Hot tear susceptibility of Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloys with varying iron contents

Sweet, Lisa, Easton, Mark A., Taylor, John A., Grandfield, John F., Davidson, Cameron J., Lu, Liming, Couper, Malcolm J. and StJohn, David H. (2013) Hot tear susceptibility of Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloys with varying iron contents. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 44A 12: 5396-5407. doi:10.1007/s11661-012-1562-1

Author Sweet, Lisa
Easton, Mark A.
Taylor, John A.
Grandfield, John F.
Davidson, Cameron J.
Lu, Liming
Couper, Malcolm J.
StJohn, David H.
Title Hot tear susceptibility of Al-Mg-Si-Fe alloys with varying iron contents
Journal name Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1073-5623
Publication date 2013-12-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11661-012-1562-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44A
Issue 12
Start page 5396
End page 5407
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Hot tear susceptibility in cast Al-0.52Si-0.34Mg-xFe 6060 aluminum alloys was investigated using a hot tearing test apparatus to simulate hot tearing in DC casting. The test apparatus has two cast bars, one that is used to measure the load response and one which is fixed at both ends to restrain thermal contraction so that hot tearing can be observed and rated where it occurred. The iron (Fe) content, ranging from 0.02 to 0.5 wt pct, was seen to have a major influence on the load response during solidification and the tear rating of these alloys. The findings are discussed in terms of Rappaz-Drezet-Gremaud (RDG) model sensitivity analysis and related to the effect of Fe content on the morphology and prevalence of the β-Al5FeSi and α-AlFeSi intermetallic phases and their influence on the coherency and coalescence of the microstructure.
Keyword Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Materials Science
Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 11 December 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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