Journal article Open Access
Jayasheel Kumar K A; C M Ramesha
The paper deal with the hardness property assessment of various Al-Si alloys under heat treated conditions. The tested specimens have the compositions of Si with percentages such as 12 18 and 24. The fabrication of the selected composition is carried out by melting the material to the melting temperature of around 800°C. The material is subjected to solutionised heat treatment for 3 hours at 500°C, 520°C and 535°C and quenched in water. Further aging is carried out at 155°C for 2 hours, 5 hours and 8 hours respectively for 500°C, 520°C and 535°C of solution heat treatment condition. The hardness property is evaluated using Vickers Hardness tester as per the standards of ASTM- E92. Thorough comparison of Vickers hardness number is performed among the as- cast and various heat treated environment. Desirable properties of alloy are observed at 520°C solutionised heat treatment & 5 hours of precipitation hardening at 155°C for 18% of Silicon composition. The hardness value decreases due to the increase in percentage of silicon and the values are observed.