The Effect of Quenching in Polymer and Addition of 0.1% Zr on Properties of Al-5.6% Zn-2.5%Mg-1.6%Cu Alloy
The Al-Zn-Mg-Cu aluminum alloys are primarily used in the aerospace industry as structural components. This study aim to improve properties of Al-5.6% Zn-2.5%Mg-1.6%Cu such as impact toughness, thermal stability and corrosion resistance by using quenching in 30% polyethylene glycol and addition 0.1%Zr to this alloy. Results showed that the addition 0.1% Zr to base alloy improve impact toughness by (40%) when quenching in water, and by (60 %) when quenching in 30%PAG corresponding to the base alloy when aging at 150 °C. Also results showed that the thermal stability improved when we addition 0.1% Zr by (20%). An improvement of corrosion resistance when addition 0.1% Zr (B alloy) by (326 %), at aging time 150°C in comparison to the base alloy.
J. M. Salman et al., "The Effect of Quenching in Polymer and Addition of 0.1% Zr on Properties of Al-5.6% Zn-2.5%Mg-1.6%Cu Alloy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 1305-1312, 2012