its high hardness and low friction coefficient. The atomic structures of the alloys are either quasi-crystalline and/or crystalline, and in the latter case the structures obtained have a close structural relation with quasi-crystals

  9. Application of Pre-heating to Improve the Consistency and Quality in AA5052 Resistance Spot Welding

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    Luo, Zhen; Ao, Sansan; Chao, Yuh Jin; Cui, Xuetuan; Li, Yang; Lin, Ye

    2015-09-01

    Making consistent resistance spot welds of aluminum alloy with good quality and at high volume has several obstacles in automotive industry. One of the difficult issues arises from the presence of a tough non-conducting oxide film on the aluminum sheet surface. The oxide film develops over time and often is non-uniform across the surface of the aluminum alloy sheet, which makes the contact resistance characteristics irregular at the faying interface during welding. The consistency in quality of the final spot welds is therefore problematic to control. To suppress the effect of the irregular oxide film on the spot weld quality, application of a pre-heating treatment in the welding schedule for aluminum alloy 5052 is investigated in this present work. The current level of the pre-heating required to reduce the scatter of the contact resistance at the W/W (workpiece-to-workpiece) faying interface is quantified experimentally. The results indicate that the contact resistance at the W/W faying interface with a pre-heating treatment becomes much consistent and can be reduced by two orders of magnitude. Having the uncertain variation of the contact resistance at the W/W faying surface virtually reduced or removed, the quality of the spot welds in terms of the peak load and nugget diameter is examined and shows a great improvement. The proposed method may provide a robust method for high-volume spot welding of aluminum alloy sheets in auto industry.

  10. Aluminium. II - A review of deformation properties of high purity aluminium and dilute aluminium alloys.

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    Reed, R. P.

    1972-01-01

    The elastic and plastic deformation behavior of high-purity aluminum and of dilute aluminum alloys is reviewed. Reliable property data, including elastic moduli, elastic coefficients, tensile, creep, fatigue, hardness, and impact are presented. Single crystal tensile results are discussed. Rather comprehensive reference lists, containing publications of the past 20 years, are included for each of the above categories. Defect structures and mechanisms responsible for mechanical behavior are presented. Strengthening techniques (alloys, cold work, irradiation, quenching, composites) and recovery are briefly reviewed.

  11. Improvement in Wear Properties of a Hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon Alloy with Manganese

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    Prabhkiran Kaur

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Improvement in wear properties of rare earth Cerium base hypereutectic Aluminium-Silicon alloy with Manganese modification has been reported in this paper. Wear studies were carried out on cast samples of hypereutectic Aluminium-Silicon alloy (Al-Si with rare earth Cerium oxide (CeO2 and Manganese (Mn modification. Final wear properties of rare earth Cerium oxide and Manganese modified hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon alloy were compared with the values of author?s previous work on rare earth Cerium oxide modified hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon alloy and hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon base alloy. Rare earth Cerium oxide and Manganese modification in hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon base alloy reduced the wear rates as compared to rare earth Cerium oxide modified hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon alloy and hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon base alloy. A comparison of wear rates at same velocity, load and sliding distance was made between above three different conditions and it was observed that rare earth Cerium oxide and Manganese modified alloy performed with least wear rates. Wear rates for rare earth Cerium oxide and Manganese modified hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon alloy was 6.36 times lesser than wear rate of hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon base alloy and was 2.97 times lesser than rare earth Cerium oxide modified hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon alloy. Wear rates were also calculated for rare earth Cerium oxide and Manganese modified hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon alloy at various velocities ranging from 0.2 m/s to 1.0 m/s at an equal interval of 0.2 m/s. It was noticed that minimum wear occurred at 1.0 m/s velocity and maximum at 0.2 m/s velocity. Further, scanning electron micrographs (SEM of worn surfaces and wear debris of rare earth Cerium oxide and Manganese modified hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon alloy were compared at low velocity (0.2 m/s and high velocity (1.0m/s conditions at constant load (30 N and sliding distance (500 m. It was observed that worn surface and wear debris of rare earth Cerium oxide and Manganese modified hypereutectic Aluminium Silicon alloy, showed mild oxidative wear irrespective of lower velocity.

  12. ''Ventilated brake discs manufactured in aluminium matrix composites and hypereutectic aluminium alloys''

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    Goni, J.; Coleto, J.; Eguizabal, P.; Rubio, A. [Fundacion INASMET, San Sebastian (Spain); Garcia, A.; Sanchez, J. [Inst. Univ. de investigacion del Automovil, Madrid (Spain)

    2003-07-01

    Two different aluminium alloy materials have been used to produce ventilated brake discs, on one hand, AS17G0.6 hypereutectic alloy and on the other hand, AS7G0.6 reinforced with 20% in wt. of SiC particles. The casting production technique used has been low pressure casting (LPC) and some of the brake discs have been heat treated using a T6 treatment. Once the ventilated brake discs were produced and machined, they were tested in a dynamometer in order to compare the performance under service conditions of the aluminium alloy and grey cast iron (GCI) discs currently used in the market. (orig.)

  13. Recovery of Actinides from Actinide-Aluminium Alloys: Chlorination Route

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    A method for recovery of actinides (An) from An-Al alloys formed by electrochemical separation of metallic spent nuclear fuel on solid aluminium electrodes in molten chloride salts is described. The proposed route consists of three main steps: -) vacuum distillation of salt adhered on the electrodes, -) chlorination of An-Al alloy by pure chlorine gas and -) sublimation of formed AlCl3. A thermochemical study of the route was performed to determine important chemical reactions and to find optimum experimental conditions for all process steps. Vacuum distillation of the electrode is efficient for complete removal of remaining salt and most fission products, full chlorination of the An-Al alloys is possible at any working temperature and evaporation of AlCl3 is achieved by heating under argon. Experiments have been carried out using U-Al alloy in order to define parameters providing full alloy chlorination without formation of volatile UCl5 and UCl6. It was shown that full chlorination of An-Al alloys without An losses should be possible at a temperature approx. 150 deg. C. (authors)

  14. Anodization of cast aluminium alloys produced by different casting methods

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    K. Labisz

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the usability of two casting methods, of sand and high pressure cast for the anodization of AlSi12 and AlSi9Cu3 aluminium cast alloys was investigated. With defined anodization parameters like electrolyte composition and temperature, current type and value a anodic alumina surface layer was produced. The quality, size and properties of the anodic layer was investigated after the anodization of the chosen aluminium cast alloys. The Alumina layer was observed used light microscope, also the mechanical properties were measured as well the abrasive wear test was made with using ABR-8251 equipment. The researches included analyze of the influence of chemical composition, geometry and roughness of anodic layer obtained on aluminum casts. Conducted investigations shows the areas of later researches, especially in the direction of the possible, next optimization anodization process of aluminum casting alloys, for example in the range of raising resistance on corrosion to achieve a suitable anodic surface layer on elements for increasing applications in the aggressive environment for example as materials on working building constructions, elements in electronics and construction parts in air and automotive industry.

  15. Secondary ageing in an aluminium alloy 7050

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    Secondary precipitation takes place in alloy 7050 at 65 deg. C after underageing at 130 deg. C and quenching (T6I4-65 temper) and results in a significantly increased number density of the ?' platelets, the precipitates also formed in the T6 temper. The modified microstructure results in tensile properties comparable to that of the T6 temper, but with significantly improved fracture toughness. A combined transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) study has shown that secondary ageing at 65 deg. C results in evolution of the GPI zones formed during underageing into the ?' phase. Ageing at 65 deg. C alone results in the formation of GPII zones, which provide lesser strengthening than the ?' platelets. The DSC study revealed six exothermic reactions corresponding to the formation of six different types of precipitate during the DSC scan

  16. Laser surface alloying of aluminium-transition metal alloys

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    Almeida, A.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available Laser surface alloying has been used as a tool to produce hard and corrosion resistant Al-transition metal (TM alloys. Cr and Mo are particularly interesting alloying elements to produce stable highstrength alloys because they present low diffusion coefficients and solid solubility in Al. To produce Al-TM surface alloys a two-step laser process was developed: firstly, the material is alloyed using low scanning speed and secondly, the microstructure is modified by a refinement step. This process was used in the production of Al-Cr, Al-Mo and Al-Nb surface alloys by alloying Cr, Mo or Nb powder into an Al and 7175 Al alloy substrate using a CO2 laser. This paper presents a review of the work that has been developed at Instituto Superior Tecnico on laser alloying of Al-TM alloys, over the last years.

    En el presente trabajo se estudia la aleación superficial mediante láser de aluminio con metales de transición. El cromo y el molibdeno son particularmente interesantes porque producen aleaciones de alta resistencia y por el bajo coeficiente de difusión y solución sólida en aluminio. Para producir estas aleaciones se ha seguido un procedimiento desarrollado en dos partes. En primer lugar, el material se alea usando una baja velocidad de procesado y en segundo lugar la estructura se modifica mediante un refinamiento posterior. Este procedimiento se ha empleado en la producción de aleaciones Al-Cr, Al-Mo y Al-Nb mediante aleación con láser de CO2 de polvos de Cr, Mo o Nb en aluminio y la aleación 7175. Este trabajo es una revisión del desarrollado en el Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa en los últimos años.

  17. Role of acidic chemistries in steam treatment of aluminium alloys

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl

    2015-01-01

    The effect of acidic chemistry on the accelerated growth of oxide on aluminium alloys Peraluman 706TM and AA6060 under exposure to high temperature steam was investigated. Studied chemistries were based on citrates and phosphates. Results showed that the presence of citrate and phosphate anions initiate doxide growth at the intermetallic particles while growth and corrosion performance of oxide was found tobe a function of anions type and their concentration. Further, steam treatment with phosphates exhibited better performance under acetic acid salt spray and filiform corrosion test whereas delay in powder coating resulted in 1.5–3 times inferior performance.

  18. The fracture of boron fibre-reinforced 6061 aluminium alloy

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    Wright, M. A.; Welch, D.; Jollay, J.

    1979-01-01

    The fracture of 6061 aluminium alloy reinforced with unidirectional and cross-plied 0/90 deg, 0/90/+ or - 45 deg boron fibres has been investigated. The results have been described in terms of a critical stress intensity, K(Q). Critical stress intensity factors were obtained by substituting the failure stress and the initial crack length into the appropriate expression for K(Q). Values were obtained that depended on the dimensions of the specimens. It was therefore concluded that, for the size of specimen tested, the values of K(Q) did not reflect any basic materials property.

  19. Characterization of AA7050 aluminium alloy processed by ECAP

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    The commercial AA7050 aluminium alloy in the solution heat treated condition (W) was processed by ECAP through route A. Two pressing temperatures (room and 150 deg C and velocities (5 and 30mm/min) were used, as well as different number of passes. The effect of such variables on the microstructure evolution was evaluated using optical and transmission electron microscopy with EDX microanalysis, and xray diffraction. It was found that the microstructure has been refined by ECAP, as a result of subgrains formed within deformation bands. ECAP at 150 deg C resulted in intense precipitation of plate like ? phase, which evolves to equiaxial morphology as the number of passes increases. (author)

  20. Simultaneous spectrophotometric determination of titanium and scandium in aluminium alloys

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    A method is suggested simultaneous spectrophotometric determination of titanium and scandium in aluminium-base alloys with the Ti>=0.01% and Sc>=0.002% concentration. The method is based on the formation at pH 3.8-4.0 of a complex via the reaction of arsenazo (3) with Ti(4) ions in the presence of sodium molybdate and complexone 3. The latter is introduced for the Sc-Mo-arsenazo 3 complex destruction. Ions of Fe, Ni, Cr, Be, Mg, Zn may be present is the amount of up to 20 mg in the volume being measured by photometry

  1. Slip lines in scandium and lithium containing aluminium alloys

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    Intensive slip lines in cold rolled sheets of scandium or lithium containing aluminium base alloys are under study. Slip lines are shown to be the places of concentrated shear strain which arise due to the occurrence of secondary ?'(Al3Li) and Al3Sc particles completely coherent to the matrix. The formation of slip lines has a detrimental effect on cold rolled sheet mechanical properties after heat hardening. To avoid the appearance of slip lines it is necessary to roll sheets with low reductions in area and to choose appropriate conditions of intermediate heat treatments. 5 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs

  2. Precipitation kinetics of Si in aluminium alloys

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    The precipitation kinetics of Si in an Al-1.7 wt.%Si alloy after different thermal treatments has been studied by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dilatometry and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results obtained are explained by a model based on simple nucleation and growth/dissolution laws and are compared with measured precipitate size distributions. The evolution of precipitates in water-quenched samples during linear heating depicts the exothermic formation of platelets and globular Si precipitates (200-300 deg. C). The endothermal dissolution of Si platelets starts at lower temperatures than that of the globular precipitates. Coarsening and finally dissolution of globular precipitates is observed with increasing temperature. Samples slowly cooled from the solution treatment temperature present mostly globular precipitates, which are nucleated during cooling. Here, an exothermal effect related to the growth of Si precipitates increasing their volume fraction is observed at relatively high temperatures (350-460 deg. C) during linear heating. The formed precipitates are stable up to ?460 deg. C, where the modelled critical radius becomes bigger than most of the Si precipitates formed so far

  3. Modelling technological properties of commercial wrought aluminium alloys

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    The purpose of this paper is to model three important technological properties for aluminium alloys, based on their performance indices. The models are based on the chemical compositions and microstructure characteristics which are calculated using thermodynamical calculations. The properties that were modelled are the general corrosion, the weldability (MIG and TIG) and the machinability. The results from these models are to be used in materials selection and optimisation. The models clearly show that the general corrosion resistance is reduced for all alloy additions, except for small amounts of titanium. The largest influence on the corrosion is from copper and zinc. The weldability is negatively influenced by the copper and zinc-content, and for small additions of zirconium and titanium it is increased. The machinability is positively influenced by the hardness of the alloy or by adding lead or bismuth. For the non-heat-treatable alloys there was no influence from the composition to the corrosion resistance or the weldability. Copper and zinc which are added to increase the strength to the alloy strongly reduce both the weldability and the corrosion resistance but due to the increase in hardness increase the workability.

  4. Image analysis used for aluminium alloy microstructure investigation

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    M. Krupi?ski

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In this work the metallographic microstructure analysis of the investigated AlSi7Cu3Mg aluminium cast alloy was performed for samples cooled with different cooling rate settings. The preformed investigations are subjected to the analysis of cooling rate influence on the phase morphology.Design/methodology/approach: The solidification process itself is analysed using the UMSA device by appliance of the Derivative Thermo Analysis. The influence of the cooling rate on the alloy microstructure was investigated using computer aided image analysis, in this work also the content of particular phases was analysed, as well the percentage of pinholes compared to the chosen cooling rate.Findings: The treated sample is without holes, cracks and defects as well as has a slightly higher hardness value compared to the as-cast material.Research limitations/implications: The investigated samples were made of the cylindrical shape and were cooled in the range of 0.2°C/s to 1.25°C/s. In this work also the derivative thermoanalysis was performed to determine the correlation between the chosen cooling rate and the microstructure as well changes in the derivative curve shape. For alloy cooling with chosen cooling rate as well for the derivative thermo-analysis the UMSA analysator was applied.Practical implications: The investigated material can find its use in the foundry industry; an improvement of component quality depends mainly on better control over the production parameters.Originality/value: The originality of this work is based on applying of regulated cooling rate of aluminium alloy for structure and mechanical properties changes. As an effect of this study it will be possible to understand and to influence the mechanism of structure forming, refinement and nucleation. Also a better understanding of the thermal characteristics will be provided to achieve a desirable phase morphology required for application of this material under production conditions.

  5. Rolling and annealing texture of 3004 aluminium alloy

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    Zhang, D.F.; Jiang, X.P.; Hu, Z.C.; Wang, F.; Zuo, L. [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern Univ., Shenyang (China)

    2002-07-01

    The 3004 aluminium alloy used for beverage cans, require stringent material properties and earing behavior of the final sheet is of great importance. Final texture and thereby earing is controlled by deformation and heating processes in a most complicated manner where hot rolling, cold rolling and recrystallization are key issues. The hot rolling, cold rolling and annealing textures of the 3004 aluminium alloys were studied by means of orientation distribution functions (ODFs). The results show that texture in the hot-rolled plate is (100)[uvw] and the rotated cube orientation {l_brace}100{r_brace} left angle 011 right angle is the strongest. The intensity of the rotated cube orientation {l_brace}100{r_brace} left angle 011 right angle increases with the increase of the reduction The cold rolling textures show a typical copper-type feature and the intensity of deformation texture increases with the increase reduction The final cold rolling textures are composed of S-, Cu- and Bs-components. After isothermal annealing for 2 h, the recrystallization textures are different from the deformation ones. The recrystallization textures are mainly composed of Cube-, annealing R/S and copper components. The desired cube texture is the strongest at 400 C. The evolution of texture during recrystallization is described in detail and possible origins of various components are discussed. (orig.)

  6. Performance of commercial aluminium alloys as anodes in gelled electrolyte aluminium-air batteries

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    Pino, M.; Chacón, J.; Fatás, E.; Ocón, P.

    2015-12-01

    The evaluation of commercial aluminium alloys, namely, Al2024, Al7475 and Al1085, for Al-air batteries is performed. Pure Al cladded Al2024 and Al7475 are also evaluated. Current rates from 0.8 mA cm-2 to 8.6 mA cm-2 are measured in a gel Al-air cell composed of the commercial alloy sample, a commercial air-cathode and an easily synthesizable gelled alkaline electrolyte. The influence of the alloying elements and the addition to the electrolyte of ZnO and ZnCl2, as corrosion inhibitors is studied and analysed via EDX/SEM. Specific capacities of up to 426 mAh/g are obtained with notably flat potential discharges of 1.3-1.4 V. The competition between self-corrosion and oxidation reactions is also discussed, as well as the influence of the current applied on that process. Al7475 is determined to have the best behaviour as anode in Al-air primary batteries, and cladding process is found to be an extra protection against corrosion at low current discharges. Conversely, Al1085 provided worse results because of an unfavourable metallic composition.

  7. PROCESS CAPABILITY STUDY OF A RAPID CASTING SOLUTION FOR ALUMINIUM ALLOYS USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

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    R. Singh

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the best shell wall thickness of a mould cavity was investigated in a process capability study of a rapid casting solution for aluminium alloys using three-dimensional printing (3DP. Starting from the identification of a component/benchmark, an aluminium-alloy casting prototype was produced with different shell wall thicknesses by three dimensional printing. The results of the study suggest that, at the best shell wall thickness (5 mm for aluminium alloys, the rapid casting solution using a 3DP process lies within the ±3.999 sigma (? limit.

  8. THE PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF ALUMINIUM-LITHIUM-COPPER-MAGNESIUM-ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS-8090 AND 8091

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    Miller, W.; White, J.; Lloyd, D.

    1987-01-01

    Aluminium alloys containing up to 3wt% lithium and cast using an ingot metallurgy route are currently being developed for aerospace applications. The objective of this paper is to review the current status of the metallurgical understanding of these alloys. Particular emphasis is placed on the alloy system Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Zr, which includes the alloys 8090 and 8090 developed in the United Kingdom by the Royal Aircraft Establishment and Alcan. Comparison is made with other alloy systems, where app...

  9. Cold Spray Deposition of Titanium onto Aluminium Alloys

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    M., Barbosa; N., Cinca; S., Dosta; J. M., Guillemany.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A liga de alumínio 7075-T6 é amplamente utilizada na aeronáutica devido à sua elevada relação resistência mecânica/peso. Porém está sujeita a diversas formas de corrosão resultantes dos diferentes ambientes em que se encontra inserida. Uma possível solução para melhorar o comportamento desta liga em [...] situações de corrosão é o seu revestimento com uma camada de titânio puro. Porém, uma vez que o titânio é um metal extremamente sensível à oxidação, a sua deposição no estado puro encontra-se limitada a processos como a Electrodeposição, Chemical Vapour Deposition ou Vacuum Plasma Spray, que são técnicas lentas e dispendiosas. Este trabalho propõe a deposição deste metal num substrato de alumínio 7075 através de uma tecnologia inovadora de deposição a frio conhecida como Cold Spray. A influência de diferentes parâmetros de deposição é estudada (temperatura e pressão do gás de processo, velocidade de alimentação do pó) e foi possível obter um revestimento de titânio puro superior a 300µm, de forma rápida e fácil, sem quaisquer alterações microestruturais. Após optimização dos parâmetros de deposição, o processo de Cold Spray, quando comparado às técnicas de projecção térmica convencional, permite obter revestimentos com boas propriedades mecânicas de forma rápida e económica, tornando-o ideal para aplicações industriais. Abstract in english The aluminium alloy 7075-T6 is widely used in aeronautic engineering due to its high mechanical resistance to weight ratio. Depending upon the environmental conditions, many types of corrosion mechanisms have been found to occur in aircraft structural aluminium alloys. A possible solution to improve [...] the alloy’s behaviour is the deposition of a pure Titanium coating. At present the deposition of Titanium is limited to processes such as Electroplating, Chemical Vapour Deposition and Vacuum Plasma Spray. These traditional approaches are generally slow and expensive, while the common thermal spray processes have two major limitations which are the presence of porosity and oxides in the spray-deposited material. Since Titanium is a metal very sensitive to oxidation, it is proposed in the present work to deposit it onto Aluminium substrates by a novel thermal spray process known as “Cold Spray”. In this work, the influence of the gas pressure and temperature, and the powder feeding rate on the cold spray process and in the final coating characteristics was studied, and a dense pure titanium coating onto aluminium 7075 substrates, with thickness higher than 300µm and no microstructural changes was easily and fast obtained. It was possible to conclude that after optimization, the cold spray process when compared to the conventional thermal spray techniques, results in coatings with very good properties and cost-time effective (higher coating thickness can be achieved in less time and with less money investment), making it ideal for industrial applications.

  10. Peculiar features of structural transformations in fusion zone of welded joints of aluminium-beryllium alloys

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    Reasons of beryllium redistribution in the fusion zone of welded joints of aluminium-beryllium alloys are considered. The leading role of thermal diffuson in the enrichment with beryllium of sections adjacent to the joint is substantiated

  11. A review of friction stir welding of AA 6061 aluminium alloy

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    N. Bhanodaya Kiran Babu; A. Prabhu Kumar; M. Joseph Davidson

    2011-01-01

    This paper discuss about the friction stir welding of joining heat treatable aluminium alloys for aerospace and automobile industries. These welded joints have higher tensile strength to weight ratio and finer microsturcture. FSW of aluminium alloys have the potential to hold good mechanical and metallurgical properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of process parameters on the tensile strength of the welded joints.

  12. Sol-gel derived nanocomposite materials for corrosion protection of aluminium alloys

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    Schmidt, Helmut K.; Müller, Peter; Dittfurth, Carola; Albayrak, Sener; Puhl, Anne

    2000-01-01

    Thermally curable nanocomposite coating materials have been developed to seal and protect copper-containing aluminium alloys against corrosion. The coating material was prepared via the sol-gel-process starting from epoxy functionalised silanes, nanoscaled silica and organic diole crosslinker. This coating matrix was additionally supplied with a varying content of cerium oxide (1-20 wt.%). The corrosion protective efficiency of these coatings was investigated on aluminium alloys Al 6013-T6 an...

  13. Characterization and Modelling of the Anisotropic Behaviour of High-Strength Aluminium Alloy

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    Fourmeau, Marion

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    The purpose of the present study is to describe and characterize the anisotropic flow and fracture behaviour of a high-strength aluminium alloy. To this end,  thick plates of AA7075-T651 aluminium alloy have been tested. Different specimen geometries were used to investigate various stress states. Each specimen was machined in different directions of the plate to enlighten the anisotropy of the material. For all tests, the plastic flow exhibited a slight anisotropy while the failure strain an...

  14. Emeraldine base as corrosion protective layer on aluminium alloy AA5182, effect of the surface microstructure

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    Cecchetto, L; Ambat, Rajan; Davenport, A.J.; Delabouglise, D; Petit, J.-P.; Neel, O.

    2007-01-01

    AA5182 aluminium alloy cold rolled samples were coated by thin Wlms of emeraldine base (EB) obtained from a 5% solution in N-methylpyrrolidinone. Accelerated corrosion tests prove this coating very eVective for corrosion protection of aluminium alloys in neutral environment. This study underlines the prominent role of surface cathodic intermetallic particles in pit initiation and coating break down in enhanced corrosion conditions and suggest that, beside the EB barrier properties, the enhanced ...

  15. A review of friction stir welding of AA 6061 aluminium alloy

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    N. Bhanodaya Kiran Babu

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper discuss about the friction stir welding of joining heat treatable aluminium alloys for aerospace and automobile industries. These welded joints have higher tensile strength to weight ratio and finer microsturcture. FSW of aluminium alloys have the potential to hold good mechanical and metallurgical properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of process parameters on the tensile strength of the welded joints.

  16. The adsorption of an epoxy acrylate resin on aluminium alloy conversion coatings

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    Grilli, R; Abel, ML; Baker, MA; Dunn, B; Watts, JF

    2011-01-01

    A thermodynamic study of the adsorption of an epoxy acrylate resin used for UV-cured coatings on two different anticorrosion pretreatments on aluminium alloys relevant to aerospace industry has been undertaken. Aluminium alloy Al2219 specimens, treated with an inorganic chromate based conversion coating (Alodine 1200S) and an organic titanium based conversion coating (Nabutan STI/310), were immersed in solutions of different concentrations of the resin and adsorption isotherms were determined...

  17. Incorporation of transition metal ions and oxygen generation during anodizing of aluminium alloys

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    Enrichment of nickel at the alloy/film interface and incorporation of nickel species into the anodic film have been examined for a sputtering-deposited Al-1.2at.%Ni alloy in order to assist understanding of oxygen generation in barrier anodic alumina films. Anodizing of the alloy proceeds in two stages similarly to other dilute aluminium alloys, for example Al-Cr and Al-Cu alloys, where the Gibbs free energies per equivalent for formation of alloying element oxide exceeds the value for alumina. In the first stage, a nickel-free alumina film is formed, with nickel enriching in an alloy layer, 2 nm thick, immediately beneath the anodic oxide film. In the second stage, nickel atoms are oxidized together with aluminium, with oxygen generation forming gas bubbles within the anodic oxide film. This stage commences after accumulation of about 5.4 x 1015 nickel atoms cm-2 in the enriched alloy layer. Oxygen generation also occurs when a thin layer of the alloy, containing about 2.0 x 1019 nickel atoms m-2, on electropolished aluminium, is completely anodized, contrasting with thin Al-Cr and Al-Cu alloy layers on electropolished aluminium, for which oxygen generation is essentially absent. A mechanism of oxygen generation, based on electron impurity levels of amorphous alumina and local oxide compositions, is discussed in order to explain the observations

  18. Microscopic observation of pattern attack by aggressive ions on finished surface of aluminium alloy sacrificial anode

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    This paper presents the results of a microscopic observation on submerged finished surface of aluminium alloy sacrificial anode. Experimental tests were carried out on polished surface aluminium anode exposed to seawater containing aggressive ions in order to observe of pattern corrosion attack on corroding surface of anode. Results have shown, at least under the present testing condition, that surface of sacrificial anode were attack by an aggressive ion such as chloride along grain boundaries. In addition, results of microanalysis showed that the corrosion products on surface of aluminium alloy have Al, Zn and O element for all sample and within the pit was consists of Al, Zn, O and Cl element. (author)

  19. The effect of surface treatment and gaseous rust protection paper on the atmospheric corrosion stability of aluminium alloy

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    The experimental results of atmospheric corrosion of 166 aluminium alloy of Al-Mg-Si-Cu system and 167 aluminium alloy of Al-Mg-Si-Cu-Fe-Ni system for different surface treatment and different wrapping papers used are introduced. The results show: 1. The composition of aluminium alloy has some effect on the performance of atmospheric corrosion stability and the local corrosion depth for 167 aluminium alloy specimen is considerable. 2. After 8 years storage, the 167 aluminium alloy tubular specimen, which was treated with surface treatment in deionized water at 100 ? 230 C degree, has no spot of atmospheric corrosion found. 3. Within the test period, the performance of atmospheric corrosion stability by sulphuric-acid anodization film is remarkable. 4. The No. 19 gaseous rust protection paper has no effect of atmospheric corrosion stability on the 166 and 167 aluminium alloys which were treated with quenching and natural ageing method

  20. Directionality in the Mechanical Properties of Spray Cast and Extruded 7XXX Series Aluminium Alloys

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    SALAMCI, Elmas

    2003-01-01

    Three 7xxx series aluminium SS70, N707 and 7075 alloys have been produced by the spray deposition process. The alloys were extruded and subsequently heat treated in the T6 and T7 temper conditions. Texture analysis of as-received and solution treated alloys revealed and fibre textures leading to higher mechanical properties in the longitudinal direction. Anisotropic behaviour was observed in these alloys. In addition, the influence of recrystallizing, heat treatment, stretching, ...

  1. Development of Al-TiC Alloys Using Powder Metallurgy as Grain Refiners for Aluminium and Its Alloys

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    Abdel-Nasser .M. Omran

    2014-01-01

    Al-Ti-C master alloys have been widely investigated for many years as grain refiner for aluminium and its alloys. In this work, the Al-Ti-C master alloys are synthesized using powder metallurgy technique through the mixing of aluminium and TiC powders with different TiC contents 3.75 (3), 5(4), 6.25(5) and 7.5(6) Wt% TiC(Wt% Ti). The mixing powders with different contents of TiC were pressed in cylinder shape. The pressed specimens were sintered from 450 oC in a tube furnace u...

  2. Radiation effects in the aluminium alloys irradiated with neutrons

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    Full text: Materials of fuel elements for water cooled nuclear reactors are exposed to simultaneous action of an ionizing radiation, temperature and yields of water radiolysis. In particular, irradiation by fast neutrons (En> 0.1 MeV) in research reactors influences mainly the mechanical properties of aluminium alloys, increasing their strength and reducing the plasticity. Radiation can essentially affect the stability of the heat-generating assembly material, changing its structure state. The structure change may also be the result of post-radiation ageing. This paper presents the results of studying the influence of reactor neutrons (research reactor of INP AS RU) on microstructure, electrical characteristics and length changes of SAV-1 and AMG-2 aluminium alloys used in nuclear industry. These alloys are low-alloyed solid solutions and intermetallic phases of CuAl2, Mg2Si, CuMgAl2, CuMg4Al6, Al2Mg2 in an equilibrium state. Samples were cut with orientation in 111 crystallographic axis in the shape of disks with the diameter d= 15 mm and thickness h= 3 mm for the metallographic analysis, and rods with the length of 40 mm and width d = 5 mm for measuring specific electrical resistance and linear dimension changes prior and after irradiations. For precise measurements the sample surfaces were mechanically handled and polished in a chemical solution, and then washed out in the distilled water and ethanol. Further samples, were put into the aluminum container and irradiated in a vertical channel of the reactor to fluencies 1018, 1019, 1020 n/cm2. The relative elongation (extension) ? was calculated as the measured length ratio of the non-irradiated and irradiated sample: ?=L0/L1x100%. Determination of element composition and the metallographic analysis of studied samples were done at the X-ray microanalyzer 'Jeol' JSM 5910 IV. Specific resistance (?) values were measures with four probe technique by compensation method at the direct voltage. The sample lengths were measured by means of a micrometer. Under the irradiation the sample surface is oxidized, and local nonsoluble intermetallic phases of Al-Mg-Si-Fe system are shattered and diffused in the sample volume practically uniformly. Such smashing of local nonsoluble intermetallic phases, finally, leads to essential local change of the element composition, increase of phase interfaces, magnification of interior mechanical stresses, and, hence, to increase in deficiency. The considerable increase of the structure deficiency level of the irradiated alloy is shown first of all in the observed ? increase. For the SAV-1 sample the ? value increases from 3.53x10-6 Ohm·m for not irradiated reference up to 3.86x10-6 Ohm·m after the fluency increase to 1020 cm-2 and for alloy AMG-2 from 3.60x10-6 Ohm·m to 5.31x10-6 Ohm·m, respectively. The neutron irradiation induced change of ? depends on the impurity contents. For the SAV-1 sample the relative extension is incremented at the beginning to 0.52 % at 1018 cm-2, then decreases proportionally to a neutron fluence to 0.47 % at 1020 cm-2. For the AMG-2 alloy sample the fluence dependence of ? was found more complicate. At 1.3x1018 cm2 the length reduction was at first 0.23 %, then increases smoothly to 0.25 % at 1.5x1019 cm-2 and decreased to 0.1 % at 1.2x1020 cm2. The irradiation induced defects of crystal lattice entered have created the energy barrier system in the materials, and charge carriers scattered at the barriers that resulted in the ? magnification. The dislocation density increases in metal with smashing of intermetallic phases. However, their motion is interfered by major number of demarcations. As a result the explored alloys become a little strengthened while losing plasticity. Hardening is promoted also by other irregularities of the crystalline structure, such as atoms of the impurities dissolved in metal and alloying elements, inclusions of the secondary phases, boundaries of grains or blocks etc, and also by braking dislocation motion. Regarding the observed small values of ?, it is possible to conclude

  3. Ductility of aluminium alloy AA7075 at high strain rates

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    El-Magd, E.; Brodmann, M. [Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany). Dept. of Mater. Sci.

    2000-09-01

    Under dynamic loading the stabilising effect of increased strain rate sensitivity of the material restrains neck formation in tension tests and leads to an increase in ductility. On the other hand the adiabatic character of the deformation process reduces the flow stress and promotes instability, localisation and adiabatic shear band initiation. Furthermore, the notch sensitivity of the material increases with increasing strain rate. Dynamic and quasi-static tension and compression tests were carried out on the age hardenable aluminium wrought alloy AA7075. There, dispers distributed precipitations are often the starting point for ductile fracture caused by impact due to the nucleation, growth and coalescence of voids and micro-cracks in case of tension. Neck formation under tensile loading and instabilities like shear bands in case of compression are discussed on the basis of the theory of imperfection under consideration of the increased strain rate sensitivity of the material and the adiabatic character of the deformation process at high strain rates. In case of tensile loading, tests with various notched geometries allowed the study of the influence of degree of multiaxiality. Through combination of experiment and simulation, the influence of strain rate on the local fracture strain could be determined for tensile and compression loading. (orig.)

  4. Residual stress measurements in laser clad aircraft aluminium alloys

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    Fatigue and corrosion damage of structural components threatens the safety and availability of civil and military aircrafts. There is no sign of relief from these threats as civil and military aircrafts worldwide are continuously being pushed further into and past their initial design fatigue lives in tight financial circumstances. Given fatigue and corrosion damage often initiates at the surface and sub-surface of the components, there has been extensive research and development worldwide focused on advanced aircraft repair technologies and surface enhancement methods. The Deep Surface Rolling (DSR) is one of advanced surface enhancement technologies that can introduce deep compressive residual stresses into the surface of aircraft metallic structure to extend its fatigue life. For the development of cost-effective aircraft structural repair technologies such as laser cladding, in this study, aluminium alloy 7075-T651 specimens with simulated corrosion damage were repaired using laser cladding technology. The surface of the laser cladding region was then processed by DSR. The experimental results from subsequent fatigue testing of laser cladded baseline, DSR and post-heat treated laser cladded specimens discovered that the DSR process can significantly increase fatigue life in comparison with the ascladded baseline. The three dimensional residual stresses were measured by neutron diffraction and the results confirmed the beneficial compressive residual stresses at the cladding surface can be achieved in depth more than 1.0 mm.

  5. Modelling of Local Necking and Fracture in Aluminium Alloys

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    Non-linear Finite Element simulations are extensively used in forming and crashworthiness studies of automotive components and structures in which fracture need to be controlled. For thin-walled ductile materials, the fracture-related phenomena that must be properly represented are thinning instability, ductile fracture and through-thickness shear instability. Proper representation of the fracture process relies on the accuracy of constitutive and fracture models and their parameters that need to be calibrated through well defined experiments. The present study focuses on local necking and fracture which is of high industrial importance, and uses a phenomenological criterion for modelling fracture in aluminium alloys. As an accurate description of plastic anisotropy is important, advanced phenomenological constitutive equations based on the yield criterion YLD2000/YLD2003 are used. Uniaxial tensile tests and disc compression tests are performed for identification of the constitutive model parameters. Ductile fracture is described by the Cockcroft-Latham fracture criterion and an in-plane shear tests is performed to identify the fracture parameter. The reason is that in a well designed in-plane shear test no thinning instability should occur and it thus gives more direct information about the phenomenon of ductile fracture. Numerical simulations have been performed using a user-defined material model implemented in the general-purpose non-linear FE code LS-DYNA. The applicability of the model is demonstrated by correlating the predicted and experimental response in the in-plane shear tests and additional plane strain tension tests

  6. Excimer laser treatment for aluminium alloy mechanical property enhancement

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    Sicard, E.; Boulmer-Leborgne, C. [Orleans Univ. (France). GREMI; Andreazza-Vignolle, C.; Andreazza, P. [CRMD, Universite d`Orleans, BP 6752, 45067, Orleans, cedex2 (France); Langlade, C.; Vannes, B. [IFOS, Ecole centrale de Lyon, 36 avenue de collongue, BP 163, 69131, Ecully, cedex (France)

    1998-03-01

    An excimer laser beam is focused (1-3 Jcm{sup 2}) on to an aluminium alloy (AlSi7Mg) surface target in a nitrogen atmosphere (760 Torr). A nitride layer (5 mm{sup 2} area per laser spot) is obtained by nitrogen diffusion in the bulk with a depth of several micrometres during the induced laser-plasma time interaction on the surface. For chemical, structural and tribological analyses, 1 x 1 cm{sup 2} samples are processed by scanning the laser beam on the surface, either by locating the laser-plasma spots side by side or by overlapping them. Different experimental conditions are investigated (laser fluence, laser pulse number, overlapping rate of laser-plasma spots), and then various analysis such as NRA, XRD, GIXD, SEM, EDS are performed. When a step-by-step process is used, the nitrogen concentration appears to be inhomogeneous depending on the surface location, and the surface roughness is too high for further applications. Nevertheless, the overlapping process yields homogeneous chemical composition layers with smooth surfaces. Tests are performed to characterise the friction behaviour of the treated surface under fretting conditions, and tribological results clearly indicate the best experimental conditions to be used for the enhancement of mechanical properties. (orig.) 16 refs.

  7. Corrosion Behaviour of Alpha Phase Aluminium Bronze Alloy in Selected Environments

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    Oluwayomi BALOGUN

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This research investigated the corrosion behaviour of aluminium (8 wt % bronze alloys produced via sand casting in acidic, alkaline, and marine environments. The aluminium bronze was produced from aluminium (6063 alloy and copper scraps by sand casting according to European standard specification (UNS. C61400-CuAl8, after which they were cut into smaller sizes and immersed in the selected corrosive media for corrosion test investigation. H2SO4, NaCl, NaOH, and HCl of 0.1 M, 0.2 M, 0.3 M, 0.4 M, and 0.5 M were setup for 45 days for the corrosion study. Selective phase attack was observed in the alloy, although it was much more pronounced in HCl, to the point where entire grains fell out while it exhibit minimal corrosion resistance in marine and alkaline media respectively. Intense chloride attack on the protective film formed on the surface of the aluminium bronze was observed to be responsible for the greater corrosion susceptibility of the alloy in HCl environments. Comparative studies of aluminium bronze in selected environments indicated that no corrosion was observed and the alloys have a greater tendency to be applicable in marine, alkaline and sulphuric acid environments.

  8. Evaluation of mechanical properties of aluminium alloy–alumina–boron carbide metal matrix composites

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    Highlights: • Fabrication of MMC with aluminium alloy–alumina–boron carbide is done. • Different proportions of reinforcements are added. • The effects of varying proportions are studied. • Investigation on mechanical properties above composites is performed. • Failure morphology analysis is done using SEM. - Abstract: This paper deals with the fabrication and mechanical investigation of aluminium alloy, alumina (Al2O3) and boron carbide metal matrix composites. Aluminium is the matrix metal having properties like light weight, high strength and ease of machinability. Alumina which has better wear resistance, high strength, hardness and boron carbide which has excellent hardness and fracture toughness are added as reinforcements. Here, the fabrication is done by stir casting which involves mixing the required quantities of additives into stirred molten aluminium. After solidification, the samples are prepared and tested to find the various mechanical properties like tensile, flexural, impact and hardness. The internal structure of the composite is observed using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

  9. Investigation of aluminium-rich alloy system of aluminium-strontium-silicium

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    An area of the solid solution based on aluminium was studied, and the surface was plotted of the liquidus adjoining the apex of the aluminium corner of the strontium-aluminium-silicon system. The investigation was carried out by microstructure and differential thermal analyses and by the measurement of the microhardness of the component phases. A combined solubility of silicon and strontium in aluminium was studied along three radial sections at Sr-to-Si ratios of 1/2, 1/1 and 2/1. The relationships of ''composition vs. Microhardness'', obtained in these sections, made it possible to define the boundaries of the phase regions in the aluminium corner of the strontium-aluminium-silicon system at 500 deg C. The greatest solubility is that along the Al-SrAl2Si2 section at a Sr/Si ratio of 1/2. A further increase in the content of strontium brings about a drop in the solubility of silicon in solid aluminium. The projection of the liquidus surface of the strontium-aluminium-silicon system, rich in aluminium, includes four surfaces of primary crystallization: ?-Al, SrAl4, SrAl2Si2 and Si. The system comprises a section of Al-SrAl2Si2 representing a quasibinary system of an eutectic type. The eutectic reaction takes place at a temperature of 640 deg C. The quasibinary Al-SrAl2Si2 section divides the aluminium corner of the Sr-Al-Si system into two independent systems Al-SrAl4-SrAl2Si2 and Al-Si-SrAl2Si2 of an eutectic type

  10. Localised corrosion on 2219 aluminium alloy coated with a titanium based conversion coating

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    Grilli, R; Watts, JF; Baker, MA; Dunn, B

    2010-01-01

    High strength aluminium alloys are widely employed in aerospace applications. However, specific environmental conditions may trigger corrosion and therefore these alloys require additional protection. Most current conversion coatings used for this purpose are Cr(VI) based, and thus environmentally undesirable. A possible replacement is a Ti-based coating, Nabutan STI/310. The aim of this work is to gain a better understanding of corrosion mechanisms of the Al alloy surfaces coated with Nabuta...

  11. Influence of friction stir welding parameters on properties of 2024 T3 aluminium alloy joints

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    Eramah Abdsalam M.; Rakin Marko P.; Velji? Darko M.; Tadi? Sr?an; Radovi? Nenad A.; Zrili? Milorad; Perovi? Milenko M.

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    The aim of this work is to analyse the process of friction stir welding (FSW) of 3mm thick aluminium plates made of high strength aluminium alloy - 2024 T3, as well as to assess the mechanical properties of the produced joints. FSW is a modern procedure which enables joining of similar and dissimilar materials in the solid state, by the combined action of heat and mechanical work. This paper presents an analysis of the experimental results obtained by testi...

  12. Characterization of steam generated anti-corrosive oxide films on Aluminium alloys

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl; Ambat, Rajan

    2014-01-01

    Aluminium and its alloys are widely used in structural and transportation industry owing to their high strength to weight ratio. The surface of aluminium under normal conditions has a thin oxide film (2.5-10 nm) responsible for its inherent corrosion resistance. This oxide film can further be converted or transformed into functional conversion coatings in order to enhance corrosion resistance and adhesion to paint systems. Chromium based conversion coatings have been extensively used on aluminiu...

  13. Effect of Slow Cooling in Reducing Pore Size in a Sintered Powder Metallurgical 6061Aluminium Alloy

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    S. Solay Anand; Mohan, B.; T. R. Parthasarathy

    2011-01-01

    The usage of powder metallurgy aluminium compacts in lieu of ferrous components in automotives helps to lower vehicle weight. The major drawback in the commercially available press sintered aluminium alloy is porosity which is mainly dependent on the powder metallurgical process parameters such as compaction pressure, sintering temperature and cooling rate after sintering. In this paper the effect of particle size and furnace controlled cooling after sintering on porosity level and micro hard...

  14. Characterization of steam generated anti-corrosive oxide films on Aluminium alloys

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl

    2014-01-01

    Aluminium and its alloys are widely used in structural and transportation industry owing to their high strength to weight ratio. The surface of aluminium under normal conditions has a thin oxide film (2.5-10 nm) responsible for its inherent corrosion resistance. This oxide film can further be converted or transformed into functional conversion coatings in order to enhance corrosion resistance and adhesion to paint systems. Chromium based conversion coatings have been extensively used on aluminium alloys to improve adhesion of subsequent paint layers and corrosion resistance. However, the use of hexavalent chromium is strictly regulated due to its toxic nature and suspected carcinogenicity. So, it is highly imperative to develop other alternatives for chrome conversion coatings. Treatment of aluminium with natural water at elevated temperatures results in the formation of different forms of aluminium oxide (?-AlO(OH) , Al(OH)3) depending on the preparation parameters/conditions. Moreover, with the knowledge offactors controlling film growth, composition and morphology, such oxide layers carry huge potential for practical applications. Pure aluminium (AA1090, 99.94 wt. %) and other aluminium alloy surfaces were exposed to high pressure steam produced by an autoclave at a temperature of 107 – 121 °C and pressure of 15 -17 psi for 10 minutes to produce a thin coating of aluminium oxide. The aim of this study is to understand the effect of high pressure steam with and without different chemical additives on surface morphology and growth of oxide film on different intermetallic particles and corrosion behaviour of such alloys.Surface morphology was observed by using FEG-SEM, EDX and FIB-SEM. Metal oxide surface characterization and compositional depth profiling were investigated by using XRD, XPS and GD-OES respectively. Potentiodynamic polarization measurements and acid salt spray testing were used to study corrosion behavior of the produced coatings.

  15. The role of magnesium in the electrochemical behaviour of 5XXX aluminium-magnesium alloys:

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    Flores Ramirez, J.R.

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    An investigation concerning the effects of magnesium on the intergranular corrosion susceptibility of AA5XXX aluminium alloys was carried out. In the present work, magnesium is found to be highly mobile in the bulk metal as well as in the aluminium oxide. This mobility is also found to be dependent on the temperature and bulk magnesium concentration. Interestingly, the corrosion susceptibility of the AA5XXX series appears to be directly related to the magnesium mobility as well. It was found ...

  16. HIGH PURITY ALUMINIUM-LITHIUM MASTER ALLOY BY MOLTEN SALT ELECTROLYSIS

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    Watanabe, Y; Toyoshima, M.; Itoh, K.(Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 113-0033, Tokyo, Japan)

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    The aim of this work is to develop the economical production process of the Al-Li master alloy free from metallic sodium, calcium and potassium. This master alloy can be used for aluminium-lithium alloys for structual materials of aircrafts, automobiles and robots. Moreover the Al-Li master alloy with lithium content of 18-20wt. % is applicable to the blanket of fusion reactors and the active mass of batteries. This Al-Li master alloy can be produced by means of LiCl-KCl molten salt electroly...

  17. Recycling of Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium Laminates and Silicon Removal from Aerospace Al Alloy:

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    Zhu, G

    2012-01-01

    Aerospace aluminium alloys (7xxx and 2xxx series Al alloy) is one of the important Al alloys in our life. The recycling of aerospace Al alloy plays a significant role in sustainable development of Al industry. The fibre reinforced metal laminates GLARE including 67 wt.% 2024 Al alloy was used as upper fuselage in Airbus A380, but the solution for GLARE recycling is not available. Thermal recycling which uses high temperature to decompose the resin and separate the reinforcement fibres and fi...

  18. Electrochemical aspects of exfoliation corrosion of aluminium alloys: The effects of heat treatment

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    Marlaud, T. [Laboratoire Science et Ingenierie des Materiaux et Procedes (SIMAP), Grenoble INP, UJF, CNRS, 38402 Saint Martin d, Heres (France); Rio Tinto Alcan - Centre de Recherches de Voreppe, BP 27, 38341 Voreppe Cedex (France); Malki, B., E-mail: Brahim.Malki@simap.grenoble-inp.f [Laboratoire Science et Ingenierie des Materiaux et Procedes (SIMAP), Grenoble INP, UJF, CNRS, 38402 Saint Martin d, Heres (France); Deschamps, A.; Baroux, B. [Laboratoire Science et Ingenierie des Materiaux et Procedes (SIMAP), Grenoble INP, UJF, CNRS, 38402 Saint Martin d, Heres (France)

    2011-04-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Development of new aluminium alloys for aircraft industries. {yields} Impact of chemical composition change during tempering on exfoliation corrosion. {yields} Role of hydrogen in the exfoliation corrosion of aluminium-based alloys. {yields} Mechanical effects and hydrogen bubbling during exfoliation corrosion. - Abstract: Electrochemical approaches are used to investigate the exfoliation corrosion (EFC) of a 7XXX series aluminium alloy that has undergone different tempering treatments. EFC was produced under an artificial crevice at open circuit potential in neutral chloride solutions, and is found to be associated to current and potential transients. EFC was also produced under galvanostatic control conditions. Observations made through Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) suggest that these transients result from the progression of inter-granular cracks. Last, over-ageing heat treatments that are known to decrease both metal hardness and EFC sensitivity were found to decrease the number of transients.

  19. Self-Pierce Riveting of Three Aluminium Alloy and Mild Steel Sheets

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    Three aluminium alloy and steel sheets were joined with a self-piercing rivet. Self-pierce riveting has the function of joining steel and aluminium alloys having very different melting points due to plastic joining. The requisites for joining the three sheets are the driving of the rivet leg through the middle sheet, the flaring of the rivet leg in the lower sheet and the prevention of the fracture of the lower sheet. The joinability for various combinations of the three sheets was determined. When the rivet leg is small, no driving through the middle sheet occurs, the lower sheet ruptures for a large rivet leg. In addition, 980 MPa high strength steel, mild steel and aluminium alloy sheets were joined by the self-pierce riveting.

  20. Stereometry specification and properties of anodization surface of casting aluminium alloys

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    L.A. Dobrza?ski

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the work is presents the influence of casting method and anodic treatment parameters on properties, thickness and structure of an anodic layer formed on aluminium casting alloys.Design/methodology/approach: Investigations were carried out on the laser profile measurement gauge MicroProf from company FRT, abrasive wear test was made with using ABR-8251 equipment delivered by TCD Teknologi ApS and microstructure investigations were made with using a light microscope equipped with an electronic camera configured with a computer on two casting aluminium alloys which both were founding by pressure die casting and gravity casting.Findings: The researches included analyze of the influence of chemical composition, geometry, roughness and abrasive wear resistant of anodic layer obtained on aluminium casts.Research limitations/implications: Contributes to research on anodic layer for aluminium casting alloys.Practical implications: Conducted investigations lay out the areas of later researches, especially in the direction of the possible, next optimization anodization process of aluminium casting alloys, e.g. in the range of raising resistance on corrosion.Originality/value: The range of possible applications increases for example as materials on working building constructions, elements in electronics and construction parts in air and motorization industry in the aggressive environment.

  1. MICROSTRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL STUDY OF ALUMINIUM ALLOYS SUBMITTED TO DISTINCT SOAKING TIMES DURING SOLUTION HEAT TREATMENT

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    Valmir Martins Monteiro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This work studies the microstructural characteristics and mechanical properties for different aluminium alloys (1100, 3104 and 8011 hot rolled sheets that were subjected to a solution heat treatment with distinct soaking times, in order to promote microstructural and mechanical changes on these alloys with solute fractions slightly above the maximum solubility limit. Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM / Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy X-Ray (EDS, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD and Hardness Tests were employed to observe the microstructural / compositional and mechanical evaluation. For the 1100 and 8011 alloys the more suitable soaking time occur between 1 and 2 hours, and for the 3104 alloy occurs between 2 and 3 hours.

