In Situ Fabrication and Properties of (Al3Ti)P/6351 Composites
(Al3Ti)p/6351 composites were in situ synthesized via direct melt reaction between 6351 wrought aluminum alloy and K2TiF6 at 720°C. OM, SEM and EDS are utilized to analyze the microstructure and components of composites. The fusing agents of CaF2 and LiCl are mixed with K2TiF6 to lower the temperature of initial in situ reaction. The volume fraction of Al3Ti is 3%.The size of Al3Ti is in the range of 2~4μm, which is much lowered than that fabricated by conventional process. Due to the calcium element from CaF2 the size of Mg2Si phases are decreased to 1~2μm.The microns of independent silicon phases are also observed in the squeezed section. The grain size of α-Al is fined to 30~40μm, which is due to the disperse effect of Al3Ti. The tensile, yield properties and elongation are at room temperature are 365MPa, 320MPa and 10.2%.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
G. R. Li et al., "In Situ Fabrication and Properties of (Al3Ti)P/6351 Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 1437-1440, 2011