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Volume 192, 2018The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST 2018) “Exploring Innovative Solutions for Smart Society”
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Track 1: Industrial Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing|
|Published online||14 August 2018|
Effect of cooling rates of production process of Al-3%B-3%Sr master alloy on grain refinement and eutectic modification efficiency in cast A356 alloy
Department of Materials and Production Technology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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In this paper, size and morphology of the grain refiner and modifier particles in the Al-3%B-3%Sr master alloy production by using different cooling rates were investigated. Two Al-3%B-3%Sr master alloys were produced with 0.2 and 10°C/s, respectively. The grain refinement and eutectic modification efficiency of the Al-3%B-3%Sr master alloy were tested in casting process of A356 alloy by addition of 4wt.% and holding times for 10-120 min. The experimental result showed that microstructure of the M1 alloy (Slow cooling) consisted of larger solidified particles of AlB2, SrB6 and Al4Sr in the matrix of α-Al compared to the M2 alloy (Rapid cooling). The addition of the M1 alloy in cast A356 alloy, it was found that small grain size and fully modify eutectic silicon were obtained from the holding time in a range of 10-60 min. While the addition of M2 alloy, a small grain size was achieved in shorter holding time in a range of 10-30 min but the eutectic silicon was partly modify. From the thermal analyzed result, solidification of un-modified A356 alloy was changed after addition of Al-3%B-3%Sr master alloy. It was clearly observed that both the undercooling of nucleation and eutectic reaction was reduced and the solidification time was shifted to longer.
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