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Microstructure Evolution during Cooling Slope Rheoprocessing of Novel Al-15Mg2Si-4.5Si Composite

Das, P (2023) Microstructure Evolution during Cooling Slope Rheoprocessing of Novel Al-15Mg2Si-4.5Si Composite. In: Solid State Phenomena, 347 . pp. 121-126.

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In this study, microstructure evolution during cooling slope casting of Al-15Mg2Si-4.5Si composite is studied considering a test case of melt pouring temperature of 650o C. The shear force exerted by the flowing melt on the evolving primary Mg2Si and α-Al grains facilitates their fragmentation and subsequent spherodisation. After leaving cooling slope, the composite slurry is kept isothermally within a holding furnace for different time duration i.e., 8, 16, 24 and 32 minutes. Increasing trend in grain size values is observed with the increasing slurry holding time, whereas sphericity value decreases after initial increase till 8 minutes of slurry holding. The slurry samples are scooped from chosen locations of the slope as well as from isothermal slurry holding bath and rapidly quenched in oil to study their microstructure and mechanical properties. Simultaneous spherodisation of both the primary phases i.e., primary Mg2Si and α-Al during cooling slope processing is evident from optical microscopy and Scanning electron microscopy of quenched slurry samples. Whereas increasing sphericity of P-Mg2Si and α-Al phases, along the melt flow direction over the slope, is found to accompany with the increasing micro hardness values. © 2023 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solid State Phenomena
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2023 06:50
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 06:50
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83226

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