Papers by Keyword: AA6061 Aluminum Alloy

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Authors: Yi Chuan Chen, C. Y. A. Tsao, Sy Cherng Yang, Chang Chuan Hsu
Abstract: Rapid solidification process was employed to make 6061 Al alloy powder. Powder size distribution was analyzed with SEM. Powder densities, i.e. apparent density and tap density, were measured. Thermal properties were measured via DSC. Surface condition and microstructures and their chemical compositions were characterized with XRD, OM, SEM/EDX. Nanoindentation was employed to obtain the hardness and Young’s modulus of the powders. The relationships among the atomization parameters, powder shapes and sizes, powder densities, thermal properties, microstructures and the mechanical properties were analyzed and rationalized.
Authors: Hajime Iwasaki, Toru Mori, Mamoru Mabuchi, Kenji Higashi
Authors: S.M.R. Ourang, A. Ekrami, S.M. Seyed Reihani, S.M.R.Mousavi Abarghouie
Abstract: In the present research the aging behavior of Al6061 alloy and Al6061/SiCp composite fabricated by powder metallurgy method was investigated. The solution treatment of the samples were carried out at 527°C for 2, 3and 4 h followed by aging at 180°C for different aging times between 1 and 10 h. The existence of SiC particles led to increasing the peak hardness of the composite. The peak hardness of the composite took place at shorter times than that of the 6061 alloy for the samples solution treated for 3and 4 h, but took place at longer times for the samples solution treated for 2 h. The optimum solution treating time was about 3 h for both the composite and the 6061 alloy that led to the fastest aging kinetics and the maximum hardness. At the solution treating time shorter than 3h due to incomplete dissolution of precipitates, the aging kinetics decelerated and the hardness values decreased. For the composites solution treated more than 3 h, hardness values decreased due to the grain growth of matrix while changing in the aging kinetics was not significant. EDS and SEM studies indicated the presence of bight enrichment zones including Mg and Si elements in the composite in solution treatment conditions.
Authors: C.S. Ramesh, M.L. Shreeshail, Harsha R. Gudi, Khan Zulfiqar
Abstract: Currently, the focus in materials development is on processing of hybrid metal matrix composites (MMCs) in particular aluminum (Al) based owing to their flexibility in achieving tailor made properties. Till date, only processing, characterization of mechanical and adhesive wear behavior of various hybrid MMCs have received much attention. However, solid erosion wear of hybrid MMCs has not yet been reported. This assessment will further enlarge the range of applications of hybrid MMCs in particular for components in operation for military applications especially in desert areas. In the light of the above, the present paper discusses the air jet erosion behavior of developed Al6061-SiC-carbon fibre hybrid composite prepared by combination of powder metallurgy and casting process followed by hot extrusion at temperature of 550°C using extrusion ratio of 1:4. The solid sand erodent particle size used was 312 μm while the operating pressure and velocity was maintained at 1.4 bar and 30 m/sec respectively. The adopted feed rate of the sand particles was 2.0 g/min with standoff distance being 10 mm. The sample size was 25 mm x 25 mm x 10 mm. The effect of silicon carbide (SiC), Carbon fibre (Cf), test duration and angle of impingement of the erodent on the erosion wear loss of the developed hybrid composite will be discussed at length.
Authors: Dyi Cheng Chen, Jiun Ru Shiu, Fung Ling Nian, Ming Ren Chen
Abstract: The bicycle is not only a pollution-free method of transportation, but also has sport and recreation functions. Therefore, the bicycle attracted attention in now society gradually. The purpose of this research is mainly to innovative design a forging die of pedal of bicycle for the company’s needs. We first design a die with simulation analysis of bicycle pedal by utilizing a commercial finite element package software during research process. Moreover, a series of simulation analyses with the variables depended on different press velocity of ram, temperature of die and friction factor of the die is performed to evaluate the methods of light quantification in the forging for bicycle pedal. Under various forging conditions, it analyses the curvature distribution and damage distribution of the billet. The optimal parameters to control are obtained with Taguchi methods. Finally, we identified the finite element results for high-strength design suitability of 6061 aluminum alloy bicycle pedal.