  2. Galvanic corrosion of rare earth modified AM50 and AZ91D magnesium alloys coupled to steel and aluminium alloys

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    Mohedano, M.; Arrabal, R.; Pardo, A.; Paucar, A.; Merino, M. C.; Matykina, E.; Mingo, B.; Garces, G.

    2014-04-01

    Electrochemical and gravimetric measurements were used to examine the effects of neodymium and gadolinium additions on the galvanic corrosion behaviour of AM50 and AZ91D magnesium alloys coupled to A 570 Gr 36 carbon steel and AA2011-AA6082 aluminium alloys. Rare earth modified alloys showed Al{sub 2}Nd/Al{sub 2}Gd and Al-Mn-Nd/Al-Mn-Gd intermetallics, reduced area fraction of {beta}-Mg{sub 1}7Al{sub 1}2 phase and increased corrosion resistance due to increased surface passivity and suppression of micro-galvanic couples. Neodymium and gadolinium additions improved the galvanic corrosion resistance of AM50 alloy, but were less effective in case of the AZ91D alloy. The AA6082 alloy was the most compatible material and the AA2011 alloy was the least compatible. (Author)

  3. Finite element simulation of deep drawing of aluminium alloy sheets at elevated temperatures

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    G. Venkateswarlu

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available More and more automobile companies are going for weight reduction of their vehicles for fuel economy and other features. They have started using more tailored blanked bodies using advanced joining techniques. Such material combinations usually called as “Tailor Welded Blanks” offer better characteristics. However, owing to the presence of different materials their formability is a challenge. The objective of the present study is to determine the effect of blank temperature on forming behavior of sheets and damage factor of such aluminium sheet alloys of 6061 and 7075 at elevated temperatures. An insight into such a study will throw light on the different temperatures required by the above materials when they are made into TWBs. In this present investigation, a series of simulations were carried out on the formability behaviour of cylindrical deep drawing of aluminium alloys in the temperature range 50-500 0 C using DEFORM-2D. The damage factor based on Cockcroft Latham algorithm was taken as the constraint for defect free product. The results show that forming at elevated temperature can yield significant increase in product height, especially for aluminium 7075. The deep drawing of aluminium 6061 alloys show very good formability in a temperature range between 150-2500c and 400-5000c for aluminium 7075. Both the metals gave identical cup heights when drawn at 4750c.

  4. Development of Al-TiC Alloys Using Powder Metallurgy as Grain Refiners for Aluminium and Its Alloys

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    Abdel-Nasser .M. Omran

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Al-Ti-C master alloys have been widely investigated for many years as grain refiner for aluminium and its alloys. In this work, the Al-Ti-C master alloys are synthesized using powder metallurgy technique through the mixing of aluminium and TiC powders with different TiC contents 3.75 (3, 5(4, 6.25(5 and 7.5(6 Wt% TiC(Wt% Ti. The mixing powders with different contents of TiC were pressed in cylinder shape. The pressed specimens were sintered from 450 oC in a tube furnace under argon atmosphere for 2 hrs. The produced alloys before and after sintering are examined using SEM, EDX and XRD. The results indicate that, the Al-TiC alloy containing fine TiC particles dispersed in all matrix was successfully prepared. The prepared Al-TiC alloys with different contents of TiC were evaluated using the KBI test mold as grain refiner for pure aluminum and its alloys. The results indicate that the prepared Al-TiC master alloy is high grain refining efficiency for pure aluminum and its alloys.

  5. Recovery of actinides from actinide–aluminium alloys by chlorination: Part II

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    Sou?ek, P., E-mail: pavel.soucek@ec.europa.eu [European Commission, JRC, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Cassayre, L. [Laboratoire de Génie Chimique (LGC), Département Procédés Electrochimiques, CNRS-UMR 5503, Université de Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Eloirdi, R.; Malmbeck, R.; Meier, R.; Nourry, C.; Claux, B.; Glatz, J.-P. [European Commission, JRC, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2014-04-01

    A chlorination route is being investigated for recovery of actinides from actinide–aluminium alloys, which originate from pyrochemical recovery of actinides from spent metallic nuclear fuel by electrochemical methods in molten LiCl–KCl. In the present work, the most important steps of this route were experimentally tested using U–Pu–Al alloy prepared by electrodeposition of U and Pu on solid aluminium plate electrodes. The investigated processes were vacuum distillation for removal of the salt adhered on the electrode, chlorination of the alloy by chlorine gas and sublimation of the AlCl{sub 3} formed. The processes parameters were set on the base of a previous thermochemical study and an experimental work using pure UAl{sub 3} alloy. The present experimental results indicated high efficiency of salt distillation and chlorination steps, while the sublimation step should be further optimised.

  6. Steam assisted oxide growth on aluminium alloys using oxidative chemistries: Part II corrosion performance

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl

    2015-01-01

    Surface treatment of aluminium alloys using steam with oxidative chemistries, namely KMnO4 and HNO3 resulted in accelerated growth of oxide on aluminium alloys. Detailed investigation of the corrosion performance of the treated surfaces was carried out using potentiodynamic polarisation and standard industrial test methods such as acetic acid salt spray (AASS) and filiform corrosion on commercial AA6060 alloy. Barrier properties of the film including adhesion were evaluated using tape test under wet and dry conditions. Electrochemical results showed reduced cathodic and anodic activity, while the protection provided by steam treatment with HNO3was a function of the concentration of NO3?ions. The coating generated by inclusion of KMnO4showed highest resistance to filiform corrosion. Overall, the performance of the steam treated surfaces under filiform corrosion and AASS test was a result of the local coverage of the alloy microstructure resulting from steam containing with KMnO4and HNO3.

  7. Steam assisted oxide growth on aluminium alloys using oxidative chemistries: Part II corrosion performance

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl; Ambat, Rajan

    2015-11-01

    Surface treatment of aluminium alloys using steam with oxidative chemistries, namely KMnO4 and HNO3 resulted in accelerated growth of oxide on aluminium alloys. Detailed investigation of the corrosion performance of the treated surfaces was carried out using potentiodynamic polarisation and standard industrial test methods such as acetic acid salt spray (AASS) and filiform corrosion on commercial AA6060 alloy. Barrier properties of the film including adhesion were evaluated using tape test under wet and dry conditions. Electrochemical results showed reduced cathodic and anodic activity, while the protection provided by steam treatment with HNO3 was a function of the concentration of NO3- ions. The coating generated by inclusion of KMnO4 showed highest resistance to filiform corrosion. Overall, the performance of the steam treated surfaces under filiform corrosion and AASS test was a result of the local coverage of the alloy microstructure resulting from steam containing with KMnO4 and HNO3.

  8. Electrochemical Study of Aluminium Alloy AA 5083 Corrosion Induced by Elemental Mercury in LNG Industries

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    D. Zerouali

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Electrochemical corrosion studies of industrial Aluminium alloy AA 5083 corrosion in natural gas containing mercury metal and water as impurities showed to be a complex process. Single scan voltamograms of amalgamated electrode presents peaks of electrochemical oxidation around E = -1.4 volt/SCE and a corrosion potential Ecor = -1.6 volt/SCE showing an active amalgamated surface. Oxydation peak, Ip relating rate of electrochemical oxidation of aluminium was depending on three factors: thickness of amalgam and diffusivity of aluminium in amalgam, rate of chemical dissolution of aluminium in mercury which is the limiting step at high scanning rate potential and low immersion time. Diffusional step which controls kinetics at highest immersion time and lowest scanning rate and an intermediate step which controlled by the two kinetics.

  9. Arc welding of high strength aluminium alloys for armour systems applications

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    Pickin, Craig Graeme

    2011-01-01

    The ternary Al-Cu-Mg system 2xxx series aluminium alloys were examined as construction materials for armour system applications based upon comparable ballistic properties to the currently employed Al-7xxx series alloys. Utilising MIG welding solidification cracking was evident when welding constrained Al-2024 candidate base material using Al-2319 filler, the only available consumable wire for this series. A previously developed thermodynamic model suggested that an incompatible...

  10. Development of tools for integrated optimisation and use of aluminium alloys

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    Zander, Johan

    2011-01-01

    Commercial alloys are continuously developed to improve their performance. Therefore it is useful to establish new optimisation software, which could be used in development of new materials or in materials selection. In the first part of the thesis, mechanical and technological properties, which are of importance in materials selection in mechanical design, are investigated. Two types of materials are analysed for the mechanical properties, aluminium alloys and stainless steels but only alumi...

  11. High Pressure Die Casting of Aluminium and Magnesium Alloys :Grain Structure and Segregation Characteristics

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    Laukli, Hans Ivar

    2004-01-01

    Cold chamber high pressure die casting, (HPDC), is an important commercial process for the production of complex near net shape aluminium and magnesium alloy castings. The work presented in the thesis was aimed at investigating the microstructure formation in this type of casting. The solidification characteristics related to the process and the alloys control the formation of grains and defects. This again has a significant impact on the mechanical properties of the castings. The investigati...

  12. New rapidly solidified aluminium alloys for elevated temperature applications on aerospace structures

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    Barbaux, Y.; Pons, G.

    1993-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a cooperative study between AEROSPATIALE, DASSAULT AVIATION, BRITISH AEROSPACE, ALENIA, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, CEREM, ALPOCO, RAUFOSS A/S, CENIM AND THE UNIVERSITYOF PISA supported by the CEC under BRITE EURAM contract BREU 0356 C which aims at developping a new Aluminium alloy for use at 250 - 300°C by Rapid Solidification /Powder Metallurgy technology. Tensile and creep properties at temperatures up to 350°C, fracture toughness and corrosion results on 11 alloy...

  13. Microstructure and properties of FSW joints of 2017A/6013 aluminium alloys sheets

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    K. Mroczka; Dutkiewicz, J; L. Lity?ska-Dobrzy?ska; A. Pietras

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of the studies was to analyse the structure and mechanical properties of FSW joints. Experiment were perform in order to study possibilities to join different aluminium alloys 2017A and 6013. The alloys differ one from the other with respect to chemical composition and mechanical properties especially, therefore the ability to perform the correct joints may be useful for special constructions.Design/methodology/approach: The joints were produced applying different parameters ...

  14. A beryllium window for electron beam injection and extraction in an aluminium alloy uhv system, TRISTAN

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    The window for electron beam injection and extraction in the accumulation ring of TRISTAN consists of an aluminium alloy frame and a vacuum tight beryllium foil. A beryllium foil is used because of low loss in electron beam energy, mechanical strength necessary to isolate vacuum and atmosphere, high thermal conductivity and low residual radioactivity. When an electron beam welding method is used to make a joint between a beryllium foil and an aluminium alloy there can be problems with the reliability during the heat cycling. A simplified electron beam welding method is described to make a beryllium window. Results of helium leak tests on the beryllium window during thermal cycling using an aluminium Helicoflex seal are given. (U.K.)

  15. Emeraldine base as corrosion protective layer on aluminium alloy AA5182, effect of the surface microstructure

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    Cecchetto, L; Ambat, Rajan

    2007-01-01

    AA5182 aluminium alloy cold rolled samples were coated by thin Wlms of emeraldine base (EB) obtained from a 5% solution in N-methylpyrrolidinone. Accelerated corrosion tests prove this coating very eVective for corrosion protection of aluminium alloys in neutral environment. This study underlines the prominent role of surface cathodic intermetallic particles in pit initiation and coating break down in enhanced corrosion conditions and suggest that, beside the EB barrier properties, the enhanced corrosion resistance observed on the EB coated samples could partly arise from two other mains factors: • a weak redox activity of the polymer which passivate the metal, • a proton involving self-healing process taking place at the polymer–metal interface, which contributes to delay local acidiWcation in Wrst steps of corrosion on EB coated aluminium surfaces.

  16. Small fatigue crack growth in aluminium alloy EN-AW 6082/T6.

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    Jíša, D.; Liškutín, P.; Kruml, Tomáš; Polák, Jaroslav

    2010-01-01

    Ro?. 32, ?. 12 (2010), s. 1913-1920. ISSN 0142-1123 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA101/07/1500 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : Aluminium alloys * small cracks * grack growth rate Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics Impact factor: 1.799, year: 2010

  17. Effect of equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) on creep in aluminium alloys.

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    Skleni?ka, Václav; Dvo?ák, Ji?í; Král, Petr; Kvapilová, Marie; Svoboda, Milan; Saxl, Ivan; Horita, Z.

    2007-01-01

    Ro?. 539-543, - (2007), s. 2904-2909. ISSN 0255-5476 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R(CZ) IAA2041301 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507; CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : equal-channel angular pressing * aluminium alloys * ultrafine-grained microscructure Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy Impact factor: 0.399, year: 2005

  18. Latest investigations for determination of oxygen content in aluminium and its alloys

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    Thin layer on the surface of metal prevents to determine oxygen content in the high purity aluminium and in its alloys. Experiments and their results have been presented, directed towards elimination of errors appearing due to the surface oxides during activation analysis by means of a neutron generator application

  19. Approximation model of the stress-strain curve for deformation of aluminium alloys

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    J. Horsinka; J. Kliber; K. Drozd; Mamuzi?, I.

    2011-01-01

    The main purpose of this paper is to give a mathematical description of flow stress of examined aluminium alloys on the basis of upsetting tests perdormed in a servohydraulic plastomer. Deformation curves have been described by means of the Sellars-Tegart-Garofalo equation, with the aid of linear regression analysis by the neural network method implemented in the NEUREX program.

  20. Effect of mechanical alloying and Ti addition on solution and ageing treatment of an AA7050 aluminium alloy

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    Kátia Regina, Cardoso; Dilermando Nagle, Travessa; Asunción García, Escorial; Marcela, Lieblich.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work, solution heat treatments at different temperatures were performed in a commercial based AA7050 aluminium alloy, with and without titanium addition, produced by mechanical alloying and hot extrusion with the aim to investigate the effect of titanium addition and mechanical alloying in t [...] he precipitates stability. The same heat treatment conditions were used in a reference sample obtained from a commercial AA7050 alloy. Solution heat treated samples were characterised by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), optical microscopy and hardness test. Once the better temperature for the solution treatment of modified alloys was defined, the ageing curve at 120 °C was obtained to verify the effect of milling and Ti addition in the precipitation and in the maximum values of hardness obtained for the alloys.

  1. Oxidation behavior of FeCr and FeCrY alloys coated with an aluminium based paint

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    Marina Fuser Pillis; Olandir Vercino Correa; Edval Gonçalves de Araújo; Lalgudi Venkataraman Ramanathan

    2008-01-01

    A variety of metallic components rely on properties that are specific to the alloy and its surface. Coatings have been extensively used to protect metallic surfaces from the aggressive effects of the environment to which it is exposed. In this investigation, the high temperature oxidation behavior of a FeCr and a FeCrY alloy coated with an aluminium based paint has been studied. The objective was to form the more resistant alumina surface layer on an aluminium free alloy. Aluminium based pain...

  2. Appearance of anodised aluminium: Effect of alloy composition and prior surface finish

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    Aggerbeck, Martin; Canulescu, Stela

    2014-01-01

    Effect of alloy composition and prior surface finish on the optical appearance of the anodised layer on aluminium alloys was investigated. Four commercial alloys namely AA1050, Peraluman 706, AA5754, and AA6082 were used for the investigation. Microstructure and surface morphology of the substrate prior to anodising were analysed using scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The optical appearance of the anodised surface with and without sealing was investigated using a photography setup, photospectrometry and bidirectional reflectance distribution function. It was found that the roughness of the as-etched surface increases with the degree of alloying due to second phase particles making the reflection more diffused, and that the as-etched surface morphology is similar to the oxide–substrate interface after anodising. Proper polishing is achieved on hard alloys and the glossy appearance was kept for alloys of high purity. Sealing made the specular reflection of the mechanically polished specimens more distinct.

  3. Recovery of aluminium, nickel-copper alloys and salts from spent fluorescent lamps

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    This study explores a combined pyro-hydrometallurgical method to recover pure aluminium, nickel-copper alloy(s), and some valuable salts from spent fluorescent lamps (SFLs). It also examines the safe recycling of clean glass tubes for the fluorescent lamp industry. Spent lamps were decapped under water containing 35% acetone to achieve safe capture of mercury vapour. Cleaned glass tubes, if broken, were cut using a rotating diamond disc to a standard shorter length. Aluminium and copper-nickel alloys in the separated metallic parts were recovered using suitable flux to decrease metal losses going to slag. Operation variables affecting the quality of the products and the extent of recovery with the suggested method were investigated. Results revealed that total loss in the glass tube recycling operation was 2% of the SFLs. Pure aluminium meeting standard specification DIN 1712 was recovered by melting at 800 deg. C under sodium chloride/carbon flux for 20 min. Standard nickel-copper alloys with less than 0.1% tin were prepared by melting at 1250 deg. C using a sodium borate/carbon flux. De-tinning of the molten nickel-copper alloy was carried out using oxygen gas. Tin in the slag as oxide was recovered by reduction using carbon or hydrogen gas at 650-700 deg. C. Different valuable chloride salts were also obtained in good quality. Further research is recommended on the thermodynamics of nickel-copper recovery, yttrium and europium recovery, and process economics

  4. Recovery of aluminium, nickel-copper alloys and salts from spent fluorescent lamps.

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    Rabah, Mahmoud A

    2004-01-01

    This study explores a combined pyro-hydrometallurgical method to recover pure aluminium, nickel-copper alloy(s), and some valuable salts from spent fluorescent lamps (SFLs). It also examines the safe recycling of clean glass tubes for the fluorescent lamp industry. Spent lamps were decapped under water containing 35% acetone to achieve safe capture of mercury vapour. Cleaned glass tubes, if broken, were cut using a rotating diamond disc to a standard shorter length. Aluminium and copper-nickel alloys in the separated metallic parts were recovered using suitable flux to decrease metal losses going to slag. Operation variables affecting the quality of the products and the extent of recovery with the suggested method were investigated. Results revealed that total loss in the glass tube recycling operation was 2% of the SFLs. Pure aluminium meeting standard specification DIN 1712 was recovered by melting at 800 degrees C under sodium chloride/carbon flux for 20 min. Standard nickel-copper alloys with less than 0.1% tin were prepared by melting at 1250 degrees C using a sodium borate/carbon flux. De-tinning of the molten nickel-copper alloy was carried out using oxygen gas. Tin in the slag as oxide was recovered by reduction using carbon or hydrogen gas at 650-700 degrees C. Different valuable chloride salts were also obtained in good quality. Further research is recommended on the thermodynamics of nickel-copper recovery, yttrium and europium recovery, and process economics. PMID:14761750

  5. Elaboration in the area of aluminium containing alloys

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    In the Institute of Chemistry was elaborated the experimental-industrial installation and technology of deep aluminium purification by the methods of zone melting and recrystallization. The developed technology let receive the metal of model A5 N A6 N dependence from number of induction zone passage

  6. The influence of alloying elements in aluminium on the grain refinement with ALTI5B1

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    Nagli? I.

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available This work deals with the influence of alloying elements in aluminium on the grain refinement with various additions of AlTi5B1. Grain-refinement tests were made at a cooling rate of 15 °C/s. The results revealed that in both aluminium and an Al-Fe alloy the grain size decreases with increasing additions of the AlTi5B1 grain refiner. We found that for the same boron content the grain size was smaller in the case of the Al-Fe alloy. The difference in the grain sizes for the same content of boron was approximately 15 ?m; this is considerably smaller than the difference between the grain sizes in samples with the same difference of growth-restricting factor made at slower cooling rates.

  7. Development of multilayer coatings for forming dies and tools of aluminium alloy from liquid state

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    In this work, a nanocomposite (Cr,Al)xN1-x/Si3N4 coating system was deposited on H11 hot work tool steel, using the Lateral Arc Rotating Cathodes (LARC (registered) ) deposition system and modulating the chemical composition of the chromium and aluminium-silicon content. Structural characterizations were performed using scanning electron microscopy, equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy probe, and applying x-ray diffraction, for the evaluation of phase constitution and crystallite size. In addition to the structural features, the coatings' resistance to cyclic immersions in molten aluminium alloy was evaluated. The deposited CrAlSiN coatings exhibited an fcc-Cr1-xAlxN type structure with different aluminium contents, which directly influence hardness and wear and fatigue resistance in cyclic immersion tests. The main failure modes that occurred on the coatings' surface were soldering and thermal fatigue cracks mainly in the form of heat checks. The aluminium rich coatings were able to withstand about 15 000 cycles, whereas the decrease in the aluminium content in the coatings results in a decrease in the resistance to the immersion in molten aluminium bath. It is worthwhile to note that uncoated H11, subjected to similar testing conditions, withstood at maximum 5000 cycles.

  8. Recovery of tritium from lithium-sintered aluminium product (SAP) and lithium-aluminium alloys

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    The tritium release rates of irradiated samples of lithium-containing aluminium (Li-Al) and sintered aluminium product (Li-SAP) were investigated to evaluate the potential application of both materials in fusion reactors. The observed release rates followed the pattern expected for bulk diffusion of tritium in a solid. Therefore, diffusion coefficients for tritium in Li-SAP were determined over a temperature range of 383 and 5000C and tritium in Li-Al at 4500C. At 4500C, the diffusion coefficients of tritium in Li-SAP and Li-Al are 2.988 x 10-10 cm2 sec-1 and 1.462 x 10-6 cm2 sec-1, respectively. (author)

  9. Characterisation of early precipitation stages in 6xxx series aluminium alloys

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    Advanced microscopy techniques such as high angular annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy and energy filtered transmission electron microscopy are being explored to study early precipitation stages of 6XXX-series aluminium alloys. Observations are combined with those from 3 dimensional atom probe studies of the same materials. GP-zones are imaged by annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy and plasmon mapping. Developed clusters are investigated and quantified by atom probe, and a high number density of clusters with a Mg/Si-ratio close to the alloy composition are confirmed to be present in the alloy

  10. Influence of corrosion and creep on intergranular fatigue crack path in 2XXX aluminium alloys

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    Hénaff, Gilbert; Menan, Frédéric; Odemer, Grégory

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, two examples of the influence of time-dependent processes on crack path in two 2XXX aluminium alloys are presented. The first example is concerned with corrosion-fatigue crack growth resistance of a 2024 T351 alloy cracked in the S-L direction in 3.5% NaCl solution at free corrosion potential. The second example deals with the elevated temperature crack growth resistance of a 2650 T6 alloy that might be used in future supersonic aircraft fuselage panels. The common idea is to c...

  11. Gating System Design for Casting thin Aluminium Alloy (Al-Si) Plates

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    Victor ANJO; Reyaz KHAN

    2013-01-01

    The main problems caused by improper gating are entrained aluminium oxide films, cuts and washes, low casting yield and entrapped gas. This study describes the design of a gating system to produce thin Aluminium cast alloy plates of different sizes and thicknesses of 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm using the non-pressurized gating with ratio of 1:4:4 and green sand moulding technique. The gating design was based on the laws of fluid mechanics and empirical rules of gating for non ferrous metals. The ...

  12. Surface modification of aluminium alloys using hybrid treatment techniques

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    The application of electron and laser beams to the modification of metal and alloys opens up new possibilities of improving the materials properties. In recent years, the studies aimed at developing new materials have brought about the development of hybrid treatment techniques. These techniques perform an additional alloying in the zone treated, which has a substantial effect on the physical and mechanical properties of the materials processed. In this work we report results on the microstructural changes and mechanical properties of heat-treated AlSi12CuNiMg alloys resulting from additional alloying with Fe, Co, Ni, Cr by hybrid electron-beam techniques. It is established that the mechanical properties of Al-Si alloys can be improved by means of additional alloying with Fe, Co, Ni, Cr by hybrid electron-beam techniques. The specimens' properties practically do not change after heat-treatment (aging) for up to 200 hours at 250 C.

  13. ATOM-PROBE STUDY OF ALUMINIUM-LITHIUM ALLOYS

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    MENAND, A; Al Kassab, T.; Chambreland, S.; Sarrau, J.

    1988-01-01

    We analysed Al-Li based alloys by means of atom-probe. The influence of parameters such as the tip temperature and the pulse fraction on the apparent composition were investigated for an Al-2.7at%Li alloy and for an Al-7.5at%Li-1.2at%Cu alloy. A ternary Al-3.5wt%Li-3.6wt%Mg alloy aged 24h at 190° C was studied. Atom-probe results point out the presence of Mg in the ?' phase.

  14. Application of spectral analysis of the electrochemical noise to the investigation of aluminium alloy pitting corrosion

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    The objective of this research is to decode (at least partially) the nature of the information contained in the electrochemical noise associated with the pitting corrosion phenomenon in aluminium alloys. After a general presentation of aluminium and its alloys and a report of a bibliographical study on the electrochemical noise, the author gives an overview of a theoretical approach of stochastic phenomena, and of an experimental approach. Then, the experimental investigation of the electrochemical noise in the case of pitting corrosion leads to a noise control law, to a study of the structure of pitting growth, and to the elaboration of a procedure of assessment of spectral characteristics of this noise. The author reports a systematic study of the electrochemical noise with respect to the parameters of the control law. Results allow a quantitative characterization of pitting corrosion resistance of the studied alloys, notably by using the kinetic aspect of pitting growth and the structure of pitting corrosion. The author discusses the physicochemical nature of random fluctuations which build up the noise. He proposes a more precise explanation of phenomena related to initiation and propagation of pitting corrosion on aluminium alloys in marine environment

  15. Electrodeposition of iron and iron-aluminium alloys in an ionic liquid and their magnetic properties.

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    Giridhar, P; Weidenfeller, B; El Abedin, S Zein; Endres, F

    2014-05-28

    In this work we show that nanocrystalline iron and iron-aluminium alloys can be electrodeposited from the ionic liquid 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium trifluoromethylsulfonate, [Py1,4]TfO, at 100 °C. The study comprises CV, SEM, XRD, and magnetic measurements. Two different sources of iron(ii) species, Fe(TfO)2 and FeCl2, were used for the electrodeposition of iron in [Py1,4]TfO. Cyclic voltammetry was employed to evaluate the electrochemical behavior of FeCl2, Fe(TfO)2, and (FeCl2 + AlCl3) in the employed ionic liquid. Thick iron deposits were obtained from FeCl2/[Py1,4]TfO at 100 °C. Electrodeposition of iron-aluminium alloys was successful in the same ionic liquid at 100 °C. The morphology and crystallinity of the obtained deposits were investigated using SEM and XRD, respectively. XRD measurements reveal the formation of iron-aluminium alloys. First magnetic measurements of some deposits gave relatively high coercive forces and power losses in comparison to commercial iron-silicon samples due to the small grain size in the nanometer regime. The present study shows the feasibility of preparing magnetic alloys from ionic liquids. PMID:24715034

  16. Microstructure and mechanical properties of melt-spun aluminium alloys consolidated by spark plasma sintering and forging

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    Schubert, Thomas; Lorenz, Bernd; Steger, Jürgen; Weißgärber, Thomas; Neugebauer, Reimund; Kieback, Bernd

    2012-01-01

    Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) is a promising sintering technology to produce nearly fully dense bulk pre-compacts from micro- or nano-structured aluminium alloys at lower temperatures and shorter sintering times. The densification behaviour and sintering response of melt-spun aluminium alloys sintered using SPS was studied depending on the processing parameters. The measured bending strength of the only SPSed material shows relatively low values due to the insufficient metallic bonding within ...

  17. Influence of temperature and strain rate on the formability of aluminium alloys: Comparison between experimental and predictive results

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    Chu, XingRong; Leotoing, Lionel; Guines, Dominique; Ragneau, Eric

    2014-01-01

    The use of sheet metal forming processes can be limited by the formability of materials, especially in the case of aluminium alloys. To improve the formability, warm forming processes can be considered. In this work, the effects of temperature and strain rate on the formability of a given aluminium alloy (AA5086) have been studied by means of both experimental and predictive approaches. Experimental tests have been carried out with a Marciniak stamping experimental device. Forming limit curve...

  18. Aluminium EN AC-AlSi12 alloy matrix composite materials reinforced by Al2O3 porous preforms

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    Nagel, A.; M. Kremzer; L.A. Dobrza?ski,

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this work is to elaborate the method of manufacturing of composite materials based on porous ceramic preforms infiltrated by eutectic aluminium alloy.Design/methodology/approach: The material for investigations was fabricated by pressure infiltration method of ceramic porous preforms. The eutectic aluminium alloy EN AC – AlSi12 was use as a matrix while as reinforcement were used ceramic preforms fabricated by sintering of Al2O3 Alcoa CL 2500 powder with addition of po...

  19. Investigation of Kelvin probe force microscopy efficiency for the detection of hydrogen ingress by cathodic charging in an aluminium alloy

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    Larignon, Céline; Alexis, Joël; Andrieu, Eric; Lacroix, Loïc; Odemer, Grégory; Blanc, Christine

    2013-01-01

    Detecting and locating absorbed hydrogen in aluminium alloys is necessary for evaluating the contribution of hydrogen embrittlement to the degradation of the mechanical properties for corroded or cathodically hydrogen-charged samples. The capability of Kelvin probe force microscopy (KFM) to overcome this issue was demonstrated. Aluminium alloy samples were hydrogenated by cathodic polarisation in molten salts (KHSO4/NaHSO4.H2O). The presence of absorbed hydrogen was revealed; the affected zon...

  20. Wear Performance and Hardness Property Of A356.1 Aluminium Alloy Reinforced with Zirconium Oxide Nano Particle

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    Girisha.K.B1 ,; Dr.H.C. Chittappa2

    2014-01-01

    Aluminium alloy reinforced with Nano-sized ZrO2 particles are widely used for high performance applications such as automotive, military, aerospace, and electricity industries because of their improved physical and mechanical properties. In this research, Zirconium Oxide (ZrO2) Nano particles were synthesized by Solution Combustion Synthesis process. The Nano particles were characterized by Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and TEM. A356.1 Aluminium alloy was reinforced with 0.5...

  1. Steam assisted oxide growth on aluminium alloys using oxidative chemistries: Part I Microstructural investigation

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Piotrowska, Kamila

    2015-01-01

    The surface treatment of aluminium alloys under steam containing KMnO4 and HNO3resulted in the formation of an oxide layer having a thickness of up to 825 nm. The use of KMnO4 and HNO3 in the steam resulted in incorporation of the respective chemical species into the oxide layer. Steam treatment with solution containing HNO3 caused dissolution of Cu and Si from the intermetallic particles in the aluminium substrate. The growth rate of oxide layer was observed to be a function of MnO4?and NO3?ions present in the aqueous solution. The NO3?ions exhibit higher affinity towards the intermetallic particles resulting in poor coverage by the steam generated oxide layer compared to the coating formed using MnO4?ions. Further, increase in the concentration of NO3?ions in the solution retards precipitation of the steam generated aluminium hydroxide layer.

  2. BEHAVIOUR OF COPPER AND ALUMINIUM ELECTRODES ON EDM OF EN-8 ALLOY STEEL

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    DHANANJAY PRADHAN

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Electrical discharge machining (EDM has been recognized as an efficient production method for precision machining of electrically conducting hardened materials. Copper and aluminium are used as electrode materials in this process with Kerosene oil as the dielectric medium. In this work, the behavior of copper and aluminium electrodes on electric discharge machining of EN-8 alloy steel had been studied. Keeping all other machining parameters same, the hardened work material was machined with the two electrodes at different values of peak current, pulse-on time & duty factor according to 23 full factorial design. It has been found that copper shows better results than aluminium in term of surface finish (?m in same dielectric media. Therefore, copper is recommended as a good electrode material.

  3. Mechanical properties of submicrocrystalline aluminium alloys after severe plastic deformation using equal channel angular extrusion

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    Influence of severe plastic deformation by means of equal-channel and complex angular extrusion and of submicrocrystalline (SMC) structure on static tensile strength at room temperature of basic compositions of thermally nonstrengthened and strengthened industrially deformed aluminium alloys (Al-Mg, Al-Mg-Li-Zr) was analyzed. It is shown that a unique combination of their strength and ductility can be achieved by complex treatment including severe plastic deformation and conventional methods of thermal and strain effects in thermally nonstrengthened and low-alloy thermally strengthened alloys. The conclusion is made that imparting SMC structure by means of severe plastic deformation by angular extrusion to most complex-alloyed industrial thermally strengthened alloys to improve their static strength is not effective

  4. Corrosion of alloys of the niobium--titanium--aluminium system

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    The mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of niobium--titanium--aluminum alloys in 20 percent HCl and 40--75 percent H2SO4 at 40 and 1000C are considered. Current density vs potential and corrosion rate vs potential potentiostatic curves plotted in 75 percent H2SO4 at 1400C for the alloys with different titanium contents at a constant content of aluminum and also for alloys with a constant titanium content at different contents of aluminum are given. It was shown that the corrosion resistance of the alloys in 75 percent H2SO4 at 1400C is an exponential function of the atomic content of the alloying components (Ti, Al) in them; aluminum vitiates the corrosion resistance very strongly

  5. Soudage homogène MIG de l'alliage d'aluminium 6061 MIG homogeneous welding of 6061 aluminium alloy

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    Benoit Alexandre

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Le soudage homogène (métal d'apport identique au métal de base de l'alliage d'aluminium 6061 avec un procédé dit semi-automatique (MIG n'a jamais été reporté jusqu'à maintenant dans la littérature. Nous montrons ici que l'utilisation d'un dérivé du procédé de soudage MIG, le MIG CMT (Cold Metal Transfer permet d'obtenir des cordons de soudures sains (sans fissuration à chaud. De plus des traitements thermiques ont permis de retrouver partiellement ou de restaurer totalement les propriétés de la soudure. Nos résultats sont comparés à des essais de soudage MIG CMT avec le métal d'apport préconisé pour le soudage de l'alliage 6061. The homogeneous welding (same filler metal as base metal of the 6061 aluminium alloy with MIG process has never been reported in the open access literature. This work shows that the CMT (Cold Metal Transfer MIG, a derivative of MIG, allows producing welds without hot-cracking. Moreover, further heat treatments partially increased or fully restore the mechanical properties of the weld. These results are compared with 6061 heterogeneous welds usually met in the industry.

  6. Anti-corrosive Conversion Coating on Aluminium Alloys Using High Temperature Steam

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl

    Aluminium is extensively used as a structural material due to its excellent strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance properties. The surface of aluminium under normal conditions has a thin oxide film (1-10nm) which provides corrosion resistance. However due to lower thickness, flaws and heterogeneity of native oxide layer does not provide long time corrosion resistance and adhesion of organic coating for a particular function in different environments. In order to enhance the corrosion resistance and adhesion of organic coating, the aluminium native oxide layer is treated to transform or convert to a functional conversion coating. In the last several decades chromate conversion coating (CrCCs) have been the most common conversion coatings used for aluminium alloys. Due to the toxicity of the hexavalent chrome, however, environmental friendly alternatives to CrCCs have been investigated extensively. Despite the intense research no equivalent substitute for (CrCCs) has been found. For these reasons, alternative conversion coatings are sought for substituting existing ones. Aluminium alloys AA 1090, Peraluman 706, and AA 6060 were subjected to high pressure steam treatment and various chemistries based on pH and oxidizing capabilities. Treatment is carried out in an autoclave at a temperature of 110 – 112 °C and pressure of 5 Psi for varying times. The growth and composition of the oxide layer was investigated in detail as a function of microstructure using GD-OES, FEG-SEM, EDX, FIB-SEM, XRD, and FTIR. Potentiodynamic polarization measurements and acid salt spray testing were used to study the corrosion behavior of the produced coatings. In average, thickness of the oxide layer formed was increased to ~1-1.5 µm with steam treatment and various chemistries, and the coverage on the surface was dependent on the microstructure of the alloy, particularly the composition of the intermetallics. Mechanism of the coating formation will be elucidated.

  7. New process produces superplastic aerospace/automotive aluminium alloy

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    Troeger, L.P.; Starke, E.A. Jr. [Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, VA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

    2000-12-01

    A new thermomechanical process has been developed which renders an Al-Mg-Si-Cu alloy superplastic, making this material a candidate for superplastic forming (SPF). Industrial capabilities were taken into account during process development. The alloy investigated falls within the composition ranges of both aluminum alloys 6013 and 6111. The refined microstructure has an average grain diameter of approximately 10 mm and an average grain aspect ratio near 1.6 and exhibits superplasticity above 500 C. The uniaxial elongation reached 375%. (orig.)

  8. Corrosion Inhibitive Effect of Ocimum Gratissimum Extract on Zinc - Aluminium Alloy in Hydrochloric Acid

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    Mojisola O., Nkiko; Janet T., Bamgbose.

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The inhibitive effect of Ocimum gratissimum by seed extract on the corrosion of zinc - aluminium (ZA) alloy in 2 M hydrochloric acid (HCl) solution has been studied using gravimetric methods. Inhibition increases with concentration of extract but decreases with temperature. This observation implies [...] that Ocimum gratissimum seed extract is an effective and non toxic inhibitor of the corrosion of zinc - aluminium alloy. Adsorption of the extract on the surface obeyed the Freundlich adsorption isotherm. The calculated rate constant (k) shows a first order kinetics in the absence and presence of the inhibitor. The kinetic parameter B, measured for the reaction has a high negative value which implies that Ocimum gratissimum becomes more effective as the temperature increases. Synergistic effect of halide additives shows an increase in the efficiency of the extract. However synergism parameter shows that synergism of halide additives decreases with increased concentration of inhibitor.

  9. Weld metal grain refinement of aluminium alloy 5083 through controlled additions of Ti and B

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    Schempp, Philipp; Rethmeier, Michael [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing BAM, Berlin (Germany). Div. ' ' Safety of Joined Components' ' ; Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK, Berlin (Germany). Dept. ' ' Joining and Coating Technology' ' ; Schwenk, Christopher; Cross, Carl Edward [Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung (BAM), Berlin (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    The refinement of the weld metal grain structure may lead to a significant change in its mechanical properties and in the weldability of the base metal. One possibility to achieve weld metal grain refinement is the inoculation of the weld pool. In this study, it is shown how additions of titanium and boron influence the weld metal grain structure of GTA welds of the aluminium alloy 5083 (Al Mg4.5Mn0.7). For this purpose, inserts consisting of base metal and additions of the master alloy Al Ti5B1 have been cast, deposited in the base metal and fused in a GTA welding process. The increase of the Ti and B content led to a significant decrease of the weld metal mean grain size and to a change in grain shape. The results provide a basis for a more precise definition of the chemical composition of commercial filler wires and rods for aluminium arc welding. (orig.)

  10. Development of Cube Recrystallisation Texture and Microstructure of an Aluminium Alloy Suitable for Cartridge Case Manufacturing

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    Prantik Mukhopadhyay

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Electron backscattered diffraction investigations on just fully recrystallised orientation image microstructures, showed that the cube-oriented grains had the largest size in all microstructures of an aluminium alloy, which have potential use in the cartridge case manufacturing for defence purpose. The simulation of cube microstructure and texture of that aluminium alloy was tried. The recrystallisation texture and microstructure simulation by the 3-D cellular automaton model with the consideration of highest mobility of 40º<111> grainboundary, predicted the volume fraction of the cube texture orientation which was validated by experiment.Defence Science Journal, 2010, 60(3, pp.330-336, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.60.361

  11. Electrochemical Estimation of the Corrosion Rate of Magnesium/Aluminium Alloys

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    E. Matykina

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion rate of AZ31, AZ80, and AZ91D magnesium/aluminium alloys immersed in 3.5 wt.% NaCl was determined comparing gravimetric and electrochemical measurements. The findings revealed that, for all investigated materials, a fraction of the metallic surface exposed to the corrosive medium did not reveal a normal electrochemical response to the applied signal. This may be associated with phenomena such as partial disintegration of specimens into fine metallic particles, electrochemical formation of Mg+ ions, and/or anomalous chemical attack occurring simultaneously with the normal electrochemical corrosion attack. The abnormal electrochemical behaviour was more evident for lower amounts of aluminium in the bulk composition of the investigated materials. Thus, the electrochemical estimates of pure Mg and the AZ31 alloy were not reliable and tended to underestimate corrosion losses.

  12. RESEARCH OF FATIGUE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AlMg1SiCu ALUMINIUM ALLOYS

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    Mária Mihaliková

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper is concerned with an analysis of utility and fatigue properties of industrially produced aluminium alloy, specifically EN AW 6061 (AlMg1SiCu, reinforced with the particles of SiC. The following properties were subject to evaluation: microstructure and sub-structure, mechanical characteristics. All of these mechanical properties in pre- and post- equal channel angular pressed (ECAP state have been studied. The hardness was evaluated by Vickers hardness test at the load of HV10. The significant part the thesis was devoted to the fatigue properties at cyclic load in torsion. The presented results demonstrate well that the combination of fractography and microscopy can give a significant contribution to the knowledge of initiation and propagation crack in the aluminium alloy.

  13. Tribological Properties of Aluminium 2024 Alloy Beryl Particulate MMC's

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    H.B. Bhaskar

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs are emerging as the most versatile materials for advanced structural, automotive, aviation, aerospace, marine, defense applications and other related sectors because of their excellent combination of properties. In the present investigation, Al2024-Beryl composites were fabricated by liquid metallurgy route by varying Weight Percentage (wt. % of reinforcement from 0 wt. % to 10 wt. % in steps of 2 wt. %. The dry sliding wear tests were conducted to examine the wear behavior of the Al2024 alloy and its composites. The sliding wear tests were conducted for various loads, speeds and sliding distances. The result reveals that wear rates of the composite is lower than that of the matrix alloy and friction coefficient was minimum when compared to monolithic alloy. The incorporation of beryl particles as reinforcement material in Al2024 alloy improves the tribological characteristics.

  14. Dynamic Yield Strength and Spall Strength of Alumina Short Fiber Reinforced ZL109 Cast Aluminium Alloy

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    Zhang, R.; Wang, C; Zhao, G.; Zeng, X.

    1997-01-01

    This paper describes the results of plate impact experiments conducted on a alumina short fiber reinforced ZL109 cast aluminium alloy. The loading was produced by a 100mm bore light gas gun. The metal-matrix composite specimen was backed with a PMMA. Manganin gauges were used to measure the normal stress history at the interface between the specimen and the PMMA. The dynamic yield strength and spall strength of the metal-matrix composite were determined.

  15. Features of making of welded construction of aluminium-lithium alloys

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    Reasons of failure of welded constructions of aluminium-lithium alloys were analyzed. Tendency of the basic metal and welded joint to both stress corrosion and delayed brittle failure wan't revealed even at high stress levels. Failure is mainly caused by stresses which occur during erection and by sufficient welding stresses of the 1st kind due to thermal cyclic welding effect, as well as by defects of the basic metal and welded joint

  16. Assessment of air pollutants produced by industrial activity from an aluminium alloys foundry

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    D. Cirtina

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The industrial activity in non-ferrous alloys foundries leads to the elimination of the pollutants in the atmosphere that may have adverse effects on the environment and human health. This paper presents an evaluation of the pollutantemissions resulting from an aluminium foundry starting from data on concentrations and pollutant massflow rates estimated for each phase of the technological process and on measured ambient levels for the area of influence of the objective to study.

  17. Ultrafine-grained aluminium alloys prepared by severe plastic defomation (ECAP).

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    Dám, Karel

    Leoben : The Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials, 2011, 203-207. ISBN 978-3-200-02155-6. [International student´s day of Metallurgy /18./. Leoben (AT), 17.03.2011-19.03.2011] R&D Projects: GA AV ?R KAN300100801 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : Equal-Chanel Angular Pressing * aluminium alloys * grain refinement Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  18. Structure and properties of ultrafine-grained aluminium alloys prepared by severe plastic deformation (ECAP).

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    Dám, Karel; Jäger, Aleš; Lej?ek, Pavel

    Ostrava : Tanger s.r.o, 2010, s. 103-104. ISBN 978-80-87294-15-4. [Metal 2010. Rožnov pod Radhošt?m (CZ), 18.05.2010-20.05.2010] R&D Projects: GA AV ?R KAN300100801 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : Equal-Channel Angular Pressing * aluminium alloys * grain refinement Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  19. Thermal Analysis on Butt Welded Aluminium Alloy AA7075 Plate Using FEM

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    M. Pal Pandi; Dr. R. Kannan

    2014-01-01

    Thermo-mechanical finite element analysis has been performed to assess the residual stress in the butt weld joints of aluminium Alloy AA7075 plates by utilizing the commercial software package ABAQUS. This paper presents an efficient FE technique using equivalent load to precisely predict welding deformations and residual stresses in butt joints. The radial heat flux distribution is considered on the top surface of the weldment. Convective and radiative heat lo...

  20. Foundry performance in relation to the radiographic quality of aluminium alloy sand castings

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    This article examines radiographic soundness and acceptance standards for aluminium alloy sand castings for aerospace and general engineering applications. A method is suggested by which foundries can evaluate their performance to provide evidence of capability with respect to radiographic quality; purchasers could use the same system to assess suppliers. The shortcomings of standards are briefly discussed in the light of an approach to radiographic acceptance on the horizon

  1. Laser surface treatments for adhesion improvement of aluminium alloys structural joints

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    Spadaro, Chiara [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica dei Processi e dei Materiali, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo (Italy)]. E-mail: c.spadaro@dicpm.unipa.it; Sunseri, Carmelo [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica dei Processi e dei Materiali, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo (Italy); Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sui Materiali Compositi, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo (Italy); Dispenza, Clelia [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica dei Processi e dei Materiali, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo (Italy); Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sui Materiali Compositi, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo (Italy)

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    Laser technology is proposed as a friendly alternative treatment to chemicals involved in conventional prebonding adherend treatments. Aluminium alloy 2024 substrates were laser treated with different beam diameters and energy densities, and bonded using a structural epoxy adhesive. The influence of irradiation conditions on adherends morphology and adhesive joints' fracture energy was investigated. On the basis of different morphologies observed, an explanation of the effect of the surface treatment upon joint mechanical behaviour is attempted.

  2. Use of Waste Flyash in Fabrication of Aluminium Alloy Matrix Composite

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    Ajit Kumar Senapati; Purna Chandra Mishra; Bharat Chandra Routara

    2014-01-01

    Waste flyash from two different industries (named as type A and type B) were utilized as reinforcement in fabricating aluminium alloy based matrix composites (AMC). The AMCs were fabricated by continuous stir-casting method in a bottom pouring furnace at 7000C. Casting was made in rectangular metal mould having dimension 250x20x45 mm3. Effect of adding different flyash contents were realized thorough various mechanical behaviour tests. For measuring mechanical properties such as Brinell hardn...

  3. Passivating oxide film and growing characteristics of anodic coatings on aluminium alloys

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    Feliu Jr., S.; Bartolomé, Mª. Jesús; González Fernández, José Antonio; López Serrano, Víctor; S. Feliu

    2008-01-01

    The paper studies some aspects of the behaviour of four aluminium alloys under chemical etching by sodium hydroxide solution and during their subsequent anodizing in sulphuric acid solution. A correspondence is seen between etching rate, thickness of the passivating oxide film and porosity of the anodic layer. The possibility of an influence on these properties of precipitates and micro-heterogeneities in the metallic surface is suggested

  4. Passivating oxide film and growing characteristics of anodic coatings on aluminium alloys

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    Feliu, S.; Bartolomé, M. a.. J.; González, J. A.; López, V.; Feliu, S.

    2008-02-01

    The paper studies some aspects of the behaviour of four aluminium alloys under chemical etching by sodium hydroxide solution and during their subsequent anodizing in sulphuric acid solution. A correspondence is seen between etching rate, thickness of the passivating oxide film and porosity of the anodic layer. The possibility of an influence on these properties of precipitates and micro-heterogeneities in the metallic surface is suggested.

  5. STATISTICAL STUDY OF THE PITTING CORROSION OF THE 8090 ALUMINIUM LITHIUM ALLOY

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    Schnuriger, S.; Mankowski, G.; Roques, Y.; Chatainier, G.; Dabosi, F.

    1987-01-01

    The pitting corrosion of the 8090 Aluminium Lithium alloy has been studied in 0.01 M and 0.1 M Na2SO4 solutions having various chloride contents. In this media, pits are induced at random potentials ; therefore a statistical study of pit induction times in potentiostatic conditions and pitting potentials in potentiodynamic conditions has been performed. The induction times obey a log normal law. In solutions with high chloride contents, the distributions of pitting potentials are well describ...

  6. Residual stress development and relief in high strength aluminium alloys using standard and retrogression thermal treatments

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    Robinson, J.S; Tanner, D. A.

    2003-01-01

    Residual stresses develop in the aluminium alloy 7010 when the material is quenched from the solution heat treatment temperature. Residual stress measurements have been made using the X-ray diffraction technique and a longitudinal split sawcut method to determine the magnitude of residual stress that develops in specimens sectioned from large open die forgings as a result of (a) quenching these specimens into water at different temperatures, and (b) cold water quenching from different furnace...

  7. Residual Stress Analysis on High-Speed Face Milling of AA 7075-T6 Aluminium Alloy

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    F.V. Díaz; C.A. Mammana; A.P.M. Guidobono

    2012-01-01

    Different states of residual stress generated by high-speed face milling in specimens of AA 7075-T6 aluminium alloy were meticulously evaluated. This assessment was carried out along the symmetry axes of the generated surfaces, and also in the centroids corresponding to the conventional and climb cutting zones. An indentation method, based on the use of a universal measuring machine, was employed to determine the normal and shear components of residual stress. It is noteworthy that the use of...

  8. Measurement and finite element prediction of residual stresses in aluminium alloy 7010 forgings

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    Tanner, D. A.

    1999-01-01

    The finite element code ABAQUS is used to simulate the quenching of aluminium alloy 7010 in an attempt to predict the residual stress distribution that develops in simple shapes. All of the thermal and mechanical property data is input into the ABAQUS code as a function of temperature. The problem is sub-divided into a heat transfer problem and a stress/displacement problem. The rate of heat transfer from the material is determined by using the finite element method to predict ...

  9. Measurement and prediction of machining induced redistribution of residual stress in the aluminium alloy 7449

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    Robinson, J.S; Tanner, D. A.; Truman, C.E; Wimpory, R.C

    2011-01-01

    The residual stress distributions in two 7449 aluminium alloy rectilinear blocks have been determined using neutron diffraction. Heat treatment included cold water immersion quenching and a period of precipitation hardening. Quenching induced very high magnitude residual stresses into the two blocks. One block was measured in this condition while the other was incrementally machined by milling to half thickness. Neutron diffraction measurements were made on the milled half thickness block at ...

  10. Structure and properties of ultrafine-grained aluminium alloys prepared by equal-channel angular pressing.

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    Dám, Karel; Jäger, Aleš; Vystav?l, Tomáš; Lej?ek, Pavel

    Aachen : RWTH Aachen University, 2010 - (Epple, D.; Nick , M.; Strämke, M.; Zilkens, C.), s. 141-144 ISBN N. [ISDM 2010. Aachen (DE), 16.09.2010-18.09.2010] R&D Projects: GA AV ?R KAN300100801 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : Equal-Channel Angular Pressing * aluminium alloys * grain refinement Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  11. The magnitude of heat treatment induced residual stresses and the thermal stress relief of aluminium alloys

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    Robinson, J.S; Tanner, D. A.

    2002-01-01

    To produce useful strengthening, precipitation hardenable aluminium alloys rely on rapid quenching from the solution heat treatment temperature to suppress the formation of coarse equilibrium second phases. An unavoidable consequence of the rapid quenching of thick sections is the severe thermal gradients that quickly develop in the material. The attendant inhomogeneous plastic flow can then result in the establishment of residual stresses. Established procedures exist to minim...

  12. Modelling stress reduction techniques of cold compression and stretching in wrought aluminium alloy products

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    Tanner, D.A; Robinson, J. S.

