Structure and Mechanical Properties of AlSiCuMg Alloy after Thermo Processing

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

Publication authors


Hypereutectic Al-Si alloys ; Overheating ; Modification with CuP10 master alloy ; Mechanical properties ; Microstructure

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.


In the dissertation it has been shown, that so called „time-thermal treatment” (TTT) of the alloy in liquid state, as overheating the metal

with around 250o

C above the Tliq. and detaining it in this temperature for around 30 minutes, improves the mechanical properties (HB, Rm,

R0,2). It was ascertained, that overheating the AlSi17Cu5Mg alloy aids the modification, resulting with microcrystalline structure. Uniform

arrangement of the Si primeval crystals in the warp, and α(Al) solution type, supersaturated with alloying elements present in the base

content (Cu, Mg) assures not only increased durability in the ambient temperature, but also at elevated temperature (250o

C), what is an

advantage, especially due to the use in car industry.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


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