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Keywords : Aluminum alloy


Preparation and Characterization of Biomedical Ni-Co-Al Shape Memory Alloys

Emad S. Al-Hassani; Sahib M. Al-Saffar; Zena Abdul Ameer

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 7, Pages 1457-1472

This research presents microstructural characterization of the CoNi Al shape memory alloy with focus on understanding the significant properties as well as the relation between the physical properties and microstructure of this alloy. Melting technique were used to prepare Co Al Ni shape memory alloys, where scanning electron microscope, light optical microscopy and x-ray diffraction investigations showed that structure of this alloy is polycrystalline double phase (β and γ) structure, and it found that the grain size and phase fraction of β phase was ranged from 9 to 16 μm and (50-80) % respectively. It was found that by increasing the heat treatment time the phase fraction of hard β phase increased and phase fraction of ductile γ phase decreased, and consequently the grain size and the hardness of β phase increased. Differential Scanning Calorimeter results showed that transformation temperature decreased by increasing Al/Co, that Co content affected on transformation temperature. Tafel Curves showed the corrosion behavior in simulation body fluid, where the corrosion rate was ranged from 0.13 to 0.47 mpy and increased with each of increasing the annealing time and Co content, and from cyclic curves, the pitting corrosion possibility is not observed due to the formation of a protective layerthat formed by Al element.According to these properties and behavior, it was found that this alloy could be a good choice to be used for biomedical applications, especially in surgical, catheter tools and medical instruments.

Prediction Fatigue Life of Aluminum Alloy 7075 T73 Using Neural Networks and Neuro-Fuzzy Models

Mustafa S. Abdullatef; Nazhat . AlRazzaq; Mustafa M. Hasan

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 2, Pages 272-283

In present paper the fatigue life of aluminum alloy 7075 T73 under constant amplitude loading is predicted using ANN and ANFIS models. Many neural networks models are used for this purpose and also different neuro-fuzzy models are built for predict fatigue life.Theclassical power law formula ismost common used to find fatigue behaviors of materials. In present study, two techniques are used to find coefficients of the formula linear and nonlinear regression. Forcomparison the fatigue life curves of soft computing methods are plotted together with two conventionalmethods. The neural network and neuro-fuzzy models give good results compared with two conventional methods. Also it is shown thatneural network model which is trained using Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm is best neural network modelscompared with other NNS models.Also, it is foundANFIS models with input trapezoidal membership function is best performance from other membership function types to predict fatigue life. It can be stated that neuro-fuzzy models are better models than neural network and conventional methods to predict fatigue life of the maintained alloy.

Mechanical Properties of Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy Prepared by Slope Plate Casting Process

Awfa Abdull-Rasoul; Zainab Kassim Hassan

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2015, Volume 33, Issue 1, Pages 85-98

The present work encompasses the development of microstructure by using cooling plate casting process. This process consists of pouring the molten metal at temperature close to the liquidus line in an inclined cooling plate. The mould and the slope plate unit were manufactured by the researcher. Pouring temperature and inclination angles have effect on microstructure, tensile strength, and on the macro hardness for both Al-1.6%Mg, Al-0.46%Mg.
The following variables have been used in this work: pouring temperatures of (750,800,850ᵒC), tilt angles of (30ᵒ, 40ᵒ, 50ᵒand 60ᵒ), and Mg additive of (1.6%, 0.46%) with constant cooling length (380mm). Tensile results reveal that (750,800 and 850ᵒC) especially for (30ᵒ, 40ᵒ, 50ᵒ) for 1.6%-Mg, and 0.46%Mg have a high value. Vickers macro hardness has a gradual increasing value for Al-0.46%Mg, but for Al-1.6%Mg rheocast alloy it has a fluctuated value, the higher value is for small angles (30ᵒ, 40ᵒ, and 50ᵒ) and small value for high angle (60ᵒ).

