Activity Alloy development for high pressure die casting

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolin Körner

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)
Technische Fakultät

Start date: 01/01/2015

Research Fields

Lightweight Materials
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

Despite of the established foundry practice of several Al-Mg-Si-Mn and Al-Zn-Mg casting alloys subjected to high pressure die casting, only little research was done either on structure formation or strengthening mechanisms of these alloys and mechanical properties that can be achieved after additional alloying.

As cast conditions of AlMg5Si2Mn alloyed by Zn, Ti, Sc and Ag will be investigated paying attention to precipitates formed in solid solution matrix prior to heat treatment and changes of mechanical properties from as-cast state to age hardened state.


Prach, O., Trudonoshyn, O., Randelzhofer, P., Körner, C., & Durst, K. (2019). Effect of Zr, Cr and Sc on the Al–Mg–Si–Mn high-pressure die casting alloys. Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing.
Trudonoshyn, O., & Prach, O. (2019). Multistep nucleation and multi-modification effect of Sc in hypoeutectic Al-Mg-Si alloys. Heliyon, 5(2).

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