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pISSN : 1598-706X / eISSN : 2288-8381


한국주조공학회지 (26권6호 187-194)

Effect of Scrap Content on the Impact Property and Fatigue Property of AC4A Alloy

AC4A 합금의 충격특성 및 피로특성에 미치는 스크랩 함량의 영향

Heon-Joo Kim†

Dept of Metallurgical Eng., Pukyong National University, Busan 48547, Korea



The effects of scrap content on the impact and fatigue properties were investigated in AC4A alloy. The impact absorbed energy of as-cast specimens were 3.61, 3.56, 3.47, and 3.08 Joules, respectively, when scrap contents of the specimens were 0, 20, 35, and 50%. And, the corresponding energy levels of the T6 heat-treated condition were 3.66, 3.48, 3.25, and 2.96 Joule. In the same way, the fatigue strength values of the as-cast specimens were 53.2, 52.0, 48.4, and 43.8MPa, respectively, and the corresponding fatigue strengths of the T6 heat-treatment specimens were 85.4, 75.7, 60.6, and 51.2 MPa. Impact absorbed energy and fatigue strength decreased as scrap content of the specimen increased. It is assumed that impact absorbed energy decreased owing to the presence of oxide films, which act as branches of 2nd cracks; f fatigue strength also decreased with decreased deflection of the fatigue crack path as the scrap content of the specimens increased.