Effect of a Minor Sr Modifier on the Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of 7075 T6 Al Alloys
AbstractThe influence of a minor strontium (Sr) modifier on the microstructures and mechanical properties of 7075 Al alloys was investigated in this paper. The grain size of cast 7075 Al alloys was refined from 157 μm to 115 μm, 108 μm, and 105 μm after adding 0.05 wt. %, 0.1 wt. %, and 0.2 wt. % Sr, respectively. The extruded 7075 Al alloys was refined with different degrees of Sr modifier. The mechanical properties were optimum when adding 0.1 wt. % Sr. The ultimate tensile strength (σb) increased from 573 to 598 MPa and the elongation-to-failure (δf) was raised from 19.5% to 24.9%. The microhardness increased from 182 to 195 Hv. The tensile fracture surface via scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed a transition from brittle fracture to ductile fracture as Sr increased from 0 wt. % to 0.2 wt. %. The result in this paper proved that the modifier can improve the properties of 7075 Al alloy. View Full-Text
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Ma, S.; Sun, Y.; Wang, H.; Lü, X.; Qian, M.; Ma, Y.; Zhang, C.; Liu, B. Effect of a Minor Sr Modifier on the Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of 7075 T6 Al Alloys. Metals 2017, 7, 13.
Ma S, Sun Y, Wang H, Lü X, Qian M, Ma Y, Zhang C, Liu B. Effect of a Minor Sr Modifier on the Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of 7075 T6 Al Alloys. Metals. 2017; 7(1):13.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ma, Shaoming; Sun, Youhong; Wang, Huiyuan; Lü, Xiaoshu; Qian, Ming; Ma, Yinlong; Zhang, Chi; Liu, Baochang. 2017. "Effect of a Minor Sr Modifier on the Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of 7075 T6 Al Alloys." Metals 7, no. 1: 13.
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