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Effect of Bi and Ca on the solidification parameters of Sr-Modified Al-S-Cu (Mg) alloys


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El-Hadad, Shimaa, Samuel, Agnes M., Samuel, Fawzy H., Doty, Herbert W. et Songmene, Victor. 2022. « Effect of Bi and Ca on the solidification parameters of Sr-Modified Al-S-Cu (Mg) alloys ». Materials, vol. 15, nº 19.

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The effect of tramp elements, mainly Bi and Ca, on the thermal characteristics of Sr-modified Al–Si–Cu and Al–Si–Cu–Mg alloys has been investigated using thermal analysis, X-ray radiography, and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) techniques. The high affinity of Bi to interact with Sr results in an increase in the Al-Si eutectic temperature, and hence an increase in the size of eutectic silicon particles. In contrast, the Ca–Sr interaction seems to have no significant effect on the alloy thermal behavior. The effect of these interactions on porosity formation has been discussed. Hot zones may be formed in thin cavities, in particular, near the bottom of the mold, leading to formation of unexpected coarse porosity, mostly shrinkage type. The study also highlights the significance of other parameters on porosity formation, such as no melt degassing, SrO, Al2O3 (strings or bifilms), as well as the presence of iron-based intermetallics.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Songmene, Victor
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2022 19:12
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 16:08

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