The T5 Heat Treatment of Semi-Solid Metal Processed Aluminium Alloy F357
The T5 heat treatment of semi-solid metal (SSM) processed alloy F357 was investigated by considering the effects of cooling rate and natural aging after casting, as well as artificial aging parameters on tensile properties. In addition, the tensile properties of SSM-HPDC F357 in different temper conditions (F, T4, T5 and T6) are compared. The Quality Index (QI) is used to compare the influence of different T5 heat treatment parameters and different temper conditions.
M.S. Dargusch & S.M. Keay
H. Möller et al., "The T5 Heat Treatment of Semi-Solid Metal Processed Aluminium Alloy F357", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 618-619, pp. 365-368, 2009