Characterization of properties of Vanadium, Boron and Strontium addition on HPDC of A360 alloy


Gursoy O., ÇOLAK M., TUR K., Dışpınar D.

MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.271, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 271
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2021.124931
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
  • Keywords: A360, Sr, HPDC, Mechanical properties, V, B, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, TRACE-ELEMENTS, GRAIN-REFINEMENT, FOUNDRY ALLOYS, ALUMINUM, CAST, NI

Abstract

The demand for lighter weight decreased thickness and higher strength has become the focal point in the automotive industry. In order to meet such requirements, the addition of several alloying elements has been started to be investigated. In this work, the additions of V, B, and Sr on feedability and tensile properties of A360 has been studied. A mold design that consisted of test bars has been produced. Initially, a simulation was carried out to optimize the runners, filling, and solidification parameters. Following the tests, it was found that V addition revealed the highest UTS but low elongation at fracture, while B addition exhibited visa verse. On the other hand, impact energy was higher with B additions.