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Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Al-5Mg-0.8Mn Alloys with Various Contents of Fe and Si Cast under Near-Rapid Cooling

Liaoning Provincial Key Laboratory of Light Alloys and Processing Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenyang Aerospace University, 37 Daoyi Avenue S., Shenyang 110136, China
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Metals 2017, 7(10), 428; https://doi.org/10.3390/met7100428
Received: 13 September 2017 / Revised: 29 September 2017 / Accepted: 29 September 2017 / Published: 13 October 2017
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Abstract

Al-5Mg-0.8Mn alloys (AA5083) with various iron and silicon contents were cast under near-rapid cooling and rolled into sheets. The aim was to study the feasibility of minimizing the deteriorating level of the harmful Fe-rich phases on the mechanical properties through refining the intermetallics by significantly increasing the casting rate. The results showed that the size and density of the intermetallic particles that remained in the hot bands and the cold rolled sheets increased as the contents of iron and silicon in the alloys were increased. However, the increment of the particle sizes was limited due to the significant refinement of the intermetallics formed during casting under near-rapid cooling. The mechanical properties of the alloys reduced as the contents of iron and silicon in the alloys increased. However, the decrement of tensile strengths and ductility was quite small. Therefore, higher contents of iron and silicon could be used in the Al-5Mg-0.8Mn alloy (AA5083 alloy) when the material is cast under near-rapid cooling, such as in the continuous strip casting process. View Full-Text
Keywords: aluminum alloy; AA5083 alloy; intermetallic; microstructure; mechanical properties; near-rapid solidification aluminum alloy; AA5083 alloy; intermetallic; microstructure; mechanical properties; near-rapid solidification
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Liu, Y.; Sun, Y.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, Y.; Wang, J.; Liu, C. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Al-5Mg-0.8Mn Alloys with Various Contents of Fe and Si Cast under Near-Rapid Cooling. Metals 2017, 7, 428.

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