Effect of Cu and Mg on Forging Property and Mechanical Behavior of Powder Forged Al-Si-Fe Based Alloy
Two atomized alloy powders, those chemical compositions are Al-10Si-5Fe-1Zr and Al- 10Si-5Fe-4Cu-2Mg-1Zr, were pre-compacted by cold pressing with 350MPa and subsequently hot forged at temperatures ranging from 653K to 845K and at an initial strain rate of 10-2/s in order to produce bulk cylindrical type alloys with the diameter of 10 mm. The addition of Cu and Mg into the present alloy causes a decrease in the eutectic reaction temperature of Al-10Si-5Fe-1Zr alloy from 841K to 786K and results in a decrease of flow stress at the given forging temperature. TEM observation revealed that in addition to Al-Fe based intermetallics, Al2Cu and Al2CuMg intermetallics appeared to display the alloying effect additionally. The volume fraction of intermetallic dispersiods increased by the addition of Cu and Mg. Compressive strength of the present alloys was closely related to the volume fraction of intermetallic dispersoids.
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
D. S. Lee et al., "Effect of Cu and Mg on Forging Property and Mechanical Behavior of Powder Forged Al-Si-Fe Based Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 389-392, 2007