In this study, the effect of aging on the mechanical properties of unmodified A356 aluminium casting alloy with trace additions of Ni or V was investigated. Trace elements were added in concentrations of 600 and 1000 ppm of Ni and V, respectively. Samples from sand and permanent mould castings in as cast and T6 heat-treated conditions were tested. Tensile tests were performed at both room and high temperature (235oC). Taking into account the results from both testing conditions, Vickers hardness was measured in order to endorse the hypothesis of artificial aging occurring during high temperature tensile tests. In order to study this effect, a series of specimens was aged at 235oC for different aging times, and aging curves were plotted. The occurrence of static and dynamic aging was evaluated by comparing hardness values of tensile specimens and aged samples, particularly in the range of 5-20 min, as this range corresponds to the time necessary for pre-heating and testing of the tensile samples. A basic correlation between tensile strength and hardness is also given.
|Titolo:||Correlation between aging effects and high temperature mechanical properties of the unmodified A356 foundry aluminium alloy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1a Atto convegno Rivista|