Kinetics of natural aging and precipitation hardening (T4 and T6 tempers) were compared in 6061 aluminium alloy (AA) and 6061 AA−14vol.%SiC particle composite. Aging processes have been studied by hardness measurements and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The latter technique is used as a screening tool to follow the aging sequence; in fact, the DSC thermogram depicts characteristic features of different heat treatments undergone by samples. DSC curves for both 6061 AA and 6061AA-SiCp, after solution treatment, display the same aging path; on the contrary, the two materials differ in solution temperature, which is about 30 °C higher in the case of the composite. The precipitation hardening (at 180°C) occurs faster in the composite than in 6061 alloy. The latter presents a broad hardness peak ranging between 4 and 10 h of aging while the composite shows a sharp peak after about 4 h. Probably this behaviour is due to the high dislocation density close to the metal matrix-SiC particle interface. In these strongly deformed zones nucleation processes are accelerated. The aging kinetics at room temperature for the composite is slower than for the 6061 AA. In fact the two materials show the same aging rate when solution treatment in the case of the composite is complete. On the contrary, the composite ages more slowly than 6061 AA. Hence the high dislocation density at the interface, between composite constituents, does not affect T4 treatment.

6061-Aluminium alloy - SiC particulate composite: a comparison between aging behaviour in T4 and T6 treatment / Appendino, Pietro; Badini, CLAUDIO FRANCESCO; Marino, Francesco; Tomasi, Alessandro. - In: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING. - ISSN 0921-5093. - 135:(1991), pp. 275-279. ((Intervento presentato al convegno European Materials Research Society 1990 Spring Meeting on Metal Matrix Composites tenutosi a Strasbourg (FRA) nel 29 May–1 June 1990 [10.1016/0921-5093(91)90575-8].

6061-Aluminium alloy - SiC particulate composite: a comparison between aging behaviour in T4 and T6 treatment

APPENDINO, Pietro;BADINI, CLAUDIO FRANCESCO;MARINO, Francesco;TOMASI, Alessandro
1991

Abstract

Kinetics of natural aging and precipitation hardening (T4 and T6 tempers) were compared in 6061 aluminium alloy (AA) and 6061 AA−14vol.%SiC particle composite. Aging processes have been studied by hardness measurements and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The latter technique is used as a screening tool to follow the aging sequence; in fact, the DSC thermogram depicts characteristic features of different heat treatments undergone by samples. DSC curves for both 6061 AA and 6061AA-SiCp, after solution treatment, display the same aging path; on the contrary, the two materials differ in solution temperature, which is about 30 °C higher in the case of the composite. The precipitation hardening (at 180°C) occurs faster in the composite than in 6061 alloy. The latter presents a broad hardness peak ranging between 4 and 10 h of aging while the composite shows a sharp peak after about 4 h. Probably this behaviour is due to the high dislocation density close to the metal matrix-SiC particle interface. In these strongly deformed zones nucleation processes are accelerated. The aging kinetics at room temperature for the composite is slower than for the 6061 AA. In fact the two materials show the same aging rate when solution treatment in the case of the composite is complete. On the contrary, the composite ages more slowly than 6061 AA. Hence the high dislocation density at the interface, between composite constituents, does not affect T4 treatment.
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