Title

Comparison of Thermodynamic Models Applied to Al-Mg-Zn Melts

Abstract

Existing literature on the thermodynamic properties of the molten Al-Mg-Zn system provides an opportunity for assessing models for predicting ternary-system data with binary-system values. An important facet of such modeling is the use of the Gibbs-Duhem relationship; mathematical expressions have been developed to replace the traditional graphical method. Another important facet is the choice of binary-system study; in some systems, the type of study can make a difference in the results. Six models were chosen for investigation: the regular, subregular, and quasi-regular solution models, along with the empirical equations developed by Margules, Kohler, and Colinet. The modeling results show good agreement with actual experimental data from studies of the Al-Mg-Zn ternary system; the choice of which binary-system study is used to provide data for the model makes as significant a difference in the modeling results as the choice of model itself. © 1988 American Chemical Society.

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Materials Science and Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Language(s)

English

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© 1988 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.

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