Comparative Investigation of Friction StirWelding and Tungsten Inert on Gas of 6061T651 Aluminum Alloy Mechanical Property and Microstructure

Samer Jasim Mahmood

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 6, Pages 1151-1165

This study has been conducted to investigate the effect of welding process parameter on the mechanical properties and microstructure of aluminum alloy 6061, using friction stir welding (FSW) and Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG). Different friction stir welded specimens were produced by employing variable welding speed from 10 to 40 mm/min, and constant rotation speed at 900 rpm. Different mechanical tests and microstructure examination were performing to evaluate the joints. The experimental results indicate that the welding process parameters have significant effect on mechanical properties of the joints, the best result of the (FSW) weld achieve at 30 mm/min welding speed which give tensile strength 189 MPa, and 55% joint efficiency of the ultimate tensile strength of parent metal. Tungsten inert gas welded (TIG) give tensile strength 124 MPa with 37% efficiency of the ultimate tensile strength of parent metal. The profile of micro hardness tests is shown variation in the hardness through the welding zones the lowest value at heat affected zone which is 60 HB and the highest value at the nugget zone which is 80HB, but in the case of Tungsten inert gas welded (TIG) the micro hardness profile is constant though the welded zones and the value of the hardness is very low about 43. The microstructure examinations of the friction stir – welded (FSW) are shown three welded zones, first fine equated crystalline in the nugget zone, second highly elongated grain with very small cells in thermo mechanical affected zone and third slightly elongated coarse grain in heat affected zone. For Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) the microstructure contain dendrite structure with black eutectic regions and significant amount of aluminum and silicon.

The Effect of Ceramic Particale Oxides addition on Wear Resistance of Composite Material for Aluminum Base Alloy

Israa Abdulkader; Maryam Abduladhem

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2012, Volume 30, Issue 7, Pages 1249-1264

To The aim of this research is to study the effect of 5 wt % Al2O3
addition Al- base alloy on sliding wear resistance under dry sliding
conditions using pin- on- disc machine . Wear test was conducted
after squeeze casting under different pressure ( 30 , 60 , 90) Mpa.
The results show that wear rate for Al- base alloy composites
increases with increasing applied load but decreases with increasing
sliding speed conditions . The composites which casting at 90 Mpa
pressure represents lower wear rate than those which cast at 30, 60 Mpa
pressure and the base alloy . The results also observed that the
coefficient of friction increasing with increasing sliding time but reaches to the steady state after 200 sec. The microhardness and ultimate tensile strength increases with increasing squeeze casting pressure.

Study of the Direct Extrusion Behavior of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy-2014 Using Conical Dies

Ahmed A. Akbar; Rabiha S. Yaseen

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2012, Volume 30, Issue 6, Pages 950-958

The present work concerns with study of extrusion behavior of aluminum alloy-Al2014 comparing with pure aluminum-Al1050, using different die angles (á=15, 30 and 75°) and different billet lengths (20, 28, 40 and 52mm). Results showed that the extrusion load increase when billet length increases for aluminum alloy (Al-2014) and pure aluminum (Al-1050). The results also showed that small die angles required higher extrusion load than large die angles. The Brinell hardness values showed that aluminum alloy (Al-2014) undergoes higher work
hardening due to the presence of copper compared with the pure aluminum (Al-1050), in addition to formation of dead metal zone which resists the metal flow through the die opening.

The Influence of Friction Stir Welding and Process Parameters on the Static and Dynamic Mechanical Properties of 2024-T3 Aluminum Alloy Weldments

Nameer A.Hamoody; Moneer H.Tolephih; Shaker S. Hassan

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2012, Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 556-567

The present work is aimed to study the friction stir welding and process for the
aluminum alloy 2024-T3, a threaded pin with a diameter of 6 mm and a concaved
shoulder of 18 mm welding tool was used. The single pass friction stir welding
(FSW) process was performed with clockwise tool rotation at different speeds and
variable feeding speeds. The specimens were tested to determine the best ultimate
tensile strength ( ult) and compared with the as received metal. In addition to friction
stir welding (FSW), another phase of welding named friction stir process (FSP) was
used. The best condition out of the FSW variables was selected in order to examine
the double pass welding processes. It was found that the best result is in forward
welding travel and counterclockwise tool rotation. The maximum tensile strength
achieved at friction stir welding process was 72% of the base metal and didn’t
improve in the FSP process. On the other hand, the fatigue endurance limit was
improved for FS weld ment when followed by FSP, where the reduction in fatigue
endurance limit for FSW specimen was 36% while for FSP specimen was 15% of the
base metal.

Analysis the Effects of Shot Peening Upon the Mechanical and Fatigue Properties of 2024-T351 Al-Alloy

Alalkawi H. J. M; Talal Abed-Aljabar; Safaa H. Alokaidi

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2012, Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 1-12

This paper presents an experimental study on the effect of shot peening on
mechanical properties and residual stresses of 2024-T351 Aluminum alloy. Under the
effects of shot peening time SPT the results show that the existence of SPT can
improve the mechanical properties and fatigue life up to a limit value of SPT. The 15
minutes SPT gave the highest value of (σu, σy) which is about 6.7 % for (σu) and 11.7
% for (σy). Empirical equations were proposed to evaluate the SPT with the
endurance limit stress and the residual stresses.