    2003-01-01

    Heat treatable aluminium alloy aerospace products undergo a rapid quench from the solution heat treatment temperature into water/organic quenchant/spray quenching system during processing. As a result of this rapid quenching operation, residual stresses of yield strength magnitude can develop, leaving the material in an unsuitable condition for further machining operations and for service. Rectilinear, open-die forgings are generally cold compressed after quenching to relieve residual stresse...

  13. High-Rate Compaction of Aluminium Alloy Foams

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    The response of aluminium foams to impact can be categorised according to the impact velocity. Tests have been carried out at a range of impact velocities from quasi-static to velocities approaching the speed of sound in the foam. Various experimental arrangements have been employed including pneumatic launcher tests and plate impact experimants at velocities greater than 1000 m s-1. The quasi-static compression behaviour was approximately elastic, perfectly-plastic, locking. For static and dynamic compression at low impact velocities the deformation pattern was through the cumulative multiplication of discrete, non-contiguous crush bands. Selected impact tests are presented here for which the impact velocity is less than the velocity of sound, but above a certain critical impact velocity so that the plastic compression occurs in a shock-like manner and the specimens deform by progressive cell crushing. Laboratory X-ray microtomography has been employed to acquire tomographic datasets of aluminium foams before and after tests. The morphology of the underformed foam was used as the input dataset to an Eulerian code. Hydrocode simulations were then carried out on a real microstructure. These simulations provide insight to mechanisms associated with the localization of deformation

  14. Characteristics of aluminium-scandium alloy thin sheets obtained by physical vapour deposition

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    Thin sheets of an age-hardenable aluminium-scandium alloy were deposited by direct current magnetron sputtering. As targets an aluminium-scandium pre-alloy with a scandium content of 2.0 mass% (size 88 x 500 mm) was applied. The substrates to be coated consisted of thin steel sheets which after deposition were dissolved in an oxidizing medium. In this way, free-standing sheets of less than 30 ?m thickness of the aluminium-scandium alloy were received. Two deposition temperatures, 37 and 160 oC, were applied. The as-received sheets showed a typical columnar structure. Two post-treatments of the sheets were applied: a cold isostatic pressing and an artificial ageing for 1 h at temperatures between 200 and 400 oC. The strength of the sheets was measured by tensile tests. The employed specimens had a width of 10 mm and were gained from the sheets by cutting. During testing, load and strain were measured by a 1000 N load cell and a video extensometer, respectively. The as-deposited specimens show a tensile strength of 350 MPa. Artificial ageing at 300 oC increases the tensile strength to more than 400 MPa. It could be shown that during tensile tests cracks are initialized at coating defects.

  15. Kinetic and energetic oxidation of liquids ferro silicium alloyed by aluminium

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    By authors was investigated the oxidation process of ferro silicium by thermogravimetric method which based on continuous weighing of sample at interaction of air oxygen. The alloy oxidation containing 45% of silicon was carried out at 1573 and 1623 K temperature. The oxidation curves shows that with the rising of temperature the oxidation velocity is rising. The influence of aluminium additions on the oxidation kinetics was investigated on examples of F S 45 alloys as among ferroalloys the F S 45 has most application

  16. THE EFFECT OF THE ALUMINIUM ALLOY SURFACE ROUGHNESS ON THE RESTITUTION COEFFICIENT

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    Stanis?aw B?awucki

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of research on the effect of the surface roughness of aluminum alloy on its coefficient of restitution. It describes the current method of finishing the workpiece surface layer after cutting and innovative measuring device which was used in the research. The material used in the research was aluminium alloy EN AW 7075. The paper also presents a relationship between the coefficient of restitution and surface roughness of the milled samples as well as impressions left by bead in function of velocity and a sample surface roughness.

  17. Protection of 2024-T3 aluminium alloy by corrosion resistant phytic acid conversion coating

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    Shi, Hongwei; Han, En-Hou; Liu, Fuchun; Kallip, Silvar

    2013-09-01

    The corrosion protection properties of environmentally friendly phytic acid conversion coatings were studied on 2024-T3 aluminium alloy. The films were prepared under acidic conditions with various pH values and characterised by SEM, EDS, ATR-FTIR and electrochemical techniques. The results indicate that the conversion coatings obtained by immersing the alloy in phytic acid solutions at pH from 3 to 5.5 provide excellent corrosion resistance. ATR-FTIR confirms that the film is formed by deposition of reaction products between Al3+ and phosphate groups in phytic acid molecules. The conformation models of the deposition film are proposed.

  18. Ageing and work-hardening behaviour of a commercial AA7108 aluminium alloy

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    In the 7xxx aluminium alloying system several mechanisms influence the hardening behaviour of the alloys, e.g. particle size and distribution, dislocation density and alloying elements in solid solution. This work is an experimental study of ageing and work-hardening considering a commercial AA7108 alloy in the as-cast and homogenized condition. Tensile specimens have been exposed to a solution heat treatment and a two-step age-hardening treatment with varying time at the final temperature. The tensile data for the different tempers have been evaluated in elucidation of already existing models based on a one-parameter framework. The precipitate size and distribution have been further investigated in the transmission electron microscope for a selection of tempers, and the influence of these parameters on the work-hardening behaviour has been discussed.

  19. Study on segregation of aluminium-uranium alloys

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    The relations between alloy solidification and solute segregation were considered. The solidification structure and the solute redistribution during the solidification of alloys with dendritic micro morphology were studied. The macro and micro segregation theories were reviewed. The mechanisms that could change the solidification structure were taken into account in the context of more homogeneous alloy production. Aluminum alloys solidification structures and segregation were studied experimentally in the 13 to 45% uranium range, usually considering solidification in static molds. The uranium alloys with up to 20% uranium were studied both for solidification in ingot molds and for controlled directional solidification. It was verified that these alloy compositions had structures similar to those of hipoeutectic alloys, showing an a phase with dendritic morphology and inter dendritic eutectic. For the alloys with more than 25% uranium, it was observed the formation of UAl3 and UAl4 phases with dendritic morphology. The dendritic UAl3, phase morphology was affected both by the solute concentration in the alloy and by the growth rate. The dendritic UAl3 phase non-singular aspect could be destroyed with decrease of the alloy solute concentration. In the alloys obtained with higher cooling rates it was found a tendency for the formation of substantial quantities of equi axial crystals of the solute enriched phases in the central regions of the ingot upper half. In the more external regions it was observed dendritic growth of these phases, for alloy compositions with over 25% uranium. An adequate reduction in the cooling rate changed the solidification structure form and distribution, as well as the segregation type and intensity. The uranium content in the solidified macro structures is presented as a function of: cooling rate, superheating, mold size, mold form and its temperature, number of remelting and time for the melt homogenization and agitation. It was observed that the uranium concentration gradient increased with the deviation from the eutectic composition. The cooling rate reduction promoted horizontal segregation of the uranium, decreasing its vertical segregation. It was shown that the stability regions of certain structure forms found in the ingot could be obtained as a function of the growth rate and solute concentration. The uranium segregation for the alloys obtained with higher cooling rates, was anticipated for al-1 the compositions studied using the inverse segregation theory. The positive segregation in the ingot higher regions appeared when, in the solidification initial stages, it occurred nucleation and growth of crystals in a quantity larger than that corresponding to equilibrium. These particles moved later to the central axis of the ingot higher regions during the solidification in the ingot molds. The origin of the negative segregation close to the cooled ingot faces is due to two mechanisms: 1) movement of solute depleted liquid in the channels of dendritic or equi axial phases in the direction of the cooled faces; 2) movement of solute enriched phases to the last regions to be solidified. The uranium normal segregation is analysed using the concept of solute rejection in front of a growth interface with dendritic micro morphology. It is assumed that the composition of the primary phase dendrites do not stay effectively in the K Q C o value. Therefore, this fact contributes also for the segregation. It is discussed the possibility of occurring liquid currents induced by density differences, dendritic interactions, decanting of the solute-rich inter dendritic liquid, and porosity, that may have affected the segregation intensity. The segregation at the eutectic temperature and the deposition of solute enriched phases are also analysed. (author)

  20. Development of electron beam welding of 6061-T6 aluminium alloy for the Jules Horowitz Reactor - Development of the electron beam welding of the 6061-T6 aluminium alloy

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    In a text and in a Power Point presentation, the author first evokes the interesting properties of the 6061-T6 aluminium alloy and the problems its raises as far as welding is concerned. He also evokes that hundreds of tests and characterizations (destructive and non destructive testing) of TIG, MIG and EB (electron beam) welding processes have been performed before the selection of the electron beam welding process. The author discusses the weldability of aluminium alloys, and more particularly that of the 6061-T6 alloy (control of mechanical properties of the welded joint, hot cracking during welding, solidification or liquation)

  1. Electro-conductivity of aluminium alloys irradiated with neutrons

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    Fuel materials at the nuclear reactors are exposed to simultaneous influence of ionizing radiation, temperature and water radiolysis products. Irradiation of fast neutrons influences on mechanical properties of materials, raising their stability and reducing plasticity. Irradiation also changes kinetics of alloy's ageing process which determines electrical resistance. It is shown that after irradiation oxidation of surface amplifies and insoluble intermetallic phases of Al-Mg-Si-Fe system are shattered and diffused. The micro-hardness of alloys is essentially increased in primary irradiation to fluence of 1017 n/cm2 and linearly grows at further fluences up to 1021 n/cm2. In this work irradiation action is investigated on electroconductivity and change of linear dimensions of these alloys

  2. Age hardening of the aluminium alloy EN 4017

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    D.B., Swanepoel; W.E., Stumpf.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Hulamin Rolled Products (Ltd) developed a high Mn and Si containing alloy, EN 4017 as a scrap consuming alloy from the waste generated in producing their range of clad products for brazing of inter alia automotive heat exchangers. The multifaceted composition of this alloy (Al -1.2 wt% Si -1.1 wt% M [...] n -0.2 wt% Mg -0.26 wt% Cu) suggested that it might display some degree of strengthening via precipitate formation of the Mg2Si-types. The aging isotherms constructed showed that EN 4017 with 0.19% Mg reached a lower peak strength (YS~210 MPa and UTS~260 MPa) compared to the EN 4017 material with 0.43% Mg (YS~270 MPa and UTS~325 MPa). The higher Mg variant of EN 4017 was comparable with the age-hardenable reference alloy EN 6061. Selected area electron diffraction (SAED) studies proved that the microstructure of age hardened EN 4017 contained a combination of B" and U2 phase after being aged at 175ºC for 65 h. The general microstructure contained precipitate free zones as well as grain boundary Si films, although these did not lead to significant embrittlement. The role of Mn dispersoids in the fracture mechanism of 4017 is also discussed. The article will compare the behaviour of EN 4017 with that EN 6061.

  3. Cavitation erosion resistance of microarc oxidation coating on aluminium alloy

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    Cheng, Feng [School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, 211189 (China); Jiang, Shuyun, E-mail: jiangshy@seu.edu.cn [School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, 211189 (China); Liang, Jun [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, 730000 (China)

    2013-09-01

    Two ceramic coatings are prepared on 2124 aluminum alloy by microarc oxidation (MAO) technology. To explore the cavitation erosion resistance of the MAO coating, cavitation tests were performed by using a rotating-disk test rig. The mass losses, surface morphologies, chemical compositions and the phase constituents of the samples after cavitation tests were examined by using digital balance, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The results indicate that the MAO coatings can extend the incubation period of aluminum alloy, and thus enhance the cavitation erosion resistance as compared to the untreated aluminum alloy samples. After duration of 63 h cavitation test, a lot of erosion pits and the particles in various shapes can be observed on the surfaces of the aluminum alloy samples, while only a few erosion pits are observed on the MAO coatings. Moreover, the mean depths of erosion on the MAO coatings are lower in the first 30 h and are independent on erosion time. The results show that the cavitation erosion of MAO coating is governed by water mechanical impaction, resulting from the effects of brittle fracture of the MAO coating.

  4. Corrosion studies on anodized aluminium alloys by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

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    Anodized clad aluminum alloy 2024 is characterized by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The effect of sealing, storage in dry air and mechanical defects on impedance spectra are investigated. Corrosion phenomena are monitored. It is possible, to distinguish between general and localized corrosion attack. Effects of various corrosion inhibitors on EIS spectra are determined as well

  5. Cavitation erosion resistance of microarc oxidation coating on aluminium alloy

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    Two ceramic coatings are prepared on 2124 aluminum alloy by microarc oxidation (MAO) technology. To explore the cavitation erosion resistance of the MAO coating, cavitation tests were performed by using a rotating-disk test rig. The mass losses, surface morphologies, chemical compositions and the phase constituents of the samples after cavitation tests were examined by using digital balance, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The results indicate that the MAO coatings can extend the incubation period of aluminum alloy, and thus enhance the cavitation erosion resistance as compared to the untreated aluminum alloy samples. After duration of 63 h cavitation test, a lot of erosion pits and the particles in various shapes can be observed on the surfaces of the aluminum alloy samples, while only a few erosion pits are observed on the MAO coatings. Moreover, the mean depths of erosion on the MAO coatings are lower in the first 30 h and are independent on erosion time. The results show that the cavitation erosion of MAO coating is governed by water mechanical impaction, resulting from the effects of brittle fracture of the MAO coating.

  6. Development of continuous cooling precipitation diagrams for aluminium alloys AA7150 and AA7020

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    Zhang, Y., E-mail: yong.zhang@outlook.com [ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia); Milkereit, B. [University of Rostock, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, Chair of Materials Science, 18051 Rostock (Germany); University of Rostock, Institute of Physics, Polymer Physics Group, 18051 Rostock (Germany); Kessler, O. [University of Rostock, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, Chair of Materials Science, 18051 Rostock (Germany); Schick, C. [University of Rostock, Institute of Physics, Polymer Physics Group, 18051 Rostock (Germany); Rometsch, P.A. [ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia)

    2014-01-25

    Highlights: • The DSC method was used for developing continuous cooling precipitation diagrams. • The quench-induced particles were observed by SEM for alloys AA7150 and AA7020. • There were more quench-induced particles in alloy AA7150. • Quench sensitivity of Al alloys can be evaluated by using the CCP diagrams. -- Abstract: Two commercial 7xxx series aluminium alloys with different solute contents and different quench-induced precipitation behaviour have been investigated by using a specialised differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) technique to record exothermal heat outputs during continuous cooling. Together with hardness testing and microstructural analysis, this DSC method was used to develop continuous cooling precipitation (CCP) diagrams for alloys AA7150 and AA7020. The results show that the total precipitation heat for each alloy decreases with increasing cooling rate. However, the excess specific heat at a given cooling rate in alloy AA7150 is much higher than that in alloy AA7020. It is evident that there are atleast three different quench-induced reactions in different temperature regimes for alloy AA7150 cooled at various linear cooling rates, but only equilibrium MgZn{sub 2} (?-phase) and Al{sub 2}CuMg (S-phase) particles were observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). There are at least two main precipitation peaks that can be found for alloy AA7020, which correspond to Mg{sub 2}Si and MgZn{sub 2} (?-phase). Furthermore, a method is developed to evaluate the quench sensitivity of an alloy based on a determination of the critical cooling rate. The maximum hardness values are reached at cooling rates that are faster than or similar to the critical cooling rate.

  7. A vertical type twin roll caster for an aluminium alloy clad strip

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    T. Haga

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper: Twin roll casters that can cast two layers and three layers clad strip of aluminium alloys were invented. One of the purposes of this paper is to report that the two layers and three layers clad strip could be cast by the twin roll caster of this study. The investigation of the characters of these casters and the clad strips was purpose of this paper, too. The connecting at the interface between the strips was most important in the casting of the clad strip. Therefore, the attention was paid on the conditions of the interface. Design/methodology/approach: A vertical type tandem twin roll caster and a twin roll caster equipped with a scraper were designed, assembled and tested. Castings of the two layers clad strip and the three layers clad strip directly from molten metal were tried using these twin roll casters. The connecting strength between strips was investigated by the continuous bending test and the cold rolling. The diffusion and re-melting at the interface was investigated by the SEM-EPMA.Findings: The twin roll casters invented in this study could cast the two layers and three layers clad strips directly from molten metal. These clad strips had clear interface between the strips. This means that the mixing of the two alloys did not occur at the interface. The diffusion of elements of the each strip into another strip did not occur at the interface. The connecting strength was enough to endure the peeling at the interface by continuous bending. The clad ratio could be controlled by the solidification length up to 10:1. Two layers clad strip assembled from Al-Mg alloy strip and another aluminium alloy strip could be cast without defect by the effect of the scraper. The three layers clad strip which base strip had lower melting point than that of the overlay strip could be cast.Practical implications: The three layers clad strip, which base strip is 3003 aluminium alloy and overlay strips are 4045 aluminium alloy, can be used for the brazing sheet of the radiator of the automobile. The twin roll caster of this paper could cast this type of clad strip. The process saving and the energy saving can be attain by the twin roll caster of this paper. The clad ratio between the base strip and the overlay strip was smaller than 10:1. Originality/value: The twin roll casters that could cast two and three layers clad strips were original invention. using the twin roll caster.

  8. The surface tension of liquid aluminium-based alloys

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    In a systematic study, the surface tensions of the binary alloys Al-Fe and Al-Ni were investigated over a wide temperature and concentration range using electromagnetic levitation and the oscillating drop technique. Surface tensions were derived from the oscillation frequencies applying the formalism of Cummings and Blackburn. Temperature was measured by single-color pyrometry. Of particular interest in these alloys are melts corresponding to compositions of intermetallic phases, because potential ordering phenomena may influence all thermophysical properties. In both systems, an increase of the surface tension is observed at such concentrations. On the basis of partial excess Gibbs enthalpies, surface tensions can be calculated via the Butler equation and compared with experimental results. The agreement with our experimental data depends crucially on the quality of the thermodynamic potentials used. In addition, phenomenological models are also discussed, which describe the general trend correctly

  9. Dilatometer study of rapidly solidified aluminium-silicon based alloys

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    Aluminum-Silicon alloys are sought in a large number of automotive and aerospace applications due to their low coefficient of thermal expansion and high wear resistance. The present study focused on structural transformations as a function of the temperature of rapidly solidified hypereutectic Al100-xSix (x = 12, 22 and 40) alloys. Different structures out of equilibrium have been obtained after casting in sand, graphite and copper moulds and by melt spinning. The retained Si content in supersaturated alpha Al and the precipitation of Si is discussed in the light of the dilatometer studies [1, 2, 3] complemented by metallographic microscopy, XRD and DSC [4] measurements. A Kissinger analysis was used to determine the activation energy for the precipitation of supersaturated Si content.

  10. The fatigue response of the aluminium-lithium alloy, 8090

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    Birt, M. J.; Beevers, C. J.

    1989-01-01

    The fatigue response of an Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Zr (8090) alloy has been studied at room temperature. The initiation and growth of small and long cracks has been examined at R = 0.1 and at a frequency of 100 Hz. Initiation was observed to occur dominantly at sub-grain boundaries. The growth of the small cracks was crystallographic in character and exhibited little evidence of retardation or arrest at the grain boundaries. The long crack data showed the alloy to have a high resistance to fatigue crack growth with underaging providing the optimum heat treatment for fatigue crack growth resistance. In general, this can be attributed to high levels of crack closure which resulted from the presence of extensive microstructurally related asperities.

  11. Use of Waste Flyash in Fabrication of Aluminium Alloy Matrix Composite

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    Ajit Kumar Senapati

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Waste flyash from two different industries (named as type A and type B were utilized as reinforcement in fabricating aluminium alloy based matrix composites (AMC. The AMCs were fabricated by continuous stir-casting method in a bottom pouring furnace at 7000C. Casting was made in rectangular metal mould having dimension 250x20x45 mm3. Effect of adding different flyash contents were realized thorough various mechanical behaviour tests. For measuring mechanical properties such as Brinell hardness, impact strength, compression strength, tensile strength, and micro hardness of both the AMCs, samples were prepared as per the standards in the mechanical workshop. The flyash distributions in the AMCs were confirmed through microstructure examination conducted on image analyzer and scanning electron micrographs. Results revealed that there is a great effect of reinforcing different flyash in aluminium alloy matrix composites. Type B flyash gave more enhanced mechanical properties compared to type A flyash. Thus, selection of flyash for reinforcement was found one of the most important criteria for fabricating aluminium matrix composites.

  12. Gating System Design for Casting thin Aluminium Alloy (Al-Si Plates

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    Victor ANJO

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The main problems caused by improper gating are entrained aluminium oxide films, cuts and washes, low casting yield and entrapped gas. This study describes the design of a gating system to produce thin Aluminium cast alloy plates of different sizes and thicknesses of 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm using the non-pressurized gating with ratio of 1:4:4 and green sand moulding technique. The gating design was based on the laws of fluid mechanics and empirical rules of gating for non ferrous metals. The equipments used for this experiment includes; a coal fired crucible furnace and an X-Ray machine. Materials used include; silica sand, clay, wood, glue and Aluminium alloy scraps. The experimental procedure involved: the gating design calculations, construction of wooden pattern and gating; using the wooden pattern and gating to produce the mould cavities and gating; melting, melt treatment and pouring of melt in the sand mould to produce the casting. The plate castings after removal from mould were visually examined for surface defects and after fettling and cleaning X-Ray radiography was used to find the internal soundness of the castings. From the results obtained in the experiment, it was found that there were no internal defects and quality castings were produced.

  13. Sputtering of aluminium alloys by bombardment with 0.5 keV neon ions

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    Film cathode structures find ever growing application in gas discharge devices. One of the main requirements for them is high sputtering stability. The authors suggest ways of producing cathode structures stable to ion bombardment. It is well known that the process of disastrous destruction of aluminium alloys starts on after 400 hours of irradiation with 0.5 keV neon ions at 3*1016 cm-2s-1 particle flow density and 400 Pa pressure in a gas discharge device while at lower flow densities and higher pressures the above effect is not observed. To improve the sputtering stability of materials they were modified with lithium and beryllium. The resistance to sputtering is assumed to be enhanced due to specific structure of the aluminium-lithium and aluminium-beryllium compounds and the specified texture of the bombarded surface through the adjustment of the angular distribution of the sputtered atoms. Modification was carried out by sputtering Be-Al-Li and Be-Al-Cu alloys (Al as a base, Be under 5%, Li and Cu under 2%) on the substrate with an Al-layer followed by heat treatment and ion bombardment. Heat treatment was undertaken in vacuum with the aim to stabilize the structure at 670-720 K. Ion bombardment was carried out to clean the surface with 0.5-1 keV neon ions prior to irradiation with 1 keV oxygen ions for producing an oxide film

  14. Galvanic corrosion of aluminium-copper model alloys

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    Idrac, Jonathan; Mankowski, Georges; Thompson, George; Skeldon, Peter; Kihn, Yolande; Blanc, Christine

    2007-01-01

    Galvanic coupling between different ? and ? phase-containing model Al–Cu alloys, deposited by magnetron sputtering, has revealed that the anodic ? phase did not suffer corrosion and remained in the passive state in sulphate solution. Conversely, sulphate ions induced pitting of the cathodic ? phase. Pitting susceptibility of the cathode increased when the difference between the copper content of the anode and cathode increased. Similar observations were made for all the galvanic couples; furt...

  15. Forming a lever preform made of aluminium alloy 2014

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    T. Bulzak; J. Tomczak; Z. Pater

    2014-01-01

    The paper presents the results of theoretical and experimental analyses of forge rolling for producing a lever preform made of aluminum alloy 2014. The forge rolling process was performed in an oval-circle rolling system. To verify the technological assumptions made, a comprehensive numerical analysis by finite element method was first performed, followed by experimental tests. The investigation demonstrated a high agreement between the numerical results and those obtained experimentally unde...

  16. TOUGHNESS AND HEAT TREATMENT. RELATIONSHIP IN A 2091 ALUMINIUM ALLOY

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    Hautefeuille, L.; Rahouadj, R.; Barbaux, Y.; Clavel, M.

    1987-01-01

    The 2091 alloy was tested to determine toughness levels with respect to heat treatment. A drastic decrease in fracture toughness was observed as a function of heat treatment. The occurence of such a toughness drop was clearly related to fracture modes : . Transgranular and intergranular precipitation and deformation modes were studied. The loss of grain boundary strength could be explained by the precipitation of the quasi crystalline phase T2

  17. The solidification behavior of dilute aluminium-scandium alloys

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    The solidification behavior of dilute Sc containing Al alloys has been investigated. In binary Al-Sc alloys, Sc additions greater than the eutectic composition (0.55 wt%) were found to produce a remarkable refinement in the grain size of aluminum castings, of two orders of magnitude, due to the formation of the primary Al3Sc intermetallic phase during solidification. The refinement in grain size only occurred in hypereutectic compositions and was shown to be far greater than can be achieved by conventional Al grain refiners. Grain refinement by the addition of Sc is accompanied by a change in growth morphology from dendritic, in the large unrefined grains, to fine spherical grains with a divorced eutectic appearing on the grain boundaries in the refined castings. Similar levels of refinement were observed in Al-Sc-Zr and Al-Cu-Sc alloys. In the latter, a change in the segregation behavior of Cu was observed, from a strongly interdendritic segregation pattern to a more homogeneous distribution. The supersaturated Al-Sc solid solution can decompose via a discontinuous precipitation reaction to form coherent rod-like precipitates of the L12 Al3Sc phase

  18. WEAR STUDIES OF ALUMINIUM ZINC ALLOY METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

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    H.P.Varade

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, the effect of wear parameters like applied load, sliding velocity, sliding distance and weight percentage of Silicon Carbide on the dry sliding wear of the A l u m i n i u m Z i n c alloy metal matrix composites have been investigated experimentally. Wear tests of A l u m i n i u m Z i n c alloy metal matrix composites against AISI 1045 steel disc were carried out under dry sliding conditions using pinon- disc test machine. A plan of experiments, based on Taguchi method, was performed to acquire data incontrolled way and L27 orthogonal array along with the analysis of variance (ANOVA were employed to investigate the influence of process parameters on the wear of alloy composites. Multiple linear regression analysis was carried out to develop relation of amount of wear with applied load, sliding velocity, sliding distance and weight percentage of Silicon Carbide. Confirmation tests were conducted to verify the experimental results from the mentioned correlations.

  19. Using Welding for Renovations of Machine Parts Made of Aluminium Alloy

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    Votava Ji?í

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Due to their mechanical characteristics, aluminium alloys are materials with high potential in the automotive industry. Thus, it is useful to analyse the weldability of individual alloys, not only for possible renovations of a machine part. This paper focuses on monitoring a welded metal made by the coated electrode OK 96.20. An alloy EN AW 5754 was used as a base welding material. This base material was used in two modifications. Firstly, samples degraded in oil at a temperature of 80 °C, and secondly, samples in their standard form without grease. In the experiment, the porosity of weld beads as well as tension characteristics were analysed. In order to identify the corrosion degradation of weldments, the test was performed in compliance with the norm ?SN EN ISO 9227.

  20. The study of iron carbon and aluminium magnesium alloys by internal friction at medium frequency

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    Automatic internal friction measuring devices, their manufacture, and use in studying iron carbon and aluminium magnesium alloys are described. A brief review of the theory of internal friction in metals is given. A comparative study of various mechanical and electronic measuring devices is made. A flexing apparatus and a torsion balance, both permitting automatic measurements, are presented. Dilute carbon iron alloys were studied. The reorientation of the carbon and the precipitation kinetics were studied as a function of the purity-of the iron, the quenching rate and the ageing temperature. The results are interpreted in terms of the theories of Wert and Zener and then those of Damask, Danielson and Dienes. A systematic study was made of internal friction in Al Mg alloys at various frequencies with different magnesium contents, thermal treatments, and deformations. (author)

  1. Quantitative study of the hardness property of laser surface alloyed aluminium AA1200

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    A.P.I., Popoola; S.L., Pityana; T., Fedotova; O.M., Popoola.

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium AA1200 was laser alloyed with a combination of nickel and titanium diboride using different weight ratios. Chemical reactions took place with the formation of different phases. The characterization of the alloyed surfaces was carried out by x-ray diffraction (XRD), optical and scanning ele [...] ctron microscopes. The alloyed surfaces are composed of the initial phase of Al-Ni dendrites and eutectics of TiB2/Al and TiB2/Ni distributed on the initial phase. Experimental results obtained showed that Al-Ni intermetallics brought about a significant increase in the hardness property of Al; however, these intermetallics are highly brittle and prone to fail by brittle fracture or stress corrosion cracking when put in service. The addition of TiB2 brought about a reduction in the formation of these intermetallic phases. A microhardness increase of over 10 times the hardness of the substrate was achieved.

  2. Thermal capacity of A5 N aluminium and its alloys with silicon, copper and rare - earth metals

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    Present article is devoted to thermal capacity of A5 N aluminium and its alloys with silicon, copper and rare - earth metals. The experimental studies of specific heat and heat - transfer coefficient of A5 N aluminum and its alloys with silicon, copper and rare-earth metals was conducted. It is revealed that process cooling of aluminum and its alloys has relaxational character. (author)

  3. Contribution to the study of helium precipitation in an aluminium-lithium alloy

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    In order to determine the swelling mechanisms we have studied the behaviour of helium in aluminium using transmission electron microscopy. The helium was introduced into the aluminium by irradiation of Al-Li6 alloys containing small amounts of lithium. The influence of various factors on the nucleation and the swelling of the bubbles has been studied, they are: - the helium concentration - the temperature - the number and the distribution of crystal defects in the metal. We have shown furthermore that the precipitation of rare-gas bubbles could in certain cases prevent the recrystallization of the metal as a result of a mechanism depending on the anchoring of the dislocations and grain boundaries by the bubbles. (authors)

  4. Corrosion behaviour of 2124 aluminium alloy-silicon carbide metal matrix composites in sodium chloride environment

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    Aluminium alloy based particle reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) are being considered for a range of applications. Their mechanical properties have been investigated in detail, but more information about their corrosion resistance is needed. In this investigation, the corrosion behaviour of silicon carbide particulates (SiCp)-2124 aluminium metal matrix composites was studied in 3 wt% sodium chloride solution by means of electrochemical technique and optical microscope. The effects of weight percentages and particle size of silicon carbide particulates on corrosion behaviour of the composite were studied in NaCl and it was observed that corrosion rate increases linearly with the increasing weight percentage of SiCp. The corrosion rate of the MMC increases by increasing the size of SiC particles. Anodization improved corrosion resistance of the composites. (author)

  5. Determination of lattice orientation in aluminium alloy grains by low energy gallium ion-channelling

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    Silk, Jonathan R. [Aerospace Metal Composites Ltd., RAE Road, Farnborough, GU14 6XE (United Kingdom); Dashwood, Richard J. [WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Chater, Richard J., E-mail: r.chater@imperial.ac.u [Department of Materials, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

    2010-06-15

    Polished sections of a fine-grained aluminium, silicon carbide metal matrix composite (MMC) alloy were prepared by sputtering using a low energy gallium ion source and column (FIB). The MMC had been processed by high temperature extrusion. Images of the polished surface were recorded using the ion-induced secondary electron emission. The metal matrix grains were distinguished by gallium ion-channelling contrast from the silicon carbide component. The variation of the contrast from the aluminium grains with tilt angle can be recorded and used to determine lattice orientation with the contrast from the silicon carbide (SiC) component as a reference. This method is rapid and suits site-specific investigations where classical methods of sample preparation fail.

  6. Accumulation of radiation defects in aluminium-tin alloy under low-temperature electron irradiation

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    Interaction of interstitial atoms (ISA) and impurity tin atoms in aluminium was studied by measuring residual electric resistivity by the method of inverse accumulation rate of radiation defects at irradiation temperatures from 54 K to 158 K. The aluminium-21 at. ppmSn alloy was irradiated in the linear electron accelerator at 5.5 MeV energy. It is shown that tin atoms are effective ISA traps. The relative capture radius for ISA by tin atoms is 0.6±0.1 at 54 K. In the spectrum 2 of the annealing stage there is one peak at 150 K caused by dissociation of ISA-Sn atom complexes. The binding energy of such complexes is about 0.34 eV. At irradiation temperatures higher than 85 K, when dissociation of these complexes has begeen, a sharp decrease of the capture parameters is observed. 9 refs.; 2 figs

  7. Fabrication of self-healing super-hydrophobic surfaces on aluminium alloy substrates

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    Yang Wang

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available We present a method to fabricate a super-hydrophobic surface with a self-healing ability on an aluminium alloy substrate. The coatings are obtained by combining a two-step process (first, the substrate is immersed in a solution of HCl, HF and H2O, and then in boiling water and succeeding surface fluorination with a solution of poly(vinylidene-fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene and a fluoroalkyl silane. The morphological features and chemical composition were studied by scanning electron micrometry and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The prepared super-hydrophobic aluminium surfaces showed hierarchical structures forming pores, petals and particles with a contact angle of 161° and a sliding angle of 3°.

  8. Fabrication of self-healing super-hydrophobic surfaces on aluminium alloy substrates

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    Wang, Yang; Wei Liu, Xiao; Zhang, Hai Feng; Zhou, Zhi Ping

    2015-04-01

    We present a method to fabricate a super-hydrophobic surface with a self-healing ability on an aluminium alloy substrate. The coatings are obtained by combining a two-step process (first, the substrate is immersed in a solution of HCl, HF and H2O, and then in boiling water) and succeeding surface fluorination with a solution of poly(vinylidene-fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) and a fluoroalkyl silane. The morphological features and chemical composition were studied by scanning electron micrometry and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The prepared super-hydrophobic aluminium surfaces showed hierarchical structures forming pores, petals and particles with a contact angle of 161° and a sliding angle of 3°.

  9. Determination of lattice orientation in aluminium alloy grains by low energy gallium ion-channelling

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    Polished sections of a fine-grained aluminium, silicon carbide metal matrix composite (MMC) alloy were prepared by sputtering using a low energy gallium ion source and column (FIB). The MMC had been processed by high temperature extrusion. Images of the polished surface were recorded using the ion-induced secondary electron emission. The metal matrix grains were distinguished by gallium ion-channelling contrast from the silicon carbide component. The variation of the contrast from the aluminium grains with tilt angle can be recorded and used to determine lattice orientation with the contrast from the silicon carbide (SiC) component as a reference. This method is rapid and suits site-specific investigations where classical methods of sample preparation fail.

  10. Electrochemical characteristics of a carbon fibre composite and the associated galvanic effects with aluminium alloys

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    Highlights: • Exposed carbon fibres on two defined regions (“front” and “side”) are a focus of the investigation in NaCl electrolyte. • The exposed carbon fibres on the side and front regions are responsible for a high cathodic current density. • The NaCl + CuSO4 electrolyte was used to investigate the cathodic polarization behaviour of the exposed carbon fibres. • Galvanic coupling behaviour between the composite and aluminium alloys (AA7075-T6 and AA1050) was measured in NaCl electrolyte. • The higher galvanic current density measured on AA1050 alloy introduced a higher dissolution rate than the AA7075-T6 alloy. - Abstract: The electrochemical behaviour of a carbon fibre reinforced epoxy matrix composite in 3.5% NaCl and 3.5% NaCl + 0.5 M CuSO4 electrolytes was examined by potentiodynamic polarisation, potentiostatic polarisation and scanning electron microscopy. Exposed carbon fibres on two defined regions (“front” and “side”) are a focus of the investigation. The large size of the exposed carbon fibres on the side region is responsible for a higher cathodic current density than the front region in the NaCl electrolyte. The deposition of copper on the front surface of composite confirmed that the significantly higher cathodic current resulted from the exposure of the fibres to the NaCl electrolyte. Galvanic coupling between the composite and individual aluminium alloys (AA7075-T6 and AA1050) was used to measure galvanic potentials and galvanic current densities. The highly alloyed AA7075-T6 alloy and its high population density of cathodic sites compared to the AA1050 acted to reduce the galvanic effect when coupled to the composite front or side regions

  11. Forming a lever preform made of aluminium alloy 2014

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    T. Bulzak

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of theoretical and experimental analyses of forge rolling for producing a lever preform made of aluminum alloy 2014. The forge rolling process was performed in an oval-circle rolling system. To verify the technological assumptions made, a comprehensive numerical analysis by finite element method was first performed, followed by experimental tests. The investigation demonstrated a high agreement between the numerical results and those obtained experimentally under real conditions. The numerical simulations allowed the determination of the distributions of strains, temperatures and normalized Cockcroft-Latham ductile fracture criterion.

  12. Mechanical metallurgy of aluminium alloys for the beverage can

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    Courbon, J. [Aluminium Pechiney, 38 - Voreppe (France). Centre de Recherches

    2000-07-01

    3104 and 5182 are established packaging alloys with millions of beverage cans and ends produced everyday worldwide. Yet their continuous downgauging requires marginal improvements. They rely on a framework of experienced tests and models : metallurgy simulator, finite element structural or forming analysis.. Advances incorporate contributions from many sciences, of which many examples are given in this review: new material models and criteria (prediction of ears), original statistical methods (assessment of tear-off rate at pilot scale), new tests in close connection with finite element modelling for their interpretation (trousers tearing test). (orig.)

  13. Hydrogen analysis and effect of filtration on final quality of castings from aluminium alloy AlSi7Mg0,3

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    M. Br?na; A. Sládek

    2011-01-01

    The usage of aluminium and its alloys have increased in many applications and industries over the decades. The automotive industry is the largest market for aluminium castings and cast products. Aluminium is widely used in other applications such as aerospace, marine engines and structures. Parts of small appliances, hand tools and other machinery also use thousands of different aluminium castings. The applications grow as industry seeks new ways to save weight and improve performance and rec...

  14. Effect of Cathodic Adsorbed Hydrogen on Industrial Aluminium Alloy AA 5083 Corrosion Induced by Elemental Mercury in LNG Industries

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    D. Zerouali; Z. Derriche; M.Y. Azri

    2006-01-01

    Natural gases contain impurities such as mercury and water, which both act simultaneously and cause a significant corrosion of aluminium alloys constituting the cryogenic exchangers tubes used in the industries of natural gas liquifaction. Corrosion creates many problems of liquifaction units (Groningen (Holland), Skikda, Bethioua (Algeria). The process of corrosion begins with an adsorption of mercury on aluminium surfaces, the formation of an amalgam and an electrochemical oxidation of alum...

  15. Analytic and experimental study for light alloy aluminium panels under compression

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    A. Fayza

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Aluminium alloys have been indispensable for the progress of many technologies during the last decades. In particular, most stiffeners in aerospace structures are composed of aluminium panels often solicited with elastic and plastic bucking under particular boundary and loading conditions. The purpose of this paper is to enhance the difficulties encountered to predict the incipient elastic-plastic buckling for thin aluminium plates under combined compressive loads.Design/methodology/approach: The used methodology was an analytic non linear approach, validated further with an experimental investigation. In fact, the instability of thin elastic-plastic rectangular panels made of 2024 T45 alloys is analyzed. General concept of the Von Kaman’s equation with a set of trigonometric and harmonic functions was used in the analytic model. The computation of buckling loads concerns both elastic and plastic instability solutions. Developments in the plastic range were concerned with the (j2d deformation and the (J2f flow constitutive laws.Findings: A methodology to develop this kind of analytic resolution is pointed out and has been illustrated for a set of variables. Several 2d and 3d plots, which can be used to predict incipient buckling strengths for plates with flat initial configurations, have been presented for the various load conditions.Research limitations/implications: In the future it will be possible to apply the investigated analytic procedure to other particular cases.Practical implications: Plots obtained with analytic solution can be used to predict incipient buckling strengths for plates with flat initial configurations are presented for the various tests. The interest of three dimensional representations is to indicate when plastic buckling occurs for a square plate under biaxial loading.Originality/value: This paper presents a stable and low cost analytic solution to deal with instability phenomenon in elastic and plastic range for the design of light alloy aluminium plates. This approach is applied to assess the conditions for which plastic buckling can happen when particularly thin aluminium panels are used. This latter, can be implemented in finite element standard codes.

  16. Evolution of texture and its influence on the failure of components in some aluminium alloys

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    Narayanan Parameswaran, Ramesh; Satyam, Suwas; Parmeshwar Prasad, Sinha; Srinivasa, Ranganathan

    2015-04-01

    This paper describes the evolution of crystallographic texture in three of the most important high strength aluminium alloys, viz., AA2219, AA7075 and AFNOR7020 in the cold rolled and artificially aged condition. Bulk texture results were obtained by plotting pole figures from X-ray diffraction results followed by Orientation Distribution Function (ODF) analysis and micro-textures were measured using EBSD. The results indicate that the deformation texture components Cu, Bs and S, which were also present in the starting materials, strengthen with increase in amount of deformation. On the other hand, recrystallization texture components Goss and Cube weaken. The Bs component is stronger in the deformation texture. This is attributed to the shear banding. In-service applications indicate that the as-processed AFNOR7020 alloy fails more frequently compared to the other high strength Al alloys used in the aerospace industry. Detailed study of deformation texture revealed that strong Brass (Bs) component could be associated to shear banding, which in turn could explain the frequent failures in AFNOR7020 alloy. The alloying elements in this alloy that could possibly influence the stacking fault energy of the material could be accounted for the strong Bs component in the texture.

  17. Oxidation behavior of FeCr and FeCrY alloys coated with an aluminium based paint

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    Marina Fuser, Pillis; Olandir Vercino, Correa; Edval Gonçalves de, Araújo; Lalgudi Venkataraman, Ramanathan.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A variety of metallic components rely on properties that are specific to the alloy and its surface. Coatings have been extensively used to protect metallic surfaces from the aggressive effects of the environment to which it is exposed. In this investigation, the high temperature oxidation behavior o [...] f a FeCr and a FeCrY alloy coated with an aluminium based paint has been studied. The objective was to form the more resistant alumina surface layer on an aluminium free alloy. Aluminium based paint coated and uncoated specimens of the two alloys were oxidized for up to 200 hours at 1000 °C in air. The oxidized specimens were examined in a scanning electron microscope coupled to an energy dispersive system and the surfaces were analyzed by X ray diffraction analysis. The aluminium based paint coating increased the oxidation resistance of the alloys, mainly over extended periods. The FeCrY alloy coated with the Al based paint exhibited the highest oxidation resistance.

  18. Residual Stress Measurement of Coarse Crystal Grain in Aluminium Casting Alloy by Neutron Diffraction

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    Full text: Neutron stress measurement can detect strain and stress information in deep region because of large penetration ability of neutron beams. The present paper describes procedure and results in the residual stress measurement of aluminium casting alloy by neutron diffraction. Usually, the aluminium casting alloy includes the large crystal grains. The existence of large crystal grains makes it difficult to estimate the residual stresses in highly accuracy. In this study, the modified three axial method using Hook's equation was employed for neutron stress measurement. These stress measurements were performed under the two kinds of new techniques. One is a rocking curve method to calculate the principal strains in three directions. The peak profiles which appear discretely on rocking curves were translated to principle stresses by the Bragg law and the basic elastic theory. Another is the consideration of measurement positions and the edge effect in the neutron irradiated area (volume gage). The edge effect generates the errors of 2?-peak position in the neutron stress measurement. In this study, the edge effect was investigated in detail by a small bit of copper single crystal. The copper bit was moved and scanned on three dimensionally within the gage volume. Furthermore, the average strains of symmetrical positions are measure by the sample turning at 180 degrees, because the error distributions of the 2?-peak position followed to positions inside the gage volume. Form these results of this study, the residual stresses in aluminium casting alloy which includes the large crystal grains were possible to estimate by neutron stress measurement with the rocking curve method and the correction of the edge effect. (author)

  19. Microstructure and properties of FSW joints of 2017A/6013 aluminium alloys sheets

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    K. Mroczka

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the studies was to analyse the structure and mechanical properties of FSW joints. Experiment were perform in order to study possibilities to join different aluminium alloys 2017A and 6013. The alloys differ one from the other with respect to chemical composition and mechanical properties especially, therefore the ability to perform the correct joints may be useful for special constructions.Design/methodology/approach: The joints were produced applying different parameters and temperatures. The microstructure was studied using optical, scanning electron and transmission electron microscopes. The mechanical properties are discussed with regard to microhardness profiles on the cross-sections of the joints.Findings: No cracks were found in the joints. Weld nuggets were formed in the 2017A alloy which was located on the advancing side during welding. Mixing process of the materials within the joints was observed as a formation of separate regions of the materials being joined. The hardness profiles showed sudden changes of hardness what correlates with structure observations. In the vicinity of the weld nugget higher dislocation density was observed. Lowering the temperature of sheets and welding with intensive cooling caused a decrease in size of the weld nugget.Research limitations/implications: In the further studies, tensile and bending tests are planned. Moreover, an attempt of explaining the influence of precipitates at the regions boundaries on the fracture process.Practical implications: Good quality of the joints can be stated on the basis of structure analysis. The chosen parameters of welding can be considered as proper ones.Originality/value: Comparison of the welding of the alloys2017A and 6013 are not common. The results of studies and conclusions presented in the paper are consecutive data complementing knowledge on FSW of the aluminium alloys. The applied welding parameters ensure good quality of joints with respect to the technology.

  20. Some of the properties of plutonium and the aluminium-plutonium alloy

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    1- Study of the physical properties of plutonium. 1) Study of the allotropy of plutonium. a) Thermal analysis: the apparatus used and the measurement technique are briefly described. The transition point temperatures and the corresponding heats of transformation have been determined. Finally, the results of the particular study of certain transition points are given. b) Dilatometry. The dilatometric analysis of the phase changes of plutonium has been carried out by means of the Chevenard dilatometer with photographic recording. The testing conditions (heating and cooling speeds, isotherm plateaux) have been varied in order to determine accurately the characteristics of each transition, particularly the ? ? ? transition on cooling. 2) Micrography of plutonium. For the accurate preparation of metallographic samples the electrolytic polishing must be rapid, which implies a mechanical polishing of excellent quality. Information is given on new attacking reagents which show the structure of the metal very clearly. 2- Study of aluminium-plutonium alloys. Comparative study of Al-Pu and Al-U alloys rich in aluminium. a) Thermal analysis. The liquids and fusion temperatures of the eutectic Al-XAl4, have been accurately determined. From the measurement of the heats of fusion the exact composition of the eutectic alloy has been determined. b) Thermal treatments. The eutectic coalescence kinetics have been studied by a micrographic method and by following the evolution of hardness. The results obtained show that the phenomenon is more rapid in Al-Pu alloys than in Al-U alloys. c) Micrographic study of the transition XAl3 ? XAl4. The peritectic reaction XAl3 + liq. ? XAl4 has been suppressed by quenching. The transformation of the XAl3 phase to the solid phase has been studied as well as the effect of small additions of silicon on the kinetics of this reaction. (author)

  1. Fracture prediction during sawing of DC cast high strength aluminium alloy rolling slabs

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    Drezet, Jean-Marie; Ludwig, Olivier; Jaquerod, Christophe; Waz, Emmanuel

    2007-01-01

    The semicontinuous direct chill (DC) casting of large cross-section rolling sheet ingots of high strength aluminium alloys (2xxx and 7xxx series) gives birth to high residual (internal) stresses generated by a non-uniform cooling. These stresses must be relieved by a thermal treatment in order to be able to safely saw both ingot butt and head. Otherwise, saw pinching or blocking might occur due to the compressive residual stresses, or cut parts might be brutally released by erratic propagatio...

  2. Grain refining of aluminium alloys and silicon by means of boron-nitride particles

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    Wulf, Eric; Seitz, Jan-Marten; Schaper, Mirko; Bach, Friedrich-Wilhelm [Leibniz Univ. of Hannover, Garbsen (Germany). Inst. of Materials Science; Alphei, Lukas David; Westphal, David; Becker, Joerg August; Feldhoff, Armin [Leibniz Univ. of Hannover, Garbsen (Germany). Inst. of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

    2013-03-15

    Investigations were carried out to grain refine the aluminium alloys Al-6Si (all compositions given in wt.%) and Al-12Si as well as pure silicon by means of inoculation using boron nitride nano-particles. Comparative tests were performed using both conventional grain refiners based on titanium as well as without inoculants. Analyses were performed using scanning electron microscopy, tensile testing, thermographic and metallographic techniques. In doing this, a significant effect on grain refining is verified by inoculating using boron nitride which exceeds the effect of conventional grain refiners. (orig.)

  3. Parametric study of friction stir spot welding of aluminium alloy 5754

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    D. Klob?ar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a parametric analysis of friction stir spot welding (FSSW of aluminium alloy 5754 in a lap joint. Experimental plan was done according to the response surface methodology (RSM, where tool rotation speed varied between 988 and 3511 rpm, plunge rate between 24,4 and 150 mm/min and dwell time between 1 and 3,5s. The plunge depth was held constant at 0,4 mm. The welds were tensile-shear tested and the microstructure was analysed. Mathematical models describing the relationship between welding parameters and spot strength, axial force and rotational moment were developed and the optimal FSSW parameters were found.

  4. SOLIDIFICATION CHARACTERISTIC OF TITANIUM CARBIDE PARTICULATE REINFORCED ALUMINIUM ALLOY MATRIX COMPOSITES

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    N. FATCHURROHMAN

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In this research solidification characteristic of metal matrix composites consisted of titanium carbide particulate reinforced aluminium-11.8% silicon alloy matrix is performed. Vortex mixing and permanent casting method are used as the manufacturing method to produce the specimens. Temperature measurements during the casting process are captured and solidification graphs are plotted to represent the solidification characteristic. The results show, as volume fraction of particulate reinforcement is increased, solidification time is faster. Particulate reinforcement promotes rapid solidification which will support finer grain size of the casting specimen. Hardness test is performed and confirmed that hardness number increased as more particulate are added to the system.

  5. Spark-anodized layers on aluminium alloy in tungstate-borate electrolytes

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    Influence of pH and sodium tungstate concentration in solution of 0.4 M H3BO3 on specific features of formation, phase and elementary composition of coatings produced on aluminium alloy during its spark-anodized oxidation under galvanostatic conditions was studied using the methods of elementary and x-ray phase analyses, as well as 11B NMR of electrolyte solutions. It was shown that formation of tungsten oxide layers on the anodic surface stems from formation of heteropolyanions featuring composition [BW11O39H]8- and/or [BW12O40]5- in tungstate-borate electrolytes

  6. Influence of boron impurity in aluminium alloy construction material at criticality of RB reactor

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    Evaluations of criticality benchmark cores of RB reactor are prepared in 1999-2001 for the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project. It was shown that the greatest contribution to uncertainty of the calculations and experimental data for criticality arose from uncertainty of contents of boron impurity in Yugoslav produced aluminium alloy (YuAl) of reactor construction material. Study of that particular issue was carried out in recent years and the results are shown in this paper with recommendation that new value for boron concentration in the YuAl material composition has to be used in criticality calculation, based on results of experimental and calculation evaluations. (author)

  7. Spectrophotometric determination of yttrium in alloys containing nickel, aluminium, and chromium

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    A method of photometric determination of yttrium in alloys containing nickel, aluminium, and chromium in a hundredfold excess in reference to yttrium, is described. It is based on the difference in pH values of complex formation of metal ions with Arsenazo III reagent. The procedure allows one to improve the selectivity of yttrium determination in the presence of interfering elements without their masking and to determine yttrium within its concentration range of 1.5-11 ?g/ml and with yttrium content in the samples down to 0.4 wt %

  8. Aluminium Alloy AA6060 surface treatment with high temperature steam containing chemical additives

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Tabrizian, Naja; Jellesen, Morten S.; Ambat, Rajan

    2015-01-01

    The steam treatment process was employed to produce a conversion coating on aluminium alloy AA6060. The changes in microstructure and its effect on corrosion resistance properties were investigated. Various concentrations of KMnO4 containing Ce(NO3)3 was injected into the steam and its effect on the formation of steam-based conversion coating was evaluated. The use of Mn-Ce into the steam resulted in incorporation of these species into the conversion coating, which resulted in improved corrosion...

  9. Research of aluminium alloy aerospace structure aperture measurement based on 3D digital speckle correlation method

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    Bai, Lu; Wang, Hongbo; Zhou, Jiangfan; Yang, Rong; Zhang, Hui

    2014-11-01

    In this paper, the aperture change of the aluminium alloy aerospace structure under real load is researched. Static experiments are carried on which is simulated the load environment of flight course. Compared with the traditional methods, through experiments results, it's proved that 3D digital speckle correlation method has good adaptability and precision on testing aperture change, and it can satisfy measurement on non-contact,real-time 3D deformation or stress concentration. The test results of new method is compared with the traditional method.

  10. The Effects of Zinc Additions on the Corrosion Susceptibility of Aluminium Alloys in Various Tetraoxosulphate (VI) Acid Environments

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    Ekuma, C. E.; N.E. Idenyi; A.E. Umahi

    2007-01-01

    The influence of zinc additions on the corrosion behaviour of aluminium alloys in H2SO4 solution of varying concentrations has been investigated. Aluminium-zinc alloys of 1.0, 2.0, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.0% zinc by weight were cast and machined to cuboidal test coupons of initial surface area averaging 12.71 cm2. The coupons were then weighed and immersed into beakers containing 0.5 M and 1.0 M H2SO4 solutions. The set-ups were allowed to stand for six days with a set withdrawn daily for corrosion ra...

  11. Electrorefining of metallic U-Zr and U-Pu-Zr-alloy fuel onto solid aluminium cathodes in molten chlorides

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    Electrorefining in molten LiCl-KCl using solid aluminium cathodes is considered as a promising pyrochemical method for reprocessing metallic nuclear fuel, represented by U-Zr and U-Pu-Zr alloys in this study. Actinide-aluminium (An-Al) alloys are produced on the cathode during the process, forming a dense deposit. The maximum loading of the electrode with the actinides as a function of the deposition conditions was investigated as were the selectivity and efficiency of the process. The electrodes were characterised by SEM-EDX analysis and 'gamma'-spectroscopy. (authors)

  12. The effects of temperature on the kinetics of aluminium evaporation from the Ti-6Al-4V alloy

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    G. Siwiec

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In the paper, results of the study on temperature effects on the rate of aluminium evaporation from the Ti-6Al-4V alloy during smelting in a vacuum induction furnace are presented. During smelting at 1 973 – 2 023 K, 10 Pa and 100 Pa, up to 26 % reduction in the aluminium content in the alloy compared to the initial value is observed. The determined values of overall mass transport coefficient are 1,48?10-5 m?s sup>-1 – 1,95?10 sup>-5m?s sup>-1.

  13. The inhibition effect of mad Honey on corrosion of 2007-type aluminium alloy in 3.5% NaCl solution

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    Husnu, Gerengi; Haydar, Goksu; Pawel, Slepski.

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The inhibition effect of mad honey on corrosion of 2007-type aluminium alloy in 3.5% NaCl solution was investigated by Tafel extrapolarisation (TP), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and dynamic electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (DEIS). All the studied parameters exhibited good anti- [...] corrosive properties against corrosion of 2007-type aluminium alloy in the test solution; the corrosion rates decreased with the increase of the mad honey concentration. The surface morphology of the alloy was examined under scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in the absence and presence of the inhibitor. The inhibitory adsorption processes of mad honey on the 2007-type aluminium alloy surfaces conformed to the Langmuir adsorption isotherm.

  14. Development of porous anodic films on 2014-T4 aluminium alloy in tetraborate electrolyte

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    Anodic film growth on 2014-T4 aluminium alloy at 60 V in 50 g l-1 di-sodium tetraborate at 60 deg. C has been examined by transmission electron microscopy and Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy. Initial film growth proceeds at relatively high efficiency on the initially etched and desmutted alloy. During the subsequent period of current decline, the reactive electrolyte species penetrate the outer film at preferred regions, establishing conditions for pore development by field-assisted dissolution. In the alkaline electrolyte, such field-assisted dissolution also appears to proceed locally, probably through mechanical disruption of the film, giving rise to a feathered film morphology. The oxidation of copper from the alloy, in the presence of an enriched layer of copper, developed largely by initial etching, also influences film morphology through parallel oxygen gas generation, creating oxygen-filled voids. Such gas-filled voids may rupture or be removed from the alumina film material through field-assisted dissolution at the pore base. In the former case, cracking allows access of the anodizing electrolyte to the enriched alloy/film interface, with subsequent dissolution of the enriched layer and local film growth; these give rise to lateral porosity in addition to that from pores passing perpendicularly to the alloy surface. The efficiency of anodizing is about 12%, with losses from Al3+ ion ejection, field-assisted dissolution, oxygen gas generation, film rupture, interface dissolution and local film repair

  15. Galvanic corrosion of rare earth modified AM50 and AZ91D magnesium alloys coupled to steel and aluminium alloys

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    Mohedano, Marta

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Electrochemical and gravimetric measurements were used to examine the effects of neodymium and gadolinium additions on the galvanic corrosion behaviour of AM50 and AZ91D magnesium alloys coupled to A 570 Gr 36 carbon steel and AA2011-AA6082 aluminium alloys. Rare earth modified alloys showed Al2Nd/Al2Gd and Al-Mn-Nd/Al-Mn-Gd intermetallics, reduced area fraction of ?-Mg17Al12 phase and increased corrosion resistance due to increased surface passivity and suppression of micro-galvanic couples. Neodymium and gadolinium additions improved the galvanic corrosion resistance of AM50 alloy, but were less effective in case of the AZ91D alloy. The AA6082 alloy was the most compatible material and the AA2011 alloy was the least compatible.Se emplearon medidas electroquímicas y gravimétricas para examinar el efecto de la adición de neodimio y gadolinio en el comportamiento a la corrosión galvánica de las aleaciones AM50 y AZ91D en contacto con acero al carbono A 570 Gr 36 y aleaciones de aluminio AA2011 y AA6082. Las aleaciones modificadas con tierras raras mostraron intermetálicos Al2Nd/Al2Gd y Al-Mn-Nd/Al-Mn-Gd, menor fracción de fase ?-Mg17Al12 y un incremento de la resistencia a la corrosión debido al aumento de la pasividad de la superficie y a la eliminación de micro pares galvánicos. Las adiciones de neodimio y gadolinio mejoraron la resistencia a la corrosión galvánica de la aleación AM50, pero fueron menos efectivas en el caso de la aleación AZ91D. La aleación AA6082 fue el material más compatible y la aleación AA2011 el menos compatible.

  16. Relation between feeding mechanisms and solidification mode in 380 aluminium alloy with different iron contents

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    In the present work the effect of iron (0.15, 0.42 and 0.86%) content in feeding mechanisms for 380 aluminium alloy has been studied. The feeding capacity has been evaluated by a device that produces a barrier removable to allowing the movement of the inter dendritic liquid. The results show the flow of different quantity of liquid, it depends of the temperature of operating the device and of the iron content. For minimum and maximum iron content, the inter dendritic and bursts feeding mechanisms are fundamentally involved, for 0.42% of iron the feeding mechanisms was the inter dendritic. The authors establish this behavior by the solidification mode of alloy, which promotes the presence of particles of Si or plates of b-Al3FeDi phase, in the inter dendritic channels and produce the different feeding mechanisms. (Author) 15 refs

  17. Crystallization of alloys on aluminium base in a near-zero gravity state

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    Crystallization of aluminium alloy systems (Al-W, Al-Sb and Al-Cu) in a near-zero gravite state, realized on the orbital scientific complex ''Salyut-6'' and ''Soyuz'', is studied; the effect of reduced gravitation on crystallization is established. It is shown that the absence of free convection in melts, observed in cosmic experiments, leads to decrease of crystal nucleation intensity and favours melt overcooling during crystallization to an even greater degree than on the Earth. The crystallization texture of Al-matrix of Al+5%Cu and Al+18%Sb alloys in the temperature gradient direction is different after cosmic experiments and the one, carried out on the Earth

  18. PALS determination of defect density within friction stir welded joints of aluminium alloys

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    Positron annihilation spectroscopy is employed to investigate the density of defects in samples of aluminium alloys (2017 A and 6013) welded using the Friction Stir Welding method. The vacancy and dislocation densities were determined at the weld junction as a function of various parameters and conditions: Travel and rotational speed of welding tool, cooling of the surface of the welded material and the compositions of the welded alloys. The 3-state trapping model used in the computer analysis allowed to separate a vacancy component from a component related to dislocations. The determined lifetime of positron trapped by dislocation was much shorter than its experimental values referred to in literature, however, it is closer to the theoretical predictions.

  19. Microstructure and texture evolution during accumulative roll bonding of aluminium alloy AA5086

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    Highlights: ? The alloy AA5086 was accumulatively roll-bonded up to 8 cycles. ? The layered microstructure contains both elongated and equiaxed grains (?200-300 nm). ? Significant substructure formation inside layered microstructure leads to shear banding. ? Characteristic deformation texture evolution after ARB with individual texture bands. ? Anisotropic mechanical properties after ARB with improvement in strength but loss in ductility. - Abstract: In the present investigation, a strongly bonded strip of an aluminium-magnesium based alloy AA5086 is successfully produced through accumulative roll bonding (ARB). A maximum of up to eight passes has been used for the purpose. Microstructural characterization using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) technique indicates the formation of submicron sized (?200-300 nm) subgrains inside the layered microstructure. The material is strongly textured where individual layers possess typical FCC rolling texture components. More than three times enhancement in 0.2% proof stress (PS) has been obtained after 8 passes due to grain refinement and strain hardening.

  20. Corrosion protection of Mg/Al alloys by thermal sprayed aluminium coatings

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    The protective features of thermal sprayed Al-coatings applied on AZ31, AZ80 and AZ91D magnesium/aluminium alloys were evaluated in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution by electrochemical and gravimetric measurements. The changes in the morphology and corrosion behaviour of the Al-coatings induced by a cold-pressing post-treatment were also examined. The specimens were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and low-angle X-ray diffraction. The as-sprayed Al-coatings revealed a high degree of porosity and poor corrosion protection, which resulted in galvanic acceleration of the corrosion of the magnesium substrates. The application of a cold-pressing post-treatment produced more compact Al-coatings with better bonding at the substrate/coating interface and higher corrosion resistance regardless of the nature of the magnesium alloy.

  1. Effect of Ultrasonic Treatment on the Microstructure of A201 Aluminium Alloy for Thixoforming

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    It is known that the introduction of high intensity ultrasonic waves into liquid and solidifying metals leads to a non-dendritic and fine grain structure which is the requirement for semi-solid feedstock production. The effect of vibration time on the semi-solid microstructure of the A201 aluminium alloy billets fabricated with the ultrasonic treatment in the liquid state was studied in this paper. It was observed that the application of ultrasound technology can break up and distribute the dendrites which are present in the as-cast alloy. A suitable thixotropic microstructure with relatively rounded and fine globules could be obtained by ultrasonically treating liquid metal at 690 deg. C for a treatment time of 1 minute, cooling to room temperature and then reheating to the semi-solid state. This shows the ultrasonic treatment could be an economic and alternative route to produce A201 semi-solid feedstock for thixoforming.

  2. Effect of the temperature and the chlorine pressure, over the aluminium chlorides obtained by direct chlorination of the 6061 alloy

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    The aluminium chloride is synthesized by direct chlorination of aluminium, in agreement with the following reaction: Al(s) + 3/2 Cl2 AlCl3 (s,g).The present work focuses on the preparation of aluminium chlorides by two methods: (a) Chlorination of 6061 aluminium alloy with gaseous chlorine in sealed containers, filled with different pressures of gas, from 0.8 to 74 Kpa and in the range of temperature between 2000 and 5000C.(b) Chlorination of the same alloy in chlorine flow between 1500 and 4000C.In the sealed systems, the hexahydrated aluminium trichloride predominated over the anhydrous form. For pressures lower than 14 Kpa and temperatures under 2500C, the chloride didn't appear.The residues were rich in aluminium, chlorine and magnesium.In the other systems, the anhydrous chloride was found in the areas of the reactor of temperatures above 1000C, for all the thermal treatments. The waste was composed by CrCl3 and AlCl3.6H2O.The influence of the chlorine pressures and the heating temperature over the characteristics of the product, was studied.The characterization techniques were x-ray diffraction and energy dispersive spectroscopy, and the evolution of the structure was followed by scanning electron microscopy

  3. Microstructures in the 6060 aluminium alloy after various severe plastic deformation treatments

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    This paper presents the results concerning the microstructural refinement of the industrial 6060 aluminium alloy processed by severe plastic deformation (SPD). The high level of plastic deformation was achieved using the three methods: hydrostatic extrusion (HE), equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) and extrusion torsion (ET), which differed in the dynamics of the loading, intensity and homogeneity of the plastic strain field. Microstructure analyses were performed before and after SPD deformation using a transmission (TEM) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The refined microstructures were examined qualitatively and quantitatively by the stereological methods and computer image analyses. The microstructure of the industrial 6060 aluminium alloy after deformation was characterized by an average grain size of about 0.4 ?m. The results show that the precipitates strongly affect the degree of refinement and the mechanism of microstructural transformations. During the SPD, the second phase particles break apart and homogenize. The HE method generates the largest increase of the volume fraction of the small primary particles. Moreover, the HE process is most effective in reducing the primary particle size. During HE and ECAE processes the second phase precipitates dissolve partially and change their shape. - Research Highlights: ? SPD results in a significant increase in the density of the small primary particles. ? SPD homogenizes the particle size distribution. ? HE and ECAE processes bring nano-grains in the vicinity of the primary particles. ? HE and ECAE processing results in the ?' precipitates partial dissolutions. ? During HE and ECAE processes the ?' particles change their shape.

  4. Investigating the Acid Failure of Aluminium Alloy in 2 M Hydrochloric Acid Using Vernonia amygdalina

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    Olugbenga A. Omotosho

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The acid failure of aluminium alloy in 2 M hydrochloric acid solution in the presence of Vernonia amygdalina extract was investigated using gasometric technique. Aluminium alloy coupons of dimension 4 cm by 1 cm were immersed in test solutions of free acid and also those containing extract volumes of 2, 3, 4 and 5 cm3 at ambient temperature for 30 minutes. The volumes of hydrogen gas evolved as a result of the rate of reaction were recorded and analyzed. Analysis revealed that maximum inhibitor efficiency which corresponds to the lowest corrosion rate was obtained at optimum inhibitor volumes of 5 cm3, with reduction in the corrosion rate observed to follow in order of increasing extract volumes. Adsorption study revealed that Temkin isotherm best described the metal surface interaction with the extract phytochemicals, with 12 minutes becoming the best exposure time for the phytochemicals to adsorb to the metal surface at all volumes. Statistical modelling of the corrosion rate yielded an important relationship suitable for estimating corrosion rate values once volumes of the extract is known. Microstructural studies, showed an indirect relationship between crack growth rates and extract volumes, while consistency of the irregular intermetallic phases increases with increasing extract volumes.

  5. A domain partitioning based pre-processor for multi-scale modelling of cast aluminium alloys

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    Ghosh, Somnath; Valiveti, D. M.; Harris, Stephen J.; Boileau, James

    2006-12-01

    In this paper, a microstructural morphology based domain partitioning MDP methodology is developed for materials with non-uniform heterogeneous microstructure. The comprehensive set of methods is intended to provide a concurrent multi-scale analysis model with an initial computational domain that delineates regions of statistical homogeneity and inhomogeneity. The MDP methodology is intended to be a pre-processor to multi-scale analysis of mechanical behaviour and damage of heterogeneous materials, e.g. cast aluminium alloys. It introduces a systematic three-step process that is based on geometric features of morphology. The first step simulates high resolution microstructural information from low resolution micrographs of the material and a limited number of high resolution optical or scanning electron microscopy micrographs. The second step is quantitative characterization of the high resolution images to create effective metrics that can relate microstructural descriptors to material behaviour. The third step invokes a partitioning method to demarcate regions belonging to different length scales in a concurrent multi-scale model. Partitioning criteria for domain partitioning are defined in terms of microstructural descriptors and their functions. The effectiveness of these metrics in differentiating microstructures of a 319-type cast aluminium alloy with different secondary dendrite arm spacings SDAS is demonstrated. The MDP method establishes intrinsic material length scales for the different SDAS, namely, 23, 70 and 100 µm, and consequently subdivides the computational domain for concurrently coupling macro- and micromechanical analyses in the multi-scale model.

  6. Physically-based constitutive modelling of residual stress development in welding of aluminium alloy 2024

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    A finite element model has been developed to predict the evolution of residual stress and distortion which takes into account the history-dependence of the yield stress-temperature response of heat-treatable aluminium alloys during welding. The model was applied to TIG welding of 2024-T3 aluminium alloy, and the residual strain predictions validated using high resolution X-ray synchrotron diffraction. The goal was to capture the influence of the permanent evolution of the microstructure during the thermal cycle with a straightforward numerical procedure, while retaining a sound physical basis. Hardness and resistivity measurements after isothermal hold-and-quench experiments were used to identify salient temperatures for zero, partial and full dissolution of the initial hardening precipitates, and the extent of softening - both immediately after welding, and after natural ageing. Based on these data, a numerical procedure for weld modelling was proposed for tracking the different yield responses during heating and cooling based on the peak temperature reached locally. This history-dependent model was superior to a conventional model in predicting the peak tensile strains, but otherwise the effect of temperature history was weak for 2024-T3. Predictions of the hardness profile immediately after welding compared with the post-weld naturally aged hardness provided insight into the competition between dissolution and coarsening of the precipitates in the heat-affected zone

  7. Deep surface rolling for fatigue life enhancement of laser clad aircraft aluminium alloy

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    Highlights: • Deep surface rolling as a post-repair enhancement technology was applied to the laser cladded 7075-T651 aluminium alloy specimens that simulated corrosion damage blend-out repair. • The residual stresses induced by the deep surface rolling process were measured. • The deep surface rolling process can introduce deep and high magnitude compressive residual stresses beyond the laser clad and substrate interface. • Spectrum fatigue test showed the fatigue life was significantly increased by deep surface rolling. - Abstract: Deep surface rolling can introduce deep compressive residual stresses into the surface of aircraft metallic structure to extend its fatigue life. To develop cost-effective aircraft structural repair technologies such as laser cladding, deep surface rolling was considered as an advanced post-repair surface enhancement technology. In this study, aluminium alloy 7075-T651 specimens with a blend-out region were first repaired using laser cladding technology. The surface of the laser cladding region was then treated by deep surface rolling. Fatigue testing was subsequently conducted for the laser clad, deep surface rolled and post-heat treated laser clad specimens. It was found that deep surface rolling can significantly improve the fatigue life in comparison with the laser clad baseline repair. In addition, three dimensional residual stresses were measured using neutron diffraction techniques. The results demonstrate that beneficial compressive residual stresses induced by deep surface rolling can reach considerable depths (more than 1.0 mm) below the laser clad surface

  8. Development of basket for transport/storage cask using square tube made of aluminium alloy containing neutron absorbing materials

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    The basket of transport/storage cask must have a structural strength at any temperature expected during storage and transport condition, and must satisfy each function of sub-criticality and heat removal. It is also preferable to increase the number of fuel assemblies in the cask and to reduce the manufacturing cost. The use of aluminium alloy for the basket is preferable because of its high thermal conductivity in order to improve heat removal. Aluminium alloy is lightweight and it is more effective to improve the capacity. The conventional design of aluminium basket had a combination of square tubes, which have structural strength and heat removal function, and the neutron absorption material with high concentration of boron. The developed basket has square tube shape containing neutron absorption materials that has both functions of heat removal and sub-criticality. It is an effective way to improve the storage capacity of fuel assemblies and it is also easy to be assembled

  9. Effects of cobalt, aluminium and potassium-boron additions on the performance of titanium based alloy electrodes

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    In this paper, we report the study on the effects of cobalt, aluminium, and potassium-boron additions on the performance of titanium based hydrogen storage alloy electrodes. (1) The cycle life of Ti2Ni electrodes increases significantly with cobalt addition. Charge/discharge cycle life measurements show that the specific capacity of Ti2Ni electrodes increases with cobalt addition, reaches a maximum at a cobalt content of 0.67 at. % (Ti2Ni0.98Co0.02), and then falls with further addition. (2) The cycle life of Ti2Ni electrodes greatly increases with increasing addition of aluminium. The specific capacity of the electrode severely decreases with increasing aluminium content. (3) Addition of potassium-boron to Ti2Ni hydrogen storage alloy is effective in increasing the specific capacity and the charge/discharge cycle life of the electrode

  10. Positron annihilation spectroscopy as a tool to develop self healing in aluminium alloys

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    Positron lifetime and Doppler broadening spectroscopy have been applied to probe the free volume generation (vacancies, dislocations and nano-cracks) during plastic deformation of a commercial aluminium AA2024 (T3) alloy. Aim of the total program is to study how solute atoms can be driven to the areas where initial cracking may occur in order to prevent the failure of the specimen. The phenomenon of closing the nano-crack is called Self Healing, and can provide extra strength and ductility to the alloy under some loading conditions. Plastic deformation of over-aged aluminum alloy at room temperature increases the average positron lifetime from initial value of 190 ps to 203 ps. The low momentum parameter S increases in agreement with the increase of open volume defects. The elastic deformation of the sample does not have a recordable effect on the positron annihilation data. It is also shown that the induced damage does not recover after loading the sample, i.e. the AA2024 in the T3 state is non self healing material, as expected, providing important first state result in the research of self healing Al alloys. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  11. Experimental and numerical analysis of in- and out- of plane constraint effects on fracture parameters: Aluminium alloy 2024.

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    Seitl, Stanislav; Huta?, Pavel; García, T.; Canteli, A.

    7 2013, ?. 7 (2013), s. 53-64. ISSN 1802-680X Grant ostatní: Interní podpora AV ?R(CZ) M100411204 Keywords : LELM * stress intensity tensor * constraint * aluminium alloy * plane strain * plane stress Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue , Friction Mechanics

  12. Wear Behaviour of Zinc-Aluminium Alloys and the Bearings Produced from these Alloys

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    SAVA?KAN, Temel; PÜRÇEK, Gença?a

    2000-01-01

    In this study, two ternary zinc-aluminum-copper and two quaternary zinc-aluminum-copper-silicon alloys were produced by permanent mould casting. The wear behaviour of these alloys were investigated with a pin-on-disc machine The wear behaviour of the journal bearings produced from these alloys was investigated with a bearing test rig. The wear resistance of zinc-aluminum based alloys was found to be higher than that of CuSn12 bronze. ?n addition, the bearings produced from the zinc-...

  13. Investigation of the effects of Magnesium Content and Cooling Rate on the Mechanical Properties of Aluminium-Magnesium Alloys Refined with Titanium-Boride Master Alloy

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    Fatai Olufemi ARAMIDE; Samuel Ademola IBITOYE; Obafunmilola Oluwatosin FAGADE

    2012-01-01

    Investigations into the effects of magnesium content and cooling rates on the mechanical properties of aluminium-magnesium alloys refined with titanium-boride master alloy was conducted. Experimental samples were produced from melt with Mg content ranging from 0% to 8%, poured and cooled in air, water and oil. Standard sample dimensions were produced for tensile and hardness tests. It was observed that both the Mg content and the cooling rate affect the mechanical properties; elongation (duct...

  14. Selected properties of the aluminium alloy base composites reinforced with intermetallic particles

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    M. Adamiak

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The main aim of this work is to investigate two types of intermetallics TiAl and Ti3Al as reinforcement and their influence on selected properties and microstructure of aluminium matrix composites.Design/methodology/approach: Aluminium matrix composites were produced employing the atomised aluminium alloy AA6061 as metal matrix, when as reinforcement TiAl and Ti3Al intermetallics particles were used. The powders were cold pressed and then hot extruded. To evaluate the effect of mechanical milling two types of ball mills were used: a low energy (horizontal ball mill and a high energy one (eccentric ball mill. Reinforcement contents for both processes 5, 10, 15 % by weight. To determine hardness Vickers tests were performed. Microstructure observations were made by optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy SEM.Findings: Based on the examinations carried out one can state that the mechanical milling can produce composites powders with homogenous distribution of reinforcement particles. The mechanically milled and extruded composites show finer and better distribution of reinforcement particles what leads to better mechanical properties of obtained products.Research limitations/implications: In order to evaluate with more detail the possibility of applying these composite materials at practical application, further investigations should be concentrated on the interface reaction of the matrix and reinforcing particles during elevated temperature exposition and their influence on mechanical properties.Practical implications: The composites materials produced by this way have shown significant improvement of the mechanical properties in comparision with matrix materials. Good properties of the composites make them suitable for various technical and industrial applications.Originality/value: It should be stressed that the materials as intermetallic compounds with outstanding mechanical properties and good thermal stability were developed making them a powerful material to be used in this kind of composites as the alternative for the reinforcements usually investigated and utilized to the composites materials production - alumina or silicon carbide.

  15. Surface modification of aluminium - lithium alloy using prenitriding option and SixNy coating deposition

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    ?. Kaczmarek

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: EU directive of CO2 emission reduction causes many applied technologies to become unprofitable considering environmental protection. Due to that, there is an urgent need to create new or modify existing technological solutions - especially in the field of materials engineering. One of the options to reduce CO2 emission is replacement of parts made of steel by Aluminum -Lithium alloys mainly in such branches like automotive and aircraft industry.Design/methodology/approach: Prenitriding option was carried out in low pressure plasma discharge mode, at a substrate temperature below 200ºC followed by the deposition of 500 nm thick SixNy coating. Morphology and mechanical properties were compared with substrate without prenitriding treatment.Findings: In this paper, first promising results of surface treatment with the use of prenitriding option of Al-Li alloy are presented. The results showed that the wear resistance of the Al-Li alloy may be modified by application of plasma enhanced CVD [1-4]. Two different types of surface modification were applied.Research limitations/implications: In case of vehicles’ parts, subjected to wear or/and contact fatigue a use of light weight alloys gives rise to many difficulties, caused by their low surface parameters. The aluminium alloys applied for elements operated in wear contact even with the best possible mechanical properties at the moment, it is limited due to still not enough tribological properties. The research in this field may bring another reduction of vehicles total weight.Practical implications: At present, ultra light materials with high durability are elaborated for components,e.g. in automotive industry mainly to realize a light gearbox.Originality/value: Functional Gradient Coatings (FGC was deposited below temperature which could cause destruction of “tailored” structure of the substrate.

  16. Aluminium alloy selection for use as structural material in research reactors

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    Information on a range of aluminium alloys commonly used in the construction of research, experimental or production reactors (series 5XXX and 6XXX)) has been reviewed to assess their capability to sustain a full 40 years life period of use as RPV, reflector tank or other core component material, taking into account their corrosion resistance, fracture properties and irradiation damage. The corrosion behaviour of the studied alloys is acceptable when used in nuclear grade water; they do not suffer of pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion or stress corrosion cracking (SCC). However, in certain conditions they may be susceptible to intergranular corrosion. Based on the available published information, it could be concluded that the alloy 6061-T6 would be the most suitable material to be employed in research reactor conditions (maximum working temperature 120 o C, normal radiation level, water flow, etc.) and sustain 40 years of service if a correct water control is assured. For working temperatures around 60 o C, 6061/T6 alloy would undergo a moderate irradiation hardening degree and show good ductility retention for over 40 years. In case of short temperature excursions, this material will not suffer of any significant overaging. However, this parameter must in all circumstances be maintained below 150 o C. From the activation point of view, the chromium content can be an additional advantage. Due to lack of information, especially threshold propagation data, the mechanical behaviour and loss of some important properties could not be assessed for periods as long as 40 years; among them, resistance to fatigue and in service material toughness, which are RPV life limiting factors. Nevertheless, based on shorter experience, 6061-T6 alloy could be used, provided a proper surveillance programme is carried out, which with this material could be efficiently done, in view of its mechanical characteristics. (author)

  17. Characterization of semi-solid processing of aluminium alloy 7075 with Sc and Zr additions

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    Rogal, ?., E-mail: l.rogal@imim.pl [Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 25 Reymonta St., 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Dutkiewicz, J. [Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 25 Reymonta St., 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Atkinson, H.V. [The University of Leicester, Department of Engineering University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Lity?ska-Dobrzy?ska, L.; Czeppe, T. [Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 25 Reymonta St., 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Modigell, M. [RWTH Aachen—Department of Mechanical Process Engineering, 55 Templergraben St., Aachen (Germany)

    2013-09-15

    For thixoforming (semi-solid processing) it is necessary to have a fine globular microstructure in a semi-solid range. Here this has been obtained for 7075 aluminium alloy by addition of modifying agents: 0.5 weight % of scandium and zirconium. The thixoforming process was carried out at 632 °C which gave about 23 volume % of liquid phase. The microstructure of the thixo-formed part (a rotor) consisted of globular grains surrounded by precipitates of secondary phase. The average hardness of thixo-formed parts was 105 HV{sub 5} and the tensile strength 300 MPa. T6 heat treatments were performed with solutionisation at 450 °C for 30 min and 10 h. In both cases the ageing time was set as 18 h at 120 °C. The heat treatments led to an increase in average tensile strength up to 495 MPa. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analysis enabled the identification of precipitates of the metastable dispersoids of L1{sub 2}–Al{sub 3} (Zr, Sc) and ?? (MgZn{sub 2}) phases in the alloy after the thixoforming and T6 treatment. The measurements of rheological properties of 7075Al alloy with Sc and Zr additions in the semi-solid range indicated an increase of particle size and spheroidization leading to an observable decrease of viscosity during isothermal shearing. A shear rate jump experiment showed that with increasing shear rate the viscosity rapidly falls.

  18. Mechanical alloying for fabrication of aluminium matrix composite powders with Ti-Al intermetallics reinforcement

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    M. Adamiak

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this work is to report the effect of the high energy milling processes, on fabrication ofaluminium matrix composite powders, reinforced with a homogeneous dispersion of the intermetallic Ti3Alreinforcing particles.Design/methodology/approach: MA process are considered as a method for producing composite metalpowders with a controlled fine microstructure. It occurs by the repeated fracturing and re-welding of powdersparticles mixture in a highly energetic ball mill.Findings: Mechanical alloying, applied for composite powder fabrication, improves the distribution of theTi3Al intermetallic reinforcing particles throughout the aluminium matrix, simultaneously reducing their size.Observed microstructural changes influence on the mechanical properties of powder particles.Research limitations/implications: Contributes to the knowledge on composite powders production via MA.Practical implications: Gives the answer to evolution of the powder production stages, during mechanicalalloying and theirs final properties.Originality/value: Broadening of the production routes for homogeneous particles reinforced aluminium matrixcomposites.

  19. Influence of friction stir welding parameters on properties of 2024 T3 aluminium alloy joints

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    Eramah Abdsalam M.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to analyse the process of friction stir welding (FSW of 3mm thick aluminium plates made of high strength aluminium alloy - 2024 T3, as well as to assess the mechanical properties of the produced joints. FSW is a modern procedure which enables joining of similar and dissimilar materials in the solid state, by the combined action of heat and mechanical work. This paper presents an analysis of the experimental results obtained by testing the butt welded joints. Tensile strength of the produced joints is assessed, as well as the distribution of hardness, micro-and macrostructure through the joints (in the base material, nugget, heat affected zone and thermo-mechanically affected zone. Different combinations of the tool rotation speed and the welding speed are used, and the dependence of the properties of the joints on these parameters of welding technology is determined. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR 34018 i br. TR 35006

  20. Radiographic and ultrasonic testings of welded joints of 6063 aluminium alloy

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    A study on evaluation of weld defects in aluminium butt joints was made in a comparative way through the radiographic and ultrasonic testing. This work was conducted with pipes 5 IPS (6,35 mm thickness) of 6063 aluminium alloy, circumferential TIG welded, due to the difficulty on performing non-destructive testing with this schedule. It was concluded thta ultrasonic testing has adequate sensitivity when setting gain adjustment is made with aid of a reference curve constructed by using a Reference Block (among others studied) with 1,5 mm dia. Hole as reference reflector, and a 5 MHz angle beam search-unit. In this case the ultrasonic testing is more accurate than radiographic testing to detect planar defects like lack of fusion and lack of penetration. Defect sizing by ultrasonic methods employed were 6 and 20 dB drop methods. In spite of your observed limitations concerning the establishment of the real size of defects, the procedure applied was precise for locate and define the weld defects that where found in this study. (author)

  1. Characterisation of the anodic layers formed on 2024 aluminium alloy, in tetraborate electrolyte containing molybdate ions

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    Anodic layer growth on 2024 aluminium alloy at 70 deg. C, under 40 V, during 60 min, in 50 g L-1 di-sodium tetraborate solution containing di-sodium molybdate from 0.1 to 0.5 M (pH 10) is examined. Anodising behaviours strongly depend on additive concentration. Development of anodic films is favoured with weak molybdate additions (0.4 M), anodising behaviour becomes complex with the formation of a blue molybdenum oxide at the cathode. The growth of aluminium oxide is hindered. As the anodic layers are thinner, the Mo(+VI) incorporation significantly decreases. These two configurations implicate different corrosion performances in 5% sodium chloride solution at 35 deg. C. As the alkaline anodic layer formed with 0.3 M molybdate species is the thickest and the Mo incorporation is the more pronounced, its corrosion resistance is the highest. The effect of morphology and composition of anodic films on pitting corrosion is also discussed

  2. Thermo-Mechanical Processing of Rapidly Solidified 5083 Aluminium Alloy - Structure and Mechanical Properties

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    Tokarski T.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium-magnesium 5083 alloy was rapidly solidified by means of melt spinning technique and plastically consolidated during subsequent hot extrusion process. As a result, rods 8 mm in diameter were obtained. Structure of as-extruded material is characterized by ultra-fined grains, which influences on increasement of mechanical properties of the material. The strengthening effect was further enhanced by application of thermo-mechanical treatment consist of cold rolling combined with isothermal annealing. As a result, reduction of grain size from ?710 nm to ?270 nm as well as enhancement of yield stress (330 MPa to 420 MPa and ultimate tensile strength (410 MPa to 460 MPa were achieved. Based on received results Hall-Petch coefficients (?0, k for 5083 RS material were determined.

  3. Heat transfer and stress evolution behaviours of an aluminium alloy low pressure shell casting

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    Zhang, D. Q.; Zhou, J. X.; Chen, T.

    2015-06-01

    Considering the solidification, demoulding and heat treatment processes in low pressure casting, relatively complete processes of an aluminium alloy shell casting are simulated to investigate the heat transfer feature and stress behaviours variation of casting in each multi-processes stage. FDM is used to discrete thermal conduction model when studying the heat transfer process, while FEM is adopted to solve the elastic-plastic model when studying the stress behaviour variation. When matching the two models, we map the finite difference mesh to finite element mesh. Three different temperature conditions, namely 300 °C, 400 °C and 500 °C, are simulated when we research the influence of demoulding temperature on stress behaviour. The simulation results demonstrate that the higher demoulding temperature is, the greater casting deformation and the smaller stress value are. The final casting stress status and the initial heat treatment temperature have a different relationship as for different parts of casting.

  4. Finite element modelling of deformation behaviour in incremental sheet forming of aluminium alloy

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    Huang Tsung-Han

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the finite element method (FEM is used to study the incremental sheet forming process of pyramidal shape. The material used is aluminium alloy 5052. The tool, a hemispherical ball-head with a diameter (d = 4?mm made of HSS tool steel, is used to press down on the sheet metal causing locally plastic deformation. The comparison between spiral tool path, spiral-step tool path and z-level tool path is carried out. Moreover, the final thickness distribution is investigated. The results indicate that the minimal thickness can be found on the corner of wall angle in SPIF process. Under the same step over, spiral-step tool path can obtain the deepest depth for pyramidal shape. The maximum formability for successful forming of the pyramidal shape with depth 60?mm is wall angles 65?.

  5. Natural aging behaviour of friction stir welded 6005A-T6 aluminium alloy

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    Dong, Peng; Sun, Daqian; Li, Hongmei, E-mail: lihongmei@jlu.edu.cn

    2013-08-01

    By local thermal cycles and hardness measurements, supported by transmission electron microscopy, the post-weld natural aging behaviour of friction stir welded 6005A-T6 aluminium alloy was investigated. The results show that the softening in the nugget zone and thermo-mechanically affected zone immediately after welding is mainly caused by the high peak temperatures and rapid cooling rates, resulting in the original ?? precipitates dissolving and restraining re-precipitation. On the one hand, the hardness recovery in both microstructural zones during post-weld natural aging is attributed to the formation of clusters or GP zones depending on the natural aging time. On the other hand, the softening in the heat-affected zone after welding is due to the transformation of the ??? to ?? precipitates and the precipitation of Q?. Natural aging has little effect on the microstructure and hardness of the heat-affected zone. The mechanism of natural aging behaviour was discussed.

  6. Microstructure of friction stir welded joints of 2017A aluminium alloy sheets.

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    Mroczka, K; Dutkiewicz, J; Pietras, A

    2010-03-01

    The present study examines a friction stir welded 2017A aluminium alloy. Transmission electron microscope investigations of the weld nugget revealed the average grain size of 5 microm, moderate density of dislocations as well as the presence of nanometric precipitates located mostly in grains interiors. Scanning electron microscope observations of fractures showed the presence of ductile fracture in the region of the weld nugget with brittle precipitates in the lower part. The microhardness analysis performed on the cross-section of the joints showed fairly small changes; however, after the artificial ageing process an increase in hardness was observed. The change of the joint hardness subject to the ageing process indicates partial supersaturation in the material during friction stir welding and higher precipitation hardening of the joint. PMID:20500429

  7. Superficial modification of aluminium-base alloys (anodising and non-anodising) by silica coatings

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    Transparent and colourless silica coatings were deposited on anadosing and non-anodising substrates of aluminium-base alloys (series 6063). Coatings were prepared by sol-gel (dipping method) from a silica alkoxide and a mixture of both silica alkolide and silica alkylalkoxide. Preparations were optimised from viscosity, density, surface tension, and contact angle measurements. Densification was carried out at 60 and 120 degree centigree. Reflectance attenuation of coated samples was analysed by UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy. The results indicated that -10% of attenuation is reached. Durability and resistance against degradation tests of the metal/coating system were undertaken by immersion into aqueous solutions. Electrochemical impedance measurements and potential corrosion of the metallic substrate for variable times were performed. (Author) 7 refs

  8. Emittance of boehmite and alumina films on 6061 aluminium alloy between 295 and 773 K

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    The total hemispherical emittance of an oxide film that formed on 6061-T6 aluminium alloy parts in the Tower Shielding Reactor-II at Oak Ridge National Laboratory was measured from 295 to 773 K using an emissometer and/or a calorimeter. The emittance of this film was critically needed for heat transfer calculations in a simulated loss-of-coolant accident of the reactor. X-ray diffraction analysis identified the film as boehmite (Al2O3 x H2O), which dehydrated to alumina (Al2O3) upon heating above 473 K. The measured emittances for the alumina film are in excellent agreement with published values for anodized aluminum films and for bulk alumina. Published values of the emittance of boehmite could not be found for comparison, but evidence is presented that some anodization processes for aluminum yield boehmite and not alumina films

  9. Cerium-based conversion coatings to improve the corrosion resistance of aluminium alloy 6061-T6

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    Highlights: • Cerium-based conversion coatings. • Cerium salt sources assisted with hydrogen peroxide. • Protective properties of the conversion coating. - Abstract: Cerium-based conversion coatings were deposited on aluminium alloy 6061-T6 by immersion in two cerium salt sources (chloride- and nitrate-based) assisted with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The morphology and composition of the coatings were analysed using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Electrochemical measurements to assess corrosion behaviour were performed using free corrosion potential, polarisation and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy with a 3% NaCl solution. The influence of H2O2 on the generation of the coating was studied by cyclic voltammetry tests. The protective properties of the coating generated are heavily dependent upon the chelating effect, chaotropic anion, the pH and H2O2 content

  10. Mechanical spectroscopy of thermal stress relaxation in aluminium alloys reinforced with short alumina fibres

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    Carreno-Morelli, E.; Schaller, R. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne (Switzerland). Inst. de Genie Atomique; Urreta, S.E.

    1998-05-01

    The mechanical behaviour under low temperature thermal cycling of aluminium-based composites reinforced with short Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} SAFFIL fibres has been investigated by mechanical spectroscopy (mechanical loss and elastic shear modulus measurements). A mechanical loss maximum has been observed during cooling which originates in the relaxation of thermal stresses at the interfaces due to the differential thermal expansion between matrix and reinforcement. The maximum height increases with the volumetric fibre content. In addition, if the matrix strength is increased by the appropriated choice of alloy and thermal treatment, the maximum diminishes and shifts to lower temperatures. No damage accumulation at the interfaces has been detected during long period thermal cycling in the range 100 to 500 K. A description of the damping behaviour is made in terms of the development of microplastic zones which surround the fibres. (orig.) 9 refs.

  11. Recrystallization of Cold Worked Al-Al2 O3 Alloys and Commercial Purity Aluminium

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    Recrystallization and grain growth of commercial purity aluminium and A1-A12 O3 alloys containing 0.6 and 1.0 wt.% A12 O3 have been studied after cold-rolling to a reduction of 90%. Heat treatment have been carried out in the temperature range 473 to 893 K and the annealing behavior of deformed specimens has been followed by microhardness testing, optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction studies. It has been observed that the presence of A12 O3 particles affects both the kinetics of recrystallization and the recrystallized grain size. It has also been found that the recrystallization temperature significantly can affect the grain size after recrystallization. These observations are analyzed and discussed on the basis of previous studies of the annealing behavior of deformed dispersion strengthened materials. 10 figs

  12. Analysis of the strain behaviour of a friction stir processed superplastic aluminium alloy

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    Sorgente Donato

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Superplastic forming is a well-established process by which very large, very complex shaped and also multi-sheets components can be manufactured in a single step. Combining this process with a suitable joining technique is of great industrial interest. In this work the strain behaviour of a friction stir processed aluminium alloy was investigated through free inflation tests. Principal parameters of the friction stir process were changed and free inflation tests were performed to assess the formability of the processed sheet. A strong influence of the friction stir process parameters was recorded on the formability of the processed material. Only a specified set of parameters assured a strain behaviour close to the one of the base material.

  13. Analysis of the Capabilities of a Hyperbolic Constitutive Equation for Al-5083 Superplastic Aluminium Alloy

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    Otegi, N.; Galdos, L.; Hurtado, I.; Leen, S. B.

    2011-05-01

    This paper describes the application of a hyperbolic, mechanisms-based constitutive equation set, modified to incorporate the effect of cavitation, to the prediction of the superplastic behaviour of a commercial Al-5083 superplastic aluminium alloy. The development of an algorithm for multi-stage identification of the complex set of constitutive parameters is presented and this approach is applied to characterise the constitutive behaviour of the Al-5083 at 500° C, based on constant strain-rate tensile test data. A large deformation, multiaxial formulation of the constitutive equation set is implemented and applied to finite element modelling of a bulge test forming process to characterise the cavitation evolution behaviour in the bulge test for different back pressure conditions.

  14. Residual Stress Analysis on High-Speed Face Milling of AA 7075-T6 Aluminium Alloy

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    F.V. Díaz

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Different states of residual stress generated by high-speed face milling in specimens of AA 7075-T6 aluminium alloy were meticulously evaluated. This assessment was carried out along the symmetry axes of the generated surfaces, and also in the centroids corresponding to the conventional and climb cutting zones. An indentation method, based on the use of a universal measuring machine, was employed to determine the normal and shear components of residual stress. It is noteworthy that the use of this method makes possible to significantly reduce the absolute error of measurement. Different Mohr's circles were evaluated to compare the residual stress states introduced in the conventional and climb cutting zones. Finally, the results were analyzed in terms of mechanical and thermal effects generated in the primary cutting zone.

  15. Microstructure strengthening mechanisms in an Al–Mg–Si–Sc–Zr equal channel angular pressed aluminium alloy

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    Cabibbo, Marcello, E-mail: m.cabibbo@univpm.it [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Scienze Matematiche (DIISM), Università Politecnica delle Marche, 60131 Ancona (Italy)

    2013-09-15

    Microstructure dislocation strengthening mechanisms in severely deformed aluminium strongly depend on the different boundary evolutions. Thereafter, models of proof stress determination should take into account the different nature of the boundaries that form during severe plastic deformation. In the last few decades, Hall–Petch modified relationship and other proof stress modelling were extensively discussed. This paper deals with further insights into the Hansen's and other authors approach to the modelling of aluminium poof stress after equal channel angular pressing. The present model is based on a detailed transmission electron microscopy microstructure characterization of the different strengthening contributions in an age-hardened Al–Mg–Si–Sc–Zr alloy.

  16. Flow and failure of an aluminium alloy from low to high temperature and strain rate

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    Sancho, Rafael; Cendón, David; Gálvez, Francisco

    2015-09-01

    The mechanical behaviour of an aluminium alloy is presented in this paper. The study has been carried out to analyse the flow and failure of the aluminium alloy 7075-T73. An experimental study has been planned performing tests of un-notched and notched tensile specimens at low strain rates using a servo-hydraulic machine. High strain rate tests have been carried out using the same geometry in a Hopkinson Split Tensile Bar. The dynamic experiments at low temperature were performed using a cryogenic chamber, and the high temperature ones with a furnace, both incorporated to the Hopkinson bar. Testing temperatures ranged from - 50°C to 100°C and the strain rates from 10-4 s-1 to 600 s-1. The material behaviour was modelled using the Modified Johnson-Cook model and simulated using LS-DYNA. The results show that the Voce type of strain hardening is the most accurate for this material, while the traditional Johnson-Cook is not enough accurate to reproduce the necking of un-notched specimens. The failure criterion was obtained by means of the numerical simulations using the analysis of the stress triaxiality versus the strain to failure. The diameters at the failure time were measured using the images taken with an image camera, and the strain to failure was computed for un-notched and notched specimens. The numerical simulations show that the analysis of the evolution of the stress triaxiality is crucial to achieve accurate results. A material model using the Modified Johnson-Cook for flow and failure is proposed.

  17. Flow and failure of an aluminium alloy from low to high temperature and strain rate

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    Sancho Rafael

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The mechanical behaviour of an aluminium alloy is presented in this paper. The study has been carried out to analyse the flow and failure of the aluminium alloy 7075-T73. An experimental study has been planned performing tests of un-notched and notched tensile specimens at low strain rates using a servo-hydraulic machine. High strain rate tests have been carried out using the same geometry in a Hopkinson Split Tensile Bar. The dynamic experiments at low temperature were performed using a cryogenic chamber, and the high temperature ones with a furnace, both incorporated to the Hopkinson bar. Testing temperatures ranged from ? 50??C to 100??C and the strain rates from 10?4?s?1 to 600?s?1. The material behaviour was modelled using the Modified Johnson-Cook model and simulated using LS-DYNA. The results show that the Voce type of strain hardening is the most accurate for this material, while the traditional Johnson-Cook is not enough accurate to reproduce the necking of un-notched specimens. The failure criterion was obtained by means of the numerical simulations using the analysis of the stress triaxiality versus the strain to failure. The diameters at the failure time were measured using the images taken with an image camera, and the strain to failure was computed for un-notched and notched specimens. The numerical simulations show that the analysis of the evolution of the stress triaxiality is crucial to achieve accurate results. A material model using the Modified Johnson-Cook for flow and failure is proposed.

  18. Microstructures in the 6060 aluminium alloy after various severe plastic deformation treatments

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    Adamczyk-Cieslak, Boguslawa, E-mail: badamczyk@inmat.pw.edu.pl; Mizera, Jaroslaw; Kurzydlowski, Krzysztof Jan

    2011-03-15

    This paper presents the results concerning the microstructural refinement of the industrial 6060 aluminium alloy processed by severe plastic deformation (SPD). The high level of plastic deformation was achieved using the three methods: hydrostatic extrusion (HE), equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) and extrusion torsion (ET), which differed in the dynamics of the loading, intensity and homogeneity of the plastic strain field. Microstructure analyses were performed before and after SPD deformation using a transmission (TEM) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The refined microstructures were examined qualitatively and quantitatively by the stereological methods and computer image analyses. The microstructure of the industrial 6060 aluminium alloy after deformation was characterized by an average grain size of about 0.4 {mu}m. The results show that the precipitates strongly affect the degree of refinement and the mechanism of microstructural transformations. During the SPD, the second phase particles break apart and homogenize. The HE method generates the largest increase of the volume fraction of the small primary particles. Moreover, the HE process is most effective in reducing the primary particle size. During HE and ECAE processes the second phase precipitates dissolve partially and change their shape. - Research Highlights: {yields} SPD results in a significant increase in the density of the small primary particles. {yields} SPD homogenizes the particle size distribution. {yields} HE and ECAE processes bring nano-grains in the vicinity of the primary particles. {yields} HE and ECAE processing results in the {beta}' precipitates partial dissolutions. {yields} During HE and ECAE processes the {beta}' particles change their shape.

  19. Microbiologically induced corrosion of aluminum alloys in fuel-oil/aqueous system.

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    Yang, S S; Lin, J Y; Lin, Y T

    1998-09-01

    To investigate the microbiologically induced corrosion of aluminum alloys in fuel-oil/aqueous system, aluminum alloys A356, AA 5052, AA 5083 and AA 6061 were chosen as the test alloys and Cladosporium and several fuel-oil contaminated microbes isolated in Taiwan were used as test organisms. Aluminum alloy AA 5083 in fuel-oil/aqueous system was the most susceptible material for microbial corrosion, then followed by aluminum alloys AA 5052 and A356, and AA 6061 was more resistant to microbial aggression. Mixed culture had high capability of corrosion, then followed by Penicillium sp. AM-F5, Fusarium sp. AM-F1, Pseudomonas aeruginosa AM-B5, Ps. fluorescens AM-B9, C. resinae ATCC 22712, Penicillium sp. AM-F2, Candida sp. AM-Y1 and Ps. aeruginosa AM-B11. From energy dispersive spectrometer analysis, aluminum and magnesium contents decreased in the corrosion area, while chlorine and sulfur contents increased. The major organic acid produced in fuel-oil/aqueous system was acetic acid, and the total organic acids content had a positive correlation with the degree of microbial corrosion. PMID:10496152

  20. Simulation calculations for the positron annihilation in aluminium alloys for the study of the segregate formation

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    Highly solid aluminium alloys owe their properties to small, finely distributed segregations of alloy atoms. For the better understanding of the temperature treatment, which is required in order to control the segregate formation, it is important, to determine informations on the first early stages from few atoms. In the positron-annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) positrons are trapped in the vacancies of a solid and yield at their annihilation with surrounding electrons informations from their direct environment. because the formation of segregates requires a diffusion of the extraneous atoms by means of the vacancies, the PAS represents one of the few examination methods, by which already the formation of smallest segregations can be observed. By the comparison of measurement quantities of the PAS with simulations for different possible arrangements of extraneous atoms around the vacancy the atomic environment of the vacancy can be identified. In order to make this possible also in aluminium alloys, in which the number of the possible defect types is relatively large, a good description of the measurement values by the simulation is especially important. In the framework of this thesis the program AB2D was developed, by which the Doppler shift of the annihilation radiation can be determined. Contrarily to already existing approaches here valence-electron wave functions are used, which were calculated with the program ABINIT. By this way the main uncertainty by the description of the valence electrons in atomic superposition is cancelled. Because ABINIT is based on pseudopotentials, the projector augmented-wave method is used in order to describe the higher momenta of the electrons near the nuclei more realistically. With AB2D simulations for vacancy-extraneous-atom complexes and segregation phases in the alloy systems Al-Cu, Al-Mg-Cu, and Al-Mg-Si were performed. A comparison with measurements on samples, which were only few minutes stored at room temperature, showed thereby that the formation of first segregations in the environment of the vacancies runs very much faster than hitherto assumed.

