The main aim of this paper is to investigate, by means of comparison of experimental studies and mathematical models, the evolution of porosity as consequence of pressing, sintering and ECAPping an aluminium based powder (6xxx). After applying the compacting pressure, specimens were dewaxed in a ventilated furnace at 400C for 60 min. Sintering was carried out in a vacuum furnace at 610C for 30 min. The specimens were then ECAPed for 1 pass. The 2-dimensional quantitative image analysis was carried out by means of SEM and OM for the evaluation of the aforementioned characteristics. Results show the effect of processing parameters on the fracture/microstructure behaviour of the studied aluminium PM alloy. Quantitative image analysis, as well as fractographic interpretation and microstructure identification of weak sites in the studied aluminium PM alloy, provide a reliable and reproducible statistical procedure for the identification of the critical pore sizes.

Identification of the critical pore sizes in sintered and ECAPed aluminium 6xxx alloy / J., Bidulska; T., Kvackaj; I., Pokorny; Bidulsky, Robert; ACTIS GRANDE, Marco. - In: ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS. - ISSN 1733-3490. - STAMPA. - 58:2(2013), pp. 371-375. [10.2478/amm-2013-0002]

Identification of the critical pore sizes in sintered and ECAPed aluminium 6xxx alloy

BIDULSKY, ROBERT;ACTIS GRANDE, MARCO
2013

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The main aim of this paper is to investigate, by means of comparison of experimental studies and mathematical models, the evolution of porosity as consequence of pressing, sintering and ECAPping an aluminium based powder (6xxx). After applying the compacting pressure, specimens were dewaxed in a ventilated furnace at 400C for 60 min. Sintering was carried out in a vacuum furnace at 610C for 30 min. The specimens were then ECAPed for 1 pass. The 2-dimensional quantitative image analysis was carried out by means of SEM and OM for the evaluation of the aforementioned characteristics. Results show the effect of processing parameters on the fracture/microstructure behaviour of the studied aluminium PM alloy. Quantitative image analysis, as well as fractographic interpretation and microstructure identification of weak sites in the studied aluminium PM alloy, provide a reliable and reproducible statistical procedure for the identification of the critical pore sizes.
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