"A1 356 alloy is extensively used for a wide variety of casting applications. The structure is composed of primary dendrites and eutectic silicon formed during the eutectic reaction. It has long been recognized that the shape of the eutectic silicon significantly affects the ductility of the alloy. Traditionally, the morphology of the silicon is changed by certain chemical and/or thermal processes to improve the ductility. Mechanically deforming the castings to "modify" the shape of silicon has been shown by this research to be an effective alternative method to improve the spheroidization rate of eutectic silicon during heat treatment. The best ductility is found when the amount of deformation (or percent reduction) is between 40 and 80%. If deformation equipment is available, this process could greatly reduce the manufacturing time and result in a more ductile product"--Abstract, page ii.
Askeland, Donald R.
Kohser, Ronald A.
Howard, Scott A.
Materials Science and Engineering
M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 84 pages
© 1988 Chungwei Hsia, All rights reserved.
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Hsia, Chungwei, "Influence of prior deformation on structure and properties of heat treated aluminum casting alloy" (1988). Masters Theses. 562.