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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 585714, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/585714
Research Article

Experimental Study of Correlation of Mechanical Properties of Al-Si Casts Produced by Pressure Die Casting with Si/Fe/Mn Content and Their Mutual Mass Relations

Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with Seat in Prešov, Department of Process Technology, Sturova 31, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia

Received 12 June 2013; Revised 11 October 2013; Accepted 11 October 2013

Academic Editor: Jainagesh Sekhar

Copyright © 2013 Marcel Fedak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The submitted contribution addresses problems concerning influence of alloying elements (Si/Fe/Mn) of Al-Si pressure die casts (HPDC) on values of residual deformation. On the basis of results of executed experiments, mutual correlations are analyzed and described, while not only measurements results are evaluated but also metallographic outputs of obtained compounds from the view of their formation, occurrence, and size. The development of intermetallic phases structures Al(FeMn)Si as well as intermetallic ferritic phase Al3FeSi was observed. More verification experiments follow in order to apply obtained knowledge for improvement and/or preservation of casts properties on required level.