  1. Accelerated growth of oxide film on aluminium alloys under steam: Part I: Effects of alloy chemistry and steam vapour pressure on microstructure

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Gudla, Visweswara Chakravarthy

    2015-01-01

    Aluminium alloys were treated with steam of varying vapour pressures which resulted in the growth of aluminium oxyhydroxide layers of an average thickness of ~450–825 nm. The microstructure and composition of the generated layers were characterised by GD-OES, FEG-SEM, GI-XRD and TEM. The thickness of the oxide layeras well as the compactness increased with steam vapour pressure. The increase in vapour pressure also resulted in a better coverage over the intermetallic particles. Oxide layer showed a layered structure with more compact layer at the Al interface and a nano-scale needle like structure at the top. The kinetics of formation of film understeamwas rapid; approx. 350nm thick layers were generated within 5 s of steam treatment, however increase in thickness of the oxide retarded further growth. The enrichment or depletion of different alloying elements at the surface of aluminium as a result of alkaline etching pre-treatment influenced the thickness and growth of theoxide. Moreover the steam treatment resulted in the partial oxidation of second phase intermetallic particles present in the aluminium alloy microstructure.

  2. Characterisation of semi-solid deformation behaviour of aluminium-copper alloys via combined x-ray microtomography and nite element modelling

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    Fuloria, Devashish

    2009-01-01

    The production of aluminium sheet is expensive and energy intensive despite the reduced environmental impact during use. Twin roll casting is a method of directly producing aluminium alloys in near net shape directly to sheet at a fraction of the energy costs of conventional DC casting / hot rolling. It also requires a fraction of the capital cost. Although sheet can be produced, defects (segregates, surface bleeds, buckling, etc.) can arise which limit the range of alloys w...

  3. Microstructure and high temperature stability of age hardenable AA2219 aluminium alloy modified by Sc, Mg and Zr additions

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    Naga Raju, P. [Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, IIT-Madras, Chennai 600036 (India)], E-mail: puvvala_nagaraju@yahoo.com; Srinivasa Rao, K. [Metallurgical Engineering Department, Andhra University, Visakapatnam 530003 (India); Reddy, G.M. [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad 500258 (India); Kamaraj, M.; Prasad Rao, K. [Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, IIT-Madras, Chennai 600036 (India)

    2007-08-25

    The present work pertains to the improvement of high temperature stability of age hardenable AA2219 aluminium-copper (6.3%) alloy. Addition of scandium, magnesium and zirconium to the base metal AA2219 was adopted to improve this high temperature stability. These additions were systematically varied by preparing alloys of different composition using gas tungsten arc melting. Long time ageing studies and impression creep technique were used to study the high temperature stability of the alloys. These modified compositions of the alloy resulted in fine equiaxed grains, refined eutectics, large number of high temperature stable and finer precipitates. Among all the compositions, 0.8% Sc + 0.45% Mg + 0.2% Zr addition was found to be significant in improving the high temperature stability of AA2219 alloy. This may be attributed to the possible microstructural changes, solute enrichment of the matrix and pinning of the grain boundaries by the finer precipitates.

  4. Microstructure and high temperature stability of age hardenable AA2219 aluminium alloy modified by Sc, Mg and Zr additions

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    The present work pertains to the improvement of high temperature stability of age hardenable AA2219 aluminium-copper (6.3%) alloy. Addition of scandium, magnesium and zirconium to the base metal AA2219 was adopted to improve this high temperature stability. These additions were systematically varied by preparing alloys of different composition using gas tungsten arc melting. Long time ageing studies and impression creep technique were used to study the high temperature stability of the alloys. These modified compositions of the alloy resulted in fine equiaxed grains, refined eutectics, large number of high temperature stable and finer precipitates. Among all the compositions, 0.8% Sc + 0.45% Mg + 0.2% Zr addition was found to be significant in improving the high temperature stability of AA2219 alloy. This may be attributed to the possible microstructural changes, solute enrichment of the matrix and pinning of the grain boundaries by the finer precipitates

  5. Effect of Cathodic Adsorbed Hydrogen on Industrial Aluminium Alloy AA 5083 Corrosion Induced by Elemental Mercury in LNG Industries

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    D. Zerouali

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Natural gases contain impurities such as mercury and water, which both act simultaneously and cause a significant corrosion of aluminium alloys constituting the cryogenic exchangers tubes used in the industries of natural gas liquifaction. Corrosion creates many problems of liquifaction units (Groningen (Holland, Skikda, Bethioua (Algeria. The process of corrosion begins with an adsorption of mercury on aluminium surfaces, the formation of an amalgam and an electrochemical oxidation of aluminium. The cathodic process is recognized as hydrogen evolution which occurs with a high overpotential on mercury and produces free radical H. which enhanced oxidation of aluminium and diffused in metal bulk causing stress corrosion. The effect of cathodically adsorbed hydrogen on amalgamated surfaces was not developed in previous studies of aluminium corrosion; this is the object of this study. Potentiodynamic techniques on amalgamated industrial alloy AA 5083 have been used in this study. The results show different anodic behaviors depending on the pH of the medium and cathodic polarisation. For pH values less than 4, anodic behaviour of amalgamated electrodes gave two oxidation peaks at respective constant potentials of -1.40 and -1.25 volt/SCE; the current peaks increased with a decrease of pH. The first peak (E = -1.40 volt /SCE occurred in all experiments and showed oxidation of aluminium. The second peak (E = -1.25 volt/SCE appeared for a pH less than 4 and for a long time of cathodic polarisation, this peak showed an oxidation of adsorbed hydrogen. Evolution of intensities of the anodic peaks indicated the relation between rate of cathodic hydrogen adsorbed which depend on pH and on the time of exposure of amalgamated electrodes in aqueous solutions and on time of cathodic polarisation. The corrosion currents decreased very appreciably for a pH ranging between 4 and 8 corresponding to the passive domain of aluminium and aluminium alloys showing anomalous behaviour in presence of mercury. The corrosion potential varied between -1.52 to -1.62 volt/SCE at a pH of 1 to 13 reflecting a very active electrode. SEM observation of corroded electrodes showed different corrosions: stress corrosion, general corrosion and pitting.

  6. Oxidation of an aluminium-magnesium alloy in liquid state. Methodology of determination of mechanisms from not necessarily repeatable experiments

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    This research thesis reports the study of the oxidation of an aluminium-5 pc magnesium alloy in its liquid state in an oxygen environment, using thermogravimetric analysis and that of magnesium in its solid state. In a first part, the author reports a thermodynamic and bibliographical study on magnesium transformation in its solid state (Mg/O2 and Mg/H2O systems, transformation with dry and humid synthetic air, oxidation inhibitors) and on Al-Mg alloy transformation in presence of oxygen (thermodynamic properties of aluminium-rich Al-Mg alloys, Al-Mg/O2/N2 and Al-Mg/O2/N2/H2O systems). The next parts address the selection of reaction systems for the different cases (oxidation of solid magnesium in oxygen, oxidation of the Al-Mg alloy in oxygen), the modelling of the formation of magnesia from solid magnesium and from the Al-Mg alloy, and the modelling of the liquid Al-Mg A5182 alloy oxidation in oxygen

  7. Oxide growth on aluminium alloys in the presence of ammonium fluoborate

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    Oliver, J.; Paterson, P.; Flavell, T. [Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech., VIC (Australia); Biddle, G. [Alcoa Rolled Products (Australia)

    1996-12-31

    The aim of this study as to determine the mechanisms involved in using ammonium fluoborate as a reducing atmosphere when preheating a high magnesium content aluminium alloy. Rutherford Backscattering (RBS) has been the major technique used in the analysis of samples, it revealed significant reduction in both the diffusion of magnesium to the surface and the calculated oxide thickness in the presence of NH{sub 4}BF{sub 4}. At temperatures above 500 deg C in air, SEM images revealed depressions and voids due to incipient melting at various stages, around the grain boundaries. Grain boundaries effectively acted as pipes aiding the diffusion of magnesium to the surface. These results have been verified through compositional analysis with both RBS and auger electron spectroscopy (AES). Results from NH{sub 4}BF{sub 4} atmosphere preheat conditions showed significant improvements. It was verified experimentally that above 500 deg C , AA5182 alloys undergo incipient melting at the grain boundaries with magnesium diffusing through to the surface. 5 refs., 1 fig.

  8. Microstructure and texture evolution during accumulative roll bonding of aluminium alloy AA5086

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    Roy, Shibayan; Singh D, Satyaveer [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Suwas, Satyam, E-mail: satyamsuwas@materials.iisc.ernet.in [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Kumar, S.; Chattopadhyay, K. [Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India)

    2011-11-15

    Highlights: {yields} The alloy AA5086 was accumulatively roll-bonded up to 8 cycles. {yields} The layered microstructure contains both elongated and equiaxed grains ({approx}200-300 nm). {yields} Significant substructure formation inside layered microstructure leads to shear banding. {yields} Characteristic deformation texture evolution after ARB with individual texture bands. {yields} Anisotropic mechanical properties after ARB with improvement in strength but loss in ductility. - Abstract: In the present investigation, a strongly bonded strip of an aluminium-magnesium based alloy AA5086 is successfully produced through accumulative roll bonding (ARB). A maximum of up to eight passes has been used for the purpose. Microstructural characterization using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) technique indicates the formation of submicron sized ({approx}200-300 nm) subgrains inside the layered microstructure. The material is strongly textured where individual layers possess typical FCC rolling texture components. More than three times enhancement in 0.2% proof stress (PS) has been obtained after 8 passes due to grain refinement and strain hardening.

  9. Vacuum brazing of aluminium metal matrix composite (55 vol.% SiC{sub p}/A356) using aluminium-based filler alloy

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    Niu, Jitai, E-mail: niujitai@163.com [Harbin Institute of Technology (China); Zhengzhou University (China); Luo, Xiangwei; Tian, Hao [Zhengzhou University (China); Brnic, Josip [University of Rijka (Croatia)

    2012-11-20

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The proper filler metal has been developed, especially for contents of Mg and Si. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The pressure device has been designed for specimen in vacuum brazing process. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The accurate measurement method for shear strength of lap joint has been found. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The brazing temperature of 560 Degree-Sign C has been optimised. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The micro-mechanism has been discussed for SiC{sub p}/Al composites' brazing joint. - Abstract: Aluminium matrix composites with high volume fractions of SiC particles, as the reinforcements, are potentially suitable materials for electronic packaging. These composites, due to their poor weldability, however, have very limited applications. The microstructure and shear strengths of the bonds made in 55 vol.% SiC{sub p}/A356 composite, using an aluminium based filler alloy containing Cu, Si, Mg and Ni, were investigated in this paper. The brazing temperature had a clear effect on the bond integrity, and the samples brazed at 560 Degree-Sign C demonstrated good bonding between the filler alloy and the SiC particles. The maximum shear strength achieved in this work was 102 MPa.

  10. The effects of mass transferin the liquid phase on the rate of aluminium evaporation from the Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy

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    L. Blacha

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, the rate of aluminium evaporation from the Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy during smelting with the use of VIM method at 5 to 1 000 Pa and 1 973 to 2 023 K has been discussed. It has been observed that pressure reduction and temperature rise affect aluminium elimination from the alloy. Based on the determined values of overall mass transfer coefficients and mass transfer coefficients in the liquid phase, it has been found that the resistance related to aluminium mass transfer in the liquid phase is about 8 % of the overall process resistance.

  11. Wear Performance and Hardness Property Of A356.1 Aluminium Alloy Reinforced with Zirconium Oxide Nano Particle

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium alloy reinforced with Nano-sized ZrO2 particles are widely used for high performance applications such as automotive, military, aerospace, and electricity industries because of their improved physical and mechanical properties. In this research, Zirconium Oxide (ZrO2 Nano particles were synthesized by Solution Combustion Synthesis process. The Nano particles were characterized by Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD and TEM. A356.1 Aluminium alloy was reinforced with 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 Wt.% of the Synthesized Zirconium Oxide Nanoparticle via stir casting Technique. The composites were then characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM . Hardness and Wear tests were carried out at Varying Wt. % ratios with varying Conditions of Speed, Load and Time. The results reveal that the Nano Metal Matrix Composite (NMMC’s containing 2.0 Wt.% reinforcement particle has improved mechanical properties.

  12. Simulating the galvanic coupling between S-Al2CuMg phase particles and the matrix of 2024 aerospace aluminium alloy

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    Lacroix, Loïc; Blanc, Christine; Pébère, Nadine; Thompson, George; Tribollet, Bernard; Vivier, Vincent

    2012-01-01

    Study of the corrosion behaviour of a magnetron sputtered Al–Cu/Al–Cu–Mg model alloy couple in sulphate solutions has been undertaken to gain insight into the galvanic coupling between the matrix and SAl2CuMg particles in the 2024 aluminium alloy (AA2024). Polarisation curves and local electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements (LEIS) were performed on the individual alloys and on the model alloy couple. SEM enabled correlation of electrochemical phenomena to the observed damage. The...

  13. Effects of Mould and Pouring Temperatures on the Ultimate Tensile Strength of Aluminium Alloy Sand Castings: An ANOVA Approach

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    Nosa IDUSUYI; Buliamin KAREEM; John O. OJI

    2011-01-01

    An analysis of the effects of sand casting process parameters on the ultimate tensile strength of an aluminium alloy sand casting based on the Analysis of variance (ANOVA) technique is proposed in this paper. While other casting parameters were kept constant, the selected parameters were varied and the cast specimen tested to obtain their ultimate tensile strength. Formulation of the varied effects was then made and a statistical tool selected for the analysis. The result of this work shows t...

  14. Effect of Friction Stir Welding on Mechanical Properties of Dissimilar Aluminium Aa6061 and Aa2014 Alloy Joints

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    2014-01-01

    In present study, Dissimilar Friction Stir Butt Welds made of 2014 and 6061 Aluminium alloys were performed with various welding parameter. The present study deals with the influence of Square Profile Pin on Friction Stir Welded joint. FSW parameter such as Tool Rotational Speed, Welding Speed and Axial Force plays a significant role in the assessment of mechanical properties. Using ANOVA and Signal to Noise ratio, influence of FSW process parameters is evaluated and optimum w...

  15. Comparative Study of Aluminium Alloy Plate AA2014/7075 under the Effect of Butt Welding Process

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    K.Rajasuthan*; S.Raja,

    2014-01-01

    Thermo-mechanical finite element analysis has been performed to assess the residual stress in the butt weld joints of aluminium Alloy AA2014/7075 plates by utilizing the commercial software package ABAQUS. This paper presents an efficient FE technique using equivalent load to precisely predict welding deformations and residual stresses in butt joints. The radial heat flux distribution is considered on the top surface of the weldment. Convective and radiative heat losses are ta...

  16. Process Parameters Optimization of an Aluminium Alloy with Pulsed Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Using Gas Mixtures

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    Sashikant Janardan Morey; Kishor Purushottamrao Kolhe; Pawan Kumar; Chanchal Kumar Datta

    2011-01-01

    This paper demonstrates the enhancement of mechanical properties and effective optimization of pulsed GTAW process parameters on aluminium alloy 6061 using sinusoidal AC wave with argon plus helium gas mixtures. Modified Taguchi Method (MTM) was employed to formulate experimental layout and to study effect of process parameter optimization on mechanical properties of the weld joints. Microstructural characterization of weld joint was carried out to understand the structural property correlati...

  17. Evaluation of the load-carrying capacity of hard coatings deposited onto a 7075-T6 aluminium alloy

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    In the present work, the effect of the thickness of an electroless NiP load-support interlayer coating, on the initiation and development of plastic deformation in a 7075-T6 aluminium alloy substrate coated with a duplex coatings has been investigated. The duplex system has been obtained by means of the deposition of an electroless Ni-11 wt.% P (EN) onto the aluminium alloy substrate, followed by the deposition of a ZrN film (PVD) on top of the EN coating. The duplex systems that were investigated involved two different EN deposits, with thicknesses of 30 and 60 mm, respectively. The coatings were characterized regarding their morphology, thickness and absolute hardness. Indentation tests with spherical ind enters were performed employing 6 mm diameter WC-6Co balls and normal loads of 10,15, 25,50 and 75 N. All the indentations were modeled by means of the Elastic 2.1. code, in order to determine the through-thickness von Misses effective stress profile of the samples and the critical load for the initiation of the plastic deformation of the aluminium alloy substrate. the experimental results have been validate by means of such a theoretical analysis. it has been determined that the duplex system with an EN interlayer of 30 mm does not constitute a satisfactory load-support interlayer, for the load values employed in the tests. However, for the coated system with an EN interlayer of 60 mm, the critical load for the initiation of plastic deformation in the aluminium alloy substrate was found to be?16N, which indicates that such a load-support interlayer avoids the plastic deformation of the substrate at normal loads less than ? 15 N. (Author) 21 refs

  18. Effect of temperature and frequency of dynamic loading in the viscoelastic properties of aluminium alloy 7075-T6

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    Rojas Gregorio, José Ignacio; Aguiar, Albert; Crespo Artiaga, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    The viscoelastic response of a material offers an alternative method for analyzing its microstructure, phase transformations and fatigue behaviour. In this work, the viscoelastic properties of commercial aluminium alloy (AA) 7075-T6 are studied with a Dynamic-Mechanical Analyzer (DMA), and results are combined with Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) data. In accordance with this analysis, we propose an analytical model fo...

  19. Quench induced residual stress prediction in heat treatable 7xxx aluminium alloy thick plates using Gleeble interrupted quench tests.

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    Chobaut, Nicolas; CARRON, Denis; Arsène, Sylvie; Schloth, Patrick; Drezet, Jean-Marie

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, a simple but realistic approach is presented to predict the as-quenched residual stress distribution in thick 7xxx aluminium alloy plates. Instead of modelling precipitation that occurs during quenching, a thermo-mechanical model is used whose parameters are identified using a limited number of tensile tests achieved after representative interrupted cooling paths in a Gleeble machine. The material behaviour law accounts for recovery at high temperature in a simple way and negle...

  20. Study of Residual Stress Tensors in High-Speed Milled Specimens of Aluminium Alloys Using a Method of Indent Pairs

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    Felipe Víctor Díaz; C.A. Mammana; A.P.M. Guidobono and R.E. Bolmaro

    2010-01-01

    From data obtained using a method of indent pairs it was possible to analyse different residual stress states generated in high-speed milled specimens of AA 6082-T6 and AA 7075-T6 aluminium alloys. The present method integrates a special device of indentation into a universal measuring machine, allowing the introduction of elongated indents to significantly reduce the absolute error of measurement. Diverse protocols for operations of high-speed face milling allow us to compare residual stress...

  1. Temperature and thermal stress fields during the pulse train of long-pulse laser irradiating aluminium alloy plate

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    Zhang, Wei; Jin, Guangyong; Gu, Xiu-ying

    2014-12-01

    Based on Von Mises yield criterion and elasto-plastic constitutive equations, an axisymmetric finite element model of a Gaussian laser beam irradiating a metal substrate was established. In the model of finite element, the finite difference hybrid algorithm is used to solve the problem of transient temperature field and stress field. Taking nonlinear thermal and mechanical properties into account, transient distributions of temperature field and stress fields generated by the pulse train of long-pulse laser in a piece of aluminium alloy plate were computed by the model. Moreover,distributions as well as histories of temperature and stress fields were obtained. Finite element analysis software COMSOL is used to simulate the Temperature and thermal stress fields during the pulse train of long-pulse laser irradiating 7A04 aluminium alloy plate. By the analysis of the results, it is found that Mises equivalent stress on the target surface distribute within the scope of the center of a certain radius. However, the stress is becoming smaller where far away from the center. Futhermore, the Mises equivalent stress almost does not effect on stress damage while the Mises equivalent stress is far less than the yield strength of aluminum alloy targets. Because of the good thermal conductivity of 7A04 aluminum alloy, thermal diffusion is extremely quick after laser irradiate. As a result, for the multi-pulsed laser, 7A04 aluminum alloy will not produce obvious temperature accumulation when the laser frequency is less than or equal to 10 Hz. The result of this paper provides theoretical foundation not only for research of theories of 7A04 aluminium alloy and its numerical simulation under laser radiation but also for long-pulse laser technology and widening its application scope.

  2. Plastic behaviour and microstructure characterization high manganese aluminium alloyed steel for the automotive industry

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    D. Kuc

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Automotive industry constantly demands high-strength steels which are characterized by the energy absorption possibilities during a collision. Such materials may, in the future, replace the currently used conventional steels. The groups of steels which meet these criteria are the austenitic steels and austenitic-ferritic steels with high manganese content (15-30% and high aluminium content (1-9%. Design/methodology/approach: Susceptibility of steel to cracking at high temperatures was tested on Gleeble 3800 simulator: zero resistance temperature was determined (TZW, zero plasticity temperature was determined (TZP, plasticity reversal temperature was determined (TNP. Research was completed by determination of steel plasticity and stress applying in next stage the deformation of samples in temperature from 850 to 1175°C. This temperature range corresponding with the field of parameters of plastic processing. For samples after tension the ultimate tensile strength was determined (Rm together with contraction (Z. Character of fractures of stretched samples was tested with the use of scanning microscope Hitachi S-4200.Findings: The tests show that the tested steel is characterised by relatively lower temperatures in comparison with low-alloyed steels. Tested steel has high plasticity in temperature wear to temperature of plastic processing 1150-800°C.Practical implications: The obtained steel is characterised by beneficial properties which outbalance the austenitic steels type TWIP and may be applied in vehicle construction on elements connected with safety.Originality/value: Conducted simulation will be helpful by elaboration of technology of continuous casting and the choice of the right parameters for plastic processing of high-manganese steel with aluminium.

  3. Investigation of photocatalytic activity of titanium dioxide coating deposited on aluminium alloy substrate by plasma technique

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    Daviðsdóttir, Svava; Soyama, Juliano

    2011-01-01

    Nowadays, there is an increased need for functionalized surfaces with self-cleaning and antibacterial properties. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) in the anatase crystalline structure is one of the most powerful photocatalytic materials available today, which can provide above functionalities. The photocatalytic process is initiated by UV-light in TiO2 which creates electron-/hole pairs in the conduction band (CB) and valence band (VB) of TiO2, respectively. The electron/hole pairs generated have sufficient energy to cause reduction and oxidation on its surface providing the self-cleaning effect. Literature consists of large number of publications on titanium dioxide coating for self-cleaning applications, with glass as the main substrate. Only little work is available on TiO2 coating of metallic alloys used for engineering applications. Engineering materials, such as light-weight aluminium and steel have wide spread technological applications, where a combination of self-cleaning properties has a huge business potential. The results presented in this paper demonstrate superior photocatalytic properties of TiO2 coated aluminium compared to nano-scale TiO2 coating on glass substrate. The thickness of the coating strongly influences the photocatalytic properties. In general, the photocatalytic activity increased with thickness. Quantification of images scanned with Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) revealed that there is a linear relationship between the thickness of the coating and the average cell size of the crystals. Furthermore, it manifested that the surface area of the coating increased linearly with crystal size. The optical measurements demonstrated that the ability of the coating to absorb light was depended on the thickness of the coating. As the coating became thicker, the absorption increased up to a certain thickness where a saturation limit was reached. Overall, the results from decomposition studies and electrochemical measurements indicated that the thickness of the coating has a profound influence on the photocatalytic properties.

  4. Studies of the subsurface zone created in aluminium and its alloys by means of positron annihilation and complementary methods

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    There are presented the results of the studies of the subsurface zone created in aluminium and its alloys during sliding or other surface modification treatments. The application of the positron annihilation techniques due to their high sensitivity to crystal lattice defects enabled to determine defects profiles in the subsurface zone. The positron annihilation studies were correlated with other conventional measurements applied in tribology, i.e. microhardness measurements, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and in a special case stress distribution calculated theoretically. It was shown that the positron annihilation spectroscopy is a useful tool for profiling of the subsurface zone created during sliding even for light metals their alloys and composites. The total range of the subsurface zone detected by the positron annihilation extends from 50 ?m to 450 ?m depending on the material studied and surface modification treatment. Additionally, the type of the main defects can be determined. The studies of the pure aluminium samples after dry sliding enabled to find the defect concentration of vacancy type in the depth less then 1 ?m and to correlate its value with the size of crystallites. It supports the conclusion on recovery processes taking place in this layer. There was made the attempt to apply the Doppler broadening coincidence spectroscopy to the studies of aluminium alloy and composite. In view of the interdisciplinary character the present thesis enclose also the review of the basic issues of tribology, measurement methods applied to the subsurface zone studies and positron annihilation experimental techniques. (author)

  5. Influence of surface lithium-aluminium alloy covering the anode of 3V lithium cells on their electric characteristics

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    Reasons for the change in electric characteristics after a long shelf life of 3-volt lithium elements with (CF)-n, MnO2- and V2O5-cathodes and with anodes coated with lithium-aluminium alloy have been studied. It has been ascertained that in lithium elements with organic electrolyte the alloy on the anode promotes formation of gel-like reduced polymer solvent of the (AlOOLi)n type, which gives rise to increase in the electrolyte viscosity and decrease in electric capacity of the element during storage. 9 refs.; 4 tabs

  6. Comparative study of corrosion resistance of various aluminium alloys under water chemistry conditions of reactor MIR storage pool

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    Aimed to reveal the regularities of corrosion behaviour for a number of aluminium alloys (1100, 6061, 6063, SAV-1) commonly used for research reactor fuel cans, the alloy specimens in the form of disk 3 mm thick, with diameters of 100 and 70 mm and a central orifice of 30 mm are placed into the aqueous medium of a spent fuel storage pool for long standing (up to 5 years). Disk of large and small diameters arranged in pairs are strung on a stainless steel 316 pipe using ceramic disks as spacers. Pairs of specimens consist as of similar so of dissimilar aluminium alloys. Two pairs have small disks of stainless steel 316. The results of specimens examination after 1.5 years of exposure are presented. It is stated that among the specimens of 100 mm diameter the least absolute gain in weight is obtained for a 6063 alloy/stainless steel 316 pair. A pair consisting of alloy 6061 only shows the least gain in weight among 70 mm diameter disks. It is marked that all data on gain in weight are described well by a parabolic curve. A preliminary conclusion is made that the main share of gain in weight is accounted for by contact surfaces

  7. The Effects of Zinc Additions on the Corrosion Susceptibility of Aluminium Alloys in Various Tetraoxosulphate (VI Acid Environments

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The influence of zinc additions on the corrosion behaviour of aluminium alloys in H2SO4 solution of varying concentrations has been investigated. Aluminium-zinc alloys of 1.0, 2.0, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.0% zinc by weight were cast and machined to cuboidal test coupons of initial surface area averaging 12.71 cm2. The coupons were then weighed and immersed into beakers containing 0.5 M and 1.0 M H2SO4 solutions. The set-ups were allowed to stand for six days with a set withdrawn daily for corrosion rate characterization using standard procedures. The results showed that although, the normal corrosion rate profile (for passivating metals of an initial steep rise, then a progressive decline was observed in all the media as the fraction of the solute in the alloy increased, there was severity of attack on the 2.5% Zn alloy. It is concluded that the severity of attack on the 2.5% Zn alloy is due to increased grain boundary concentration possibly implying a maximum solid solubility (solvus line in Al-Zn binary systems within this range.

  8. Processing and characterization of aluminium alloys or composites exhibiting low-temperature or high-rate superplasticity

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    Wide applications of superplastic forming still face several problems, one is the high temperature that promotes grain growth, another is the low forming rate that makes economically inefficient. The current study is intended to develop a series of fabrication and thermomechanical processing, so as to result in materials possessing either low temperature superplasticity (LTSP) or high rate superplasticity (HRSP). The former has been achieved in the cast Al alloys, while the latter was accomplished in powder-metallurgy aluminium matrix composites. The aluminium alloys, after special thermomechanical processes, exhibited LTSP from 300 to 450 degree C with elongations varying from 300 to 700 %. The LTSP sheets after 700 % elongation at 350 degree C still possessed fine grains 3.7 ?m size and narrow surface solute depletion zones 11 ?m in with, resulting in a post-SP T6 strength of 500 MPa, significantly higher than that of the HTSP superplasticity alloys tested at 525 degree C or above. Meanwhile, it was found that LTSP materials may be transferred into HTSP materials simply by adding a preloading at 300-400 degree C for a small amount of work. As for the endeavor in making HRSP materials, 2024Al/SiC, 6061Al/SiC and Al/Al3Ti systems processed by powder metallurgy or mechanical alloying methods are under investigation. The average sizes of the reinforcing SiC or A13Ti particles, as well as the grain size are all around 1 ?m. The aluminium composites have exhibited HRSP at 525-620 degree C and 10-2-10-1 s-l, with elongations varying from 150 to 350 %. This ultimate goal is to produce an alloy or composite exhibiting low temperature and high strain rate superplasticity (LT and HRSP). (author)

  9. Elastic and plastic properties of iron-aluminium alloys. Special problems raised by the brittleness of alloys of high aluminium content; Proprietes elastiques et plastiques des alliages fer-aluminium. Problemes particuliers poses par la fragilite des alliages a forte teneur en aluminium

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    Mouturat, P. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1966-06-01

    The present study embodies the results obtained with iron-aluminium alloys whose composition runs from 0 to nearly 50 atoms per cent aluminium. Conditions of elaboration and transformation have been studied successively, as well as the Young's modulus and the flow stress; the last chapter embodies, a study of the Portevin-le-Chatelier effect in alloys of 40 atoms per cent of aluminium. I) The principal difficulty to clear up consisted in the intergranular brittleness of ordered alloys; this brittleness has been considerably reduced with appropriate conditions of elaboration and transformation. II) The studies upon the Young's modulus are in connection with iron-aluminium alloys; transformation temperatures are well shown up. The formation of covalent bonds on and after 25 atoms per cent show the highest values of the modulus. III) The analysis of variations of the flow stress according to the temperature show some connection with ordered structures, the existence of antiphase domains and the existence of sur-structure dislocations. IV) In the ordered Fe Al domain the kinetics of the Portevin-le-Chatelier effect could be explained by a mechanism of diffusion of vacancies. The role they play has been specified by the influence they exert upon the dislocations; this has led us to the inhomogeneous Rudman order; this inhomogeneous order could explain the shape of the traction curves. (author) [French] Cette etude comporte les resultats obtenus avec des alliages fer-aluminium dont la composition s'etend de 0 a pres de 50 atomes pour cent d'aluminium. Nous avons etudie successivement les conditions d'elaboration et de transformation, le module elastique et la limite elastique; un dernier chapitre est consacre a l'etude du phenomene Portevin-le-Chatelier dans les alliages a 40 atomes pour cent d'aluminium. I) La principale difficulte a resoudre residait dans la fragilite intergranulaire des alliages ordonnes; celle-ci a ete considerablement reduite par des conditions appropriees d'elaboration et de transformation. II) Les etudes de module d'elasticite sont en rapport avec les diagrammes fer-aluminium; les temperatures de transformation sont bien mises en evidence. La formation de liaisons covalentes a partir de 25 atomes pour cent se traduit par des valeurs plus elevees du module. III) L'analyse des variations de la limite elastique en fonction de la-temperature fait apparaitre certaines relations avec les structures ordonnees, la presence de domaines anti-phases et l'existence de dislocations de surstructure. IV) Dans le domaine Fe Al ordonne, la cinetique du phenomene Portevin-le- Chatelier reposerait sur un mecanisme de diffusion lacunaire; nous avons precise leur role par l'influence qu'elles ont sur les dislocations, ce qui nous a conduit a l'ordre inhomogene de Rudman qui pourrait expliquer les crochets observes sur les courbes de traction. (auteur)

  10. Soudage homogène MIG de l'alliage d'aluminium 6061 MIG homogeneous welding of 6061 aluminium alloy

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    Benoit Alexandre; Paillard Pascal; Baudin Thierry; Mottin Jean-Baptiste

    2013-01-01

    Le soudage homogène (métal d'apport identique au métal de base) de l'alliage d'aluminium 6061 avec un procédé dit semi-automatique (MIG) n'a jamais été reporté jusqu'à maintenant dans la littérature. Nous montrons ici que l'utilisation d'un dérivé du procédé de soudage MIG, le MIG CMT (Cold Metal Transfer) permet d'obtenir des cordons de soudures sains (sans fissuration à chaud). De plus des traitements thermiques ont permis de retrouver partiellement ou de restaurer totalement les propriétés...

  11. EVALUATION OF PARAMETERS OF FRICTION STIR WELDING FOR ALUMINIUM AA6351 ALLOY

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    AHMED KHALID HUSSAIN

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Friction Stir Welding (FSW is a solid state welding process in which the relative motion between the tool and the work piece produces heat which makes the material of two edges being joined by plastic atomicdiffusion. This method relies on the direct conversion of mechanical energy to thermal energy to form the weld without the application of heat from conventional source. The rotational speed of the tools, the axial pressure and welding speed and the (weld time are the principal variables that are controlled in order to provide the necessary combination of heat and pressure to form the weld. These parameters are adjusted so that the interface is heated into the plastic temperature range (plastic state where welding can take place. During the last stage of welding process, atomic diffusion occurs while the interfaces are in contact, allowing metallurgical bond to form between the two materials. The functional behaviour of the weldments is substantially determined by the nature of the weld strength characterized by the tensile strength, metallurgical behavior, surface roughness, weld hardness and micro hardness. In this project an attempt is made to determine and evaluate the influence of the process parameters of FSW on the weldments. The Vickers hardness, tensile strength and radiography are considered for investigation by varying tool speed, tool feed and maintaining onstant depth of penetration of weld. Experiments were conducted on AA6351 Aluminium alloy in a CNC Vertical Machining Centre. Theoutput factors are measured in UTM, Vickers hardness tester and Radiography equipment. Results show strong relation and robust comparison between the weldment strength and process parameters. Hence FSW process variable data base is to be developed for wide variety of metals and alloys for selection of optimum process parameters for efficient weld.

  12. Ductile damage in aluminium alloy thin sheets: Correlation between micro-tomography observations and mechanical modeling

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    Thuillier, S., E-mail: sandrine.thuillier@univ-ubs.fr [LIMATB, Universite de Bretagne-Sud-rue de Saint Maude BP 92116 56321 Lorient Cedex (France); Maire, E. [MATEIS CNRS UMR 5510, INSA Lyon-7 avenue Jean Capelle 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Brunet, M. [LaMCoS CNRS UMR 5259, INSA Lyon-7 avenue Jean Capelle 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex (France)

    2012-12-15

    This work deals with the characterization of ductile damage in an aluminium alloy AA6016-T4 by X-ray micro-tomography, as a function of anisotropy and triaxiality. Interrupted tensile tests on notched samples with three different geometries were performed and the void volume fraction was measured for different strain values, up to rupture. It was shown that void volume fraction evolution with the strain is rather similar at 0 Degree-Sign and 90 Degree-Sign to RD but at 45 Degree-Sign to RD it shows a more rapid evolution. Moreover, for the same strain level, a higher void volume fraction was recorded for a higher triaxiality ratio. Whatever the orientation and the stress triaxiality ratio, void volume fraction values range from 5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} up to 0.04. A numerical model based on Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman constitutive equations was used to simulate the different tests. Hardening of the material was identified from macroscopic tensile test nucleation material parameters were identified by a direct method from void volume fraction evolution. It can be seen that the influence of triaxiality on void volume fraction is underestimated, though void growth is nicely predicted for the highest triaxiality ratio, for strains below 0.5. The load level was correctly predicted, except for high strain, where coalescence seems necessary to be taken into account.

  13. Removal of porosity in cast aluminium alloys by equal channel angular extrusion

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    McKenzie, P.W.J.; Lapovok, R.; Wells, P.; Raviprasad, K. [School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash Univ. (Australia)

    2003-07-01

    The study of recovery of porosity by equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) can be important for manufacturers as ECAE makes an inexpensive tool for improvement of the quality of continuous and semi-continuous cast billets of aluminium alloys prior to manufacturing in forming processes. It has been shown that pores can change their form under shear deformation and be closed under negative hydrostatic pressure if the pressure exceeds some critical level. In this work, this critical pressure level was shown to be dependent on initial pore size and orientation. Samples for ECAE were cast with the defined level of porosity. They were extruded by an ECAE machine with different back-pressures to manipulate the different processing routes. The existence of pores before and after processing was studied using stero x-radiography. The shape of a pore was approximated by an ellipsoid or sphere, and transformation of that shape due to finite simple shear deformation has been considered by theoretical and experimental methods. The condition of recovery of a pore relevant to its initial size and orientation was obtained. (orig.)

  14. Thermal Analysis on Butt Welded Aluminium Alloy AA7075 Plate Using FEM

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    M. Pal Pandi

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Thermo-mechanical finite element analysis has been performed to assess the residual stress in the butt weld joints of aluminium Alloy AA7075 plates by utilizing the commercial software package ABAQUS. This paper presents an efficient FE technique using equivalent load to precisely predict welding deformations and residual stresses in butt joints. The radial heat flux distribution is considered on the top surface of the weldment. Convective and radiative heat losses are taken into account through boundary conditions for the outward heat flux. Linear FE transient thermal analysis is performed using surface heat source model with Gaussian distribution to compute highest temperature in AA7075 plates. The objective of this project is to simulate the welding process by using the finite element method. After the model is built and verified, the main objective of this project is to study the effects of varying the welding process parameters on the thermo-mechanical responses. In addition to that, the aim of this research is also to find a relationship between welding parameters and the responses of single pass butt welding are evaluated through the finite element analysis. The study of this paper covers the effects of varying heat input, welding speed on the thermo-mechanical responses of the weldment after cooling down to room temperature.

  15. Microstructure and high temperature deformation of an ultra-fine grained ECAP AA7075 aluminium alloy

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    Malek, Premysl; Turba, Krystof; Cieslar, Miroslav; Harcuba, Petr [Charles Univ., Prague (Czech Republic). Dept. of Physics of Materials

    2013-01-15

    An AA 7075 aluminium alloy with an ultra-fine grained structure was prepared through equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) at pressing temperatures T ECAP of 120, 170, and 220 C. A decrease in T{sub ECAP} from 220 to 120 C was found to lead to a more pronounced refinement of the microstructure and to worse stability of the microstructure - the onset of grain coarsening was displaced to lower temperatures. The material pressed with the highest T{sub ECAP} exhibited superplastic behaviour at temperatures close to 400 C and grain boundary sliding was identified as the dominant operating deformation mechanism. The materials prepared with both of the lower T{sub ECAP} exhibited only enhanced ductility of about 200%, however this behaviour was observed at temperatures as low as 200 C. It was found that this 'low temperature superplasticity' resulted from a combined operation of grain boundary sliding at selected grain boundaries and glide of lattice dislocations. (orig.)

  16. Prepare and Formation Mechanism of the Zirconia Coating on Aluminium Alloy by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation

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    XIN Shi-Gang,ZHAO Rong-Gen,DU Hui,SONG Li-Xin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Zirconia coating was produced on aluminium alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO. The alkaline electrolyte containing Zr(OHª4 powders was used. The composition and structure of the coating were investigated by XRD, EPMA. The results show that the coating consists of ª«t-ZrO2, ª«m-ZrO2, ª«¦?/SUB>-Al2O3 and ª«¦|/EM>-Al2O3. ª«t-ZrOª2 is the main phase and distributes in outer layer of the coating, however, ª«¦?/EM>-Al2O3 appears in inner layer of the coating. Many micro-particles appear on the coating surface with dimension of ª©1£2¦?ªª. In the process of plasma electrolytic oxidation, Zr(OHª4 powders move and deposite on the mouth of plasma discharge channel under the effect of electric field force, then it is transformed to ZrOª2 by the high temperature of plasma discharge.

  17. Spectroscopic study of plasma during electrolytic oxidation of magnesium-aluminium alloys

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    Jovovi?, J.

    2014-12-01

    Plasma during Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) of magnesium-aluminium alloys is studied in this work by means of Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES). Spectral line shapes of the H?, Al II 704.21 nm and Mg II 448.11 nm line are analyzed to measure plasma electron number density Ne. From the H? line profile, two PEO processes characterized by relatively low electron number densities Ne ? 1015 cm-3 and Ne ? 2 × 1016 cm-3 were discovered while the shape and shift of Al II and Mg II lines revealed the third process characterized by large electron density Ne = (1-2) × 1017 cm-3. Low Ne processes, related with breakdown in gas bubbles and on oxide surface, are not influenced by anode material or electrolyte composition. The ejection of evaporated anode material through oxide layer is designated here as third PEO process. Using the Boltzmann plot technique, electron temperature of 4000 K and 33000 K is determined from relative intensities of Mg I and O II lines, respectively. Several difficulties in the analysis of spectral line shapes are met during this study and the ways to overcome some of the obstacles are demonstrated.

  18. Shock induced spall fracture in aluminium alloy "Al2014-T4"

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    Joshi, K. D.; Rav, Amit; Sur, Amit; Das, P. C.; Gupta, Satish C.

    2015-06-01

    The plate impact experiments have been carried out on 8mm thick target plates of aluminium alloy Al2014-T4 at impact velocities of 180 m/s, 290 m/s and 500m/s, respectively, using single stage gas gun facility. In each experiment, the of free surface velocity history of the sample plate is measured using VISAR instrument and utilized to determine the spall strength and dynamic yield strength of this material. The spall strength of 0.87 GPa, 0.97 GPa and 1.11 GPa, respectively, measured for impact velocities of 180 m/s, 290 m/s and 500 m/s with corresponding average strain rates varying from 1.36×104/s to 2.41×14/s has been found to display nearly linear dependence upon the strain rates. The dynamic yield strength with its value ranging from 0.395 GPa to 0.400 GPa, though, is higher than the quasi static value of 0.355GPa, appears to be relatively independent of impact velocities up to at least 500 m/s or equivalently strain rates up to ˜ 9.4×104/s.

  19. Experimental investigations of visco-plastic properties of the aluminium and tungsten alloys used in KE projectiles

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    Magier M.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of studies on dynamic behaviour of construction materials at high strain rates is to determine the variation of mechanical properties (strength, plasticity in function of the strain rate and temperature. On the basis of results of dynamic tests on the properties of constructional materials the constitutive models are formulated to create numerical codes applied to solve constructional problems with computer simulation methods. In the case of military applications connected with the phenomena of gunshot and terminal ballistics it’s particularly important to develop a model of strength and armour penetration with KE projectile founded on reliable results of dynamic experiments and constituting the base for further analyses and optimization of projectile designs in order to achieve required penetration depth. Static and dynamic results of strength investigations of the EN AW-7012 aluminium alloy (sabot and tungsten alloy (penetrator are discussed in this paper. Static testing was carried out with the INSTRON testing machine. Dynamic tests have been conducted using the split Hopkinson pressure bars technique at strain rates up to 1,2 ? 104s?1 (for aluminium alloy and 6 ? 103s?1 (for tungsten alloy.

  20. WEIGHT LOSS CORROSION STUDIES OF ALUMINIUM-7075 ALLOY REINFORCED WITH SILICON CARBIDE PARTICULATES COMPOSITES IN ACID CHLORIDE MEDIUM

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    Nataraja.G

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the research work to investigate the corrosion behaviour of Silicon Carbide(SiC reinforced aluminium 7075 metalmatrix composites (MMCs in acid chloride solution using weight loss method. The composites are manufactured by liquid metallurgy technique using vortex method. Aluminium 7075 / SiC MMCs containing 2, 4 and 6 weight percentage of SiC particulates are casted. The corrosion characteristics of Aluminium 7075 /SiCcomposite and the unreinforced alloy were experimentally assessed. The corrosion test was carried out at different concentrations of 0.025M, 0.05M and 0.1 M solutions for different exposure time. The results indicated that corrosion rate of metal matrix composites was lower than that of matrix material Al 7075 under the corrosive atmosphere irrespective of exposure time and concentration of corrodent. Aluminium 7075 / SiC composite become more corrosion resistant as the SiC content is increased. This is because of the formation of stable oxide layer over the specimens.

  1. Electrorefining of U-Pu-Zr-alloy fuel onto solid aluminium cathodes in molten LiCl-KCl

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    Soucek, P.; Malmbeck, R.; Mendes, E.; Jardin, R.; Glatz, J.P. [European Commission, JRC, Karlsruhe (Germany). Inst. for Transuranium Elements; Cassayre, L. [Lab. de Genie Chimique (LGC), Univ. Paul Sabatier, UMR CNRS 5503, Toulouse (France)

    2008-07-01

    An electrorefining process in molten chloride salts using solid aluminium cathodes is being developed at ITU to recover actinides (An) from the spent nuclear fuel. The maximum possible loading of aluminium electrodes with actinides was investigated during the electrorefining of U-Pu-Zr alloy in a LiCl-KCl eutectic at 450 C. Two different electrolytic techniques were applied during the experiment and almost 6000 C has been passed, corresponding to 3.7 g of deposited actinides. A very high capacity of aluminium to retain actinides has been proven as the average Al: An mass ratio was 1: 1.58 for galvanostatic and 1: 2.25 for potentiostatic mode. The obtained deposits were characterized by XRD and SEM-EDX analysis and alloys composed of (U,Pu)Al{sub 3} were detected. The influence of zirconium co-oxidation during the process was also investigated and the presence of dissolved Zr ions in the melt yielded a significant deterioration of the quality of the deposit. (orig.)

  2. Electrorefining of U-Pu-Zr-alloy fuel onto solid aluminium cathodes in molten LiCl-KCl

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    An electrorefining process in molten chloride salts using solid aluminium cathodes is being developed at ITU to recover actinides (An) from the spent nuclear fuel. The maximum possible loading of aluminium electrodes with actinides was investigated during the electrorefining of U-Pu-Zr alloy in a LiCl-KCl eutectic at 450 C. Two different electrolytic techniques were applied during the experiment and almost 6000 C has been passed, corresponding to 3.7 g of deposited actinides. A very high capacity of aluminium to retain actinides has been proven as the average Al: An mass ratio was 1: 1.58 for galvanostatic and 1: 2.25 for potentiostatic mode. The obtained deposits were characterized by XRD and SEM-EDX analysis and alloys composed of (U,Pu)Al3 were detected. The influence of zirconium co-oxidation during the process was also investigated and the presence of dissolved Zr ions in the melt yielded a significant deterioration of the quality of the deposit. (orig.)

  3. Quantum-to-continuum prediction of ductility loss in aluminium-magnesium alloys due to dynamic strain aging.

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    Keralavarma, S M; Bower, A F; Curtin, W A

    2014-01-01

    Negative strain-rate sensitivity due to dynamic strain aging in Aluminium-5XXX alloys leads to reduced ductility and plastic instabilities at room temperature, inhibiting application of these alloys in many forming processes. Here a hierarchical multiscale model is presented that uses (i) quantum and atomic information on solute energies and motion around a dislocation core, (ii) dislocation models to predict the effects of solutes on dislocation motion through a dislocation forest, (iii) a thermo-kinetic constitutive model that faithfully includes the atomistic and dislocation scale mechanisms and (iv) a finite-element implementation, to predict the ductility as a function of temperature and strain rate in AA5182. The model, which contains no significant adjustable parameters, predicts the observed steep drop in ductility at room temperature, which can be directly attributed to the atomistic aging mechanism. On the basis of quantum inputs, this multiscale theory can be used in the future to design new alloys with higher ductility. PMID:25087924

  4. Mechanical Behaviour of Friction Stir Welding Joints of Aluminium alloy of AA6351 with AA6351 and AA6351 with AA5083

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    G.Gopala Krishna

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Modern structural application demands reduction in both the weight and as well as cost of the fabrication and production of materials. Aluminium alloys are the best choice for the reduction of weight, cost and replacing steels in many applications and Friction Stir Welding (FSW process efficient and cost effective process. FSW is solid state welding process in which material is not melted during welding process so it overcomes many welding defects compared to conventional fusion welding process which is initially used for low melting materials. This process is initially developed for low melting materials like Aluminium, Magnesium, Zinc but now process is useful for high melting materials like steel and also for composites materials. The present study describes the effect of FSW process involving butt joining of similar Aluminium alloy combinations of AA6351 with AA6351 and dissimilar Aluminium ally combinations of AA6351 with AA5083 on the tensile, hardness and impact behaviour.

  5. Hydrogen analysis and effect of filtration on final quality of castings from aluminium alloy AlSi7Mg0,3

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    M. Br?na

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The usage of aluminium and its alloys have increased in many applications and industries over the decades. The automotive industry is the largest market for aluminium castings and cast products. Aluminium is widely used in other applications such as aerospace, marine engines and structures. Parts of small appliances, hand tools and other machinery also use thousands of different aluminium castings. The applications grow as industry seeks new ways to save weight and improve performance and recycling of metals has become an essential part of a sustainable industrial society. The process of recycling has therefore grown to be of great importance, also another aspect has become of critical importance: the achievement of quality and reliability of the products and so is very important to underst and the mechanisms of the formation of defects in aluminium melts, and also to have a reliable and simple means of detection.

  6. Effect of tool profile and fatigue loading on the local hardness around scratches in clad and unclad aluminium alloy 2024

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    Nanoindentation has been used to study the hardness changes produced by scratching of aluminium alloy AA2024, with and without a clad layer of pure aluminium. The hardness was mapped around scratches made with diamond tools of different profiles. One tool produced significant plastic damage with associated hardening at the scratch root, whilst the other produced a 'cleaner' cut with no hardening. The different behaviours are attributed to whether the tool makes the scratch by a 'cutting' or a 'ploughing' mechanism. The degree of plastic damage around the scratches has been correlated with peak broadening data obtained using synchrotron X-ray diffraction. There was no change observed in the local hardness around the scratch with fatigue loading.

  7. Effect of friction time on the properties of friction welded YSZ?alumina composite and 6061 aluminium alloy

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    Uday M. Basheer

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to study the effect of friction time on the microstructure and mechanical properties of alumina 0, 25, 50 wt% yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ composite and 6061 aluminium alloy joints formed by friction welding. The alumina-YSZ composites were prepared through slip casting in plaster of Paris molds (POP and subsequently sintered at 1600°C, while the aluminium rods were machined down using a lathe machine to the dimension required. The welding process was carried out under different rotational speeds and friction times, while friction force (0.5 ton-force was kept constant. Scanning electron microscopy was used to characterize the interface of the joints structure. The experimental results showed that the friction time has a significant effect on joint structure and mechanical properties.