Authors: Masatoshi Sudo, Yoshiyuki Hattori, Takashi Endoh, Hiroomi Hiramitsu
Authors: Fei Xu, Ya Fei Guo, Li Chen, Jing Yang
Abstract: With the diversification of manufacture methods, joining the same materials with different states becomes indispensable in practical application. The hybrid welding has broad application prospects. It not only reduces the strict assembled gap before welding, but also improves the joint properties by filling wire during the welding process. 6061 aluminum alloys with different states were welded by YAG-MIG hybrid welding. The characteristics of welded joint, including microstructures, the tensile properties, microhardness and fracture, were investigated. The results show that the microstructures are different significantly in different states. Besides, the grain boundaries of the joint microstructures become unclear after heat treating. The strength and the elongations of welded joints could reach to that of the base metal. The tensile fracture occurs in the fusion zone and near 6061-O alloy. And the fracture presents ductile rupture. Meanwhile, the effect of the small pores in the weld on the joints tensile properties is slight.
Authors: Su Juan Wang, Suet To, Xin Du Chen
Abstract: The technology of ultra-precision machining with single crystal diamond tool produces advanced components with higher dimensional accuracy and better surface quality. The cutting-induced heat results in high temperature and stress at the chip-tool and tool-workpiece interfaces therefore affects the materials and the cutting tool as well as the surface quality. In the ultra-precision machining of al6061, the cutting-induced heat generates precipitates on the machined surface and those precipitates induce imperfections on the machined surface. This paper uses the time-temperature-precipitation characteristics of aluminum alloy 6061 (al6061) to investigate the effect of feed rate on the cutting-induced heat generation in ultra-precision multi-axis milling process. The effect of feed rate and feed direction on the generation of precipitates and surface roughness in ultra-precision raster milling (UPRM) is studied. Experimental results show that heat generation in horizontal cutting is less than that in vertical cutting and a larger feed rate generates more heat on the machined workpiece. A smaller feed rate produces a better surface finish and under a larger feed rate, scratch marks are produced by the generated precipitates and increase surface roughness.
Authors: Toshiya Shibayanagi, Masaaki Naka
Abstract: The present paper deals with the control of microstructure of friction stir processed aluminum alloys focusing on grain refinement, thermal stability at elevated temperature and texture development in some aluminum alloys such as 5083, 6061 and 7075 commercial aluminum alloys. 3mm thickness plates of 5083, 6061 and 7075 Al alloys were friction stir processed/welded with several rotation speeds and travelling speeds. Optical microscopy revealed the grain refinement in the stirred zone of each alloy and the average grain size decreased with decreasing rotation speed under various travelling speeds. Annealing of the joints brought about abnormal grain growth at temperatures higher than 773K for 5083 alloy. Critical temperature of the abnormal grain growth tended to decrease as the rotation speed decreased for the fixed travelling speed. Dissimilar joining of 5083 Al alloy to 6061 Al alloy also showed abnormal grain growth when annealed at 773K. A peculiar texture development of 7075 Al joint showing (111)//ND-oriented grains existing throughout the nugget was revealed by EBSP analysis.
Authors: Stan T. Mandziej, Marc Ruggeri
Abstract: Grain refinement should increase strength of metallic materials in a predictable manner. However, in applications of severe plastic deformations for this purpose, limits have been observed due to self-recovery and strain-induced precipitation assisted by generation of adiabatic heat. Pure metals and single-phase alloys have not been the best candidates for achieving ultrafine-grained microstructures therefore more often precipitation-hardening multi-phase alloys have been used in SPD experiments. To generate ultrafine-grained microstructures by accumulated multiple compressive strains executed at various strain rates during programmed thermal cycles the MaxStrainTM device was developed for GleebleTM physical simulator. This paper deals with processing of Al-6061 wrought alloy and Al-319 cast alloy by the MaxStrain device, and describes obtained microstructures.
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