Growth of β intermetallic in an Al-Cu-Si alloy during directional solidification via machine learned 4D quantification
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Fe contamination is a serious composition barrier for Al recycling. In Fe-containing Al-Si-Cu alloy, a brittle and plate-shaped β phase forms, degrading the mechanical properties. Here, 4D (3D plus time) synchrotron X-ray tomography was used to observe the directional solidification of Fe-containing Al-Si-Cu alloy. The quantification of the coupled growth of the primary and β phase via machine learning and particle tracking, demonstrates that the final size of the β intermetallics were strongly influenced by the solute segregation and space available for growth whereas the β orientation was controlled by the temperature gradient direction. The work can be used to validate predictive models.
|Number of pages||5|
|Early online date||15 Feb 2019|
|Publication status||Published - May 2019|