Microstructural Response to Growth Rate and Mg Additions during Directional Growth of Al-Cu-Mg Alloys

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Al-rich Al-Cu-Mg alloys have wide range of applications for automotive and aerospace where the control of the original solidification microstructure is important to achieve desired properties. Under constant temperature gradient G (4.84±0.13 K.mm-1), a series of directional solidification experiments were performed at 6 different growth rates V (16.7 – 166.7 µm/s) and 6 different Mg contents C0-Mg (0 – 5 wt.% Mg) of Al – 5wt.% Cu – (0-5)wt.% Mg alloys. The solid-liquid interface was investigated in as-quenched specimens. Primary dendrite arm spacing λ1 was measured on longitudinal and transverse sections of the specimens. The variations of λ1 with respect to V and C0-Mg were determined and the results were compared to the related theoretical models and the published data.

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A. Roósz, V. Mertinger, P. Barkóczy and Cs. Hoó

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425-430

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.649.425

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A. Berkdemir and M. Gündüz, "Microstructural Response to Growth Rate and Mg Additions during Directional Growth of Al-Cu-Mg Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 649, pp. 425-430, 2010

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May 2010

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