Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Precipitation Hardening

Low Cycle Fatigue of Precipitation Hardened Aluminum Alloy

Dhafir S. Al-Fattal; Saif Khalid Mahmood

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2015, Volume 33, Issue 9, Pages 2146-2158

In this work, the influence of different heat treatments on the mechanical properties and fatigue life under low cycles of wrought 7075 aluminum alloy was experimentally investigated. The heat treatments included peak ageing (T6), over ageing (T73) and annealing (O).The flat fatigue specimens were subjected to constant reverse bending load. The tests were performed at the laboratory environment with a frequency of 23.6 Hz andat a stress ratio (R) of -1.For each temper, strain-life graphs were obtained for specimens with notches in the form of central cylindrical holes made by drilling. The fatigue resistance of specimens with notches was comparedto the results for notch-free specimens. It was observed that the presence of a stress raiser, such as a drilled hole, lowers the fatigue life for all tempers. However, the notch sensitivity of the fatigue life was different for each temper. The fatigue crack growth rate of T73 and annealed temper was investigated; the results showed that T73 treated sample exhibits higher crack growth resistance. Paris` equation was derived for each temper.

The Influence of Quenching Media and Aging Time on Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of 6061 Aluminum Alloy

Naser Korde Zedin

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2015, Volume 33, Issue 8, Pages 1757-1770

Aluminum-magnesium-silicon (Al-Mg-Si) alloys are medium strength, excellent formability, good corrosion resistance and widely used in extruded products and automotive body materials. The influence of quenching media with different aging time on microstructure and mechanical properties of 6061 aluminum alloy was investigated. The results show formation of (Mg2Si) and (CuAl2) phaseswhensolution treatmentwas applied (at 520°C for 2h,followed by quenching in water and oil at room temperature then aging (at 175°C for 2, 4and6h)) which resultimprovingof both the strength, hardness and decreases elongation. It can be noted that, the grains of samples which are quenching in water is finer than the structure of samples which are quenching in oil. The values of yield stress and ultimate tensile strength decrease respectively with increasing aging time to 6h as (258MPa) and (264MPa) for water quenching and (199MPa) and (235MPa) for oil quenching. In this piper were measured and discussedthe variation of the yield stress, ultimate tensile strength and elongation with different solution quenching and aging time.