Date of Award
Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering
Sokolowski, Jerry H.
Applied sciences, High pressure, Microstructural analysis, Squeeze casting, Thermal analysis
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
The effect of cyclic pressure on the thermal and microstructural behaviour of the A356 alloy and the addition of commercial Al-Sr Master Alloy, Nano Alumina Master Alloy and a combination of both Master Alloys during the squeeze casting was investigated in this study. The results show that the α-dendrite growth temperature was increased and the Al-Si eutectic growth temperature was decreased substantially, resulting in a super refined, as-cast, equiaxed α-Al cells and ultra fine dendritic eutectic Si in the modified and unmodified A356 aluminum alloy. Moreover, very rapid spheroidization of the Si particles was observed within a very short Solution Treatment time (15min) of the squeeze cast unmodified and Sr modified A356 alloy. It is expected that the results of this study will lead to a number of further fundamental and applied research rendering new alloys and technology.
Alam, Mohammad Khurshed-Ul, "Thermal and Microstructural Analysis of the A356 Alloy Subjected to High Pressure in the Squeeze Casting (SC) UMSA Technology Platform" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5116.