Spray Casting of Al-25Si Alloy and Hot Deformation Behavior
The spray forming process was used to produce Al-25Si alloy in this study. The microstructure of the hypereutectic Al-25Si alloy appeared to consist of Al matrix and equiaxed Si particles with average diameter of 5~7 µm. To deduce the extrusion condition, a series of compression tests has been conducted at temperatures ranging from RT to 500oC. The strain rate sensitivity parameter (m) of this alloy has been found to be very low ( ≤0.1) below 300oC and reached maximum value of about 0.13 at 500°C. The extrusion has been successfully conducted at the temperatures of 300°C and above with the ratio of area reduction of 28 and 40. The processing map for hot working has also been constructed.
S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi
W. J. Park et al., "Spray Casting of Al-25Si Alloy and Hot Deformation Behavior", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 609-612, 2004