The Effect of Key Microstructure Features on the Machining of an Aluminum-Silicon Casting Alloy

dc.contributor.advisorSantes, Eulogio Velasco
dc.contributor.authorRivero Paz, Iveen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBatey, Andy H.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSivitanides, Marcos P.
dc.description.abstractThe need to increase the cutting tool life when machining A356 has led to the continuous development of strategies to accomplish this goal. It has been proposed the modification of the microstructure of this type of alloy as a strategy for ensuring a longer tool life during machining. Throughout modification of the silicon phase it is possible to enhance the mechanical properties of the alloy, establishing in this way, the linkage among microstructural characterization (i.e., unmodified vs. modified), mechanical properties, and tool life. If modification of the silicon phase leads to an enhancement of the mechanical properties, then it is expected a reduced wear on the cutting tool drilling in the modified structure, resulting in a higher number of drilled holes prior to tool failure than that experienced in an unmodified structure.en_US
dc.description.departmentEngineering Technology
dc.format.extent86 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationRivero Paz, I. (2010). <i>The effect of key microstructure features on the machining of an aluminum-silicon casting alloy</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.subjectChemical modificationen_US
dc.subjectThermal modificationen_US
dc.subjectHeat treatmenten_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Key Microstructure Features on the Machining of an Aluminum-Silicon Casting Alloyen_US
dc.typeThesis Technology State University-San Marcos of Science


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