Estimation of Fatigue Life Components By Proposed Mathematical Model

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2010, Volume 28, Issue 19, Pages 922-932

In this study the fatigue behavior of an aluminum alloy designated 2024 – T3
under constant and variable amplitude of stresses is considered. The applied load
adopted is a rotating bending one, the cross Section of the laboratory samples is
circular with a diameter of (6.74mm). All tests were carried out under a stress ratio
of R = - 1 and at room temperature condition. The study consists of two parts
experimental and theoretical. The experimental part includes carrying out
laboratory tests on two groups of specimens the first group was tested under
constant stress amplitude to establish the S-N curve of the specimen's material,
while the second group was tested under variable amplitude of stress to assess the
effects of the accumulated fatigue damage. The theoretical part of the study
includes a review of previous literature adopted to derive a theoretical and
mathematical model depending upon the variation of the stresses obtainedby
some previous theories, taking into consideration low and high stress levels, and
even post yield.
The derived model is denoted as elastic-plastic model for the evaluation of life
time of machinery parts. The linear theory of Miner and the theory of Elastic
Cracks Propagation are also studied throughout the theoretical part of the study.
In order to assess the capability of the two theories with the derived model: a
comparison is held between the experimented results and the results obtained by
applying the two theories.
It is noted that results obtained by applying the two theories are lower
(underestimates) than those obtained from the experimental study and that results
obtained by the suggested derived model are in better agreement than those
obtained by the two theories.

The Effect of Shot Peening and Residual Stresses on Cumulative Fatigue Damage

Hussain J. M. Alalkawi; Qusay Khalid Mohammed; Waleed Sadun Al-Nuami

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2010, Volume 28, Issue 15, Pages 5055-5070

A series of constant and cumulative fatigue tests under the effect of shot peening were conducted for two aluminum alloys 2024 and 5052. Three unpeed specimens were tested for each alloy under low-high stress levels (120-280 MPa) for 2024 aluminum alloy and (40-90 MPa) for 5052 aluminum alloy at room temperature and stress ratio R= -1. Other specimens were exposed to shot peening with different blasting time before the cumulative fatigue testing. It is found for 2024 Al alloy that as the shot peening time increases the cumulative fatigue life is improved but above 10 min. the life is reduced. For 5052 Al alloy the cumulative fatigue life is reduced as shot peening time increases

The Determination of Optimum Conditions for Anodizing Aluminum Alloy (6063)

Uday Sami Mohammad; Sami A.Ajeel

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2008, Volume 26, Issue 11, Pages 1341-1354

Aluminum alloy (6063) has been anodized using sulfuric acid as an
electrolyte. To study the characteristic of the anodic film, four variables, were
considered as the most dominant variables. These variables are: current density in the
range of 1- 4 A/dm2, electrolyte concentration in the range of 6 - 20 vol.%, electrolyte
temperature in the range of 10- 30oC and anodizing time between 12- 60 min.
These four variables are manipulated through the experimental work using Box –
Wilson experimental design where second order polynomial model was proposed to
correlate the studied variables with the thickness of anodic film of aluminum alloy
(6063) to estimate the coefficients of the proposed polynomial adopted via statistica
software.
The predicated models are found after statistically analyzing the significance as
follows:
Y= 27.7800 + 8.0737X1 - 0.8037X3 + 8.2078X4 - 0.6994X2
1 - 0.8882X2
2
- 1.5582X2
3 - 1.1231X1X2 + 2.6225X1X4 - 1.7931X2X3 - 1.6956X2X4
- 1.0581X3X4
where Y is the objective function (thickness of anodic film), X1 is the current density;
X2 is the electrolyte concentration; X3 is the temperature of electrolyte and X4 is the
anodizing time.
The study shows that the anodizing time and current density had shown positive
dependence of great significance on the anodic film thickness while the other two
studied variables (i.e. concentration and temperature of electrolyte) had shown small
dependence on the film thickness of aluminum alloy (6063).
Optimum conditions for achieving the maximum film thickness are obtained from
optimizing the above correlation and are found as follow: 4 A /dm2 Current
density, 6 vol. % Acid concentration, 19.5 oC Electrolyte temperature and 60 min.
time of anodizing.