Effect of Degassing and Grain Refinement on Hot Tearing Tendency in Al8Si3Cu Alloy
The effect of melt quality on hot tearing susceptibility of Al8Si3Cu alloy was examined under six different conditions, by using a traditional T-shaped mold. Grain refinement was carried out by two different modifiers: AlTi5B1 and Al3B. For each test, samples were cast before and after degassing of melt. Therefore, a new hot tearing tendency index was developed by both bifilm calculations and porosity that occurred in the middle of T-zone of casting parts. Results indicated that hot tearing of cast aluminum alloys was a complex phenomenon, and bifilms play a major role, especially by compensating for shrinkage and consequently contributing to the inconsistencies in results.
International Journal of Metalcasting
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Uludağ, Çetin, R., Dispinar, D., & Tiryakioğlu, M. (2017). Effect of Degassing and Grain Refinement on Hot Tearing Tendency in Al8Si3Cu Alloy. International Journal of Metalcasting, 12(3), 589–595. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40962-017-0197-9