Microstructure of Small Amount of TM Added Al-Mg-Si Alloys with Two-Step Ageing
Y. Kuroda a, D. Yoshino a, S.W. Lee b, S. Ikeno b and K. Matsudab
aGraduate School of Science and Engineering for Education, University of Toyama, Japan
bGraduate School of Science and Engineering for Research, University of Toyama, Japan
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Traditionally, Al-Mg-Si alloys are strengthened by dispersed small particles and they have medium strength with good formability. It is well known that alloying elements on Al-Mg-Si alloys (e.g. Cu) can improve mechanical properties because Cu can alter precipitation sequence. In this research, we investigated the effect of transition metals (TM) on Al-1.06at.%MgSi-TM alloys through single- and two-step ageing. Mechanical property and microstructure observation were conducted by micro Vickers hardness measurement and transmission electron microscopy.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.1373
PACS numbers: 81.40.Cd, 68.37.Lp