Mechanical Properties of Centrifugal Casting Al-Cu Alloys
In this work, the effects of centrifugal radius and mould rotation speed on the tensile strength, yield strength, specific elongation, and microhardness on Al-Cu alloy castings are investigated. The results show that, with increasing the centrifugal radius or mould rotation speed, the mechanical properties increase gradually. With increasing the centrifugal radius, the variation amplitude of mechanical properties of Al-Cu alloys at mould rotation speed 600rpm is greater than that at 300rpm. This is due to the finer microstructure and the strengthened grain boundary and then resulting in the increase of the resistance to dislocation slipping.
Yi Tan and Dongying Ju
A. H. Liu et al., "Mechanical Properties of Centrifugal Casting Al-Cu Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 675-677, pp. 629-632, 2011