Rheocast microstructure of a usually wrought aluminium alloy
G BartosTausig, K Xia, JH Driver (ed.), B Dubost (ed.), F Durand (ed.), R Fougeres (ed.), P Guyot (ed.), P Sainfort (ed.), M Suery (ed.)
ALUMINIUM ALLOYS: THEIR PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PTS 1-3 | TRANSTEC PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 1996
The usually wrought alloy 2618 was semisolid processed via the rheocasting route using a batch type mechanical stirring unit and various processing conditions. Two types of experiments were conducted: those employing natural continuous cooling, and those where isothermal stirring was attempted. Resulting microstructures were examined in great detail using methods of optical microscopy and image analysis.