Influence of Solution-Annealing Parameters on the Continuous Cooling Precipitation of Aluminum Alloy 6082
AbstractWe use a systematic approach to investigate the influence of the specific solution condition on quench-induced precipitation of coarse secondary phase particles during subsequent cooling for a wide range of cooling rates. Commercially produced plate material of aluminum alloy EN AW-6082 was investigated and the applied solution treatment conditions were chosen based on heating differential scanning calorimetry experiments of the initial T651 condition. The kinetics of the quench-induced precipitation were investigated by in situ cooling differential scanning calorimetry for a wide range of cooling rates. The nature of those quench-induced precipitates was analyzed by electron microscopy. The experimental data was evaluated with respect to the detrimental effect of incomplete dissolution on the age-hardening potential. We show that if the chosen solution temperature and soaking duration are too low or short, the solution treatment results in an incomplete dissolution of secondary phase particles. This involves precipitation during subsequent cooling to start concurrently with the onset of cooling, which increases the quench sensitivity. However, if the solution conditions allow the formation of a complete solid solution, precipitation will start after a certain degree of undercooling, thus keeping the upper critical cooling rate at the usual alloy-specific level. View Full-Text
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Fröck, H.; Milkereit, B.; Wiechmann, P.; Springer, A.; Sander, M.; Kessler, O.; Reich, M. Influence of Solution-Annealing Parameters on the Continuous Cooling Precipitation of Aluminum Alloy 6082. Metals 2018, 8, 265.
Fröck H, Milkereit B, Wiechmann P, Springer A, Sander M, Kessler O, Reich M. Influence of Solution-Annealing Parameters on the Continuous Cooling Precipitation of Aluminum Alloy 6082. Metals. 2018; 8(4):265.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fröck, Hannes; Milkereit, Benjamin; Wiechmann, Philipp; Springer, Armin; Sander, Manuela; Kessler, Olaf; Reich, Michael. 2018. "Influence of Solution-Annealing Parameters on the Continuous Cooling Precipitation of Aluminum Alloy 6082." Metals 8, no. 4: 265.
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