  8. Effect of high homo-logical temperature on steam forming processes during superplastic deformation of aluminium-lithium 1420 alloy

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    The processes of cavity formation in specimens of commercial aluminium-lithium alloy 1420 deformed under the optimum conditions of high-temperature superplasticity are studied. It is determined that the presence of the liquid particles on the interphase and intergrain boundaries leads to the formation of macroscopic discontinuities elongated along the tensile axis cavity in specimens during the superplastic deformation. Energy dispersion analysis of the chemical composition of fibers,which are formed from the liquid phase as a result of its viscous flow during the cavity opening, is made. It is determined that the fibers in solid state are riched of magnesia in comparison with the middle-equaled concentration of the aluminium based solid mixture

  9. Aluminium-stabilized multifilamentary superconductor and method of its manufacture

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    A multifilamentary superconductor stabilized with pure aluminium is described comprising a plurality of ductile superconducting rods or wires (of Nb-Ti alloy) embedded in an aluminium alloy matrix, further enclosed in a sheath consisting essentially of pure aluminium. (author)

  10. Deformation behaviour and microstructural development in 6061 aluminium alloy containing large Al2O3 particles at elevated temperature

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    Hot deformation behaviour of 6061 aluminium alloy containing 15 vol.% of Al2O3 particles (average size 25 ?m) was studied in a temperature range of 200 to 500 deg C at constant strain rates 0.001-1s1. True stress-true strain curves of the composite shows that dynamic recovery is occurring during deformation at high temperature. Effect of temperature and strain rate on the deformation behaviour of the reinforced material was studied by evaluating stress exponent, n' and activation energy, Q. It was found that the reinforced material exhibited slightly higher n' and Q values than the unreinforced alloy. The composite displayed much higher strength compared to the monolithic alloy at low temperature and as temperature increased, the strength of the composite decreased rapidly, and the difference in the flow stresses for the two materials became smaller. Finer substructure was present in the reinforced alloy compared to the monolithic alloy under similar deformation conditions. Subgrain size was found to be inversely related to InZ (Z is temperature compensated strain rate) and flow stress, ?, for both reinforced and unreinforced alloys. 23 refs., 1 tab., 10 figs

  11. Effect of pulsed current and post weld aging treatment on tensile properties of argon arc welded high strength aluminium alloy

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    This paper reveals the effect of pulsed current and post weld aging treatment on tensile properties of argon arc welded AA7075 aluminium alloy. This alloy has gathered wide acceptance in the fabrication of light weight structures requiring high strength-to-weight ratio, such as transportable bridge girders, military vehicles, road tankers and railway transport systems. The preferred welding processes of high strength aluminium alloy are frequently gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process due to their comparatively easier applicability and better economy. Weld fusion zones typically exhibit coarse columnar grains because of the prevailing thermal conditions during weld metal solidification. This often results inferior weld mechanical properties and poor resistance to hot cracking. In this investigation, an attempt has been made to refine the fusion zone grains by applying pulsed current welding technique. Four different welding techniques have been used to fabricate the joints and they are: (i) continuous current GTAW (CCGTAW), (ii) pulsed current GTAW (PCGTAW), (iii) continuous current GMAW (CCGMAW) and (iv) pulsed current GMAW (PCGMAW) processes. As welded joint strength is much lower than the base metal strength and hence, a simple aging treatment has been given to improve the tensile strength of the joints. Current pulsing leads to relatively finer and more equi-axed grain structure in GTA and GMA welds. In contrast, conventional continuous current welding resulted in predominantly columnar grain structures. Post weld aging treatment is accompanied by an increase in tensile strength and tensile ductility

  12. Accelerated growth of oxide film on aluminium alloys under steam: Part II: Effects of alloy chemistry and steam vapour pressure on corrosion and adhesion performance

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Bordo, Kirill

    2015-01-01

    The steam treatment of aluminium alloys with varying vapour pressure of steamresulted in the growth of aluminium oxyhydroxide films of thickness range between 450 - 825nm. The surface composition, corrosion resistance, and adhesion of the produced films was characterised by XPS, potentiodynamic polarization, acetic acid salt spray, filiform corrosion test, and tape test. The oxide films formed by steam treatment showed good corrosion resistance in NaCl solution by significantly reducing anodic and cathodic activities. The pitting potential of the surface treated with steam was a function of the vapour pressure of the steam. The accelerated corrosion and adhesion tests on steam generated oxide films with commercial powder coating verified that the performance of the oxide coating is highly dependent on the vapour pressure of the steam.

  13. Evolution of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model for predicting secondary dendrite arm spacing in aluminium alloy casting

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    D., Hanumantha Rao; G. R. N., Tagore; G., Ranga Janardhana.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Extensive solidification simulations are conducted using finite difference method on an aluminium alloy casting. Orthogonal experimental array layout is considered for running experimental simulations. Microstructural parameter Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing (SDAS) at three different locations was p [...] redicted as response variable, through solidification simulations by varying the process parameters. The input process variables are pouring temperature, insulation on riser and chill volume heat capacity. An Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model was developed to predict the response variable for varied input process variables. Through sensitivity analysis the influence of input process variables on output response was obtained. The results obtained from solidification simulations and ANN model are validated experimentally.

  14. Optimization of squeeze casting parameters for non symmetrical AC2A aluminium alloy castings through Taguchi method

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    Senthil, P. [Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (India); Amirthagadeswaran, K. S. [Government College of Technology, Coimbatore (India)

    2012-04-15

    This paper reports a research in which an attempt was made to prepare AC2A aluminium alloy castings of a non symmetrical component through squeeze casting process. The primary objective was to investigate the influence of process parameters on mechanical properties of the castings. Experiments were conducted based on orthogonal array suggested in Taguchi's offline quality control concept. The experimental results showed that squeeze pressure, die preheating temperature and compression holding time were the parameters making significant improvement in mechanical properties. The optimal squeeze casting condition was found and mathematical models were also developed for the process.

  15. Optimization of squeeze casting parameters for non symmetrical AC2A aluminium alloy castings through Taguchi method

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    This paper reports a research in which an attempt was made to prepare AC2A aluminium alloy castings of a non symmetrical component through squeeze casting process. The primary objective was to investigate the influence of process parameters on mechanical properties of the castings. Experiments were conducted based on orthogonal array suggested in Taguchi's offline quality control concept. The experimental results showed that squeeze pressure, die preheating temperature and compression holding time were the parameters making significant improvement in mechanical properties. The optimal squeeze casting condition was found and mathematical models were also developed for the process

  16. Measurement of the residual stress field in MIG-welded Al-2024 and Al-7150 aluminium alloy compact tension specimens

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    Neutron diffraction has been used to measure the residual-stress field in MIG-welded Al-2024 and Al-7150 aluminium alloy compact-tension (CT) specimens. The measurements were made on the POLDI time-of-flight diffractometer, which uses a multiple frame overlap method. Strains in the three principal directions of each specimen were determined from the measured lattice plane spacing as a function of position through the weld relative to stress-free reference lattice plane spacings obtained from a comb-like reference sample. The resultant calculated residual stresses are compared to those existing in the original welded plate from which the specimens were machined

  17. Inhibitive effect of Ce(III) and La(III) cations for AA2219 aluminium alloy corrosion in sodium chloride medium

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    Venkatasubramanian, G., E-mail: venkatguru_1966@yahoo.co.in [Department of Chemistry, Sathyabama University, Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai 600119 (India); Sheik Mideen, A. [Department of Chemistry, Sathyabama University, Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai 600119 (India); Jha, Abhay K. [Materials Processing Division, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Thiruvananthapuram 695022 (India); Kulandainathan, M. Anbu [Electro Organic Chemistry Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi 630006 (India)

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    In this paper, the rare earth chlorides were used to mitigate the dealloying of Al{sub 2}Cu intermetallic particles in aluminium alloy 2219-T87 plate exposed to 0.6 M NaCl solution. The negative shift of cathodic branches of potentiodynamic polarisation curves revealed the cathodic inhibition towards intermetallic dealloying. The low and high frequency time constants obtained from electrochemical impedance spectra revealed an increase in the corrosion resistance due to precipitation of rare earth oxides/hydroxides on the porous surface of native oxide film of aluminium alloy. Scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis and atomic force microscopy revealed that intermetallic inclusions are the sites for the formation of cerium and lanthanum deposits which suppress copper redeposition and minimise galvanic interactions between the matrix and Al{sub 2}Cu particles. - Graphical abstract: Scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy reveal the intermetallic inclusions, the sites for the formation of cerium and lanthanum oxide/hydroxide precipitates which prevent intermetallic de-alloying, suppress copper redeposition and minimise galvanic interactions in aluminium alloy 2219-T87 plate. - Highlights: • Ce{sup 3+} and La{sup 3+} act as cathodic inhibitors for AA2219-T87 aluminium alloy in 0.6 M NaCl. • Al{sub 2}Cu intermetallic particles are the sites for the formation of Ce and La precipitates. • The decrease in surface potential by rare earth chlorides confirms their inhibition.

  18. Inhibitive effect of Ce(III) and La(III) cations for AA2219 aluminium alloy corrosion in sodium chloride medium

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    In this paper, the rare earth chlorides were used to mitigate the dealloying of Al2Cu intermetallic particles in aluminium alloy 2219-T87 plate exposed to 0.6 M NaCl solution. The negative shift of cathodic branches of potentiodynamic polarisation curves revealed the cathodic inhibition towards intermetallic dealloying. The low and high frequency time constants obtained from electrochemical impedance spectra revealed an increase in the corrosion resistance due to precipitation of rare earth oxides/hydroxides on the porous surface of native oxide film of aluminium alloy. Scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis and atomic force microscopy revealed that intermetallic inclusions are the sites for the formation of cerium and lanthanum deposits which suppress copper redeposition and minimise galvanic interactions between the matrix and Al2Cu particles. - Graphical abstract: Scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy reveal the intermetallic inclusions, the sites for the formation of cerium and lanthanum oxide/hydroxide precipitates which prevent intermetallic de-alloying, suppress copper redeposition and minimise galvanic interactions in aluminium alloy 2219-T87 plate. - Highlights: • Ce3+ and La3+ act as cathodic inhibitors for AA2219-T87 aluminium alloy in 0.6 M NaCl. • Al2Cu intermetallic particles are the sites for the formation of Ce and La precipitates. • The decrease in surface potential by rare earth chlorides confirms their inhibition

  19. INVESTIGATION OF EFFECT OF COOLING CONDITIONS ON HARDNESS OF THE AA 2024 AND AA 2014 WROUGHT ALUMINIUM ALLOYS

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    Hülya KAÇAR DURMU?

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Mechanical properties of some aluminum alloys can be changed with precipitation hardening. This intermetallic precipitates are incoherent with the main structure and increased mechanical properties. Cooling rates after solid solution process effects properties after precipitation. In applications, however this is not taken into consideration. In this study, AA 2014 and AA 2024 Aluminium Alloy specimens were hold for one hour at 495±3 0C and formed a solid solution. Specimens were quenched at this temperature with different cooling rtes . later artificial aging was applied at 150 0C and 180 0C. The hardness and microstructure variations of the specimens were investigated depending on the cooling rates and artificial aging temperatures.

  20. Study of Residual Stress Tensors in High-Speed Milled Specimens of Aluminium Alloys Using a Method of Indent Pairs

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    Felipe Víctor Díaz

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available From data obtained using a method of indent pairs it was possible to analyse different residual stress states generated in high-speed milled specimens of AA 6082-T6 and AA 7075-T6 aluminium alloys. The present method integrates a special device of indentation into a universal measuring machine, allowing the introduction of elongated indents to significantly reduce the absolute error of measurement. Diverse protocols for operations of high-speed face milling allow us to compare residual stress tensors inherent to climb and conventional cutting zones. Through an exhaustive analysis of the Mohr’s circles corresponding to those zones, a relationship was detected, which expresses the sensitivity of both alloys to develop surface residual stresses.

  1. Effects of surface treatment of aluminium alloy 1050 on the adhesion and anticorrosion properties of the epoxy coating

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    Sharifi Golru, S.; Attar, M. M.; Ramezanzadeh, B.

    2015-08-01

    The objective of this work is to investigate the effects of zirconium-based (Zr) conversion coating on the adhesion properties and corrosion resistance of an epoxy/polyamide coating applied on the aluminium alloy 1050 (AA1050). Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrum (EDS), atomic force microscope (AFM) and contact angle measuring device were employed in order to characterize the surface characteristics of the Zr treated AA1050 samples. The epoxy/polyamide coating was applied on the untreated and Zr treated samples. The epoxy coating adhesion to the aluminium substrate was evaluated by pull-off test before and after 30 days immersion in 3.5% w/w NaCl solution. In addition, the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and salt spray tests were employed to characterize the corrosion protection properties of the epoxy coating applied on the AA1050 samples. Results revealed that the surface treatment of AA1050 by zirconium conversion coating resulted in the increase of surface free energy and surface roughness. The dry and recovery (adhesion strength after 30 days immersion in the 3.5 wt% NaCl solution) adhesion strengths of the coatings applied on the Zr treated aluminium samples were greater than untreated sample. In addition, the adhesion loss of the coating applied on the Zr treated aluminium substrate was lower than other samples. Also, the results obtained from EIS and salt spray test clearly revealed that the Zr conversion coating could enhance the corrosion protective performance of the epoxy coating significantly.

  2. Anti-corrosive Conversion Coating on Aluminium Alloys Using High Temperature Steam

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    Din, Rameez Ud; Jellesen, Morten Stendahl; Ambat, Rajan

    2014-01-01

    Aluminium is extensively used as a structural material due to its excellent strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance properties. The surface of aluminium under normal conditions has a thin oxide film (1-10nm) which provides corrosion resistance. However due to lower thickness, flaws and heterogeneity of native oxide layer does not provide long time corrosion resistance and adhesion of organic coating for a particular function in different environments. In order to enhance the corrosion ...

  3. The strain rate sensitivity and constitutive equations including damage for the superplastic behaviour of 7xxx aluminium alloys

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    Yang, Jian; Boude, Serge; Giraud, Eliane; Dal Santo, Philippe

    2013-05-01

    Superplasticity is a characteristic of certain materials, in particular aluminium alloys, whereby very large deformations (up to 1000 %) can be obtained before fracture under certain conditions. Superplastic forming is therefore the process of deforming a flange under these conditions by applying a variable pressure. The final geometry is obtained when the flange takes the form of a die. In order to deform a material superplastically, the temperature of the material should be approximately a half of the absolute melting point of the material and the strain rate (or flow stress) should remain within a certain range. The most important issues concerning the industrial process are the prediction of the final thickness distribution and the computation of the optimal pressure law to maintain superplastic conditions. Finite element simulations make these predictions possible for industrial components. To ensure the precision of the simulations, it is important to have good knowledge of the material behaviour in the superplastic domain: rheological parameters, grain size, damage law, etc. This paper presents an experimental analysis of the superplastic behaviour of a 7xxx aluminium alloy used for aeronautic applications. The parameters of the constitutive equations (including damage) are identified by using tensile tests, spherical bulging tests and numerical simulations [1, 2]. The performance of the proposed laws [1, 3, and 4] is tested using axisymmetrical geometries with complex shapes by the comparison of numerical simulations and bulge tests.

  4. Non-destructive and three-dimensional measurement of local strain development during tensile deformation in an aluminium alloy

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    Kobayashi, M.; Miura, H.; Toda, H.

    2015-08-01

    Anisotropy of mechanical responses depending on crystallographic orientation causes inhomogeneous deformation on the mesoscopic scale (grain size scale). Investigation of the local plastic strain development is important for discussing recrystallization mechanisms, because the sites with higher local plastic strain may act as potential nucleation sites for recrystallization. Recently, high-resolution X-ray tomography, which is non-destructive inspection method, has been utilized for observation of the materials structure. In synchrotron radiation X-ray tomography, more than 10,000 microstructural features, like precipitates, dispersions, compounds and hydrogen pores, can be observed in aluminium alloys. We have proposed employing these microstructural features as marker gauges to measure local strains, and then have developed a method to calculate the three-dimensional strain distribution by tracking the microstructural features. In this study, we report the development of local plastic strain as a function of the grain microstructure in an aluminium alloy by means of this three-dimensional strain measurement technique. Strongly heterogeneous strain development was observed during tensile loading to 30%. In other words, some parts of the sample deform little whereas another deforms a lot. However, strain in the whole specimen was keeping harmony. Comparing the microstructure with the strain concentration that is obtained by this method has a potential to reveal potential nucleation sites of recrystallization.

  5. Effect of alloying with zinc on SFE of aluminium by study of lattice imperfections in cold worked Al–Zn alloys

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    G. Karmakar; R. Sen; S. K. Chattopadhyay; A. K. Meikap; S. K. Chatterjee

    2002-08-01

    A detailed X-ray Fourier line shape analysis has been performed on three compositions of Al–Zn alloys viz. Al–3 55 wt% Zn, Al–14 7 wt% Zn and Al–19 3 wt% Zn in fcc phase. It has been found that deformation stacking faults, both intrinsic $\\alpha'$ and extrinsic $\\alpha''$ are absent in the cold worked state and twin fault is found to be slightly present in the deformed lattice of the two initial compositions of the alloys. Similar to the effect of solute germanium and copper, respectively in Al–Ge and Al–Cu systems, hexagonal zinc also fails to impart faulting in fcc Al–Zn system. This corroborates the fact that aluminium has high stacking fault energy.

  6. Effect of Coupon Orientation on Corrosion Behaviour of Aluminium Alloy Coupons in the Spent Fuel Storage Section of the IEA-R1 Research Reactor

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    Surveillance programmes to monitor the corrosion of aluminium clad spent research reactor fuels have used test racks containing horizontal metallic coupons. Spent MTR-type fuel elements are usually stored vertically, with their fuel plates, also vertical. Hence, the influence of coupon orientation on the corrosion behaviour of aluminium alloy coupons exposed to the spent fuel storage section of the IEA-R1 research reactor in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been studied. Circular coupons of aluminium alloys AA 1050 and AA 6061, oriented both vertically and horizontally, were exposed to the storage section water for a year. Individual and coupled coupons were exposed to simulate general, crevice and galvanic corrosion. The storage section water parameters were periodically measured. Pitting was the main form of corrosion and coupon orientation had a marked effect on the extent of pitting. Vertically oriented coupons pitted less than horizontally oriented coupons. (author)

  7. Spectrophotometric determination of titanium with ascorbic acid in aluminium alloys and other materials. Determinacion espectrofotometrica de titanio con acido ascorbico en aleaciones de base aluminio y otros materiales

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    Bosch Serrat, F. (Departamento de Quimica Analitica. Facultad de Qauimica. Valencia (Spain))

    1994-01-01

    A spectrophotometric determination of titanium with ascorbic acid in aluminium alloys and bauxite is described. The proposed procedures permit to determine levels of titanium down to 5.10 ''3% with a good accuracy and precision. (Author) 13 refs.

  8. Structure and corrosion resistance of aluminium AlMg2.5; AlMg5Mn and AlZn5Mg1 alloys

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    J. Szewczenko

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the work was the evaluation of corrosion resistance and structure of aluminium AlMg2.5; AlMg5Mn and AlZn5Mg1 alloys.Design/methodology/approach: The corrosion resistance tests of investigated alloys were carried out by means of potentiodynamic method registering anodic polarization curves in 3.5% NaCl solution at room temperature. Registering anodic polarization curves was conducted at the potential rate equal to 1mV/s. As the reference electrode was used saturated calomel electrode (SCE and the auxiliary electrode was platinum electrode. Mechanical properties were evaluated on the basis of Vickers hardness test. The test was realized with the use of Hauser hardness tester. The observations of the surface morphology after corrosive tests were carried out using Digital Scanning Electron Microscope DSM 940 OPTON.Findings: The investigations of corrosion resistance of examined aluminium alloys shows that the highest corrosion resistance in 3.5% NaCl solution was observed for AlZn5Mg1 aluminium alloy.Practical implications: The obtained results can be used for searching the appropriate way of improving the corrosion resistance of analysed alloys because better corrosion resistance, lightweight of aluminium and its alloys makes them as most attractive for the steel replacement in shipbuilding.Originality/value: The corrosion behaviour in chloride solution of AlMg2.5; AlMg5Mn and AlZn5Mg1 alloys was investigated.

  9. Equal-Channel Angular Pressing and Creeep in Ultrafine-Grained Aluminium and its Alloys.

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    Skleni?ka, Václav; Dvo?ák, Ji?í; Svoboda, Milan; Král, Petr; Kvapilová, Marie

    Rijeka : InTech, 2012 - (Zaki, A.), s. 3-45 ISBN 978-953-51-0861-0 R&D Projects: GA ?R(CZ) GAP108/11/2260; GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0068 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : ultrafine-grained aluminium * ECAP * creep Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy

  10. Small Crack Growth and Fatigue Life Predictions for High-Strength Aluminium Alloys. Part 1; Experimental and Fracture Mechanics Analysis

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    Wu, X. R.; Newman, J. C.; Zhao, W.; Swain, M. H.; Ding, C. F.; Phillips, E. P.

    1998-01-01

    The small crack effect was investigated in two high-strength aluminium alloys: 7075-T6 bare and LC9cs clad alloy. Both experimental and analytical investigations were conducted to study crack initiation and growth of small cracks. In the experimental program, fatigue tests, small crack and large crack tests A,ere conducted under constant amplitude and Mini-TWIST spectrum loading conditions. A pronounced small crack effect was observed in both materials, especially for the negative stress ratios. For all loading conditions, most of the fatigue life of the SENT specimens was shown to be crack propagation from initial material defects or from the cladding layer. In the analysis program, three-dimensional finite element and A weight function methods were used to determine stress intensity factors and to develop SIF equations for surface and corner cracks at the notch in the SENT specimens. A plastisity-induced crack-closure model was used to correlate small and large crack data, and to make fatigue life predictions, Predicted crack-growth rates and fatigue lives agreed well with experiments. A total fatigue life prediction method for the aluminum alloys was developed and demonstrated using the crack-closure model.

  11. CeO2-filled sol-gel coatings for corrosion protection of AA2024-T3 aluminium alloy

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    Hybrid organic-inorganic sol-gel-matrices, with up to 20 wt.% incorporated ceria nanoparticles, have been employed as coatings for an AA2024-T3 aluminium alloy. The morphology of the coatings and associated nanoparticles has been examined by conventional and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, revealing a relatively uniform distribution of 5 nm size nanoparticles across the coating thickness. Electrochemical studies indicate a general beneficial effect of incorporation of ceria nanoparticles, although the performance of the coated alloy depends on the nanoparticle content. Electrochemical polarisation behaviour revealed that the coating decreased the anodic current density by about seven orders of magnitude compared with the uncoated alloy, with high breakdown potentials in chloride-containing solution. Accelerated salt spray testing showed that corrosion in an artificial scratch is blocked most efficiently by high ceria contents, whereas general corrosion is inhibited effectively with comparatively low ceria contents. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy indicated degradation of the barrier properties of coatings with increased amounts of incorporated nanoparticles. Assessment of the abrasion and scratch resistance, and hydrophobicity also revealed additional beneficial functional properties of the coatings containing nanoparticles.

  12. The effect of dispersoids on the grain refinement mechanisms during deformation of aluminium alloys to ultra-high strains

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    The effect of fine dispersoids on the mechanisms and rate of grain refinement has been investigated during the severe deformation of a model aluminium alloy. A binary Al-0.2Sc alloy, containing coherent Al3Sc dispersoids, of ?20 nm in diameter and ?100 nm spacing, has been deformed by equal channel angular extrusion to an effective strain of ten. The resulting deformation structures were quantitatively analysed using high-resolution electron backscattered diffraction orientation mapping, and the results have been compared to those obtained from a single-phase Al-0.13Mg alloy, deformed under identical conditions. The presence of fine, non-shearable, dispersoids has been found to homogenise slip, retard the formation of a cellular substructure and inhibit the formation of microshear bands during deformation. These factors combine to reduce the rate of high-angle grain boundary generation at low to medium strains and, hence, retard the formation of a submicron grain structure to higher strains during severe deformation

  13. Application of Minkowski layer for intergranular fractal surfaces of multiphase active microalloyed and alloyed aluminium-silicate ceramics

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    Purenovi?, J. M.; Randjelovi?, M. S.; Matovi?, B. Z.; Purenovi?, M. M.

    2015-03-01

    Microalloyed and alloyed aluminium-silicate ceramics represents multiphase and multifunctional solid-solid system. The microstructure of aluminium-silicate ceramics matrix is arranged with favorable relationship between crystallinity and amorphousness. Numbered physical processes and interactions take place in very complex intergranular and interphase areas, making new boundaries and regions with fractal nature. Fractal nature of grains contours, macro, mezzo and micro pores and nanostructure phases at grain boundaries make this ceramics an active dielectric material. The synergistic effect of additives, dislocations and impurities leads to dislocations movement at grain boundaries and fragmentation of existing grains in a large number of micrograins with distinct fractal nature. Hence, permanent change of micromorphology occurs in intergranular area. Fractal analysis of intergranular microstructure has included application of Minkowski layer, correlated with fractal dimension. It represents convex layer of grains contour roughness and irregularity, determined in accordance with grain contours fractality. The introduction of fractal microstructure analysis allows better interpretation of many physical and physico-chemical processes, bearing in mind that Minkowski layer defines grains contact probability.

  14. Formulation of anisotropic Hill criteria for the description of an aluminium alloy behaviour during the channel die compression test

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    During the last years the study of the plastic deformation modes and the anisotropic mechanical behaviour of aluminium alloys have been the subject of many investigations. This paper deals with a phenomenological identification of an anisotropic Hill constitutive equation of aluminium AU4G samples using a channel die compression device at room temperature. By considering the different possible orientations of the samples in the channel die device, three initial textures, named ND (normal direction Z), LD (longitudinal direction X) and TD (transverse direction Y), were defined with the corresponding stresses ?ND, ?LD and ?TD. To describe the anisotropy of the material, a quadratic Hill criteria is used. An Avrami type equation based on the mixture of the hardening and softening phenomena is used to describe variation of each stress component with the equivalent plastic strain. The identification of the parameters of the law is made using an identification software (OPTPAR) and a good correlation between the experimental stresses and computed ones is obtained. The variation of the Hill parameters with a proposed equivalent strain, describing the deformation history of the material, is analysed. Finally, using the expressions of F, G, H and N, the constitutive equation of the normal anisotropy in the plane XY is obtained

  15. EVALUATION & COMPARISION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINIUM ALLOY 5052 REINFORCED WITH SILICONCARBIDE, GRAPHITE AND FLY ASH HYBRID METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

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    ANKUSH SACHDEVA

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The engineering fraternity has always been looking forward to develop an outstanding and wonder-materials which would fit the ever-changing demands of the world. In order to fullfill the demands various newdiscoveries have been made by scientists, engineers and resrearchers. In todays competitive world many, materials have been tried for various unexplored conditions , but the never ending demand of the world encourages the researchers to develop the new material. Now the researchers are preparing the material by the combination of different materials called hybrid composite material.. Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs have emerged as a class of materials suitable for structural, aerospace, automotive, electronic, thermal and wearapplications owing to their advantages over the conventional materials. The present study was taken up to explore the possibility of using different reinforcements (silicon carbide, fly ash and graphite to enhance the properties of aluminium alloy (Al5052 composites. Different samples were prepared from the aluminium withvarying reinforcement composition. The mechanical properties studied after the experiment were strength, hardness and elongation.Further, these composites were characterized with the help of, mechanical testing and scanning electron microscopy.

  16. Identification of phase composition of AlSi5Cu2Mg aluminium alloy in T6 condition

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    M. Wierzbi?ska

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the results of studies of AlSi5Cu2Mg cast alloy in T6 condition at an angle of intermetallic phases composition. It was found that the investigated alloy microstructure consists of three different, as regards shape intermatallic phases.Design/methodology/approach: In this study, several methods were used, such as: optical light microscopy (LM scanning electron microscopy (SEM in combination with X-ray analysis (EDS using polished samples, and calorimetric analysis (DSC, to identify of phase composition in AlSi5Cu2Mg alloy.Findings: The results show that three intermetallic phases in AlSi5Cu2Mg alloy microstructure presented only one type of the phase, the ?–AlFeMnSi phase. The chemical composition, morphology, shape (needle or “Chinese script” and distribution of ? – AlFeMnSi phase depend on the parameters of the crystallization process. Netherless, it is possible to change this parameters during heat treatment process.Research limitations/implications: Although the morphology and ? – AlFeMnSi phase particles distribution have a significant impact on the mechanical properties (especially on the crack resistance of the AlSi5Cu2Mg alloy, the main strengthening factor is the existence of the dispersion phase which was not subjected to examination in the research presented in this paper. Therefore, in order to complete and confirm obtained results it is recommended to perform further analysis of the alloy by using transmission electron microscopy technique (TEM.Practical implications: From a practical point of view it is important, that there is a possibility to influence morphology, shape and distribution of intermetallic ? – AlFeMnSi phase by heat treatment parameters, to obtain optimal mechanical properties of AlSi5Cu1Mg alloy according to application.Originality/value: This paper proposes the best experimental techniques for analysis of the intermetallic phases occurrnig in the 4xxx series aluminium alloys, provide wide data about their chemical composition, morphology, shape and distribution.

  17. The effect of cerium and lanthanum surface treatments on early stages of oxidation of A361 aluminium alloy at high temperature

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    Pardo, A. [Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain)], E-mail: anpardo@quim.ucm.es; Feliu, S. [Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalurgicas CSIC, Avda. Gregorio del Amo 8, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Merino, M.C. [Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Arrabal, R.; Matykina, E. [Corrosion and protection Centre, School of Materials, The University of Manchester, Sackville Street, P.O. Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD (United Kingdom)

    2007-11-15

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis has been used to study the surface of A361 aluminium alloy after electrodeposition of cerium and lanthanum compounds followed by oxidation tests in air at 100-500 deg. C for 2 h. Cerium and lanthanum oxide deposits are found on the {beta}-AlFeSi second phase particles and to a lesser extent on the eutectic Al-Si areas, while the {alpha}-Al phase is covered with a thin aluminium oxide film. This uneven deposition may be related either to a preferential nucleation and growth process on active interfaces or to the differing electrical conductivity of the phases and intermetallic compounds of the alloy. Initial stages of oxidation of A361 alloy disclosed thickening of the aluminium oxide layer and Mg enrichment at the surface, especially above 400 deg. C. Rare earth deposits revealed two different effects: reduced Mg diffusion and enhanced thickening of the aluminium oxide film. A distinctive behaviour of Ce oxide appears at 300-500 deg. C related with Ce(III) to Ce(IV) transition.

  18. The effect of cerium and lanthanum surface treatments on early stages of oxidation of A361 aluminium alloy at high temperature

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    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis has been used to study the surface of A361 aluminium alloy after electrodeposition of cerium and lanthanum compounds followed by oxidation tests in air at 100-500 deg. C for 2 h. Cerium and lanthanum oxide deposits are found on the ?-AlFeSi second phase particles and to a lesser extent on the eutectic Al-Si areas, while the ?-Al phase is covered with a thin aluminium oxide film. This uneven deposition may be related either to a preferential nucleation and growth process on active interfaces or to the differing electrical conductivity of the phases and intermetallic compounds of the alloy. Initial stages of oxidation of A361 alloy disclosed thickening of the aluminium oxide layer and Mg enrichment at the surface, especially above 400 deg. C. Rare earth deposits revealed two different effects: reduced Mg diffusion and enhanced thickening of the aluminium oxide film. A distinctive behaviour of Ce oxide appears at 300-500 deg. C related with Ce(III) to Ce(IV) transition

  19. Consolidation of partially amorphous aluminium-alloy powders by severe plastic deformation

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    The microstructures and properties of Al-based alloys produced by severe plastic deformation under high pressure torsion straining were compared with alloys of the same compositions consolidated by hot extrusion and spray-forming processing. Partially amorphous alloy powders of two systems were studied; Al90Fe7Z3 alloy powders were prepared by high-energy ball milling and Al84Y3Ni8Co4Zr1+SiC composite powder was prepared by gas atomisation. The alloy powders have been cold consolidated by high-pressure torsion straining under a stress of 5 GPa resulting in refined and uniform microstructures, with hardness values well above the measured values for the hot-extruded Al90Fe7Z3 alloy and for the spray-deposited Al84Y3Ni8Co4Zr1+SiC composite alloy

  20. Microstructure, local and global mechanical properties of friction stir welds in aluminium alloy 6005A-T6

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    The effect of the welding speed on the microstructure, local and overall mechanical properties of friction stir welded joints has been investigated in the aluminium alloy 6005A-T6. The fine hardening precipitation within the heat-affected zone has been characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Post-welding heat treatments have been applied to obtain indications on the level of solid solution supersaturation in the as welded state. The local mechanical behaviour was determined using thin specimens extracted from various regions of the weld. The overall properties were measured on samples cut perpendicular to the weld. Specific attention was devoted to the relationship between the local microstructure and local hardening properties in the weakest region, which govern the overall strength and ductility of the welds

  1. Electrochemical corrosion characteristics of aluminium alloy 6061 T6 in demineralized water containing 0.1 % chloride ion

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    Direct current electrochemical method is one of the techniques has been used to study the corrosion behaviour of metal/ alloy in its environment. This paper attempts to investigate the corrosion behaviour of Al 6061 T6 immersed in Reactor TRIGA Mark II pool water containing about 0.1 % NaCl content. The result shown that the corrosion rate value of the aluminium 6061 T6 increased with the presence of 0.1 % Ion Chloride content in the demineralized water reactor pool as compared to normal demineralized water. This is due to aggressiveness of chloride ion attack to metal surface. Beside corrosion rate analysis, the further tests such as corrosion behaviour diagram, cyclic polarization have been carried and the results have been reported. (Author)

  2. Electrochemical corrosion characteristics of aluminium alloy 6061 T6 in demineralized water containing 0.1 % chloride ion

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    Direct current electrochemical method is one of the techniques has been used to study the corrosion behaviour of metal/alloy in its environment. This paper attempts to investigate the corrosion behaviour of Al 6061 T6 immersed in Reactor TRIGA Mark II pool water containing about 0.1% NaCl content. The result shown that the corrosion rate value of the aluminium 6061 T6 increased with the presence of 0.1 % Ion Chloride content in the demineralized water reactor pool as compared to normal demineralized water. This is due to aggressiveness of chloride ion attack to metal surface. Beside corrosion rate analysis, the further tests such as corrosion behaviour diagram, cyclic polarization have been carried and the results have been reported. (author)

  3. Effect of stress ratio and frequency on fatigue crack growth rate of 2618 aluminium alloy silicon carbide metal matrix composite

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    Nirbhay Singh; Ram Khelawan; G N Mathur

    2001-04-01

    Effect of stress ratio and frequency on the fatigue crack propagation of 2618 aluminium alloy–silicon carbide composite were investigated at ambient temperature. With the first set of specimens, the fatigue crack growth rates were studied at three frequencies of 1 Hz, 5 Hz and 10 Hz at a stress ratio of 0.1 whereas the effects of stress ratios of 0.1, 0.25 and 0.50 were studied with the second set of specimens. The study showed that the fatigue crack propagation behaviour of this metal matrix composite was influenced to an appreciable extent by the stress ratio, but not by the fatigue frequencies used in this investigation.

  4. Characterization of AA7050 aluminium alloy processed by ECAP; Caracterizacao da liga de aluminio AA7050 processada por ECAP

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    Cardoso, K.R.; Guido, V. [Universidade do Vale do Paraiba (UNIVAP), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento; Travessa, D.N. [Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (EMBRAER), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Jorge Junior, A.M. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (DEMa/UFSCar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais

    2010-07-01

    The commercial AA7050 aluminium alloy in the solution heat treated condition (W) was processed by ECAP through route A. Two pressing temperatures (room and 150 deg C and velocities (5 and 30mm/min) were used, as well as different number of passes. The effect of such variables on the microstructure evolution was evaluated using optical and transmission electron microscopy with EDX microanalysis, and xray diffraction. It was found that the microstructure has been refined by ECAP, as a result of subgrains formed within deformation bands. ECAP at 150 deg C resulted in intense precipitation of plate like {eta} phase, which evolves to equiaxial morphology as the number of passes increases. (author)

  5. Effects of cathodic voltages on structure and wear resistance of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings formed on aluminium alloy

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    Li, Qingbiao; Liang, Jun; Liu, Baixing; Peng, Zhenjun; Wang, Qing

    2014-04-01

    Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings were prepared on aluminium alloy using pulsed bipolar power supply at constant anodic voltage and different cathodic voltages. The samples were prepared to attain the same coating thickness by adjusting the processing time. The scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and tribometer were employed to investigate the microstructure, element content, phase composition and wear resistance of the coatings respectively. It was found that the coating growth rate enhanced obviously and the coatings exhibited a more compact structure with thicker inner layer and lower surface roughness when the cathodic voltage increased. The coatings were mainly composed of crystalline ?-Al2O3 and amorphous silicate oxides and their relative content changed with the cathodic voltage. The wear resistance of the coatings improved significantly with the increase of cathodic voltage.

  6. Determination of Optimal Parameters for Diffusion Bonding of Semi-Solid Casting Aluminium Alloy by Response Surface Methodology

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    Kaewploy Somsak

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Liquid state welding techniques available are prone to gas porosity problems. To avoid this solid state bonding is usually an alternative of preference. Among solid state bonding techniques, diffusion bonding is often employed in aluminium alloy automotive parts welding in order to enhance their mechanical properties. However, there has been no standard procedure nor has there been any definitive criterion for judicious welding parameters setting. It is thus a matter of importance to find the set of optimal parameters for effective diffusion bonding. This work proposes the use of response surface methodology in determining such a set of optimal parameters. Response surface methodology is more efficient in dealing with complex process compared with other techniques available. There are two variations of response surface methodology. The one adopted in this work is the central composite design approach. This is because when the initial upper and lower bounds of the desired parameters are exceeded the central composite design approach is still capable of yielding the optimal values of the parameters that appear to be out of the initially preset range. Results from the experiments show that the pressing pressure and the holding time affect the tensile strength of jointing. The data obtained from the experiment fits well to a quadratic equation with high coefficient of determination (R2 = 94.21%. It is found that the optimal parameters in the process of jointing semi-solid casting aluminium alloy by using diffusion bonding are the pressing pressure of 2.06 MPa and 214 minutes of the holding time in order to achieve the highest tensile strength of 142.65 MPa

  7. Corrosion of aluminium alloy test coupons in water of spent fuel storage pool at RA reactor

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    Study on corrosion of aluminium cladding, of the TVR-S type of enriched uranium spent fuel elements of the research reactor RA in the storage water pool is examined in the framework nr the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordinated Research Project (CRP) 'Corrosion of Research Reactor Clad-Clad Spent Fuel in Water' since 2002. Standard racks with aluminium coupons are exposed to water in the spent fuel pools of the research reactor RA. After predetermined exposure times along with periodic monitoring of the water parameters, the coupons are examined according to the strategy and the protocol supplied by the IAEA. Description of the standard corrosion racks, experimental protocols, test procedures, water quality monitoring and compilation of results of visual examination of corrosion effects are present in this article. (author)

  8. Strain hardening of aluminium alloy 3004 in the deep drawing and ironing processes

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    Courbon, J.; Duval, J.

    1993-01-01

    The evolution of material hardening resulting from the canmaking operations on aluminium beverage cans has been investigated. Tensile tests in cup walls revealed that deep drawing induced softening in the hoop direction and hardening in the meridian direction. This anisotropy is retained in the ironing operation. Changes in strain path on a heavily cold-rolled material probably cause such a complex behaviour. To determine hardening laws for deep drawing, simple shear tests were thus performed...

  9. Optimization of Process Parameters to enhance the Hardness on Squeeze Cast Aluminium Alloy AA6061

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    M. Thirumal Azhagan; Mohan, B.; A. Rajadurai

    2014-01-01

    The automotive and aerospace industries have been the main driving force behind the search of new production processes which are capable of producing components with high integrity. Squeeze casting is one such novel metal processing technique which combines the advantages of both casting and forging in one operation. Squeeze casting process is suited for all melting ranges of metals varying from lead to iron. But nowadays, light weight materials like aluminium and magnesium are mostly used in...

  10. Design, Analysis and Optimization of Three Aluminium Piston Alloys Using FEA

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    Ajay Raj Singh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the stress distribution and thermal stresses of three different aluminum alloys piston by using finite element method (FEM. The parameters used for the simulation are operating gas pressure, temperature and material properties of piston. The specifications used for the study of these pistons belong to four stroke single cylinder engine of Bajaj Kawasaki motorcycle. This paper illustrates the procedure for analytical design of three aluminum alloy pistons using specifications of four stroke single cylinder engine of Bajaj Kawasaki motorcycle. The results predict the maximum stress and critical region on the different aluminum alloy pistons using FEA. It is important to locate the critical area of concentrated stress for appropriate modifications. Static and thermal stress analysis is performed by using ANSYS 12.1. The best aluminum alloy material is selected based on stress analysis results. The analysis results are used to optimize piston geometry of best aluminum alloy.

  11. Optacial Appearance of Aluminium

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    Aggerbeck, Martin

    2010-01-01

    Three commercial aluminium alloys (1050, 5754 and 6082), with different surface treatments (combinations of etching and polishing) has been investigated by LOM, GDOES and photospectrometry, to study how and why alloy composition and surface treatment affects the optical appearance of an Al specimen. It is found that reflection colour is alloy dependent and reflection intensity depends on both surface treatment and alloy purity. Studies have shown that a specimen with high surfa...

  12. Interfacial microstructure and mechanical property of resistance spot welded joint of high strength steel and aluminium alloy with 4047 AlSi12 interlayer

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    Highlights: • Steel and aluminium alloy were resistance spot welded with interlayer successfully. • Welded joint of steel and aluminium alloy with 4047 interlayer was a brazed joint. • Fe2(Al,Si)5 and Fe4(Al,Si)13 were formed at the steel/aluminium interface. • Reaction diffusion at the interface was inhibited by introduction of silicon atoms. • Welded joint property was improved greatly with the interlayer thickness of 300 ?m. - Abstract: Dissimilar materials of H220YD galvanised high strength steel and 6008-T66 aluminium alloy were welded by means of median frequency direct current resistance spot welding with employment of 4047 AlSi12 interlayer. Effects of interlayer thickness on microstructure and mechanical property of the welded joints were studied. The welded joint with interlayer employed could be recognised as a brazed joint. The nugget diameter had a decreased tendency with increasing thickness of interlayer under optimised welding parameters. An intermetallic compound layer composed of Fe2(Al,Si)5 and Fe4(Al,Si)13 was formed at the interfacial zone in the welded joint, the thickness and morphology of which varying with the increase of interlayer thickness. Reaction diffusion at the steel/aluminium interface was inhibited by introduction of silicon atoms, which restricted growth of Fe2(Al,Si)5. Tensile shear load of welded joints experienced an increased tendency with increasing interlayer thickness from 100 to 300 ?m, and the maximum tensile shear load of 6.2 kN was obtained with interlayer thickness of 300 ?m, the fractured welded joint of which exhibiting a nugget pullout failure mode

  13. Crystalline textures in aluminium-uranium alloys determined by neutron diffraction

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    Textures of hot-rolled aluminum-uranium alloys and aluminum were determined by neutron diffraction. Sheets of alloys containing 8.0, 21.5 and 23.7 wt pct U, as well as pure aluminum, were obtained in a stepped rolling process, 15% reduction each step, 75% total reduction. During the rolling the temperature was 600 deg C. Alloys with low uranium contents are two phase systems in which an intermetallic compound UAl4, orthorhombic, is dispersed in a pure aluminum matrix. The addition of a few percent of Si in such alloys leads to the formation of UAl3, simple cubic, instead of UAl4. The Al - 23.7 wt pct U alloy was prepared with 2,2 wt pct of Si. The (200), (040) and (121) pole figures of the phase UAl4 of the Al-21.5 wt pct U alloy show a high degree of orientation defined as (010) |100|. The (111) reflection of the phase UAl3 of the Al-23.7 wt pct U alloy showed no preferred orientations. The (111) pole figures of the matrix of the alloys 21.5 and 23.7 wt pct U can be described satisfactorily by the same weakly developed texture, namely {113} . The (111) pole figure for the matrix of the Al-8.0 wt pct U alloy has the texture {113} , which is an intermediate case between the {110} texture of aluminum and the texture of the higher uranium-bearing alloys. For pure aluminum and the 8.0pct alloy the degree of the textures is still weak however higher than in the preceding cases. The (200) and (121) pole figures for the UAl4 of the 8.0 pct alloy show the same texture as the 21,5 pct alloy though with considerable more spread. The results indicate that the texture of the matrix is more dependent on the uranium concentration than on the texture of the intermetallic phases. This work also presents an improvement in the technique applied to texture measurements by using a sample fully bathed in the neutron beam. The method takes advantage of the low neutron absorption of the studied materials as well as of the negligible variation in the multiple scattering which occurs in a conveniently shaped sample having a weakly developed texture. (author)

  14. Stress corrosion cracking of B13, a new high strength aluminium lithium alloy

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    The present paper focuses on the study of SCC behaviour of a new Al-Cu-Li alloy. For this purpose, two conventional media - NaCl and NaCl + H2O2 - were used for comparison with commercial alloys 7075 and 8090. This new alloy shows lower susceptibility to SCC than conventional alloys as it does not undergo environmentally-induced embrittlement in NaCl solutions and in 1 M NaCl + 0.3% H2O2 in which the 7075 and 8090 alloys, respectively, undergo environmentally-induced fracture. Solution composition was modified in order to determine the environmental conditions and strain rates under which this new alloy will crack due to a stress corrosion cracking phenomenon. The addition of 0.6 M sulphates to 1 M NaCl + 0.3% H2O2 solution allows the definition of a range of strain rate (between 10-7 and 10-6 s-1) in which this new alloy undergoes stress corrosion cracking

  15. Ab initio and thermodynamic modelling of alloying effects on activity of sacrificial aluminium anodes

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    Research highlights: ? Effect of alloying on the corrosion activity of sacrificial Al anodes. ? Sn in solid solution form is a key alloying element for activation of Al anodes. ? Ternary additions that increase Sn solubility decrease the potential of Al alloys. ? Elements bigger than Al expand the Al lattice and allow more Sn to dissolve in Al. ? Large ternary dopants can reduce Sn's solubility in Al if they form compounds with Sn. - Abstract: This work summarizes the experimental literature to date on Al-alloy sacrificial anodes and shows that the presence of Sn as an alloying element in solid solution form consistently debases the alloy corrosion potential. This study then assesses the lattice expander theory, which states that lattice-expanding dopants can be used to increase Sn solubility in Al and thereby reduce passivation. The thermodynamic effects on Sn solubility of lattice expanders (Ga, Mg, Zr, In and Bi) are predicted with ab-initio methods. Our results support lattice expander theory although we demonstrate that Sn solubility can decrease by alloying with even large dopants if they form compounds with Sn.

  16. Modification of the EN AC-42000 aluminium alloy with use of multicomponent electrolysis of sodium salt

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    J. Pezda

    2014-01-01

    The present paper discusses results of research concerning the process of continuous modification of the EN AC-42000 (AlSi7Mg) alloy with sodium, based on electrolysis of sodium salts, occurring directly in a melting pot with the liquid alloy. Sodium ions formed as a result of dissociation of the sodium salt and the electrolysis are “transferred” through walls of the retort made from solid electrolyte. Upon contact with the liquid alloy, as a cathode, sodium ions are transformed into atomic s...

  17. Impact of M2-Hss Tool Pin Profile in Fsw Welded Joints On Mechanical Properties Of Aa7075-T6 Aluminium Alloy

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    Venugopal S

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Friction stir, “welding is a solid state joining process and is widely being considered for aluminium alloys. The main advantage of FSW is the material that is being welded undergoes only localized changes. The welding parameter and tool pin profile play a major role in deciding the weld quality. In this work an effort has been made to analyze microstructure of aluminium AA 7075-T6 alloy. Three different tool profiles (Taper Threaded, cylindrical and square have been used to construct the joints in particular rotational speed. Tensile, Impact, micro hardness of mechanical properties of the joints have been evaluated and the formation of FSP zone has been analyzed microscopically. From the investigation it is found that the threaded cylindrical profile produces highly (defined Strength in welds.

  18. Effect of titanium or/and aluminium on 1 MeV electron swelling of low chromium Fe-Cr10-Ni20-25 type alloys

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    Simulation swelling results with 1 MeV electrons at 5000C and 6000C on many low chromium steels hardened in solid solution or by ?' phase precipitation by titanium or/and aluminium additions. These new steels, for some chemical compositions, may have a resistance to swelling upper than the classical reference materials such as 316 Ti type materials. The alloys hardened by precipitation and then highly doped in titanium and/or aluminium do not seem very propositions because cavity germination is important at medium temperatures. In the contrary, the under-stabilized steels are also to rule-out because their swelling speed is prohibitive. Between these two extremes, 10-25 alloys hardened in solid solution by some tenth per cent of titanium could be the most interesting one, at least at temperatures higher than 5000C

  19. The positron annihilation technique applied to the study of inhomogeneous solids: aluminium alloys, layered compound 1T-TaS2

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    This thesis is an experimental investigation of inhomogeneous solids using the standard positron annihilation techniques (angular correlation of annihilation ?-rays, Doppler broadening, lifetime). The investigations are concerned with different types of more or less extended defects. The effect of impurities on the migration properties of the vacancy-type defects is first studied in electron irradiated and quenched aluminium alloys. The affinity of the positron for precipitates formed in supersatured aluminium alloys is shown experimentally and explained. The effects of low dimensionality on the behaviour of the positron are then studied in the layered dichalcogenide 1T-TaS2 where the presence of charge density waves modifies the electronic properties. An experimental and theoretical insight on the Fermi surface of this compound has been successfully undertaken

  20. Strain hardening of aluminium alloy 3004 in the deep drawing and ironing processes

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    The evolution of material hardening resulting from the canmaking operations on aluminium beverage cans has been investigated. Tensile tests in cup walls revealed that deep drawing induced softening in the hoop direction and hardening in the meridian direction. This anisotropy is retained in the ironing operation. Changes in strain path on a heavily cold-rolled material probably cause such a complex behaviour. To determine hardening laws for deep drawing, simple shear tests were thus performed because of the strain path similarity. They allowed to determine hardening laws over larger strains than tension could reach and revealed a saturation of stress. Altogether they proved adapted to the understanding of deep drawing. (orig.)

  1. Strain hardening of aluminium alloy 3004 in the deep drawing and ironing processes

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    Courbon, J. (Pechiney CRV, 38 Voreppe (France)); Duval, J.L. (Pechiney CRV, 38 Voreppe (France) Lab. des Proprietes Mecaniques et Thermodynamiques des Materiaux (LPMTM-CNRS), Univ. Paris-Nord, 93 Villetaneuse (France))

    1993-11-01

    The evolution of material hardening resulting from the canmaking operations on aluminium beverage cans has been investigated. Tensile tests in cup walls revealed that deep drawing induced softening in the hoop direction and hardening in the meridian direction. This anisotropy is retained in the ironing operation. Changes in strain path on a heavily cold-rolled material probably cause such a complex behaviour. To determine hardening laws for deep drawing, simple shear tests were thus performed because of the strain path similarity. They allowed to determine hardening laws over larger strains than tension could reach and revealed a saturation of stress. Altogether they proved adapted to the understanding of deep drawing. (orig.).

  2. The application of Iranian 1050 and 1100 aluminium alloys in nuclear technology

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    In the course of this work, corrosion behaviour of 1050 and 1100 aluminum alloys was investigated in deionized water at 50 degC and at room temperature. Generally, the weight change measurement and conventional metallographical techniques were used to evaluate corrosion rates and corrosion behaviour of these alloys. Anodizing, as a corrosion protection method was also investigated. In order to study the nature of surface corrosion products a number of specimens were examined in a transmission electron microscope. The result of this project indicated that the corrosion rate is affected by the degree of purity of alloys, temperature and PH of the aqueous environments. It was found that anodizing is effective in reducing the corrosion rate. It was also found that a severe pitting corrosion could occur by the chloride ions in the environment. Electron diffraction studies showed that gamma alumina, bohemite and bayrite phases were formed as a corrosion products on the surface of corroded alloys

  3. Application of Iranian 1050 and 1100 aluminium alloys in nuclear technology

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    Sang, A.; Alani, R. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Teheran. Nuclear Research Centre)

    1983-08-01

    In the course of this work, corrosion behaviour of 1050 and 1100 aluminum alloys was investigated in deionized water at 50 degC and at room temperature. Generally, the weight change measurement and conventional metallographical techniques were used to evaluate corrosion rates and corrosion behaviour of these alloys. Anodizing, as a corrosion protection method was also investigated. In order to study the nature of surface corrosion products a number of specimens were examined in a transmission electron microscope. The result of this project indicated that the corrosion rate is affected by the degree of purity of alloys, temperature and PH of the aqueous environments. It was found that anodizing is effective in reducing the corrosion rate. It was also found that a severe pitting corrosion could occur by the chloride ions in the environment. Electron diffraction studies showed that gamma alumina, bohemite and bayrite phases were formed as a corrosion products on the surface of corroded alloys.

