MELTING BEHAVIOR AND ARTIFICIAL AGING OF Al-Mg-Si-Mn NOVEL CASTING ALLOY CONTAINING Li

V. Boyko, O. Prach, K. Mykhalenkov

Анотація


The strength of Al-Mg-Si-Mn-Li casting alloy strongly depends on Mg content in solid solution and precipitation of nano-size precipitates of β- Mg2Si and δ- Al3Li phases. Alloy with the nominal composition AlMg5Si2MnLi was studied by means of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy dispersive X-Ray analysis (EDX). DSC measurements show that the eutectic melting temperature was about 595 °C and it is higher than that of commercial A356 casting alloy. The macro- and microhardness tests show that in as-cast state hardness were higher than for A356 and continuously growth during artificial aging. TEM investigations reveal that during artificial aging three different precipitation types are forms in the alloy matrix. Two of them belong to the different structures of Mg2Si precipitates. Appearance of the third one identified as δ- Al3Li phase represent that Al-Mg-Si system can be successfully used for designing of Li-containing casting alloy which is not developed yet.

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cast Al-Mg-Si aluminium alloys, DSC, nanosize precipitation

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