Effect of Shortened Heat Treatment on Change of the Rm Tensile Strength of the 320.0 Aluminum Alloy

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

Publication authors


Aluminum alloys ; ATD ; Heat treatment ; Tensile strength

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


Mechanical and technological properties of castings made from 3xx.x alloys depend mainly on properly performed process of melting and

casting, structure of a casting and mould, as well as possible heat treatment. Precipitation processes occurring during the heat treatment of

the silumins containing additives of Cu and/or Mg have effect on improvement of mechanical properties of the material, while choice of

parameters of solutioning and ageing treatments belongs to objectives of research work performed by a number of authors. Shortened heat

treatment, which is presented in the paper assures suitable mechanical properties (Rm), and simultaneously doesn’t cause any increase of

production costs of a given component due to long lasting operations of the solutioning and ageing. Results of the research concern effects

of the solutioning and ageing parameters on the Rm tensile strength presented in form of the second degree polynomial and illustrated in

spatial diagrams. Performed shortened heat treatment results in considerable increase of the Rm tensile strength of the 320.0 alloy as early

as after 1 hour of the solutioning and 2 hours of the ageing performed in suitable.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


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