  4. Computer simulations of martensitic transformations in iron-nickel and nickel-aluminium alloys

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    This thesis focuses on the martensitic transformations in iron-nickel and nickel-aluminum alloys. Molecular-dynamics simulations have been done, employing potentials based on the so-called embedded-atom method (EAM). These potentials were obtained by a fit of parameterized functions to experimental data of the elements iron, nickel, and aluminum as well as the intermetallic compound NiAl. Many aspects of the austenitic transformation in iron-nickel alloys and both, the martensitic and austenitic transformations, in nickel-aluminum alloys were reproduced well by the simulations. The results allow to draw conclusions on the reasons of differences and similarities in the behavior of both alloy systems

  5. Computer simulations of martensitic transformations in iron-nickel and nickel-aluminium alloys

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    Meyer, R J

    1998-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the martensitic transformations in iron-nickel and nickel-aluminum alloys. Molecular-dynamics simulations have been done, employing potentials based on the so-called embedded-atom method (EAM). These potentials were obtained by a fit of parameterized functions to experimental data of the elements iron, nickel, and aluminum as well as the intermetallic compound NiAl. Many aspects of the austenitic transformation in iron-nickel alloys and both, the martensitic and austenitic transformations, in nickel-aluminum alloys were reproduced well by the simulations. The results allow to draw conclusions on the reasons of differences and similarities in the behavior of both alloy systems.

  6. Selective laser melting of aluminium die-cast alloy: Paper presented at Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference 2014, March 12-14, 2014, Berlin, Germany

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    Buchbinder, D.; Meiners, W.; Wissenbach, K; Poprawe, R.

    2014-01-01

    The additive manufacturing technology Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is used for direct fabrication of metal-based functional components. SLM is well established in serial production for dental restoration as well as for tooling. Main concern for industrial application remains the scope of processible materials and resulting mechanical properties. Towards processing of aluminium alloys commercially available systems exist with comparability in terms of applied process parameters and resulting ...

  7. New decorative applications of alloys at base of aluminium-molybdenum

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    Decorative properties of aluminum-molybdenum alloys have been analyzed as a function of chemical composition and applied heat treatment. These decorative application are due exclusively for their nano structure nature. The alloys were prepared at room temperature by DC magnetron sputtering technique in argon atmosphere at different deposition time to obtain several thickness and chemical compositions in the range 3 to 30 % of molybdenum metal. (Author)

  8. Researches and studies regarding brazed aluminium alloys microstructure used in aeronautic industry

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    A. Dimitrescu; D. F. Ni?oi; D. Dobrot?; Z. Apostolescu

    2015-01-01

    Brazing is applied to the merge of the pieces which are most required, tensile strength of the solder can reach high values. By brazing there can be assembled pieces of most metals and ferrous and nonferrous alloys, with high melting temperature. This paper presents an analysis of the microstructure of materials from a brazed merge of aluminum alloy L103 which is often used to produce pieces of aeronautical industry. Brazing material was performed using several technologies, and after examina...

  9. Design, Analysis and Optimization of Three Aluminium Piston Alloys Using FEA

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    Ajay Raj Singh; Dr. Pushpendra Kumar Sharma

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the stress distribution and thermal stresses of three different aluminum alloys piston by using finite element method (FEM). The parameters used for the simulation are operating gas pressure, temperature and material properties of piston. The specifications used for the study of these pistons belong to four stroke single cylinder engine of Bajaj Kawasaki motorcycle. This paper illustrates the procedure for analytical design of three aluminum alloy pistons ...

  10. Thin Wall Ductile Iron Castings as Substitutes for Aluminium Alloy Castings

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    Fra? E.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available W pracy omówiono przyczyny aktualnego trendu zast?powania odlewów z ?eliwa przez odlewy ze stopów aluminium. W szczególno?ci wykazano, ?e mo?liwe jest wytworzenie odlewów cienko?ciennych (wahacze, wsporniki, wirniki, wykonanych z ?eliwa sferoidalnego bez zabiele?, niedolewów i niespawów oraz posiadaj?cych wska?nik wytrzyma?o?ci (stosunek wytrzyma?o?ci do g?sto?ci wynosz?cy do 87 MPa cm3/g. Ponadto zastosowanie obróbki cieplnej polegaj?cej na austenityzacji w temperaturze 900°C przez 20 minut oraz hartowaniu izotermicznemu w k?pieli solnej w temperaturze 350°C przez 15 minut powoduje otrzymanie osnowy austerrytycznej w odlewach cienko?ciennych, co zwi?ksza wska?nik wytrzyma?o?ci do 154 MPa cm3/g. Z przeprowadzonych bada? wynika, ?e odlewy z ?eliwa sferoidalnego mog? by? l?ejsze od ich substytutów ze stopów aluminium, a przy tym charakteryzowa? si? podobnymi lub lepszymi w?a?ciwo?ciami mechanicznymi.

  11. Determination of crystalline texture in aluminium - uranium alloys by neutron diffraction

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    Textures of hot-rolled aluminum-uranium alloys and of aluminum were determined by neutron diffraction. Sheets of alloys containing 8.0, 21.5 and 23.7 wt pct U, as well as pure aluminum, were obtained in a stepped rolling process, 15% reduction each step, 75% total reduction. During the rolling the temperature was 6000C. Alloys with low uranium contents are two phase systems in which an intermetallic compound UAl4, orthorhombic, is dispersed in a pure aluminum matrix. The addition of a few percent of Si in such alloys leads to the formation of UAl3, simple cubic, instead of UAl4. The Al -- 23.7 wt pct U alloy was prepared with 2,2 wt pct of Si. The results indicate that the texture of the matrix is more dependent on the uranium concentration than on the texture of the intermetallic phases. An improvement in the technique applied to texture measurements by using a sample fully bathed in the neutron beam is also presented. The method takes advantage of the low neutron absorption of the studied materials as well as of the neglibible variation in the multiple scattering which occurs in a conveniently shaped sample having a weakly developed texture. (Author)

  12. Biochemical analysis of the Hormoconis resinae fungal mycelium in the corrosion of aeronautical aluminium alloys

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    Araya, R.; Bobadilla, C.; Vera, R.; Rosales, B. M.

    2007-07-01

    Biochemical analyses of the Hormoconis resinae fungal mycelium would explain behaviour differences of corrosive and non-corrosive strains of Al and its aeronautical alloys. In previous works its aggressiveness had been studied through SEM-EDX surface analysis, electrochemical techniques and immersion testing. In this paper separation of the proteins of the mycelium produced by a non-corrosive strain and its culture along three generations was performed. cultures were prepared in batch in the presence and absence of pure Al and AA 2024, AA 7005 and AA 7075 alloys. The mycelia grown throughout the three generations increasingly recovered usual characteristics at the third replication, included their corrosiveness on Al and its alloys previously shown by all out strains. Among the bio-molecule fractions isolated and analysed during this preliminary study only the proteins revealed changes with the generation grown. When this fungal strain was cultured in the presence of alloy metal sheets electrophoresis of the protean fraction was correlative with the distinct mycelia behaviour observed, including corrosiveness on Al and its alloys. (Author) 30 refs.

  13. Role of aluminium concentration on the structure behaviour of Cu-Al alloys

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    Effect of Al(5, 10, 15 and 20)% on the structure behaviour of Cu-Al alloys was investigated by both microhardness measurements and optical microscopic investigations. Pure Cu was used for comparison. The analysis of the hardness-temperature curve shows a type of dependence which obeys an empirical exponential law, but consists of several distinguishable regions. For Cu 20% Al, one region is observed, and two regions for pure Cu, while for alloys of 5 and 10% Al concentration three regions were observed. The activation energy varies between 0.03 and 0.9 ev. for these regions, depending on the Al-concentration as well as the annealing temperature. The recrystallization temperature was found to increase with increasing Al-concentration. It was also observed that Cu-20% Al alloy is very hard and brittle owing to the formation of ?2 phase, and also to phase separation as being detected from optical microscopic investigations. (author). 22 refs, 3 figs

  14. Irradiation-induced creep and microstructural development in precipitation-hardened nickel-aluminium alloys

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    Irradiation-induced creep in solid-solution Ni-8.5 at% AL and precipitation-hardened Ni-13.1 at% Al alloys was studied by bombarding miniaturized specimens with 6.2 MeV protons at 3000C under different tensile stresses. After irradiation transmission electron microscopic (TEM) investigations were made to observe the precipitate structure under irradiation for different experimental parameters. Moreover, the irradiation-induced changes in precipitate structure and changes of Al-concentrations in the matrix in Ni-13.1 at% Al alloys were studied by electrical resistivity measurements during irradiation. For comparison, the electrical resistivity of unirradiated specimens was also measured after thermal aging for different times. For correlation, TEM analysis was performed on irradiated and unirradiated aged specimens. Tensile tests on annealed and aged Ni-Al alloys were also done at various temperatures. (orig./RK)

  15. Effect of Cooling Rate on Mechanical Behaviour of Bulk Cast of A380 Aluminium Alloy

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available One of the major factors that influence the mechanical properties of the cast alloy is the cooling rate during the solidification process. The objective of the present research work was to examine the effects of cooling rate on the mechanical properties of the A380 aluminum alloy cast. To study the variations in the mechanical properties with respect to cooling rate, the alloy was cast by conventional air-cooled and water-cooled methods. In this study the mechanical properties like tensile strength, compressive strength and impact strength of both air-cooled and water cooled cast specimens were tested and the results were compared. Increases in tensile and compressive strengths of the water cooled cast specimen have been encountered from the present work. This result reveals that increase in cooling rate leads to enhancement of the mechanical properties and also the disparity in them at various regions of bulk castings.

  16. Corrosion characteristics of an aluminium alloy in the H3PO4 - CO2 mixture

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    The Al 6063 alloy examined in this work contains silicon and magnesium capable of forming Mg2Si and iron, which can form an intermetallic second phase (FeAl3). In order to examine the influence of temperature on the corrosion behaviour of the Al 6063 alloy, examinations were carried out in aerated H3PO4 and in H3PO4 saturated with CO2 at temperatures of 20, 30, 40, and 50 C. The following electrochemical methods were applied: determination of dependence of EOCP on time, recording of anodic and cathodic polarization curves, and cyclic voltammetry. It has been observed that corrosion parameters obtained are strongly temperature dependent. They also depend on CO2 dissolved in H3PO4. CO2 retards cathodic and anodic reactions at all temperatures, which can be attributed to formation of a kind of mechanical passivity as alloy components react with CO2. (orig.)

  17. Study of Pitting Corrosion Behavior of FSW weldments of AA6101- T6 Aluminium Alloy

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Friction Stir Welding (FSW is a promising solid state joining process widely used generally for Al alloys, especially in aerospace, marine and automobile applications. In present work, the microstructure and corrosion behavior of friction stir welded AA6101 T6 Al alloy is studied. The friction stir welding was carried using vertical milling machine with different tool rotational speeds and welding speeds. The microstructure at weld nugget or stir zone (SN, thermo-mechanically affected zone (TMAZ, heat affected zone (HAZ and base metal were observed using optical microscopy. The corrosion tests of base alloy and welded joints were carried out in 3.5% NaCl solution at temperature of 30º C. Corrosion rate and emf were determined using cyclic polarization measurement.

  18. Effect of aluminium alloy surface heterogeneities on anodic layer growth and properties

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    In the present work, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is used to study sealed and unsealed anodic coatings obtained on pure-Al and on Al-Cu, Al-Mg-Si and Al-Mg alloys. In general, the sealing process is seen to produce a significant increase in the O/A ratio in the anodic coatings. this increase is more considerable with the Al-Cu and Al-Mg alloys than with the pure Al and the Al-Mg-Si alloy, perhaps due to the greater porosity of the coatings obtained on the former. An attempt is made to establish possible relationships between anodic film characteristics and surface heterogeneities, which also act in the phase prior to anodising. According to the results of this work, these heterogeneities affect the degree of dissolution of the metallic substrate during the anodising operation. (Author)

  19. Selective anodic dissolution of cerium from aluminium alloys under potentiostatic conditions

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    A study was made of selective anodic dissolution of aluminum alloys containing cerium in concentrations from 0.5 to 10% by mass. The electropurification was carried out with the aid of a potentiostatic setup at 700 deg C in atmosphere of purified argon. Liquid aluminum served as the cathode, with chlorine half-cell as reference electrode and the melt of equimolar KCl-NaCl mixture as the electrolyte. The ''current-time'' plots are presented for selective ionization of cerium from aluminum alloys at preset potential values on the installation. For PHIsub(preset)=-2.04 v the current of potentiostatic electrolysis fades out to that of the supporting electrolyte, and the process itself proceeds at a rate that provides maximal extraction of cerium from the alloy (csub9finite)approximately equal to 0.002% by mass) at minimal ionization of the metalsolvent (? Msub(Al)approximately equal to 0.2). Alloys containing not less then 1% by mass of Ce exhibit a characteristic abrupt change of the attenuation coefficient apparently owing to nonlinear dependence of unbalance (?E) of signals at the input of the potentiostat. The ''?E-c'' function for Al alloy containing 0.5% by mass of Ce can be approximated by linear function. In this case the current of potentiostatic electrolysis approaches the value of the limiting diffusion current. To obtain the relationship between the magnitude of the limiting current of Ce ionization and the initial composition of the dissolving alloy, measurements were made under potentiodynamic conditions at a scanning rate of approximately equal to 500 mv/min. The results indicate that isub(intermediate) is directly proportional to csub(initial). It was shown that under the conditions employed, practically complete (csub(finite)<=0.004% by mass) extraction of the electronegative component is possible without noticeable ionization of the metal-solvent

  20. Laser-induced electrochemical de- and repassivation investigations on plasma-oxidized aluminium alloys

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    In situ laser depassivation of plasma electrolytically oxididized (PEO) coatings on aluminium was investigated with nanosecond pulses. Ultraviolet radiation of 266 nm was chosen in order to achieve a high absorption in the dielectric coating. The additive accumulation of laser-induced material defects (incubation) affected the depassivation processes. Incubation occurred only at the edges of the ablation craters irradiated by the outer region of the Gaussian beam profile, where the local fluence is below the ablation threshold. The ablation rate in the spot center did not exhibit an incubation effect. Repassivation was interpreted by a linear combination of a high-field and a point defect growth model. At low overpotentials, field gradients affect the process driving the oxide growth at the buried interface. At high fields, corrosion reactions dominate at the oxide/solution interface.

  1. Laser-induced electrochemical de- and repassivation investigations on plasma-oxidized aluminium alloys

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    Nagy, Tristan O.; Pacher, Ulrich; Giesriegl, Ariane; Soyka, Lukas; Trettenhahn, Günter; Kautek, Wolfgang

    2014-05-01

    In situ laser depassivation of plasma electrolytically oxididized (PEO) coatings on aluminium was investigated with nanosecond pulses. Ultraviolet radiation of 266 nm was chosen in order to achieve a high absorption in the dielectric coating. The additive accumulation of laser-induced material defects (incubation) affected the depassivation processes. Incubation occurred only at the edges of the ablation craters irradiated by the outer region of the Gaussian beam profile, where the local fluence is below the ablation threshold. The ablation rate in the spot center did not exhibit an incubation effect. Repassivation was interpreted by a linear combination of a high-field and a point defect growth model. At low overpotentials, field gradients affect the process driving the oxide growth at the buried interface. At high fields, corrosion reactions dominate at the oxide/solution interface.

  2. Inhibition of Corrosion of Aluminium and its Alloys by Extracts of Green Inhibitors

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    M., Sangeetha; S., Rajendran; J., Sathiyabama; A., Krishnavenic.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium is the most widely used non ferrous metal. It is very needful to prevent this metal from corrosion .Corrosion inhibitors are one of the widely used methods to control corrosion. The purpose of this paper is to make people aware of organic corrosion inhibitors. Organic inhibitors are mainly [...] present in natural products. It has been found that plant extracts and natural products show inhibition efficiency up to 98%. They are also non-toxic, eco-friendly, very cheaper. In the present work, natural products are used at various conditions and their inhibition efficiency is calculated by different methods; they obey various adsorption isotherms; the protective films formed by the inhibitors are analyzed by techniques such as electrochemical methods, FTIR, HPLC-RP, SEM, EDS.

  3. Mechanisms of the porosity formation during the fiber laser lap welding of aluminium alloy

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    J. Wang

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available When joining the aluminum alloys, one of the biggest challenges is the formation of porosity, which deteriorates mechanical properties of welds. In this study, the lap welding was conducted on an aluminum alloy 5754 metal sheets with a thickness of 2 mm. The effects of various laser welding parameters on the weld quality were investigated. The porosity content was measured by X-ray inspections. The key is to control the solidification duration of molten pool. When the solidification duration of molten pool is large enough, more bubbles can escape from the molten pool and less remain as porosity.

  4. INTERNAL FRICTION IN MANGANESE-COPPER AND MANGANESE-COPPER-ALUMINIUM ALLOYS

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    Kê, T.; Wang, L.; Yi, H.

    1987-01-01

    Internal friction and elastic modulus of Mn-Cu alloys containing 60 and 70 wt % Mn and of Mn-Cu-Al alloys containing about 40 wt % Cu, 1.92-3.59 wt % Al were measured with acoustic frequency in the temperature range of -150 to 150°C. The martensitic transformation peak and the twin boundary relaxation peak which did not appear before ageing were observed above room temperature after a definite ageing time in the temperature range under the spinodal curve within the miscibility gap. It is show...

  5. Corrosion of aluminium alloy coupons in the spent fuel storage basin of IEA-R1 Research Reactor at IPEN, Brazil

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    The main activity of the CRP 'Corrosion of Al-clad spent fuel in water' and the corrosion activities of the Regional Project for Latin America (RLA) consisted of exposing aluminium alloy coupons in various configurations to wet storage basins in many countries. This report presents the details of the corrosion activities of both projects carried out at IPEN, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The studies included effects of alloy grain orientation on corrosion behaviour, and an overall analysis of the corrosion behaviour of coupons exposed for 1, 2 and 3 years as a function of the IEA-R1 spent fuel basin water parameters and coupon orientation. Pitting was the main form of corrosion and pit distribution on various coupons revealed the marked influence of settled solids. The AA 6061 and AA 1050 coupons withdrawn after two years were stained with a layer of the aluminium oxide 'Bayerite' caused by an increase in the average basin water temperature. Analysis of sediments obtained from the basin revealed that the main constituents were oxides of aluminium, iron, silicon and calcium. Inside crevices, coupons of the Russian alloy SZAV-1, pitted more than AA 6061. The former alloy in contact with stainless steel in a galvanic couple pitted more. Alloy grain orientation also influenced pitting. The rolled AA 6061 coupons pitted more than extruded AA 6061 coupons. The effect of coupon decontamination with phosphoric acid on pit size was determined. Decontamination with 5 and 50% phosphoric acid until initiation of hydrogen evolution had no significant effect on pit size. This report also presents details about the spent fuel storage facilities in IPEN, Brazil and the water purification systems of the IEA-R1 research reactor. (author)

  6. Stereometry specification of anodised and PVD coated surface of aluminium alloy

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    J. Konieczny

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the work is to present the influence of casting method and anodic treatment parameters on properties, thickness and structure of an anodic layer with (PVD physical vapour deposition method achieved TiN layer formed on aluminum casting alloys.Design/methodology/approach: Investigations were carried out on the laser profile measurement gauge MicroProf from company FRT, abrasive wear test was made with using ABR-8251 equipment delivered by TCD Teknologi ApS and microstructure investigations were made with using a light microscope equipped with an electronic camera configured with a computer on two casting aluminum alloys which both were founding by pressure die casting and gravity casting.Findings: The researches included analyze of the influence of geometry, roughness and abrasive wear resistant of anodic layer obtained on aluminum casts. The studied PVD coating deposited by cathodic arc evaporation method demonstrates high hardness, adhesion and wear resistance.Research limitations/implications: Contributes to research on anodic and PVD layer for aluminum casting alloys.Practical implications: Conducted investigations lay out the areas of later researches, especially in the direction of the possible, next optimization anodization process of aluminum casting alloys, e.g. in the range of raising resistance on corrosion.Originality/value: The range of possible applications increases staidly for example for materials used on working building constructions, elements in electronics and construction parts in air and motorization industry in the aggressive environment.

  7. Structure and properties of an aluminium alloy welded by electron beam

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    Full text: In the given work the experimental results on research of influence of electronic beams on structure of an aluminum alloy are submitted. As a basis of samples the alloy Al-Mg-Zn-Cu by the additives Se-0.5 % and Nb-0.15 % is chosen. Samples from a cast aluminum alloy by thickness of 3 mm such as B-96 were welded with an electronic beam in three different modes at radius circle of a root of a welded seam of 5 mm. The welding was carried out by an alloy Amg 63 and Sv-1571 with application electron team welding joint of parts. The basic influence on the given process makes energy - allocation of an electronic beam. For research of phase structure used of X-ray beams (XRD), DRON-2 in copper K? - Cu measurement. For research of structure and morphology of a surface used optical microscope with increase 800-1500 times and electronic microscope with the microanalysis. On figures of optical microscopy the morphology of a seam sharply differs from morphology of an initial part. The microanalysis carried out with a place of a seam, has shown presence of the whole spectrum of elements, such as, Al; Zn; Na; Mg; Cu; and Mn. All measurements carried out in welding zone and in frontier zones that it was possible to carry out the comparative analysis. The element structure of these zones essentially differs in dependence of a condition of welding

  8. Behaviour and modelling of aluminium alloy AA6060 subjected to a wide range of strain rates and temperatures

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    Vilamosa, Vincent; Børvik, Tore; Sture Hopperstad, Odd; Holm Clausen, Arild

    2015-09-01

    The thermo-mechanical behaviour in tension of an as-cast and homogenized AA6060 alloy was investigated at a wide range of strains (the entire deformation process up to fracture), strain rates (0.01-750 s-1) and temperatures (20-350°C). The tests at strain rates up to 1 s-1 were performed in a universal testing machine, while a split-Hopkinson tension bar (SHTB) system was used for strain rates from 350 to 750 s-1. The samples were heated with an induction-based heating system. A typical feature of aluminium alloys at high temperatures is that necking occurs at a rather early stage of the deformation process. In order to determine the true stress-strain curve also after the onset of necking, all tests were instrumented with a digital camera. The experimental tests reveal that the AA6060 material has negligible strain-rate sensitivity (SRS) for temperatures lower than 200°C, while both yielding and work hardening exhibit a strong positive SRS at higher temperatures. The coupled strain-rate and temperature sensitivity is challenging to capture with most existing constitutive models. The paper presents an outline of a new semi-physical model that expresses the flow stress in terms of plastic strain, plastic strain rate and temperature. The parameters of the model were determined from the tests, and the stress-strain curves from the tests were compared with the predictions of the model. Good agreement was obtained over the entire strain rate and temperature range.

  9. Behaviour and modelling of aluminium alloy AA6060 subjected to a wide range of strain rates and temperatures

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    Vilamosa Vincent

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The thermo-mechanical behaviour in tension of an as-cast and homogenized AA6060 alloy was investigated at a wide range of strains (the entire deformation process up to fracture, strain rates (0.01–750?s?1 and temperatures (20–350??C. The tests at strain rates up to 1?s?1 were performed in a universal testing machine, while a split-Hopkinson tension bar (SHTB system was used for strain rates from 350 to 750?s?1. The samples were heated with an induction-based heating system. A typical feature of aluminium alloys at high temperatures is that necking occurs at a rather early stage of the deformation process. In order to determine the true stress-strain curve also after the onset of necking, all tests were instrumented with a digital camera. The experimental tests reveal that the AA6060 material has negligible strain-rate sensitivity (SRS for temperatures lower than 200??C, while both yielding and work hardening exhibit a strong positive SRS at higher temperatures. The coupled strain-rate and temperature sensitivity is challenging to capture with most existing constitutive models. The paper presents an outline of a new semi-physical model that expresses the flow stress in terms of plastic strain, plastic strain rate and temperature. The parameters of the model were determined from the tests, and the stress-strain curves from the tests were compared with the predictions of the model. Good agreement was obtained over the entire strain rate and temperature range.

  10. Study of Simulated Temperature of Butt Joint during Friction Stir Welding Of Aluminium Alloy by Using Hyperworks

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    Mohd Anees Siddiqui

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Friction stir welding (FSW is one of the latest welding technology that utilizes a special tool for generation of frictional heat in the work piece by its rotation due to which joining occurs without melting of metal. For this reason friction stir welding lies under the category of solid state joining. A part from experimental work, there is large space to work on simulation of FSW by using simulation tools. In the present paper, simulation of friction stir welding of aluminium alloy AA-6061 is done by using HyperWeld module of Altair HyperWorks. The virtual experiment of friction stir welding is conducted for variable tool rotational speeds with constant travelling speed and study of simulation results of variation in temperature distribution along the weld line of butt joint is done. The results of simulation shows that the temperature is symmetrically distributed along the weld line. It is observed that the maximum temperature along the weld line increases with the increase in rotational speed. It is also observed that the temperature at advancing side is greater that retreating side.

  11. Effects of cathodic voltages on structure and wear resistance of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings formed on aluminium alloy

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    Highlights: • The PEO coating growth rate increased with the cathodic voltage increasing. • Higher cathodic voltage resulted in more compact coating structure. • The compact structure led to low surface roughness and high wear resistance. - Abstract: Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings were prepared on aluminium alloy using pulsed bipolar power supply at constant anodic voltage and different cathodic voltages. The samples were prepared to attain the same coating thickness by adjusting the processing time. The scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and tribometer were employed to investigate the microstructure, element content, phase composition and wear resistance of the coatings respectively. It was found that the coating growth rate enhanced obviously and the coatings exhibited a more compact structure with thicker inner layer and lower surface roughness when the cathodic voltage increased. The coatings were mainly composed of crystalline ?-Al2O3 and amorphous silicate oxides and their relative content changed with the cathodic voltage. The wear resistance of the coatings improved significantly with the increase of cathodic voltage

  12. Effects of cathodic voltages on structure and wear resistance of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings formed on aluminium alloy

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    Li, Qingbiao [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); School of Science, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Liang, Jun, E-mail: jliang@licp.cas.cn [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Liu, Baixing; Peng, Zhenjun [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Wang, Qing [School of Science, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China)

    2014-04-01

    Highlights: • The PEO coating growth rate increased with the cathodic voltage increasing. • Higher cathodic voltage resulted in more compact coating structure. • The compact structure led to low surface roughness and high wear resistance. - Abstract: Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings were prepared on aluminium alloy using pulsed bipolar power supply at constant anodic voltage and different cathodic voltages. The samples were prepared to attain the same coating thickness by adjusting the processing time. The scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and tribometer were employed to investigate the microstructure, element content, phase composition and wear resistance of the coatings respectively. It was found that the coating growth rate enhanced obviously and the coatings exhibited a more compact structure with thicker inner layer and lower surface roughness when the cathodic voltage increased. The coatings were mainly composed of crystalline ?-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and amorphous silicate oxides and their relative content changed with the cathodic voltage. The wear resistance of the coatings improved significantly with the increase of cathodic voltage.

  13. Strain rate dependence of dynamic flow stress considering viscous drag for 6061 aluminium alloy at high strain rates

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    Sakino, K.

    2006-08-01

    In order to evaluate the strain rate dependence of the dynamic flow stress of aluminium alloys, 6061-O and -T6, high strain rate tests are performed at strain rates ranging from about 1000/s to 30000/s, and strain rate reduction tests are also conducted in the strain rate range from about 10000/s to 20000/s. A steep increase in the flow stress is observed for 6061-O at the strain rate of about 5000/s. The above phenomenon, however, is not observed for 6061-T6 in the strain rate range where the strain rate reduction tests is conducted. A simplified model for a dislocation kinetics under a dynamic plastic deformation is used to consider the deformation mechanism in the above strain rate ranges, which reveals that the steep increase in the flow stress of 6061-O is attributed to the rate dependence of the viscous drag on the dislocation motion. It is estimated that the velocity of moving dislocation of 6061-T6 is lower than that of 6061-O at a given strain rate, and that 6061-T6 is higher in a mobile dislocation density than 6061-O. The model predicts also that the increase in the mobile dislocation density shifts the transition region, or the strain rates in which the steep increase in the flow stress becomes to appear, to the higher strain rate side.

  14. Effect of anodizing on pulsed Nd:YAG laser joining of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and aluminium alloy (A5052)

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    Highlights: ? Anodizing could improve the effectiveness of the laser joining process. ? Depth of molten pool will increase shear strength. ? Formation of bubbles will influence the shear strength. ? Shear strength is increased with increasing of heat input and pulse duration. -- Abstract: A series of laser joining experiments between polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and aluminium alloy (A5052) were conducted to investigate the effect of anodizing on A5052 surface on dissimilar materials used in joining. In this study, PET/A5052 joints with anodized A5052 surface exhibited greater shear strength compared to PET/A5052 joints without anodizing. The shear strength of the joints was increased with increasing of heat input and pulse duration. This indicates that the anodizing process could improve shear strength of the laser joining specimens. Significant molten pools were formed in both PET/A5052 (anodized) and PET/A5052 (as-received) joints except for PET/A5052 (as-received) sample joined at the lowest heat input and pulse duration. For the test results from laser joining under different pulse duration at the constant heat input, it was shown that joining behaviour was dominantly controlled by heat input and not by pulse duration.

  15. Study of corrosion of aluminium alloys of nuclear purity in ordinary water, ?art one

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    Peši? Milan P.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Effects of corrosion of aluminum alloys of nuclear purity in ordinary water of the spent fuel storage pool of the RA research reactor at VIN?A Institute of Nuclear Sciences has been examined in the frame work of the International Atomic Energy Agency Coordinated Research Project "Corrosion of Research Reactor Aluminum-Clad Spent Fuel in Water" since 2002. The study presented in this paper comprises activities on determination and monitoring of chemical parameters and radio activity of water and sludge in the RA spent fuel storage pool and results of the initial study of corrosion effects obtained by visual examinations of surfaces of various coupons made of aluminum alloys of nuclear purity of the test racks exposed to the pool water for a period from six months to six years.

  16. Corrosion behaviour of ion implanted aluminium alloy in 0.1 M NaCl electrolyte

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    Chu, J.W.; Evans, P.J. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia); Sood, D.K. [Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech., VIC (Australia)

    1993-12-31

    Aluminum and its alloys are widely used in industry because of their light weight, high strength and good corrosion resistance which is due to the formation of a protective oxide layer. However, under saline conditions such as those encountered in marine environments, this group of metals are vulnerable to localised degradation in the form of pitting corrosion. This type of corrosion involves the adsorption of an anion, such as chlorine, at the oxide solution interface. Ion implantation of metal ions has been shown to improve the corrosion resistance of a variety of materials. This effect occurs : when the implanted species reduces anion adsorption thereby decreasing the corrosion rate. In this paper we report on the pitting behavior of Ti implanted 2011 Al alloy in dilute sodium chloride solution. The Ti implanted surfaces exhibited an increased pitting potential and a reduced oxygen uptake. 5 refs., 3 figs.

  17. Researches and studies regarding brazed aluminium alloys microstructure used in aeronautic industry

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    A. Dimitrescu

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Brazing is applied to the merge of the pieces which are most required, tensile strength of the solder can reach high values. By brazing there can be assembled pieces of most metals and ferrous and nonferrous alloys, with high melting temperature. This paper presents an analysis of the microstructure of materials from a brazed merge of aluminum alloy L103 which is often used to produce pieces of aeronautical industry. Brazing material was performed using several technologies, and after examination of the microstructure of materials from the merge area it was established as optimal technology the technology which consist of pickling in Aloclene 100 solution with the deposition of filler material on both sides of the base material and the use of spectral acetylene and neutral flame.

  18. Effect of microstructure on the hot deformation characteristics of aluminium alloys

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    Kovacs-Csetenyi, E. [R and D Centre Ltd., Budapest (Hungary); Chinh, N.Q. [Eoetvoes Univ., Budapest (Hungary). Inst. for Gen. Phys.; Kovacs, I. [Eoetvoes Univ., Budapest (Hungary). Inst. for Gen. Phys.

    1996-12-01

    On the basis of results of hot tensile tests made in the range of temperature 623-873 K and strain rate range of 10{sup -4}-10{sup -2}s{sup -1} on Al99.99, AlMgMn and AlMgSi materials, stress exponent of n=4.2, 4.8, and 4.8 and activation energies of 120, 140 and 165 kJ/mol were obtained, respectively. In one case for an AlFeSi alloy n=7 and Q=220 kJ/mol was found. The strain to fracture increases slightly with strain rate and temperature in the alloys. The results are explained by the effect of different intermetallic particles. (orig.)

  19. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE GRAINS IN 2014 ALUMINIUM ALLOY AFTER EQUAL CHANNEL ANGULAR EXTRUSION (ECAE) PROCESS

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    Sonia Boczkal; Marzena Lech-Grega; Wojciech Szyma?ski

    2011-01-01

    In 2014 alloy deformed by Equal Channel Angular Extrusion process (ECAE) the changes in the size and shape of structural constituents were examined. The samples subjected after deformation to additional annealing at 300°C/10min were characterized by larger grains of nearly-equiaxial shapes. The microstructure after deformation was composed of a large number of the mutually crossing bands and microbands. The intersection of microbands resulted in formation of rectangular and rhombohedral grain...

  20. Effect of heat treatment on some mechanical properties of 7075 aluminium alloy

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    Adeyemi Dayo Isadare; Bolaji Aremo; Mosobalaje Oyebamiji Adeoye; Oluyemi John Olawale; Moshood Dehinde Shittu

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports the effects of annealing and age hardening heat treatments on the microstructural morphology and mechanical properties of 7075 Al alloy. The material was cast in the form of round cylindrical rods inside green sand mould from where some samples were rapidly cooled by early knockout and others gradually cooled to room temperature. From the samples that were gradually cooled some were annealed while others were age hardened. Both the as-cast in each category and heat treated ...

  1. Influence of the ageing on mechanical properties of the aluminium alloy AlSi9Mg

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    L.A. Dobrza?ski; ?. Reimann; G. Krawczyk

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The goal of this paper was study the influence of temperature and time in the age-hardening on theselected mechanical properties and hardness of the AlSi9Mg alloy.Design/methodology/approach: The efficiency of the age-hardening were tested on laboratory specimensthrough the statically tension test on ZWICK/Z100. Damages were critically assessed through SEM investigations.Evaluation the mechanical properties of prepared samples were realized by solutioning and then ageing in different...

  2. Composite materials based on porous ceramic preform infiltrated by aluminium alloy

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    Nagel, A.; A.J. Nowak; M. Kremzer; L. A. Dobrza?ski

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The goal of this project is the optimization of manufacturing technology of the ceramic preforms basedon Al2O3 powder manufactured by the pressure infiltration method with liquid metal alloy.Design/methodology/approach: Ceramic preforms were manufactured by the method of sintering of ceramicpowder. The preform material consists of powder Condea Al2O3 CL 2500, however, as the forming factor ofthe structure of canals and pores inside the ceramic agglomerated framework the carbon fibers...

  3. Adhesive bonding of aluminium

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    Johnsen, Bernt Brønmo

    2004-01-01

    In order to get approval of adhesive bonding as a reliable joining method in the automotive industry, a better understanding of the interfacial interactions between aluminium surfaces and adhesives is important. It is also important to get a better understanding of the degradation mechanisms of the bonded systems in humid environments, as humidity is known to have a detrimental effect. This work has been focused on an aluminium alloy and a one-component epoxy adhesive that are of particular i...

  4. Finite Element Modelling of the Sawing of DC Cast AA2024 Aluminium Alloy Slabs

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    Drezet, J.-M.; Ludwig, O.; Heinrich, B.

    2007-04-01

    In the semi-continuous casting of large cross-section rolling sheet ingots of high-strength aluminum alloys (2xxx and 7xxx series), the control of the residual (internal) stresses generated by the non-uniform cooling becomes a necessity. These stresses must be relieved by a thermal treatment before the head and foot of the ingot can be cut. Otherwise, the saw can be caught owing to compressive stresses or cut parts may be ejected thus injuring people or damaging equipment. These high added-value ingots need to be produced in secure conditions. Moreover, a better control of the sawing procedure could allow the suppression of the thermal treatment and therefore save time and energy. By studying the stress build-up during casting and the stress relief during sawing, key parameters for the control and optimization of the processing steps, can be derived. To do so, the direct chill (DC) casting of the AA2024 alloy is modeled with ABAQUS 6.5 with special attention to the thermo-mechanical properties of the alloy. The sawing operation is then simulated by removing mesh elements so as to reproduce the progression of the saw in the ingot. Preliminary results showing the stress relief during sawing accompanied by the risk of saw blocking due to compression or initiating a crack ahead of the saw, are analyzed with an approach based on the rate of strain energy release.

  5. Investigation on mechanical behaviour of ECAPed 2A12 aluminium alloy

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    Wang Cun-xian

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the uniaxial compressive behavior of aluminum alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP for 1–8 passes are investigated experimentally under both quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions via an electronic universal testing machine with a maximum load capacity of 10KN and the split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB. The strain hardening rate as well as strain rate sensitivity the ECAPed with different passes have been determined and compared with annealed coarse grained counterpart. The experimental results show a continuously increase of both flow stress and strain rate sensitivity for the aluminum alloy subjected to ECAP process as the pressing pass number increasing. It is proposed that the reduction in grain size plays an important role in the enhancement of flow stress and strain rate sensitivity. However, the strain hardening rate of the ECAPed materials decreases remarkably. Meanwhile, compressive experiments at elevated temperatures indicate the temperature sensitivity of the material increases as the grain size is refined into fine grain regime. Based on thermal activation theory, it is proposed that the enhanced temperature and strain rate sensitivity of ECAPed aluminum alloy can be related to the reduction in activation volume due to grain refinement.

  6. Mechanical properties of aluminium–copper–lithium alloy AA2195 at cryogenic temperatures

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    Highlights: • 4 mm thick sheet of AA2195 was imparted T87 temper. • 7% cold work to impart T87 was given by combination of cold rolling and stretching. • Mechanical properties were evaluated at RT and cryogenic temperatures. • Strength of AA2195 are superior to the conventional aluminum alloy 2219 at all temperatures. • Strength decreases with decrease in temperature whereas ductility remains unchanged. - Abstract: Tensile testing was performed on a 4 mm thick sheet of the aluminum–lithium alloy AA2195 in T87 (solution treatment + water quenching + 7% cold work + peak aging) temper which was subjected to 7% cold working by combination of cold rolling and stretching, over a temperature range from ambient to liquid hydrogen (20 K) conditions. Properties were evaluated in longitudinal as well as transverse directions to characterize anisotropy with respect to strength and ductility. Strength and ductility were compared to the conventional aluminum alloy AA2219-T87, developed for similar cryogenic applications. Decreases in test temperature led to higher strengths with little or no change in ductility. As the temperature decreases, the differences between ultimate tensile strength as well as yield strength for two different combinations of cold roll and stretch studied in the present work, narrows down and become equal at 20 K

  7. Design, manufacturing and current use of hard coating system of Aluminium and its alloys

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    Due to the light weight and high specific strength of Aluminum and its alloys, they have found many industrial applications. These alloys have good formability, corrosion resistivity and good electrical and thermal conductivities, but because of their weak tribological properties in applications where the Al surfaces are in moving contact with each other, they do not have enough wear resistance. Decorative and protective anodizing layers of 10-25 micron thick are made for this reason. The search for the denser and heavier co stings (50 to 200 micron) has led to the development of hard anodizing. Coatings provide abrasion resistance for sliding wear applications, erosion and corrosion resistance, as well as electrical and thermal insulation properties. In this research work a hard anodizing system consists of a refrigeration system capable of reducing the temperature of electrolyte to 10deg C, to be controlled within ±1deg C, and a complex rectifier for providing and maintaining the current during the anodizing period was designed and fabricated. The system is now in daily operational condition in electrochemistry laboratory. In this research work the 8079 series aluminum alloys were hard coated using hard anodizing system. the results have indicated that by increasing the coating thickness the wear rate is reduced considerably and the load carrying capacity is increased to some extent. The mechanism in thin coatings was demonstrated to be brittle fracture

  8. Investigation on mechanical behaviour of ECAPed 2A12 aluminium alloy

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    Wang, Cun-xian; Zhang, Chao; Wang, Lei; Tang, Zhong-bin; Suo, Tao

    2015-09-01

    In the present work, the uniaxial compressive behavior of aluminum alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) for 1-8 passes are investigated experimentally under both quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions via an electronic universal testing machine with a maximum load capacity of 10KN and the split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB). The strain hardening rate as well as strain rate sensitivity the ECAPed with different passes have been determined and compared with annealed coarse grained counterpart. The experimental results show a continuously increase of both flow stress and strain rate sensitivity for the aluminum alloy subjected to ECAP process as the pressing pass number increasing. It is proposed that the reduction in grain size plays an important role in the enhancement of flow stress and strain rate sensitivity. However, the strain hardening rate of the ECAPed materials decreases remarkably. Meanwhile, compressive experiments at elevated temperatures indicate the temperature sensitivity of the material increases as the grain size is refined into fine grain regime. Based on thermal activation theory, it is proposed that the enhanced temperature and strain rate sensitivity of ECAPed aluminum alloy can be related to the reduction in activation volume due to grain refinement.

  9. High protective, environmental friendly and short-time developed conversion coatings for aluminium alloys

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    Bethencourt, M.; Botana, F. J.; Cano, M. J.; Marcos, M.

    2002-04-01

    There are a variety of procedures, described in the bibliography, for producing conversion coatings using salts of lanthanide elements, and the coatings obtained by means of some of these procedures show acceptable levels of protection. Nevertheless, the principal limitation usually presented by these procedures is the excessively prolonged treatment times required to achieve such levels of protection. This therefore limits the applicability of these treatments on an industrial scale. Coatings on the alloy AA5083 obtained by using Ce(III) are characterised by having a mixed or heterogeneous nature, being composed of a layer of alumina covering the matrix, together with islands of cerium formed over the cathodic intermetallics that are present on the surface of the alloy. The results obtained indicate that, once these precipitates have been covered, the level of protection provided is conditional upon the thickness of the layer of alumina. In this study, a procedure is proposed for obtaining conversion coatings on the alloy AA5083 based on immersion in solutions of Ce(III) at temperatures higher than ambient. By this means, coatings can be produced in only a few minutes, and of such quality that salt fog tests of 168 h duration are successfully passed. Furthermore, studies conducted employing electrochemical techniques of linear polarisation indicate that the degree of protection provided by these coatings is several orders of magnitude superior to that achieved with other treatments.

  10. Computational prediction of the refinement of oxide agglomerates in a physical conditioning process for molten aluminium alloy

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    Tong, M.; Jagarlapudi, S. C.; Patel, J. B.; Stone, I. C.; Fan, Z.; Browne, D. J.

    2015-06-01

    Physically conditioning molten scrap aluminium alloys using high shear processing (HSP) was recently found to be a promising technology for purification of contaminated alloys. HSP refines the solid oxide agglomerates in molten alloys, so that they can act as sites for the nucleation of Fe-rich intermetallic phases which can subsequently be removed by the downstream de-drossing process. In this paper, a computational modelling for predicting the evolution of size of oxide clusters during HSP is presented. We used CFD to predict the macroscopic flow features of the melt, and the resultant field predictions of temperature and melt shear rate were transferred to a population balance model (PBM) as its key inputs. The PBM is a macroscopic model that formulates the microscopic agglomeration and breakage of a population of a dispersed phase. Although it has been widely used to study conventional deoxidation of liquid metal, this is the first time that PBM has been used to simulate the melt conditioning process within a rotor/stator HSP device. We employed a method which discretizes the continuous profile of size of the dispersed phase into a collection of discrete bins of size, to solve the governing population balance equation for the size of agglomerates. A finite volume method was used to solve the continuity equation, the energy equation and the momentum equation. The overall computation was implemented mainly using the FLUENT module of ANSYS. The simulations showed that there is a relatively high melt shear rate between the stator and sweeping tips of the rotor blades. This high shear rate leads directly to significant fragmentation of the initially large oxide aggregates. Because the process of agglomeration is significantly slower than the breakage processes at the beginning of HSP, the mean size of oxide clusters decreases very rapidly. As the process of agglomeration gradually balances the process of breakage, the mean size of oxide clusters converges to a steady value. The model enables formulation of the quantitative relationship between the macroscopic flow features of liquid metal and the change of size of dispersed oxide clusters, during HSP. It predicted the variation in size of the dispersed phased with operational parameters (including the geometry and, particularly, the speed of the rotor), which is of direct use to experimentalists optimising the design of the HSP device and its implementation.

  11. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE GRAINS IN 2014 ALUMINIUM ALLOY AFTER EQUAL CHANNEL ANGULAR EXTRUSION (ECAE PROCESS

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    Sonia Boczkal

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available In 2014 alloy deformed by Equal Channel Angular Extrusion process (ECAE the changes in the size and shape of structural constituents were examined. The samples subjected after deformation to additional annealing at 300°C/10min were characterized by larger grains of nearly-equiaxial shapes. The microstructure after deformation was composed of a large number of the mutually crossing bands and microbands. The intersection of microbands resulted in formation of rectangular and rhombohedral grains. It was noted that the average grain size after ? = 4.6 (4 passes was 0.2 ?m.

  12. Corrosion inhibition of aluminium alloys by layered double hydroxides: the role of copper

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    Travassos, Maria Antónia; C.M. Rangel

    2009-01-01

    Layered double hydroxides represented by the general formula [M2 2+M3+(OH)6]+X1/n n-.zH2O are being researched as anion-exchange materials with interesting intercalation chemistry that accommodate a wide range of applications, including corrosion resistance. In this work, it is shown that the formation of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) on the surface of copper-rich Al alloys promotes corrosion resistance. For that purpose a LDH of the type [M+M3+ 2(OH)6[An- 1/n].zH2O], where the intercalate...

  13. Effect of sealed anodic film on fatigue performance of 2214-T6 aluminium alloy

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    Shahzad, Majid; Chaussumier, Michel; Chieragatti, Rémy; Mabru, Catherine; Rezaï-Aria, Farhad

    2012-01-01

    The aim of present study is to investigate the influence of anodic film, grown by sulfuric acid anodizing and sealed in nickel-acetate solution, on fatigue strength of aluminum alloy 2214-T6 by conducting axial fatigue tests at stress ratio ‘R’ of 0.1 and ? 1. The influence of sealed anodic film is to degrade the stress-life (S-N) fatigue performance of the base material at all stress levels. Effects of pre-treatments like degreasing and pickling employed prior to anodizing were also studied ...

  14. Effect of surface roughness on ultrasonic echo amplitude in aluminium-copper alloy castings

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    In the present investigation, the influence of test surface roughness on ultrasonic back-wall echo (BWE) amplitude in Al-4.5%Cu alloy cast specimens has been studied. The results indicate that as the value of surface roughness of the specimen increases, the value of relating BWE amplitude at a given probe frequency decreases. However, under the present set of experimental conditions, the decrease in BWE amplitude with the increase in surface roughness of the test specimen is found to be appreciable at 10 MHz probe frequency. (author)

  15. Observations on infiltration of silicon carbide compacts with an aluminium alloy

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    Asthana, R.; Rohatgi, P. K.

    1992-01-01

    The melt infiltration of ceramic particulates permits an opportunity to observe such fundamental materials phenomena as nucleation, dynamic wetting and growth in constrained environments. Experimental observations are presented on the infiltration behavior and matrix microstructures that form when porous compacts of platelet-shaped single crystals of alpha- (hexagonal) silicon carbide are infiltrated with a liquid 2014 Al alloy. The infiltration process involved counter gravity infiltration of suitably tamped and preheated compacts of silicon carbide platelets under an external pressure in a special pressure chamber for a set period, then by solidification of the infiltrant metal in the interstices of the bed at atmospheric pressure.

  16. Microstructure and corrosion performance of a cold sprayed aluminium coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    A pure Al coating was deposited on AZ91D magnesium alloy through cold spray (CS) technique. The microstructure of the coating was characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). It was found that the grain interfaces and subgrains formed close to the particle/particle boundaries. Electrochemical tests revealed that the cold sprayed pure Al coating had better pitting corrosion resistance than bulk pure Al with similar purity in neutral 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution. In addition, a mass-transfer step was found to be involved in the corrosion during 10 days immersion.

  17. Influence of heat treatment on the microstructure, texture and formability of 2024 aluminium alloy

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    Moy, Charles K.S., E-mail: cloo8000@uni.sydney.edu.au [Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Weiss, Matthias [Centre for Materials and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University, VIC 3217 (Australia); Xia, Junhai [Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Sha, Gang; Ringer, Simon P. [Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Ranzi, Gianluca [Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia)

    2012-08-30

    We have investigated the effect of heat treatment on the microstructure, texture and formability of high-strength aluminium Al2024 sheets of gauge thicknesses 1.27 mm and 2.03 mm. Both optical and electron microscopy were employed to characterise the microstructure. Tensile tests performed at 0 Degree-Sign , 45 Degree-Sign and 90 Degree-Sign to the rolling direction were used as an indication of the anisotropic behaviour of the sheets. The formability of the sheets was assessed by performing stretch forming tests over a hemispherical punch. Comparison of microstructure and material properties indicated an effect of precipitation hardening on the overall anisotropy of the investigated materials. We report an improvement in the total elongation under uniaxial tension with a loss in strength for 2.5 h and 2 days ageing while the ageing treatment for 1 week (peak hardness) resulted in increased strength with a decline in total elongation. The 1.27 mm thick sheet showed better drawability and least tendency to earing than the thicker sheet. The drawability was the highest at 45 Degree-Sign to the rolling direction for the as-received material and those that had been aged for 2.5 h and 2 days. Forming limit diagrams derived from the stretch forming tests showed that the 2 days aged sample had the highest plane strain limit making it the most appropriate condition considering that the plane strain is usually the most critical forming strain in stamping applications. In addition, the 2 days aged sample had its plane strain shifted towards the biaxial stretching area which is likely to have a positive effect on some sheet forming applications. Finally, a formability index was calculated and compared against the hardness plot.

  18. Atomic-scale simulation study of some bulk and interfacial properties of iron aluminium ordered alloys

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    A semi-empirical potential was designed for B2 and DO3 iron aluminides and used to study point defects and grain boundaries in these compounds. At low temperature, departure from B2 stoichiometry is accommodated with antisite defects; when T increases, iron vacancies appear and defects have a trend to form clusters, the structure of which is very sensitive to this departure. Our calculations, relying on T = 0 K formation energies, predict the nature of major defects, but lead to underestimated quantitative results, which may point out the essential role of atomic vibrations. In the stoichiometric B2 compound, the diffusion of both species is induced by four-jump cycles involving iron vacancies. Although the agreement between our calculated activation energies and other experiments is good, the calculated diffusion coefficients are below the experimental ones. Here again, this discrepancy may be put down to the overlooking of phonon contributions. The second application concerns the atomic structures of the [001] (310) symmetric tilt grain boundary in the B2 and DO3 compounds. At low temperature, in the stoichiometric B2 compound, we obtain an iron-rich single stable structure (pseudo-symmetric), whose structure is strongly influenced by the bulk composition (with intergranular segregation of the major element). In the stoichiometric DO3 compound, many energetically equivalent structures exist, all being systematically aluminium-rich. The study of the B2 grain boundary structure at high temperature shows a phase transition favouring a symmetric structure. Its high excess energy at low temperature emphasizes the influence of atomic vibrations in the interfacial properties of B2 Fe-Al compounds. (author)

  19. Influence of heat treatment on the microstructure, texture and formability of 2024 aluminium alloy

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    We have investigated the effect of heat treatment on the microstructure, texture and formability of high-strength aluminium Al2024 sheets of gauge thicknesses 1.27 mm and 2.03 mm. Both optical and electron microscopy were employed to characterise the microstructure. Tensile tests performed at 0°, 45° and 90° to the rolling direction were used as an indication of the anisotropic behaviour of the sheets. The formability of the sheets was assessed by performing stretch forming tests over a hemispherical punch. Comparison of microstructure and material properties indicated an effect of precipitation hardening on the overall anisotropy of the investigated materials. We report an improvement in the total elongation under uniaxial tension with a loss in strength for 2.5 h and 2 days ageing while the ageing treatment for 1 week (peak hardness) resulted in increased strength with a decline in total elongation. The 1.27 mm thick sheet showed better drawability and least tendency to earing than the thicker sheet. The drawability was the highest at 45° to the rolling direction for the as-received material and those that had been aged for 2.5 h and 2 days. Forming limit diagrams derived from the stretch forming tests showed that the 2 days aged sample had the highest plane strain limit making it the most appropriate condition considering that the plane strain is usually the most critical forming strain in stamping applications. In addition, the 2 days aged sample had its plane strain shifted towards the biaxial stretching area which is likely to have a positive effect on some sheet forming applications. Finally, a formability index was calculated and compared against the hardness plot.

