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Sintering behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si blends

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posted on 17.12.2012, 11:44 by C.L. Falticeanu, Isaac T. Chang, Jung-Sik Kim, R. Cook
The increasing demand for automotive industries to reduce the weight of the vehicles has led to a growing usage of Al alloy powder metallurgy (P/M) parts such as camshaft bearing caps, shock absorber pistons and brake calipers [1,2]. In order to control the sintered microstructure and mechanical properties of the aluminium alloy powder metallurgical (P/M) parts, it is essential to establish a fundamental understanding of the microstructural development during the sintering process. Current research at Birmingham University is focussed on the investigation of the sintering behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si powder blends using a combination of Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Microanaylsis (SEM) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). This paper presents a detailed study of the effect of temperature and initial starting materials on the evolution of microstructure during the sintering of Al-Cu-Mg-Si blends for PM.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Citation

FALTICEANU, C.L. ... et al, 2007. Sintering behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si blends. IN: Progress in Powder Metallurgy. Proceedings of the 2006 Powder Metallurgy, World Congress & Exhibition (PM 2006), 24th-28th September 2006, Busan, Korea. Trans Tech Publications, vol. 1 pp.597 - 600

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© Trans Tech Publications

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2007

Notes

This is a conference paper. It was published in the series Materials Science Forum and the definitive version is available at: http://www.scientific.net/MSF.534-536.597

ISBN

9780878494194

ISSN

1662-9752

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Book series

Materials Science Forum;534-536

Language

en