Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China The Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals

您目前所在的位置:首页 - 期刊简介 - 详细页面


Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China

Vol. 29    No. 7    July 2019

[PDF Download]    [Flash Online]    


Influence of chemical modification by Y2O3 on eutectic Si characteristics and tensile properties of A356 alloy

1. Department of Casting Technology Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), P. O. 87, Helwan, Egypt;
2. Department of Mining, Petroleum and Metallurgical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, P. O. 12613, Giza, Egypt

Abstract:The modification of A356 aluminum-silicon alloy using yttrium oxide (Y2O3) was studied. Addition levels of up to 2.5 wt.% Y2O3 were investigated. A premixed powder of Al-30wt.%Y2O3 was added to the melt at about 750 °C using vortex method. Samples were then poured in sand mold. The results showed that evident modification was obtained using the Y2O3 addition. The optimum level was 1.5 wt.%, and was corresponding to a eutectic temperature depression from 568 to 557 °C. The eutectic Si particles were refined in length from 44.8 to 8.3 μm, and modified in aspect ratio from 6.8 to 0.98. Higher additions of Y2O3 caused de-modification of the eutectic Si particles. The ductility of the modified specimens was enhanced by more than 20% compared to the unmodified ones. This was associated with a gradual transfer from cleavage to a more ductile mode of fracture.


Key words: hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys; modi?cation; yttrium oxide (Y2O3); ductility; fracture mode

ISSN 1004-0609
CN 43-1238/TG

ISSN 1003-6326
CN 43-1239/TG

主管:中国科学技术协会 主办:中国有色金属学会 承办:中南大学
湘ICP备09001153号 版权所有:《中国有色金属学报》编辑部
地 址:湖南省长沙市岳麓山中南大学内 邮编:410083
电 话:0731-88876765,88877197,88830410   传真:0731-88877197   电子邮箱