To increase the proportion of Al-cast alloys in a variety of industrial applications, it appears useful to control their fatigue behavior. In general, that behavior is affected by many factors, such as chemical composition, heat treatment, inclusions etc. The problem with utilization of the Al-scrap as a material for casting the Al-Si alloys lies in the fact that the scrap, unfortunately as a rule, is contaminated with iron. The Fe-rich intermetallics, formed during the solidification process, appear in a great variety of shapes and sizes. The most important are platelets or needles Al 5 FeSi, because they greatly decrease mechanical and corrosion properties of Al-cast alloys. The effect of the brittle Fe-rich phases on the fatigue properties in the secondary self-hardening AlZn10Si8Mg cast alloys with different percentage of iron (0.150 and 0.559 wt. %) was studied. Microstructure of alloys and the 3D-morphology of phases were analyzed by the optical and SEM microscopy. Rotating bending fatigue tests were realized for a defined number of cycles 3 x 10 6 . The results show that with increasing the content of Fe, the area proportion and the average length of Al 5 FeSi phases increased a significant influenced on the fatigue life and pores formation.
|Titolo:||The Fatigue lifetime of AlZn10Si8Mg cast alloy with different percentage of iron|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|