Static and Dynamic Properties of AC4C Aluminum Alloy
The static and dynamic properties on the hoist hook of a vessel are necessary since they are affected by the damages of a static and dynamic load. Al-Si-Mg casting alloy (AC4C-T6) is widely used due to its good mechanical properties as well as the light weight and good casting with complex geometries. This study accomplished a static tension test and an impact test. Based on the test results and fracture surface analysis, we found that there are great differences between the fracture strain and yield stress in the different extracted regions of specimen. In tensile test, yield stress were 205 MPa at a low strain rate of 5 mm/min and 220 MPa at a high strain rate of 25mm/min. In Charpy impact test, impact properties of AC4C aluminum alloy were analyzed by impacting loading versus displacement and impacting energy versus displacement. Compared the fracture strains in different strain rates, maximum fracture strain of low strain rate was mainly 10 % higher than that of high strain rate. There were more than 20 % differences in the strain rate. The ductile and brittle behaviors were showed in low strain rate and high strain rate in static tensile test, respectively. The impact energy reached high when they were extracted from a plane region in the mold. But impact energy reached low when they were extracted from a curved and edge region. It is demonstrated that mechanical properties and impact energy of the samples where were extracted from a curved and edge region was lower than that of the samples where were extracted from a plane region.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
J. S. Oh et al., "Static and Dynamic Properties of AC4C Aluminum Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 579-584, 2008