Structure of AlSi20 Alloy in Heat Treated Die Casting

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

Publication authors


Innovative foundry technologies and materials ; Die casting ; Water mist cooling ; Hypereutectic silumin ; 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.


The work is a continuation of research on the use of water mist cooling in order to increase efficiency of die-casting aluminum alloys using

multipoint water mist cooling system. The paper presents results of investigation on crystallization process and microstructure of synthetic

hypereutectic AlSi20 alloy. Casts were made in permanent mold cooled a with water mist stream. The study was conducted for unmodified

AlSi20 alloy and a modified one with phosphorus, titanium and boron on the research station allowing sequential multipoint cooling using

a dedicated program of computer control. The study demonstrated that the use of mold cooled with water mist stream and solution heat

treatment allows in wide range for the formation of the microstructure of hypereutectic silumins. It leads to the growth of microstructure

refinement and spheroidizing of phases in the casting.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


Artykuły / Articles


ISSN 2299-2944