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Differential thermal analysis assessment of beta phase precipitation in Al-6.5Si-1Fe alloy

Ferdian, Deni and Suharno, Bambang and Duployer, Benjamin and Tenailleau, Christophe and Salvo, Luc and Lacaze, Jacques Differential thermal analysis assessment of beta phase precipitation in Al-6.5Si-1Fe alloy. (2012) Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 65 (6). 821-825. ISSN 0972-2815

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12666-012-0182-1


Iron-bearing intermetallic phases formed during solidification of Al-Si casting alloys are known for having detrimental effect on their mechanical properties. This is particularly the case of the β-Al5FeSi phase which precipitates as thin and extended plates. Many researchers already studied the factors that could influence the formation of this phase and in most cases it has been concluded that low-level additives (e.g. manganese) may lead to the replacement of the beta phase with other intermetallics that are less harmful because of being more compact.In this preliminary work, differential thermal analysis (DTA) was used to study the effect of cooling rate (0.2–40 °C/min) on beta phase formation in Al-6.5Si-1Fe alloy. The effect of cooling rate on the characteristic temperature for phase changes was described and compared to literature information. The beta phase was then characterized using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray tomography. Metallographic analysis showed the phase morphology was heavily affected by the cooling rate, and parameters to quantify this have been selected and measured. Moreover, observation also revealed that some alpha phase precipitates at low cooling rate.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 - UJF (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universitas Indonesia - UI (INDONESIA)
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