The effect of heat-treatment on aluminum-based piston alloys

Zeren M.

MATERIALS & DESIGN, vol.28, no.9, pp.2511-2517, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2006.09.010
  • Journal Name: MATERIALS & DESIGN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2511-2517
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this study effect of heat-treatment on the mechanical properties of aluminum-based piston alloys has been investigated. AlCu4MgNi alloys and AlSiCuMgNi alloys with 10%, 12%, 18% and 24% Si were utilized for this purpose. After melting, alloys have been cast in the metal mold at 800 degrees C and solidified. The solution treatment has been performed at 500 degrees C for 5 h and then quenched. The samples have been aged at 180 degrees C for 9 h to observe the effect of aging on hardness properties. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.