Studying the Quench Sensitivity of Cast Al Alloys
The quench rate sensitivity of A356 was measured by the Jominy end quench method. The results of hardness testing on sand cast A356 indicate that the microstructural inhomogeneity causes a large variation in hardness values. Results for an extruded 6061 alloys show that the smaller JEQ sample size could be used for wrought alloys, where the microstructure was inhomogeneous, with a reduced depression in the hardness. However, for cast alloys, the reduced hardness decrease was found to be detrimental to the results, due to the combination of higher noise in the data with the reduced data signal.
J. W. Newkirk and S. Mehta, "Studying the Quench Sensitivity of Cast Al Alloys," Heat Treating 2000: Proceedings of the 20th Conference (2000, St. Louis, MO), vol. 2, pp. 1094 - 1100, ASM International, Oct 2000.
20th Conference of Heat Treating Advances in Surface Engineering: An International Symposium in Honor of Professor Tom Bel(2000: Oct. 9-12, St. Louis, MO)
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Castability; Quench Sensitivity; Aging of Materials; Casting; Cooling; Corrosion Resistance; Electric Conductivity; Hardness; Microstructure; Quenching; Solidification; Strength of Materials; Stress Corrosion Cracking; Vickers Hardness Testing; Aluminum Alloys
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01 Oct 2000