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The effect of minor addition of Ni on the microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of suction cast Al-0.14 at. pct Sc binary alloy

Nandi, Proloy and Suwas, Satyam and Kumar, Subodh and Chattopadhyay, Kamanio (2013) The effect of minor addition of Ni on the microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of suction cast Al-0.14 at. pct Sc binary alloy. In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 44A (6). pp. 2591-2603.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-013-1624-z

Abstract

Aluminum scandium binary alloys represent a promising precipitation-hardening alloy system. However, the hardness of the binary alloys decreases with the rapid coarsening of Al3Sc precipitate during high-temperature aging. In the current study, we report a new approach to compensate for the loss of mechanical properties by combining rapid solidification with very small ternary addition of transition metal Ni. This addition yields dispersion, and at a critical concentration improves the mechanical properties. We explore additions of a maximum of 0.06 at. pct of Nickel to a binary Al-0.14 at. pct Sc alloy, which yield nickel-rich dispersions. We report two kinds of biphasic dispersions containing AlNi2Sc/Al9Ni2 and alpha-Al/Al9Ni2 phase combinations. The maximum improvement in mechanical properties occurs with the addition of 0.045 at. pct Ni with a yield strength of 239 +/- A 7 MPa for an aging treatment at 583 K (310 A degrees C) for 15 hours. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-013-1624-z (C) The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International 2013

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 07:24
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 07:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46632

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