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Effect of heat treatment on mechanical properties and susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking of aluminium alloy


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Zahari, Nur Ismarrubie and Loh, Kar Wai and Yussof, Hanafiah (2013) Effect of heat treatment on mechanical properties and susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking of aluminium alloy. Advanced Materials Research, 845. pp. 178-182. ISSN 1022-6680; ESSN: 1662-8985

Abstract

The effect of the retrogression and reaging (RRA) heat treatment on the correlation between microstructure, mechanical properties and susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of the 6061-T6 aluminium alloy in dry air and sprayed in 3.5% NaCl solution has been studied. The as-received T6 alloy was subjected to retrogression at temperature 200°C for 10 minutes, quenching for 30 seconds and reaging at temperature 180°C for 24 h. In this study, the effect of RRA on mechanical properties of the as-received 6061-T6 alloy was investigated by tensile test in air and sprayed in 3.5% NaCl solution. Alternate immersion preparation was conducted to expose the as-received 6061-T6 alloys and RRA heat treated alloys into the corrosive environment, 3.5% NaCl solution for 20 days. The susceptibility to SCC was investigated by direct tension stress-corrosion (DTSC) tests sprayed in a 3.5% NaCl solution at crosshead speed of 0.2 mm/min; the loss of elongation (ELloss) was taken into account for the susceptibility to SCC. Generally, the RRA heat treatment improves the mechanical properties including yield strength, ultimate tensile strength and ductility. On the other hand, the RRA heat treatment decreases the susceptibility to SCC.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.845.178
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Aluminium alloy; Reaging; Retrogression; Stress corrosion cracking
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 07:48
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 07:48
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37258
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