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AI LM6 hollow cylinder fabricated using centrifugal casting

Jamian, Saifulnizan and Yutiman, Safwan and Hehsan, Haffidzudin (2015) AI LM6 hollow cylinder fabricated using centrifugal casting. In: International Engineering Research and Innovation Symposium 2015 (IRIS 2015), 12–13 September 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the silicon (Si) particles distribution of Al LM6 cylinder produced by centrifugal casting method. Al LM6 cylinder fabrication started by melting Al LM6 ingots. The melt is then poured into a rotating mould with constant speed of 1700 rpm (100 times of gravity value, 100G) at room temperature. After five hours left to freeze, LM6 Al cylinder is removed from the mold. The result is an Al LM6 hollow cylinder with the outer and inner diameter of 60 and 20 mm, respectively and the thickness of 35 mm. The temperatures of the molten ingot used in this study were 690, 710 and 725°C. The microstructure differences due to different melting temperatures observed using an optical microscope (OM). Microstructural observations show that the Si particles content are almost the same on the inside, center and outside the specimen. However, the sizes of Si particles in these three parts are different. The particle size of the specimens has a size larger than in the middle and the outside. The difference in size is due to the low density of Si particles than Al and the expansion of Si particles due to rapid melt cooling rate in the mold during centrifugal casting process. The three specimens with different values of melt temperature shows different size Si particles. The difference of Si particle size and distribution expected will influences the mechanical properties of Al LM6 fabricated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: functionally graded material (FGM); centrifugal casting; cluminum (Al); silicon (Si)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 07:16
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 07:16
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7349
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