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Tensile and fatigue properties of cold and warm compacted Alumix 431 alloy

 
: Eksi, A.; Veltl, G.; Petzoldt, F.; Lipp, K.; Sonsino, C.M

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Powder Metallurgy 47 (2004), Nr.1, S.60-64
ISSN: 0032-5899
ISSN: 1743-2901
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer LBF ()
tensile and fatigue property; porosity; cold and warm compaction; POWDER METALLURGY; TENSILE STRESS; FATIGUE STRENGTH; POROSITY; ALLOY

Abstract
In this experimental study, tensile and fatigue properties of the Alumix 431 alloy (Al, Zn, Mg and Cu alloys) produced using the conventional press and sinter processes in different pressures and temperatures are investigated. The results clearly showed that the warm compacted specimens can reach the mechanical properties of the cold compacted ones under less pressure. In the fatigue tests it was observed that fracture started from large pores as shown in all scanning electron microscope (SEM) examinations and ductile fracture occurred. 85% of the 180 MPa/80°C and 77% of the 230 MPa/RT specimens fractured at the machined surface. Tensile and fatigue properties of warm compacted (180 MPa/80°C) and cold (230 MPa/RT) compacted specimens are almost equal at these same densities. This result indicates the economic benefit of warm compaction by the much lower applied compaction pressure.

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