A Study on Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of AA5754 Alloy (Tread and Plain Sheet) Produced by Twin-Roll Casting
Y. Demiraya, Z.B. Kavaklioglub, O. Yucela
aIstanbul Technical University, Metallurgical and Materials Eng. Dept., 34469 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
bUniversity of Applied Sciences, Schmalkalden, Germany
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Aluminum alloy AA5754 is used for many technical and industrial applications. Twin roll casting is unique among the casting processes in that it is a combined "solidification/deformation" technique. The simultaneous solidification and hot rolling produces characteristic microstructure with a fine cell size and intermetallic particle distribution with some residual structure. In the study, first AA5754 alloy (tread and plain sheet) strips were fabricated by using a twin-roll caster equipped with water-cooled steel-rolls. To reduce the thickness of the strip, cold rolling process was applied until strip thickness got 3 mm. After homogenization step the strips were cut in to smaller specimens and annealed at 260°C, 285°C, 310°C, 340°C, 370°C, 400°C, 430°C, 460°C, 490°C, 520°C for 3 hours to obtain the desired temper conditions. Mechanical properties were investigated after processes. Tensile, hardness and bending tests were applied to monitor the effect of annealing after cold rolling process.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1097
PACS numbers: 81.05.Bx Metals, semimetals, and alloys