|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization
||On the Effects of Alloying Element Range on the Mechanical Properties of Recycled Aluminium Alloy EN AB-46000
||Izudin Dugic, Felix Henriksson, Conrad Strebel, Ozkan Kosmaz, Salem Seifeddine
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Aluminium can be produced from the raw material bauxite or by recycling aluminium scrap. When aluminium is being recycled, the material strength is then depending on the alloying and trace elements in the aluminium scrap. This paper aims to investigate the sole effect of the alloying element range of Si, Mn and Fe on the mechanical properties of the recycled aluminium alloy EN AB-46000 by producing directional solidified samples with low defect levels.
The tensile test results and microscopic investigations reveal clearly that the variations within the alloying element range lead to remarkable differences in the mechanical properties that can be quantified to 73 MPa in ultimate tensile strength and 49 MPa in yield strength. The elongation to failure was also affected as a function of the alloying elements which is due to increased levels of intermetallics.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume