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Title: Sintering behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si blends
Authors: Falticeanu, C.L.
Chang, Isaac T.
Kim, Jung-Sik
Cook, R.
Keywords: Aluminum alloy
Differential thermal analysis (DTA)
Microstructure analysis
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Trans Tech Publications
Citation: FALTICEANU, C.L. ... et al, 2007. Sintering behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si blends. IN: Progress in Powder Metallurgy. Proceedings of the 2006 Powder Metallurgy, World Congress & Exhibition (PM 2006), 24th-28th September 2006, Busan, Korea. Trans Tech Publications, vol. 1 pp.597 - 600
Series/Report no.: Materials Science Forum;534-536
Abstract: The increasing demand for automotive industries to reduce the weight of the vehicles has led to a growing usage of Al alloy powder metallurgy (P/M) parts such as camshaft bearing caps, shock absorber pistons and brake calipers [1,2]. In order to control the sintered microstructure and mechanical properties of the aluminium alloy powder metallurgical (P/M) parts, it is essential to establish a fundamental understanding of the microstructural development during the sintering process. Current research at Birmingham University is focussed on the investigation of the sintering behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si powder blends using a combination of Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Microanaylsis (SEM) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). This paper presents a detailed study of the effect of temperature and initial starting materials on the evolution of microstructure during the sintering of Al-Cu-Mg-Si blends for PM.
Description: This is a conference paper. It was published in the series Materials Science Forum and the definitive version is available at: http://www.scientific.net/MSF.534-536.597
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.534-536.597
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11228
Publisher Link: http://www.scientific.net
ISBN: 9780878494194
ISSN: 1662-9752
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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