  20. Study of thermodynamic properties of binary and ternary liquid alloys of aluminium with the elements iron, cobalt, nickel and oxygen; Etude des proprietes thermodynamiques des alliages liquides binaires et ternaires de l'aluminium avec les elements fer, cobalt, nickel et l'oxygene

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    Vachet, F. [CEA Vallee du Rhone, 26-Pierrelatte (France)

    1966-07-01

    The present work deals with the thermodynamic study of aluminium liquid alloys with the metals iron, cobalt and nickel. The experiments carried out lead to the activity, at 1600 deg C, of aluminium in the (Al, Fe), (Al, Co), (Al, Ni) liquid alloys. The experimental method used consists in studying the partition of aluminium between the liquid immiscible phases made up with the pairs of metals (Fe, Ag), (Co, Ag), (Ni, Ag). The informations so obtained are used for drawing the isothermal equilibrium phases diagrams sections of (Al, Fe, Ag), (Al, Co, Ag), (Al, Ni, Ag) systems. The study of the partition of silver between lead and aluminium joined with the determinations of several authors allows us to determine the aluminium activity, analytically presented, in the metal M (iron cobalt and nickel). The Wagner's interaction parameters of aluminium in metal M are determined. The results obtained as the equilibrium phases diagrams of (Al, M) systems allow to compare the thermodynamic properties of the Al Fe system in liquid and solid states and to estimate the enthalpies of melting of the AlCo and AlNi intermetallic compounds. The activity, at 1600 deg C, of aluminium in (Al, Fe, Co), (Al, Fe, Ni), (Al, Co, Ni) liquid alloys is estimated through thermodynamic properties of binary components systems by application of several methods leading to results in good agreement. The study of aluminium-oxygen interactions in the liquid metallic solvants M allows us to propose an explanation for the shape of the deoxidation equilibrium line of iron, cobalt and nickel by aluminium and to compare the de-oxidizing power of aluminium toward iron, cobalt and nickel oxides. (author) [French] Le travail presente se rapporte a l'etude thermodynamique des alliages liquides de l'aluminium avec les metaux fer, cobalt et nickel. Les experiences effectuees ont pour but de determiner l'activite, a 1600 C, de l'aluminium dans les alliages liquides (Al, Fe), (Al, Co), (Al, Ni). La methode experimentale employee consiste a etudier le partage de l'aluminium entre les phases liquides immiscibles constituees des couples de metaux (Fe, Ag), (Co, Ag), (Ni, Ag). Les renseignements ainsi obtenus sont traduits en sections isothermes de diagramme d'equilibre de phases des systemes (Al, Fe, Ag), (Al, Co, Ag), (Al, Ni, Ag). L'etude du partage de l'argent entre le plomb et l'aluminium jointe aux travaux des differents auteurs nous permet de determiner l'activite de l'aluminium dans le metal M (fer, cobalt et nickel) presentee sous une forme analytique. Les parametres d'interactions de Wagner de l'aluminium dans le metal sont ainsi determines. Les resultats obtenus ainsi que les diagrammes d'equilibre de phases des systemes (Al, M) permettent de comparer les proprietes thermodynamiques du systems Al Fe a l'etat liquide et a l'etat solide, d'estimer les chaleurs latentes de fusion des composes intermetalliques AlCo et AlNi. L'activite a 1600 C de l'aluminium dans les alliages liquides (Al, Fe, Co), (Al, Fe, Ni), (Al, Co, Ni) est estimee a partir des proprietes thermodynamiques des systemes binaires composants en appliquant differentes methodes conduisant a des resultats en bonne concordance. L'etude des interactions aluminium-oxygene dans les metaux solvants M nous permet de proposer une explication a la forme de la ligne d'equilibre de desoxydation du fer, du cobalt et du nickel par l'aluminium et de comparer le pouvoir desoxydant de l'aluminium envers les oxydes de fer, de cobalt et de nickel. (auteur)

  1. Determination of the activation energy in a cast aluminium alloy by TEM and DSC

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    The precipitation behaviour and microstructure development of the A319 alloy during ageing were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM and STEM). During T5 treatment, ?' precipitates with an average size of about 18 nm were observed by TEM. The precipitate sizes increased with ageing temperature and attained an average size of 107 nm. In addition, there was a linear relationship between precipitate growth temperature and the cube of the precipitate size. This indicates that precipitate growth of the A319 alloy belongs to a thermal activated process of the Arrhenius type. The activation energy for the precipitate growth was calculated to be 140.4 ± 13.3 kJ/mol. However, under continuous heating conditions, the activation energy for the precipitate growth obtained by Kissinger plot was determined to be 119.5 ± 8.3 kJ/mol. Allowing for experimental error, both values are comparable and are related to the diffusion of Cu and/or Si in Al

  2. Effect of heat treatment on some mechanical properties of 7075 aluminium alloy

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    Adeyemi Dayo, Isadare; Bolaji, Aremo; Mosobalaje Oyebamiji, Adeoye; Oluyemi John, Olawale; Moshood Dehinde, Shittu.

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the effects of annealing and age hardening heat treatments on the microstructural morphology and mechanical properties of 7075 Al alloy. The material was cast in the form of round cylindrical rods inside green sand mould from where some samples were rapidly cooled by early knockou [...] t and others gradually cooled to room temperature. From the samples that were gradually cooled some were annealed while others were age hardened. Both the as-cast in each category and heat treated samples were subjected to some mechanical tests and the morphology of the resulting microstructures were characterised by optical microscopy. From the results obtained there is formation of microsegregations of MgZn2 during gradual solidification which was not present during rapid cooling. It was also found out that age hardening and annealing heat treatment operation eliminated these microsegregations and improve mechanical properties of 7075 Al alloy. It is concluded that microsegregation can be eliminated by rapid solidification and appropriate heat treatment process.

  3. Microstructure and composition of rare earth-transition metal-aluminium-magnesium alloys

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    Lia Maria Carlotti, Zarpelon; Eguiberto, Galego; Hidetoshi, Takiishi; Rubens Nunes, Faria.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The determination of the microstructure and chemical composition of La0.7-xPr xMg0.3Al 0.3Mn0.4Co0.5 Ni3.8 (0 [...] f La with Pr changed the grain structure from equiaxial to columnar. The relative atomic ratio of rare earth to (Al, Mn, Co, Ni) in the matrix phase was 1:5 (LaNi5-type structure). Magnesium was detected only in two other phases present. A grey phase revealed 11 at.% Mg and the concentration ratios of other elements indicated the composition to be close to PrMgNi4. A dark phase was very heterogeneous in composition, attributed to the as-cast state of these alloys. The phases identified by XRD analysis in the La0.7Mg0.3Al0.3Mn0.4Co 0.5Ni3.8 alloy were: La(Ni,Co)5, LaAl(Ni,Co)4, La2(Ni,Co)7 and AlMn(Ni,Co)2. Praseodymium favors the formation of a phase with a PuNi3-type structure. Cobalt substituted Ni in the structures and yielded phases of the type: Pr(Ni,Co)5 and Pr(Ni,Co)3.

  4. Composite materials based on porous ceramic preform infiltrated by aluminium alloy

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    A. Nagel

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The goal of this project is the optimization of manufacturing technology of the ceramic preforms basedon Al2O3 powder manufactured by the pressure infiltration method with liquid metal alloy.Design/methodology/approach: Ceramic preforms were manufactured by the method of sintering of ceramicpowder. The preform material consists of powder Condea Al2O3 CL 2500, however, as the forming factor ofthe structure of canals and pores inside the ceramic agglomerated framework the carbon fibers Sigrafil C10M250 UNS were used. Then ceramic preforms were infiltrated with liquid EN AC – AlSi12 aluminum alloy.Stereological and structure investigations of obtained composite materials were made on light microscope.Findings: It was proved that developed technology of manufacturing of composite materials with the pore ceramicAl2O3 infiltration ensures expected structure and can be used in practice.Practical implications: The developed technology allows to obtain method’s elements locally reinforced andcomposite materials with precise shape mapping.Originality/value: The received results show the possibility of obtaining the new composite materials being thecheaper alternative for other materials based on the ceramic fibers.

  5. [Comporison Sduty of Microstructure by Metallographicalk on the Polarized Light and Texture by XRD of CC 5083 and CC 5182 Aluminium Alloy after Cold Rolling and Recrystallization].

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    Chen, Ming-biao; Li, Yong-wei; Tan, Yuan-biao; Ma, Min; Wang, Xue-min; Liu, Wen-chang

    2015-03-01

    At present the study of relation between microstructure, texture and performance of CC 5083 aluminium alloy after cold tolling and recrystallization processes is still finitude. So that the use of the CC 5083 aluminium alloy be influenced. Be cased into electrical furnace, hot up with unlimited speed followed the furnace hot up to different temperature and annealed 2h respectively, and be cased into salt-beth furnace, hot up quickly to different temperature and annealed 30 min respectively for CC 5083 and CC 5182 aluminum alloy after cold roling with 91.5% reduction. The microstructure be watched use metallographic microscope, the texture be inspected by XRD. The start temperature of recrystallization and grain grow up temperature within annealing in the electric furnace of CC 5083 aluminum alloy board is 343 degrees C, and the shap of grain after grow up with long strip (the innovation point ); The start temperature of recrystallization within annealling in the salt bath furnace of CC 5083 is 343 degrees C. The start temperature and end temperature of recrystallization within annealling of CC 5083 and CC 5182 aluminum alloy is 371 degrees C. The grain grow up outstanding of cold rooled CC 5152 aluminum alloy after annealed with 454 degrees C in the electric furnace and salt bath furnace. The start temperature of grain grow up of CC 5083 alluminurn alloy annealed in the electric furnace and salt bath furnace respectively is higher than the start temperature of grain grow up of CC 5182 alluminum alloy annealed in the electric furnace and salt bath furnace respectively. The strat temperature of recrystallization grain grow up is higher than which annealled with other three manner annealing process. The recrystallization temperature of CC 5182 annealed in the salt bath furnace is higher than which annealed in the electric furnace. The recrystallization temperature of the surface layer of CC 5083 and CC 5182 aluminum alloy is higher than the inner layer (the innovation point). There is a difference each other of the structure and the texture of the four manner annealing aluminum alloy (the innovation point). There is a little difference at the recrystallization processes course reflectived by the observe results of structure transform and by the examination results of texture transmission. PMID:26117903

  6. EIS Study of Amine Cured Epoxy-silica-zirconia Sol-gel Coatings for Corrosion Protection of the Aluminium Alloy EN AW 6063

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    I. Rute, Fontinha; M. Manuela, Salta; Mikhail L, Zheludkevich; Mário G.S., Ferreira.

    2013-11-11

    Full Text Available The organic-inorganic hybrid sol-gel films, the structure of which comprises interconnected inorganic and organic networks have been reported as an environmentally friendly anti-corrosion pre-treatment for several metals, including aluminium alloys. In this paper, an epoxy-silica-zirconia hybrid sol [...] -gel coating was synthesized from glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPTMS) and zirconium npropoxide (TPOZ) precursors and applied to EN AW-6063 alloy by dip-coating. To promote the organic network formation through the epoxy group polymerization at room temperature, two types of amine crosslinkers were added during synthesis: diethylenetriamine (DETA), in different concentrations, and a tri-functional aminosilane. The evolution of the curing process and the corrosion behaviour of the coated aluminium alloy specimens were evaluated by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) in 0.5 M NaCl. The morphology and surface chemistry of the hybrid coatings were characterized by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) coupled with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The results obtained revealed that the sol-gel coatings with lower amine ratios required longer curing times, but showed the best anticorrosive performance with time. The increase in amine concentration has led to a more cross linked organic network, resulting in higher initial coatings resistance; however it has turned coatings more hydrophilic, prone to rapid degradation in water.

  7. Formation, coalescence and stability of helium bubbles in high purity aluminium and some dilute alloys

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    An electron microscopic study has been made on high purity aluminum and the dilute alloys which were irradiated with 20 keV helium ions. It was found that the nucleation of helium bubbles occurs easily below 673 K, and that the growth and the coalescence of high density bubbles are remarkable above 473 K. It is suggested that the diffusion of vacancies and helium-vacancy complexes control these processes of growth and coalescence. No significant effects of 1000 ppm Mg and Si atoms were observed in these processes. Thermal stability of helium bubbles was recognized to be size dependent. Annealing kinetics of the bubbles was developed by assuming emission and absorption of helium, and the comparison with the experimental results suggests a large activation energy of about 2 eV for helium emission from the bubbles. (orig.)

  8. Combined nuclear microprobe and TEM study of corrosion pit nucleation by intermetallics in aerospace aluminium alloys

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    Boag, A.P. [Applied Physics, School of Applied Science, RMIT University, G.P.O. Box 2476V, Melbourne, Vic. 3001 (Australia)]. E-mail: adam.boag@rmit.edu.au; McCulloch, D.G. [Applied Physics, School of Applied Science, RMIT University, G.P.O. Box 2476V, Melbourne, Vic. 3001 (Australia); Jamieson, D.N. [Microanalytical Research Centre, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Vic. 3010 (Australia); Hearne, S.M. [Microanalytical Research Centre, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Vic. 3010 (Australia); Hughes, A.E. [CSIRO, Division of Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, Private Bag 33 Clayton Sth MDC, Clayton, Vic. 3169 (Australia); Ryan, C.G. [CSIRO, Division of Exploration and Mining, Bayview Avenue, Clayton, Vic. 3168 (Australia); Toh, S.K. [Applied Physics, School of Applied Science, RMIT University, G.P.O. Box 2476V, Melbourne, Vic. 3001 (Australia)

    2005-04-01

    A microscopic study of the onset of pitting corrosion has been conducted on the important aerospace alloy AA2024-T3 with the aim of understanding the role of intermetallic particles in triggering the formation of deep pits in the corroding surface. By trace element and correlation mapping using a 3 MeV H{sup +} microprobe, it has been shown that Cu-Fe-Mn-Al particles in conjunction with S-phase particles have a high correlation with pit nucleation. Al-Cu correlation diagrams can be used to show dealloying of S-phase particles (CuMgAl{sub 2}). Transmission electron microscopy and elemental mapping were used to look at the distribution of elements, particularly Cu, within pits.

  9. On the melt infiltration of copper coated silicon carbide with an aluminium alloy

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    Asthana, R.; Rohatgi, P. K.

    1992-01-01

    Pressure-assisted infiltration of porous compacts of Cu coated and uncoated single crystals of platelet shaped alpha (hexagonal) SiC was used to study infiltration dynamics and particulate wettability with a 2014 Al alloy. The infiltration lengths were measured for a range of experimental variables which included infiltration pressure, infiltration time, and SiC size. A threshold pressure (P(th)) for flow initiation through compacts was identified from an analysis of infiltration data; P(th) decreased while penetration lengths increased with increasing SiC size (more fundamentally, due to changes in interparticle pore size) and with increasing infiltration times. Cu coated SiC led to lower P(th) and 60-80 percent larger penetration lengths compared to uncoated SiC under identical processing conditions.

  10. Particle and liquid motion in semi-solid aluminium alloys: A quantitative in situ microradioscopy study

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    Semi-solid melts exhibit a very unpredictable rheology and filling dynamics, when injected into thin-walled components. Optimization of the process requires an insight into the casting process during injection. For this purpose we injected semi-solid an Al–Ge alloy into two different thin channel geometries while recording high resolution radiographs at fast frame rates (up to 1000 images per s). Comparison of a bottleneck channel, which has previously been used for slower experiments, with a right-angle turn geometry reveals a significant influence of the channel shape on the flow behaviour of the particle–liquid mixture. While the bottleneck is quickly sealed with densified solid, turbulences in the right-angle turn apparently permit solid particles and clusters to move conjointly with the liquid and thus achieve a more complete filling. Single particle trajectories and rapid break-up of solid skeletons in such a system have been observed for the first time in situ

  11. Effects of welding parameters on the mechanical properties of inert gas welded 6063 Aluminium alloys

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    Ertan, Taner [MAKO Corporation (Turkey); Uguz, Agah [Uludag Univ. (Turkey). Mechnical Engineering Dept.; Ertan, Rukiye

    2012-07-01

    The influence of welding parameters, namely welding current and gas flow rate, on the mechanical properties of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) welded 6063 Aluminum alloy (AA 6063) has been investigated. In order to study the effect of the welding current and gas flow rate, microstructural examination, hardness measurements and room temperature tensile tests have been carried out. The experimental results show that the mechanical properties of GTAW welded joints have better mechanical properties than those of SMAW welded joints. Increasing the welding current appeared to have a beneficial effect on the mechanical properties. However, either increasing or decreasing the gas flow rate resulted in a decrease of hardness and tensile strength. It was also found that, the highest strength was obtained in GTAW welded samples at 220 A and 15 l/min gas flow rate.

  12. Spectroscopic study of plasma during electrolytic oxidation of magnesium- and aluminium-alloy

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    Jovovi?, J.; Stojadinovi?, S.; Šišovi?, N. M.; Konjevi?, N.

    2012-10-01

    We present the results of an optical emission spectroscopy study of Plasma during Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) of magnesium- and aluminum-alloy. Plasma electron number density Ne diagnostics is performed either from the H? line shape or from the width or shift of non-hydrogenic ion lines of aluminum and magnesium. The line profile analysis of the H? suggests presence of two PEO processes characterized by relatively low electron number densities Ne?1.2×1015 cm-3 and Ne?2.3×1016 cm-3. Apart from these two low Ne processes, there is the third one related to the ejection of evaporated anode material through micro-discharge channels. This process is characterized by larger electron density Ne=(1.2-1.6)1017 cm-3, which is detected from the shape and shift of aluminum and magnesium singly charged ion lines. Two low Ne values detected from the H? and large Ne measured from the widths and shift of ion lines suggest presence of three types of discharges during PEO with aluminum- and magnesium-alloy anode. On the basis of present and earlier results one can conclude that low Ne processes do not depend upon anode material or electrolyte composition.The electron temperature of 4000 K and 33,000 K are determined from relative intensities of Mg I and O II lines, respectively. The attention is drawn to the possibility of Ne application for Te evaluation using Saha equation what is of importance for PEO metal plasma characterization. During the course of this study, difficulties in the analysis of spectral line shapes are encountered and the ways to overcome some of the obstacles are demonstrated.

  13. Spectroscopic study of plasma during electrolytic oxidation of magnesium- and aluminium-alloy

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    We present the results of an optical emission spectroscopy study of Plasma during Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) of magnesium- and aluminum-alloy. Plasma electron number density Ne diagnostics is performed either from the H? line shape or from the width or shift of non-hydrogenic ion lines of aluminum and magnesium. The line profile analysis of the H? suggests presence of two PEO processes characterized by relatively low electron number densities Ne?1.2×1015 cm?3 and Ne?2.3×1016 cm?3. Apart from these two low Ne processes, there is the third one related to the ejection of evaporated anode material through micro-discharge channels. This process is characterized by larger electron density Ne=(1.2–1.6)1017 cm?3, which is detected from the shape and shift of aluminum and magnesium singly charged ion lines. Two low Ne values detected from the H? and large Ne measured from the widths and shift of ion lines suggest presence of three types of discharges during PEO with aluminum- and magnesium-alloy anode. On the basis of present and earlier results one can conclude that low Ne processes do not depend upon anode material or electrolyte composition. The electron temperature of 4000 K and 33,000 K are determined from relative intensities of Mg I and O II lines, respectively. The attention is drawn to the possibility of Ne application for Te evaluation using Saha equation what is of importance for PEO metal plasma characterization. During the course of this study, difficulties in the analysis of spectral line shapes are encountered and the ways to overcome some of the obstacles are demonstrated. -- Highlights: ? Optical emission spectroscopy of plasma during electrolytic oxidation. ? Spectral line profiles of the H-beta and non-hydrogenic singly charged ion lines of aluminum and magnesium. ? Experimental line profiles with complex structure. ? Three plasma processes involved. ? The application of Saha equation for the process with metal plasma formation justified.

  14. Corrosion of aluminium alloy test coupons in the WWR-K reactor cooling pool and wet storage tank in Almaty, Kazakhstan

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    The corrosion of a number of aluminium alloy coupons was studied. The coupons were assembled in racks and exposed to water in the storage pools for spent nuclear fuels of the WWR-K reactor in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The maximum duration of exposure of the racks was 921 days. Mass loss of the coupons, depth of pits and the average pit sizes on the coupons were determined. The data was evaluated and compared as a function of coupon position in the rack, time of exposition and nature of contact between coupons (none, crevice or bimetallic). (author)

  15. Recycling of aluminium swarf by direct incorporation in aluminium melts

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    Puga, Hélder; J. Barbosa; Soares, Delfim; Silva, Filipe Samuel; Ribeiro, Carlos Silva

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to recover a standard AlSi12Cu1 alloy from machining chips inside the foundry plant, by using an environmentally friend technique to produce cast ingots with characteristics similar to those of the commercially available 2nd melt raw material. The recyclability of aluminium swarf using different melting techniques and the influence of chips preparation in the aluminium alloy recovery rate and dross production was experimentally studied and evaluated...

  16. Study of process parameters on aluminium foam formation in the Al-6Si-3Mg alloy

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    J. Juarez-Hernandez

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to study the process parameters that promote foam formation by injecting N2 into Al-6Si-3Mg wt % molten alloy with silicon carbide particles additions (SiC. An experimental design was proposed, in which the contents of SiC particles were 0, 10, 30 and 50 wt %, and the overheating was defined as ?T= TF - TL , where TL is the liquidus temperature and was determined by the cooling curve method and the foaming temperatures were selected as TF at 630, 610, 580 and 570 °C. Flow and pressure of air blow were constant, 2,0 lt/min and 4,0 atm, respectively. The foam formation was possible only under two experimental conditions, 10 wt % SiC at ?T > 12 °C and 30 wt % SiC at ?T > 10 °C. The foams obtained under these conditions were stable, while with other conditions of experiments, bubble coallesence occurred. Finally, it was concluded that the foam formation occurred by SiC contents lower than 30 wt % SiC and temperatures slightly above the liquidus.

  17. Characterisation and modelling of toughness in 6013-T6 aerospace aluminium alloy friction stir welds

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    Derry, C.G. [Materials Science Centre, School of Materials, University of Manchester, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HS (United Kingdom)], E-mail: christopher.derry@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk; Robson, J.D. [Materials Science Centre, School of Materials, University of Manchester, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HS (United Kingdom)

    2008-08-25

    The effect of the friction stir welding process on the toughness properties of AA6013-T6 sheet has been investigated. The alloy was received and welded in the peak aged T6 condition and the toughness measured at intervals across the weld by means of a notched tear test, with subsequent fractographic examination via field emission gun scanning electron microscope (FEGSEM) and microstructural characterisation via optical microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX). It is shown that the controlling factors for toughness in AA6013-T6 following FSW are the population and distribution of the coarse {alpha}-(Al,Fe,Si,Mn) intermetallic particles, with strength variations caused by precipitate dissolution, coarsening and transformation representing a secondary consideration. Minimum toughness occurs at the boundary between the weld nugget and the heat-affected zone due to the alignment and concentration of coarse particles at this point by the FSW process. A simple model is implemented and provides a reasonable prediction of the weld toughness from simple microstructural observations.

  18. Market Opportunity of Some Aluminium Silicon Alloys Materials through Changing the Casting Process

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    Delfim SOARES

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Fatigue is considered to be the most common mechanism by which engineering components fail, and it accounts for at least 90% of all service failures attributed to mechanical causes. Mechanical properties (tensile strength, tensile strain, Young modulus, etc as well as fatigue properties (fatigue life are very dependent on casting method. The most direct effects of casting techniques are on the metallurgical microstructure that bounds the mechanical properties. One of the important variables affected by the casting technique is the cooling rate which is well known to strongly restrict the microstructure. In the present research has been done a comparison of fatigue properties of two aluminum silicon alloys obtained by two casting techniques. It was observed that the fatigue life is increasing with 24% for Al12Si and 31% for AL18Si by using centrifugal casting process instead of gravity casting. This increasing in fatigue life means that a component tailored from materials obtained by centrifugal casting will stay longer in service. It was made an estimation of the time required to recover the costs of technology in order to use the centrifuge process that will allow to obtain materials with improved properties. The amortization can be achieved by using two different marketing techniques: through the release of the product at the old price and with much longer life of the component which means "same price - longer life", or increasing price, by highlighting new product performance which means "higher price - higher properties".

  19. Characterisation and modelling of toughness in 6013-T6 aerospace aluminium alloy friction stir welds

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    The effect of the friction stir welding process on the toughness properties of AA6013-T6 sheet has been investigated. The alloy was received and welded in the peak aged T6 condition and the toughness measured at intervals across the weld by means of a notched tear test, with subsequent fractographic examination via field emission gun scanning electron microscope (FEGSEM) and microstructural characterisation via optical microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX). It is shown that the controlling factors for toughness in AA6013-T6 following FSW are the population and distribution of the coarse ?-(Al,Fe,Si,Mn) intermetallic particles, with strength variations caused by precipitate dissolution, coarsening and transformation representing a secondary consideration. Minimum toughness occurs at the boundary between the weld nugget and the heat-affected zone due to the alignment and concentration of coarse particles at this point by the FSW process. A simple model is implemented and provides a reasonable prediction of the weld toughness from simple microstructural observations

  20. EVALUATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINIUM ALLOY 2024 REINFORCED WITH SILICON CARBIDE AND FLY ASH HYBRID METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

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    M. Mahendra Boopathi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Materials are frequently chosen for structural applications because they have desirable combinations of mechanical characteristics. Development of hybrid metal matrix composites has become an important area of research interest in Materials Science. In view of this, the present study focuses on the formation of aluminium-Sic-fly ash hybrid metal matrix composites. The present study was aimed at evaluating the physical properties of Aluminium 2024 in the presence of silicon carbide, fly ash and its combinations. Consequently aluminium metal matrix composite combines the strength of the reinforcement with the toughness of the matrix to achieve a combination of desirable properties not available in any single conventional material. The compositions were added up to the ultimate level and stir casting method was used for the fabrication of aluminium metal matrix composites. Structural characterization was carried out on metal matrix composites by x-ray diffraction studies and optical microscopy was used for the micro structural studies. The mechanical behaviors of metal matrix composites like density, tensile strength, yield strength, elongation and hardness tests were ascertained by performing carefully designed laboratory experiments that replicate as nearly as possible the service conditions. In the presence of silicon carbide and fly ash [SiC (5% + fly ash (10% and fly ash (10% + SiC (10%] with aluminium, it was fairly observed that the density of the composites was decreased and the hardness was increased. Correspondingly, the increase in tensile strength was also observed but elongation of the hybrid metal matrix composites in comparison with unreinforced aluminium was decreased. The aluminium-SiC-fly ash hybrid metal matrix composites significantly differed in all of the properties measured. Aluminium in the presence of SiC (10%-fly ash (10% was the hardest instead of aluminium-SiC and cluminium-fly ash composites. The study can be further extended by evaluating the wear and corrosion of the resultant material.

  1. The effects of nickel-pigmented aluminium oxide selective coating over aluminium alloy on the optical properties and thermal efficiency of the selective absorber prepared by alternate and reverse periodic plating technique

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    Wazwaz, A. [Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Dhofar University, P.O. Box 2509, Postal Code 211, Salalah (Oman); Salmi, J. [Marion Technologies Nanomaterials, Nanostructured Materials and Ceramic Powders, Cap Delta - Parc Technologique, Delta Sud, F-09340 Verniolle (France); Bes, R. [CIRIMAT/LCMIE, Universite Paul Sabatier, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 4 (France)

    2010-08-15

    Diffused reflectance measurements and Kubelka-Munk values were studied. The effects of the alumina layer and the nickel content on the optical properties of the selective absorber were discussed. In general and with respect to aluminium alloy substrate, the diffused reflectance decreased by 85.25-91.42% ({+-}0.01%). The emissivity increased by a factor of 252.50-624.50 ({+-}0.01). The average absorptivity increased by a factor of 4.99-5.35 ({+-}0.01). The average thermal efficiency is increased by a factor of 4.51-4.80 ({+-}0.01). The sample of nickel content 60 {mu}g/cm{sup 2} was found to have the optimum optical properties as a good selective absorber. It has the highest solar selectivity by the two measurements. The range of hemispherical solar selectivity is 4.22-8.36 ({+-}0.01); while for average solar selectivity is 7.410-17.456 ({+-}0.001). We found that the thermal efficiency is increased by increasing the nickel content to a certain limit (60 {mu}g/cm{sup 2}) then it decreased after this limit due to the increase in the emissivity. Also, the total hemispherical optical properties are accordance with the averaged optical properties obtained from diffused reflectance measurements over the solar range. The nickel-pigmented aluminium oxide is one of the best selective absorbers for the photo thermal conversion and it is of high durability. (author)

  2. Behaviour and fatigue damage study of cast aluminium alloys; Etude du comportement et de l'endommagement en fatigue d'alliages d'aluminium de fonderie

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    Barlas, B.

    2004-02-15

    This study is aimed at determining the influence of chemical composition and heat treatment of cast aluminium alloys Al-Si-Cu-Mg on mechanical behaviour and fatigue life of structures. The industrial frame of this study concerns cylinder-heads of high efficiency diesel engines, for Renault and Montupet companies. The experimental means involved in this work are as well microscopic (TEM, microhardness, image analysis), mechanical (LCF and aniso-thermal tests, macro-hardness) and numerical (simulation of the stability of the hardening phases, behaviour and damage model identification, cylinder-head life time calculation). The link between micro and macro approaches is provided by the means of an internal microscopic variable representing thermal aging through coarsening of the precipitates and implemented into the macroscopic model. (author)

  3. Pengaruh Variasi Komposisi Serbuk Kayu Dengan Pengikat Semen Pada Pasir Cetak Terhadap Cacat Porositas Dan Kekasaran Permukaan Hasil Pengecoran Aluminium Alloy 6061

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    Fatkhur M Rohman

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Proses pengecoran dilakukan dengan cara mencairkan logam dalam dapur pelebur, kemudian dituangkan ke dalam cetakan dan dibiarkan membeku hingga dapat dikeluarkan dari dalam cetakan. Faktor yang berpengaruh terhadap kualitas hasil pengecoran cetakan pasir, diantaranya adalah komposisi cetakan pasir dan perancangan sistem saluran (gatting system. Pada penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisa pengaruh variasi komposisi serbuk kayu dengan pengikat semen pada pasir cetak terhadap cacat porositas dan kekasaran permukaan hasil pengecoran aluminium alloy 6061. Bahan yang digunakan pada penelitian ini adalah aluminium Alloy 6061 dan komposisi semen dan air sebesar 6%, komposisi serbuk kayu sebesar 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5% dan 6%  komposisi pasir silika sebesar 87%, 86%, 85%, 84%, 83% dan 82%. Dari hasil penelitian ini didapatkan nilai uji permeabilitas pasir cetak cenderung bertambah seiring dengan bertambahnya serbuk kayu. Nilai uji kompresi pasir cetak cenderung berkurang seiring dengan bertambahnya serbuk kayu.. Nilai pengujian porositas benda hasil coran didapatkan nilai terkecil terletak pada komposisi serbuk kayu 6% dan nilainya sebesar 0,25%, sedangkan nilai pengujian porositas benda hasil coran terbesar terletak pada komposisi serbuk kayu 1% dengan nilai sebesar 4,96%. Nilai pengujian kekasaran permukaan benda hasil coran didapatkan nilai terkecil terletak pada komposisi serbuk kayu 6% dan nilainya sebesar 0,06µm, sedangkan nilai pengujian kekasaran permukaan benda hasil coran terbesar terletak pada komposisi serbuk kayu 1% dengan nilai sebesar 2,00µm.

  4. The effects of short pulse laser surface cleaning on porosity formation and reduction in laser welding of aluminium alloy for automotive component manufacture

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    AlShaer, A. W.; Li, L.; Mistry, A.

    2014-12-01

    Laser welding of aluminium alloys typically results in porosity in the fusion zones, leading to poor mechanical and corrosion performances. Mechanical and chemical cleaning of surfaces has been used previously to remove contaminants for weld joint preparations. However, these methods are slow, ineffective (e.g. due to hydrogen trapping) or lead to environmental hazards. This paper reports the effects of short pulsed laser surface cleaning on porosity formation and reduction in laser welding of AC-170PX (AA6014) aluminium sheets (coated with Ti/Zr and lubricated using a dry lubricant AlO70) with two types of joints: fillet edge and flange couch, using an AA4043 filler wire for automotive component assembly. The effect of laser cleaning on porosity reduction during laser welding using a filler wire has not been reported before. In this work, porosity and weld fusion zone geometry were examined prior to and after laser cleaning. The nanosecond pulsed Nd:YAG laser cleaning was found to reduce porosity significantly in the weld fusion zones. For the fillet edge welds, porosity was reduced to less than 0.5% compared with 10-80% without laser cleaning. For flange couch welds, porosity was reduced to 0.23-0.8% with laser cleaning from 0.7% to 4.3% without laser cleaning. This has been found to be due to the elimination of contaminations and oxide layers that contribute to the porosity formation. The laser cleaning is based on thermal ablation. This research focuses on porosity reduction in laser welding of aluminium alloy. Weld quality was investigated for two joints, fillet edge and flange couch joints. The effect of laser cleaning on porosity reduction after welding was investigated. It was found that laser cleaning reduced porosity less than 1% in both joints. Weld dimensions and strength were evaluated and discussed for both types of joints.

  5. Activation Analysis of Aluminium

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    An analysis of pure aluminium alloyed with magnesium was per- formed by means of gamma spectrometry , Chemical separations were not employed. The isotopes to be determined were obtained in conditions of optimum activity by suitably choosing the time of irradiation and decay. The following elements were detected and measured quantitatively: Iron, zinc, copper, gallium, manganese, chromium, scandium and hafnium

  6. The Influence of Strain Rate Variations on the Appearance of Serrated Yielding in 2024-T3 Al-Clad Aluminium Alloy

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    To avoid failure during the stretch forming process using manual control, machine operators tend to achieve the final form using a stop-start approach. It was observed that when approaching full form, stretcher-strain marks appeared on the surface of the part if the operator stopped and restarted the forming operation. In order to investigate this phenomenon, a series of tensile tests was conducted using two batches of 2024-T3 aluminium alloy. The specimens were tested using several different strain rates, representative of those used on the shop floor. Additional tests were conducted involving a series of pauses under displacement control at differing levels of strain and strain rate. In the uninterrupted tests for the two batches of 2024-T3 material tested, serrated yielding was observed just prior to failure. However for the tests in which there was a pause in displacement, the material consistently exhibited serrated yielding when the crosshead began to move again. These results indicate that the pause provides an opportunity for strain ageing and pinning of the dislocations resulting in serrated yielding of this alloy. In order to avoid serrated yielding, stretch forming operations using 2024-T3 aluminium should be conducted at a constant strain rate without interruption. This also has far reaching implications for those involved in the production and testing of these alloys. The test programme described represents an initial attempt to investigate a phenomenon noted during an industrial forming process and should be extended to analyse the affect of strain path changes on the occurrence of serrated yielding

  7. Modelling of plastic flow localization and damage development in friction stir welded 6005A aluminium alloy using physics based strain hardening law

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    Nielsen, Kim Lau; Pardoen, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    Plastic flow localisation and ductile failure during tensile testing of friction stir welded aluminium spec- imens are investigated with a specific focus on modelling the local, finite strain, hardening response. In the experimental part, friction stir welds in a 6005A-T6 aluminium alloy were prepared and analysed using digital image correlation (DIC) during tensile testing as well as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) on polished samples and on fracture surfaces. The locations of the various regions of the weld were determined based on hardness measurements, while the flow behaviour of these zones was extracted from micro-tensile specimens cut parallel to the welding direction. The measured material properties and weld topology were introduced into a 3D finite element model, fully coupled with the damage model. A Voce law hardening model involving a constant stage IV is used within an enhanced Gurson type micro-mechanical damage model, accounting for void nucleation, growth and coalescence, as well as void shape evolution. The stage IV hardening, observed in Simar et al. (2010), was found to increase the stiffness during plastic flow localisation as well as to postpone the onset of fracture as determined by the void coalescence criterion. Furthermore, the presence of a second population of voids was concluded to strongly affect the fracture strain of the high strength regions of the welds. This modelling effort links the microstructure and process parameters to macroscopic parameters relevant to the optimisation of the welds.

  8. Comparative study on welding characteristics of laser-additional current hybrid welded T-joint of aluminium and titanium alloy

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    Zhang Xinge

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to improve the properties of laser overlap welded T-joint, laser-additional current hybrid welding process is put forward. In this paper, the welding characteristics of laser-additional current hybrid welded aluminum and titanium alloy T-joint were conducted and compared. The weld width at faying surface increase, which results in tensile shear load increasing compared with those of laser welding for both aluminum and titanium alloy, but the effect of current on aluminum alloy is more obvious. The porosity defect within the laser-additional current hybrid welded joint sharply reduces compared with that within laser welding. The tensile shear load of aluminum alloy and titanium alloy hybrid welded joints respectively increase 21% and 15%. The effects of additional current on welding characteristics of aluminum alloy and titanium alloy are compared and analyzed.

  9. The effect of extrusion temperature on the development of deformation microstructures in 5052 aluminium alloy processed by equal channel angular extrusion

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    Chen, Y.C.; Huang, Y.Y.; Chang, C.P.; Kao, P.W

    2003-04-18

    Commercial 5052 aluminium alloy was used to study the effect of extrusion temperature on the development of deformation microstructures processed by equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE). The extrusion temperatures used were between 50 and 300 deg. C, and the cumulative equivalent strain was 5.6. Transmission electron microscopy was adopted to characterize quantitatively the metallographical parameters, namely grain size, grain aspect ratio, and boundary disorientation. Raising extrusion temperature causes grain size to increase, grain shape to become more equiaxed-like, and a dramatic increase of low angle boundaries. Both grain and subgrain boundaries with low disorientations are formed at elevated temperatures. Comments on disorientation measuring techniques in transmission electron microscope are also given.

  10. The effect of extrusion temperature on the development of deformation microstructures in 5052 aluminium alloy processed by equal channel angular extrusion

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    Commercial 5052 aluminium alloy was used to study the effect of extrusion temperature on the development of deformation microstructures processed by equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE). The extrusion temperatures used were between 50 and 300 deg. C, and the cumulative equivalent strain was 5.6. Transmission electron microscopy was adopted to characterize quantitatively the metallographical parameters, namely grain size, grain aspect ratio, and boundary disorientation. Raising extrusion temperature causes grain size to increase, grain shape to become more equiaxed-like, and a dramatic increase of low angle boundaries. Both grain and subgrain boundaries with low disorientations are formed at elevated temperatures. Comments on disorientation measuring techniques in transmission electron microscope are also given

  11. Low temperature diffusion welding of dissimilar joints of titanium and aluminium alloys; Fuegen von Mischverbindungen aus Titan- und Aluminiumwerkstoffen bei niedriger Temperatur durch Diffusionsschweissen

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    Wilden, J.; Bergmann, J.P. [Technische Univ. Ilmenau, Ilmenau (Germany)

    2004-07-01

    The increased interest in light weight concepts leads to set in a component contemporarly different light weight metals, which have to be joined to each other. Beyond arc- and laser welding technologies, which are nowadays usual in the high mass rate production, diffusion welding offers the unique possibility to join different metals avoiding large brittle intermetallic phases, which form generally in the melt pool while cooling. In this paper some experimental investigations regarding diffusion welding of cp-Titanium and Ti6Al4V with aluminium alloys (AA5xxx and AA6xxx) at temperatures below 550 C are reported and confirm that defect-free weldments with high mechanical properties can be produced by diffusion welding. (orig.)

  12. Interface structure and bonding in abrasion circle friction stir spot welding: A novel approach for rapid welding aluminium alloy to steel automotive sheet

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    Highlights: ? High quality Al–steel dissimilar joints were produced within a short dwell time. ? This approach provides a new way to clear metal surfaces during welding. ? No continuous brittle IMC layer developing at the interface. - Abstract: Aluminium alloy 6111-T4 and steel DC04 1 mm sheets have been successfully welded with a cycle time <1 s by “Abrasion circle friction spot welding”, a novel approach to joining dissimilar materials. This was achieved by using a probe tool translated through a circular path to abrade the steel sheet. It is shown that successful welds can be produced between these two weld members with a cycle time of less than one second, that exhibit very high failure loads and a nugget pullout fracture mode desired by industry. Transmission electron microscopy investigation of the joint interface revealed no intermetallic reaction layer. The weld formation mechanisms are discussed.

  13. Optimisation of thermo mechanical treatments using cryogenic rolling and aging of the high strength aluminium alloy AlZn5.5MgCu (AA7075)

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    Hunger, S.; Scholze, M.; Hockauf, M.; Wagner, M.F.X. [Chemnitz University of Technology, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemnitz (Germany); Fritsch, S.

    2011-07-15

    In this study, we consider the optimisation of mechanical properties and the microstructure of the high strength and difficult-to-work aluminium alloy AA7075 by cryogenic rolling. In order to reduce the grain size into the (ultra)fine-grained regime, cryogenic rolling is used to introduce different amount of plastic strain. We discuss how rolling at lower temperatures allows the introduction of higher strains on the one hand, and suppresses dynamic recovery and aging effectively on the other hand. Our results demonstrate that, in combination with an appropriate post-processing aging treatment, an outstanding combination of strength and ductility can be achieved. (Copyright copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  14. The influence of heat treatment on strain hardening and strain-rate sensitivity of aluminium alloys for aerospace; Influencia del tratamiento termico sobre el endurecimiento por deformacion y por velocidad dedeformacion en aleaciones de aluminio para aplicaciones aeronauticas

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    Piris, N. M.; Badia, J. M.; Antoranz, J. M.; Tarin, P.

    2004-07-01

    The importance of aluminium sheet forming in aero spatial industry makes it necessary to study those parameters that control the behaviour of material during the process. Tensile properties, strain hardening exponent n and strain rate sensitivity m in 7075 aluminium alloys have been studied to relate forming behaviour with control parameters. Tests on O, W, and T6 tempers have been performed, to determine the influence of heat treating. Finally, both longitudinal and long transverse directions tensile specimens have been obtained to analyze the anisotropy. (Author) 9 refs.

  15. Simulation calculations for the positron annihilation in aluminium alloys for the study of the segregate formation; Simulationsrechnungen zur Positronenannihilation in Aluminiumlegierungen zur Untersuchung der Ausscheidungsbildung

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    Korff, Bjoern

    2010-11-29

    Highly solid aluminium alloys owe their properties to small, finely distributed segregations of alloy atoms. For the better understanding of the temperature treatment, which is required in order to control the segregate formation, it is important, to determine informations on the first early stages from few atoms. In the positron-annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) positrons are trapped in the vacancies of a solid and yield at their annihilation with surrounding electrons informations from their direct environment. because the formation of segregates requires a diffusion of the extraneous atoms by means of the vacancies, the PAS represents one of the few examination methods, by which already the formation of smallest segregations can be observed. By the comparison of measurement quantities of the PAS with simulations for different possible arrangements of extraneous atoms around the vacancy the atomic environment of the vacancy can be identified. In order to make this possible also in aluminium alloys, in which the number of the possible defect types is relatively large, a good description of the measurement values by the simulation is especially important. In the framework of this thesis the program AB2D was developed, by which the Doppler shift of the annihilation radiation can be determined. Contrarily to already existing approaches here valence-electron wave functions are used, which were calculated with the program ABINIT. By this way the main uncertainty by the description of the valence electrons in atomic superposition is cancelled. Because ABINIT is based on pseudopotentials, the projector augmented-wave method is used in order to describe the higher momenta of the electrons near the nuclei more realistically. With AB2D simulations for vacancy-extraneous-atom complexes and segregation phases in the alloy systems Al-Cu, Al-Mg-Cu, and Al-Mg-Si were performed. A comparison with measurements on samples, which were only few minutes stored at room temperature, showed thereby that the formation of first segregations in the environment of the vacancies runs very much faster than hitherto assumed.

  16. Residual stress and damage development in the aluminium alloy EN AW-6061 particle reinforced with Al2O3 under thermal fatigue loading

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    Thermal fatigue (TF) tests were performed on the aluminium alloy EN AW-6061-T6, non-reinforced and reinforced with 15 and 22 vol.% Al2O3 particles, respectively. The MMCs were produced by stir casting followed by hot extrusion. Thermal fatigue tests were performed using a 6 kW diode laser with a beam area of about 8 mm x 8 mm focused on the centre of one flat side of disc shaped specimens. The reverse side was either attached to a water-cooled aluminium plate or directly cooled by water. The maximum temperature Tmax of the irradiated side was varied between 573 and 773 K. The heating rate was 50 K/s. Residual stresses in the matrix alloy were measured by X-ray diffraction using the sin2?-method after T6 heat treatment and after defined temperature cycles. Initial residual compressive stresses between -20 and -65 MPa result from the machining processes before T6 heat treatment. During the first temperature cycle the residual stresses in all materials change to tension at almost all Tmax. The peak value of the residual stresses reaches 50 up to 65 MPa and is nearly independent from Tmax. Damage evolution was observed by light optical microscope and SEM after the same cycles as the residual stress measurements. Grain boundary reliefs arise and increase in all materials with increasing number of TF cycles and intergranular damage of EN AW-6061 and the matrix alloy of the MMCs is observed. Close to the particles, damage is more pronounced due to thermal and mechanical mismatch of the phases. Four mechanisms causing damage and residual stress development could be identified: thermally induced global deformation due to inhomogeneous distribution of temperature, thermally induced local deformation due to coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch (different ?th of both phases), mechanically induced local deformation due to different deformation behaviour of both phases and overaging. In the non-reinforced alloy global deformation is the dominant mechanism while in the MMCs also local mechanisms are significant

  17. The role of solidification rate in the corrosion resistance of a directionally solidified novel aluminium-lanthanum alloy

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    Dzib-Perez, L. [Programa de Corrosion del Golfo de Mexico, Universidad Autonoma de Campeche, Av. Agustin Melgar s/n, Col. Buenavista, CP 24030 Campeche, Campeche (Mexico); Gonzalez-Sanchez, J. [Programa de Corrosion del Golfo de Mexico, Universidad Autonoma de Campeche, Av. Agustin Melgar s/n, Col. Buenavista, CP 24030 Campeche, Campeche (Mexico)]. E-mail: jagonzal@uacam.mx; Perez, T. [Programa de Corrosion del Golfo de Mexico, Universidad Autonoma de Campeche, Av. Agustin Melgar s/n, Col. Buenavista, CP 24030 Campeche, Campeche (Mexico); Bartolo-Perez, P. [Programa de Corrosion del Golfo de Mexico, Universidad Autonoma de Campeche, Av. Agustin Melgar s/n, Col. Buenavista, CP 24030 Campeche, Campeche (Mexico); CINVESTAV-Merida, Applied Physics Department, Carr. antigua a Progreso, km 6, CP 97310 Merida, Yucatan (Mexico); Juarez, A. [CIATEQ. Calzada del Retablo 150, CP 76150 Queretaro, Queretaro (Mexico)

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    The corrosion resistance of a novel Al-12.6 wt.%La alloy manufactured using unidirectional solidification was studied by sensitive electrochemical techniques. It was found that the electrochemical behaviour of the alloy depends upon the formation of non-passive corrosion product layers. Different solidification rates produced dissimilar microstructures which promoted selective dissolution when the alloy was anodically polarized in distilled water. A model for the electrochemical behaviour of this alloy was proposed based on an equivalent circuit that simulated the impedance results.

  18. The role of solidification rate in the corrosion resistance of a directionally solidified novel aluminium-lanthanum alloy

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    The corrosion resistance of a novel Al-12.6 wt.%La alloy manufactured using unidirectional solidification was studied by sensitive electrochemical techniques. It was found that the electrochemical behaviour of the alloy depends upon the formation of non-passive corrosion product layers. Different solidification rates produced dissimilar microstructures which promoted selective dissolution when the alloy was anodically polarized in distilled water. A model for the electrochemical behaviour of this alloy was proposed based on an equivalent circuit that simulated the impedance results

  19. Study of the aqueous corrosion mechanisms and kinetics of the AlFeNi aluminium based alloy used for the fuel cladding in the Jules Horowitz research reactor

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    For the Jules Horowitz new material-testing reactor (JHR), an aluminium base alloy, called AlFeNi, will be used for the cladding of the fuel plates. This alloy (Al - 1% Fe - 1% Ni - 1 % Mg), which is already used as fuel cladding, was developed for its good corrosion resistance in water at high temperatures. However, few studies dealing with the alteration process in water and the relationships with irradiation effects have been performed on this alloy. The conception of the JHR fuel requires a better knowledge of the corrosion mechanisms. Corrosion tests were performed in autoclaves at 70 C, 165 C and 250 C on AlFeNi plates representative of the fuel cladding. Several techniques were used to characterize the corrosion scale: SEM, TEM, EPMA, XRD, Raman spectroscopy. Our observations show that the corrosion scale is made of two main layers: a dense amorphous scale close to the metal and a porous crystalline scale in contact with the water. More than the morphology, the chemical compositions of both layers are different. This duplex structure results from a mixed growth mechanism: an anionic growth to develop the inner oxide and a cationic diffusion followed by a dissolution-precipitation process to form the outer one. Dynamic experiments at 70 C and corrosion kinetics measurements have demonstrated that the oxide growth process is controlled by a diffusion step associated to a dissolution/precipitation process. A corrosion mechanism of the AlFeNi alloy in aqueous media has been proposed. Then post-irradiation exams performed on irradiated fuel plates were used to investigate the effects of the irradiation on the corrosion behaviour in the reactor core. (author)

  20. An improved billet on billet extrusion process of continuous aluminium alloy shapes for cryogenic applications in the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment

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    Tavares, S S

    2003-01-01

    The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is one of the experiments being designed in the framework of the Large Hadron Collider accelerator at CERN. CMS will contain the largest and the most powerful superconducting solenoid magnet ever built in terms of stored energy. It will work at 4.2 K, will have a magnetic length of 12.5 m, with a free bore of 6m and will be manufactured as a layered and modular structure of NbTi cables embedded in a high purity (99.998%) Al- stabiliser. Each layer consists of a wound continuous length of 2.55 km. In order to withstand the high electromagnetic forces, two external aluminium alloy reinforcing sections are foreseen. These reinforcements, of 24 mm multiplied by 18 mm cross-section, will be continuously electron beam (EB) welded to the pure Al-stabiliser. The alloy EN AW-6082 has been selected for the reinforcements due to its excellent extrudability, high strength in the precipitation hardened state, high toughness and strength at cryogenic temperatures and ready EB weldability. Ea...