Effects of Si and Sr elements on solidification microstructure and thermal conductivity of Al–Si-based alloys

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Autoren

  • Xun Zhang
  • Yuli Zhou
  • Gu Zhong
  • Junchao Zhang
  • Yunan Chen
  • Wanqi Jie

Organisationseinheiten

Externe Organisationseinheiten

  • Chinalco materials Application Research Institute
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an
  • Österreichisches Gießerei-Institut

Abstract

Effects of Si and Sr on solidification microstructure and thermal conductivity of Al–Si binary alloys and Al–9Si–Sr ternary were investigated, respectively, with a special focus on the relationship between solidification microstructure and thermal conductivity. It was found that (i) in Al–Si binary alloys, with increasing Si content, α-Al grain size increases and then decreases when Si content is over 7 wt%, while the percentage of eutectic Si continuously increases, which significantly decreases the thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity, and (ii) in Al–9Si–Sr ternary alloys, the presence of Sr has no significant effect on α-Al grain, but effectively modifies eutectic Si and significantly improves the thermal and electrical conductivity. On this basis, two theoretical calculation models [the Maxwell model and the Hashin–Shtrikman (H–S) model] were used to elucidate the relationship between solidification microstructure and thermal conductivity. Compared with the Maxwell model, the H–S model fits better with the measured values. The obtained results are very helpful to the precise composition control during alloy design and recycling of Al–Si-based alloys with the aim to further improve the thermal conductivity of Al–Si-based alloys. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Details

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)6428-6444
Seitenumfang17
FachzeitschriftJournal of materials science
Jahrgang57.2022
AusgabenummerMarch
DOIs
StatusVeröffentlicht - 8 Mär 2022