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High-Pressure Die Casting of Al–Ce–La–Ni–Fe Alloys

High-Pressure Die Casting of Al–Ce–La–Ni–Fe Alloys

Benjamin E. MacDonald1, Stuart Wiesner2, Ryan Holdsworth1, Carl Söderhjelm1 & Diran ApelianORCID:orcid.org/0000-0001-9743-606X1 Abstract The effects on phase equilibria of La and Fe additions to the Al–Ce–Ni-based alloy system are explored under high-pressure die casting conditions. The addition of La to Al–Ce–Ni-based alloy system only reacts with Ce synergistically to promote the formation of the Al11(Ce,La)3 intermetallic phase as predicted by CALculation

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The characterization of porosity and externally solidified crystals in a high pressure die casting hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy using a newly developed ceramic shot sleeve

The characterization of porosity and externally solidified crystals in a high pressure die casting hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy using a newly developed ceramic shot sleeve

X.Y. Jiao ab, P.Y. Wang c, Y.X. Liu d, W.N. Liu e, A.X. Wan d, L.J. Shi c, C.G. Wang c, S.M. Xiong dShow moreAdd to MendeleyShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2024.136045Get rights and content Abstract The effective methods to regulating porosity and externally solidified crystals (ESCs) have been remained as a challenging task for high pressure die casting (HPDC) automobile parts. In this work, a newly designed ceramic shot sleeve is proposed for reducing porosity and optimizing ESCs. As a result, both porosity

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Temperature dependence of mechanical strength in HPDC Mg–6Y–3Zn–1Al alloy with LPSO phase

Temperature dependence of mechanical strength in HPDC Mg–6Y–3Zn–1Al alloy with LPSO phase

Xin Yu a, Yafeng Li b, Yang Bai a, Wei Huang c, Bing Ye a, Xiangyang Kong d Abstract The temperature dependence of mechanical strength including yield strength (YS) and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) in HPDC WZA631 alloy is investigated in a wide temperature range from room temperature (RT) to 350 °C. It is found that at 25–300 °C, YS and UTS do not drop markedly, from 173 MPa and 274 MPa at RT to 113 MPa and 170 MPa at 300 °C, respectively. While

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Effect of Thermal Treatment (T5) on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Vacuum High Pressure Die Cast Al–Si–Mg Alloy

Effect of Thermal Treatment (T5) on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Vacuum High Pressure Die Cast Al–Si–Mg Alloy

Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS) Abstract In this work, a modified Al–Si–Mg (A356) alloy was prepared by vacuum-assisted high pressure die casting processes (V-HPDC). To release residual stresses, various thermal treatment schemes over a wide range of temperatures between 120 and 350 °C were experimented to the as-cast V-HPDC alloy, in

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Effect of Thermal Treatment (T5) on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Vacuum High Pressure Die Cast Al–Si–Mg Alloy

Effect of Thermal Treatment (T5) on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Vacuum High Pressure Die Cast Al–Si–Mg Alloy

Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS) Abstract In this work, a modified Al–Si–Mg (A356) alloy was prepared by vacuum-assisted high pressure die casting processes (V-HPDC). To release residual stresses, various thermal treatment schemes over a wide range of temperatures between 120 and 350 °C were experimented to the as-cast V-HPDC alloy, in

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Fig. 2. TEM images of X (Mg12YZn(LPSO)) phase and W(Mg3Zn3Y2) phase in the Mg–5Zn–5Y-0.6Zr (wt%) alloy, (a) ZW55-I, (b) ZW55-II, (c) ZW55-III and (d) W(Mg3Zn3Y2) phase in ZW55-III [19].

Recent advances of high strength Mg-RE alloys: Alloy development, forming and application

Recent advances of high strength Mg-RE alloys: Alloy development, forming and application Author links open overlay panelYongfeng Li a, Ang Zhang a, Chuangming Li a, Hecong Xie a, Bin Jiang a, Zhihua Dong a, Peipeng Jin b, Fusheng Pan a https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2023.08.055Get rights and content Abstract To further expand the application of magnesium (Mg) alloys, development of the high strength Mg-rare earth (RE) alloys is strongly desired. The strength of the Mg alloys can be greatly improved through adding RE elements.

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Ductile fracture prediction of HPDC aluminum alloy based on a shear-modified GTN damage model

Ductile fracture prediction of HPDC aluminum alloy based on a shear-modified GTN damage model

Ductile fracture prediction of HPDC aluminum alloy based on a shear-modified GTN damage model Author links open overlay panelYongfa Zhang ab, Jiang Zheng cd, Fuhui Shen b, Dongsong Li b, Sebastian Münstermann b, Weijian Han e, Shiyao Huang e, Tianjiao Li cShow moreAdd to MendeleyShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2023.109541Get rights and content Abstract In this paper, we investigate how the shear-modified Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman (GTN) model can be used to reveal the effect of manufacturing-process-induced porosity on the scatter of ductile fracture properties of a

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Semi-solid Die Casting of Some Aluminum Alloys for Lightweight Automotive Components

Semi-solid Die Casting of Some Aluminum Alloys for Lightweight Automotive Components

Semi-solid Die Casting of Some Aluminum Alloys for Lightweight Automotive Components Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME) Abstract The use of light alloys in automotive applications has been rapidly increasing in the industry as a means to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Semi-solid forming process for Al-Si based alloys, which

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Fig. 3. (a) Schematic of four-point reversed bending set-up used in this study. Dimensions in mm. (b) Picture of the bending fatigue test set-up. The specimen was fixed by four fixtures, where two outer fixtures were connected to upper moveable shaft for applying the loading. The two internal fixtures were connected to the fixed base in the bottom. Between the fixture and the shaft/base were thin steel spring to ensure that the specimens can bend flexibly. To show the details more clearly, the distance between each fixture shown in the picture is larger than the actual distances used in this study.

Four-point bending fatigue behavior of rheocast AlSi7Mg0.3 alloy: Role of the surface liquid segregation

Author links open overlay panelQing Zhang a, Stefan Jonsson b, Anders E.W. Jarfors aShow moreAdd to MendeleyShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2023.107791Get rights and content Under a Creative Commons licenseopen access Highlights Abstract The surface liquid segregation (SLS) layer in semisolid casting presents higher hardness than the surface of specimens cast using high-pressure die casting (HPDC). Bending fatigue tests showed that semisolid castings present better fatigue properties at

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Fig. 3. (a) Schematic of four-point reversed bending set-up used in this study. Dimensions in mm. (b) Picture of the bending fatigue test set-up. The specimen was fixed by four fixtures, where two outer fixtures were connected to upper moveable shaft for applying the loading. The two internal fixtures were connected to the fixed base in the bottom. Between the fixture and the shaft/base were thin steel spring to ensure that the specimens can bend flexibly. To show the details more clearly, the distance between each fixture shown in the picture is larger than the actual distances used in this study.

Four-point bending fatigue behavior of rheocast AlSi7Mg0.3 alloy: Role of the surface liquid segregation

Qing Zhang a, Stefan Jonsson b, Anders E.W. Jarfors a aJönköping University, School of Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing, 551 11 Jönköping, SwedenbKTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Materials Science and Engineering, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden Abstract The surface liquid segregation (SLS) layer in semisolid casting presents higher hardness than the surface of specimens cast using high-pressure die casting

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