MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 326, 2020The 17th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys 2020 (ICAA17)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||05 November 2020|
Influence of transition elements (V, Zr and Mo) and cooling rate on the precipitation of dispersoids in Al-7Si-0.6Cu-0.35Mg foundry alloy
Department of applied sciences, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Saguenay, (Quebec), Canada, G7H 2B1
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In the present work, individual/combined additions of transition elements (V, Zr and Mo) were introduced into Al-7Si-0.6Cu-0.35Mg foundry alloy at different cooling rates to study their influence on the precipitation behaviour of dispersoids. Results showed that both individual and combined additions of V, Zr, Mo lead to the formation of dispersoids but with different composition, morphology and number density during solution treatment. The addition of V produces the precipitation of both (Al,Si)3M dispersoids and α-dispersoids, while the Zr addition promotes (Al,Si)3M type dispersoids but inhibits the formation of α-Al(Mn,Fe)Si dispersoids. The addition of Mo effectively promotes α-Al(Mn,Mo,Fe)Si dispersoids and significantly reduces the dispersoid size and increase the number density of dispersoids. The combined addition of V, Zr and Mo produces the largest number of finer dispersoids among all five alloys studied, but the most dispersoids are (Al,Si)3M. The (Al,Si)3M dispersoids and α-dispersoids have the rod-like and block-like morphologies, respectively. High cooling rate can generally refine the dispersoids and increase their number density, while it also increases the proportion of (Al,Si)3M dispersoids.
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