Accession Number : ADA113826

Title :   The Influence of Solution Treatment Time and Quench Rate on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of High-Magnesium Aluminum-Magnesium Alloys.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Shirah,Reuben H

PDF Url : ADA113826

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Aluminum alloys containing 8-10 wt pct magnesium with further minor additions of Cu and Mn were solution treated for either 10 hours or 24 hours and subsequently quenched in either oil or water. Microstructural analysis by transmission electron microscopy and optical microscopy demonstrated that a 24-hour solution treatment when followed by water quenching was effective in retention of Mg in solution promoting more uniform precipitation during subsequent warm rolling, especially in an alloy containing 8.14 wt pct Mg-0.41 wt pct Cu. Tension and fatigue testing revealed improved fatigue resistance for this alloy when comparison was made to shorter solution treatment times and less severe quench conditions. The addition of Mn, possibly in conjunction with increased solution treatment temperature, appears to be especially effective in development of a homogeneous microstructure; an alloy containing 10.2 wt pct Mg-0.52 wt pct Mn exhibited a yielded strength of 398 Mpa (57.8 Ksi), a tensile strength of 455 Mpa (75.8 Ksi) with 11 pct elongation to fracture. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aluminum alloys, *Magnesium alloys, *Fracture(Mechanics), *Mechanical properties, Solution heat treatment, Quenching, Fatigue tests(Mechanics), Failure(Mechanics), Tensile properties, Yield strength, Stresses, Thermomechanics, Additives, Copper, Manganese, Microstructure, Structural analysis, Theses

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE