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Materials 2017, 10(9), 1011; doi:10.3390/ma10091011

Evaluating the Tensile Properties of Aluminum Foundry Alloys through Reference Castings—A Review

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru 560019, India
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Department of Management and Engineering (DTG), University of Padova, Stradella S. Nicola, 3 I-36100 Vicenza, Italy
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Received: 14 March 2017 / Revised: 29 July 2017 / Accepted: 5 August 2017 / Published: 30 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Welding, Joining and Casting of Advanced Materials)
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The tensile properties of an alloy can be exploited if detrimental defects and imperfections of the casting are minimized and the microstructural characteristics are optimized through several strategies that involve die design, process management and metal treatments. This paper presents an analysis and comparison of the salient characteristics of the reference dies proposed in the literature, both in the field of pressure and gravity die-casting. The specimens produced with these reference dies, called separately poured specimens, are effective tools for the evaluation and comparison of the tensile and physical behaviors of Al-Si casting alloys. Some of the findings of the present paper have been recently developed in the frame of the European StaCast project whose results are complemented here with some more recent outcomes and a comprehensive analysis and discussion. View Full-Text
Keywords: reference casting; aluminum alloy; foundry; tensile property; microstructure reference casting; aluminum alloy; foundry; tensile property; microstructure
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Anilchandra, A.; Arnberg, L.; Bonollo, F.; Fiorese, E.; Timelli, G. Evaluating the Tensile Properties of Aluminum Foundry Alloys through Reference Castings—A Review. Materials 2017, 10, 1011.

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