Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Aluminium Alloy by Cryorolling Process

  • Wangkasem, P. ;
  • Rojananan, S.
  • Received : 2015.03.05
  • Accepted : 2015.05.06
  • Published : 2015.06.30


The mechanical and electrical properties of aluminium alloy 6061 are reported in this present work. Aluminium alloys were homogenized at $550^{\circ}C$, for 5 hours and cooled in the furnace. The different thickness reductions of 60-90% on homogenized aluminium alloy plates were achieved by cryo-rolling. Later, the as rolled samples were aged by solution treatment at the temperatures of $520^{\circ}C$ for 1 hour, water quenched; subsequently aged at $160^{\circ}C$ for 8-24 hours and partial aged (not solution treatment) at $160^{\circ}C$ for 8- 24 hours. Mechanical and electrical properties of samples were investigated. The experimental result showed that the microhardness of cryo-rolled samples were increase with increasing the percentage of the thickness reduction. Moreover, the microhardness of cryo-rolled, aged by solution treatment samples were higher than those of the cryo-rolled and cryo-rolled, partial aged samples. The cryo-rolled alloys subjected to full aged at $160^{\circ}C$ for 24 hours exhibited the hardness of 125 HV and electrical conductivity values was 45.76 %IACS and the cryo-rolled alloys subjected to partial aged at $160^{\circ}C$ for 20 hours exhibited the hardness of 67 HV and electrical conductivity values was 49.67 %IACS.


Aluminium alloys;cryorolling;aging


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