Al-Si Alloys pp 133-162 | Cite as

Mechanical Properties

  • Francisco C. Robles Hernandez
  • Jose Martin Herrera Ramírez
  • Robert Mackay


This chapter covers some of the fundamentals related to the assessment of an aluminum cast component’s mechanical integrity such as tensile and fatigue testing. Considerations that may be unique toward the mechanical testing of castings due to complex cast microstructural coarseness gradients are discussed, and the current limitations and considerations toward existing ASTM standards are also reviewed.


Tensile testing Cylindrical bar Geometry Flat Tensile Test Geometry Fatigue Testing Welding 



The Aluminum Association


Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe


American Foundry Society Grain Fineness Number


American Society for Testing and Materials


Corporate Average Fuel Economy


Face-Centered Cubic


Gravity Semipermanent Molding process


Gas Tungsten Arc Welding


Heat-Affected Zone


High-Pressure Die Casting


Lost foam casting


Low-Pressure Permanent Mold


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Optical Emission Spectrometer


Production Part Approval Process


Precision Sand Casting Process


Reduced Pressure Test


Semipermanent Mold Process


Twin Plane Reentrant Edge


United States Council of Automotive Research


Vacuum Assist Variant for Lost Foam


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco C. Robles Hernandez
    • 1
  • Jose Martin Herrera Ramírez
    • 2
  • Robert Mackay
    • 3
  1. 1.College of TechnologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en Materiales AvanzadosChihuahuaMexico
  3. 3.Metallurgical & Heat TreatmentNemak US/Canada Business UnitWindsorCanada

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