Effects of Annular Electromagnetic Stirring Melt Treatment on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 7050 Rheo-Casting
The microstructure and mechanical properties of 7050 alloy rheo-castings after treated by Annular Electromagnetic Stirring (A-EMS) melt treatment were investigated. The results revealed that, under A-EMS, the refinement and homogeneity of the solidification structure could be improved greatly and the slurry was suitable for the following rheo-casting; and also the hot-cracking defects in the casting process were significantly alleviated, meanwhile, the strength and ductility of the alloy casting were found to be comparable to those of conventionally forged 7000 series alloys.
Qiang Zhu, Ahmed Rassili, Stephen P. Midson and Xiao Gang Hu
T. Y. Guan et al., "Effects of Annular Electromagnetic Stirring Melt Treatment on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 7050 Rheo-Casting", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 285, pp. 219-223, 2019