RESPONSE OF AS-CAST AL–ZN–MG ALLOY WITH AND WITHOUT SC, ZR ADDITION TO ANNEALING WITH CONSTANT HEATING RATE

1 KODETOVÁ Veronika
Co-authors:
1 VLACH Martin 1 SMOLA Bohumil 2 MÁLEK Jaroslav 1 KEKULE Tomáš 1 KUDRNOVÁ Hana
Institutions:
1 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 3, CZ-121 16, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, e-mail: veronika.kodetova@seznam.cz
2 Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Karlovo nám. 13, CZ-121 35, Prague, Czech Republic, EU
Conference:
26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 24th - 26th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1769-1774
ISBN:
978-80-87294-79-6
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
9th January 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

The as-cast Al–Zn–Mg-based alloy with and without Sc, Zr-addition was investigated during isochronal annealing from room temperature up to 480 °C. Precipitation reactions were studied by electrical resistometry, microhardness measurements and differential scanning calorimetry. These measurements were compared to microstructure development that was observed by optical microscopy and transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Microstructure observation proved the Zn, Mg-containing eutectic phase at grain boundaries in the as-cast state of both alloys. It was also observed that the Sc, Zr-content is not homogeneously distributed but concentrated in randomly localized matrix regions and together with Zn and Mg in the particles at grain boundaries. The distinct changes in resistivity and microhardness curves as well as in heat flow of the alloys studied are mainly caused by dissolution of the Zn, Mg-containing Guinier-Preston (GP) zones and subsequent precipitation of the metastable particles from the Al–Zn–Mg system. The hardening effect after isochronal annealing at temperatures above ~ 280 °C reflects the Sc, Zr-addition. The eutectic Zn, Mg-containing phase partly disappeared during the isochronal annealing above this temperature. Precipitation of the Mn,Fe-contaning particles was also observed in the alloys. The apparent activation energy values were calculated regardless of Sc, Zr- addition as: dissolution of the GP zones (~ 100 kJ/mol) and formation of the metastable Zn, Mg-containing particles (~ 100 kJ/mol). Melting of the eutectic phase was observed by differential scanning calorimetry at ~ 475 °C.

Keywords: Electrical resistivity, DSC, TEM, early precipitation stages, Al3(Sc,Zr) phase

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