Title£º Weibull analysis of fluidity and hardness of ultrasonically degassed secondary Al7Si0.3Mg aluminum alloy
Author£º Caglar Yuksel
Address£º Atatürk University, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Erzurum, Turkey
Key words£º Weibull analysis; Weibull modulus; ultrasonic degassing; fluidity; hardness; aluminum
CLC Nmuber£º TG146.21
Document Code£º A
Article ID£º 1672-6421(2019)05-352-06


The influence of ultrasonic degassing process on fluidity and hardness of secondary Al7Si0.3Mg alloy castings was studied by Weibull analysis. This work makes a contribution about fluidity and hardness distribution of secondary aluminum alloys with ultrasonic degassing phenomena using a two-parameter form of Weibull analysis. Results show that both hardness and fluidity of alloy are improved after the ultrasonic degassing process. Average efficiency of ultrasonic degassing on fluidity measurements is 31.71%, whereas on hardness values is 8.48%. The Brinell hardness of 45.7 and fluidity of 19.5 of Weibull modulus were achieved as the most reliable and reproducible after 45 s ultrasonic degassing process against 15 s and 30 s ultrasonic degassing processes. The value of 70.08 HB is obtained from ultrosonic degassing, which is equivalent to sand casting of primary Al7Si0.3Mg aluminum alloy, and the highest value of 56.4 cm for 45 s after ultrasonic degassing of fluidity was measured.