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On the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Microstructure-Property Effects in Cast Aluminum Alloys

  • Murat TiryakioğluEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


The metallurgy of cast aluminum alloys has been thought to be different from that of wrought alloys. It has been widely accepted that mechanical properties are controlled by dendrite arm spacing, the presence of Fe-bearing particles, and the size of Si particles in Al–Si alloys, which fracture and debond during deformation, leading to premature failure. Whether these effects are intrinsic or mere correlations because of the structural quality of the castings is questioned in this study. By comparing with ideal properties, it is shown that the effect of dendrite arm spacing on elongation, precipitation, and subsequent fracture of β-Al5FeSi platelets and finally Si particle fracture and debonding are all extrinsic.


Dendrite arm spacing β-Al5FeSi platelets Si particle fracture Debonding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North FloridaJacksonvilleUSA

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