Optimization in novel partial-solid high pressure aluminum die casting by Taguchi method

Yekta Berk Suslu, Mehmet Sirac Acar, Mithat Senol, Muammer Mutlu, Ozgul Keles*

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Abstract

High pressure die casting (HPDC) is an essential method for automotive, aviation and white good industry. Low cycle time due to fast solidification enables mass production. However, porosity and shrinkage are main failures that decreases efficiency. To prevent this, one of the solution is partial-solid casting. Casting in semi-solid phase affects the fluidity of the molten alloy and die filling. Dendritic microstructure turns into globular microstructure and it provides increase in yield and tensile strength, hardness and elongation at break. In this study, the factors affect the porosity ratio were determined as melt temperature, gas blowing time for producing partial-solid slurry, second phase velocity and gate thickness. L9 Taguchi method is used for process design and optimization of high pressure aluminum die casting. As responses porosity level and microstructural changes were determined. Microstructural, morphological and nondestructive testing were used in characterization. “A” class quality partial-solid aluminum automotive parts are successfully produced by Taguchi optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals 2018
EditorsOlivier Martin
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages293-300
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319722832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational symposium on Light Metals, 2018 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 11 Mar 201815 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
VolumePart F4
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696

Conference

ConferenceInternational symposium on Light Metals, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period11/03/1815/03/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2018.

Funding

A. Taylan Sacli and Onur Ozcan helped during casting experiments and characterization phase, authors would like to thank them for their efforts. TUBITAK TEYDEB grant for the project numbered as 3170184 is acknowledged. Also, thanks to Prof. Dr. Gultekin Goller and Huseyin Sezer for SEM analyses. Acknowledgements A. Taylan Sacli and Onur Ozcan helped during casting experiments and characterization phase, authors would like to thank them for their efforts. TUBITAK TEYDEB grant for the project numbered as 3170184 is acknowledged. Also, thanks to Prof. Dr. Gultekin Goller and Huseyin Sezer for SEM analyses.

FundersFunder number
TUBITAK
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu3170184

    Keywords

    • Aluminum
    • High pressure die casting
    • Optimization
    • Partial-solid processing
    • Taguchi method

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