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Evaluating the Influence of Ageing Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Al-Mg-Si Alloy

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The effect of ageing temperature on the mechanical properties of Al-Mg-Si alloy has been studied. The material was machined into different shapes of the tests to be carried out: tensile, impact and hardness. The test specimens were divided into two and, some sets were solution treated at 500℃ for one hour and peak aged at 160℃ for eight hours while the other sets were solution treated at 500℃ for one hour and peak aged at 180℃ for eight hours. The abovementioned tests were carried out on the specimens. The results show that at low ageing temperature of 160℃, the ductility and impact were high while at 180℃, the ultimate tensile strength and hardness are higher compared to the value obtained at 160℃.

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I. Oladele and J. Omotoyinbo, "Evaluating the Influence of Ageing Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Al-Mg-Si Alloy," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 14, 2011, pp. 1285-1292. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.1014101.

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