Three kinds of aluminum alloys based on Al-Zn-Mg system and doped with Ca, Ni and Ce were studied. Determination of hot tearing tendency, phase composition and structure formation investigation were conducted. Alloying with the elements of Ca, Ni, Ce group is effective to increase casting properties that is better than those of a commercial A206 alloy. The structure after slow cooling during sand mold casting contains mainly needle like Al3Fe. But after permanent mold casting the iron containing phases are only ternary phases Al10CaFe2, Al9FeNi and Al10CeFe2. Most of Zn and Mg content are in aluminum solid solution as a result of casting that cause of appropriate mechanical properties under as-cast state. Moreover the high content of iron can allow us to include new alloys into the recycled type which means the opportunity to be produced using low grade aluminum or can scrap.Keywords: Casting, Al-Zn-Mg system, nickel, calcium, cerium
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