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dc.contributor.author Chauke, L
dc.contributor.author Moller, H
dc.contributor.author Curle, UA
dc.contributor.author Govender, S
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-17T10:13:34Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-17T10:13:34Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.identifier.citation Chauke, L, Moller, H, Curle, U.A and Govender, S. 2012. Industrial heat treatment of R-HPDC A356 automotive brake callipers. Solid State Phenomena, vol. 192-193, pp 533-538 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1012-0394
dc.identifier.uri http://www.scientific.net/SSP.192-193.533
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6672
dc.description Copyright: 2012 Trans Tech Publications. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY. The definitive version is published in Solid State Phenomena, vol. 192-193, pp 533-538 en_US
dc.description.abstract Heat treatment of rheo-high pressure die cast (R-HPDC) A356 brake callipers has produced good mechanical properties on the laboratory scale. An industrial heat treatment is required to evaluate the applicability and conformance of the R-HPDC A356 brake callipers to the automotive industry. This research studied A356 brake callipers heat treated on the industrial scale with particular emphasis on the resulting microstructure, hardness and tensile properties. The eutectic Si-particle spheroidisation after solution heat treatment was achieved and observed with optical microscopy. A hardness increase from 64 to 100 Vickers was achieved from the as-cast condition to the industrially heat treated T6 condition. The heat treatment caused no significant variation in hardness and tensile properties from brake callipers within the same batch or from different batches. The yield and ultimate strengths of the industrial heat treated brake callipers were lower compared to the laboratory scale heat treatment properties, while the ductility increased, mainly due to quenching effects. Even though the industrial heat treated A356 brake callipers resulted in yield and ultimate tensile strengths lower than those achieved on a laboratory scale, they still exceeded the minimum specifications for gravity die cast A356 brake callipers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Trans Tech Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;10232
dc.subject Heat treatment en_US
dc.subject Automotive en_US
dc.subject Brake calliper en_US
dc.subject Alloy A35 en_US
dc.subject Rheocasting en_US
dc.title Industrial heat treatment of R-HPDC A356 automotive brake callipers en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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