Microstructures and properties of Al-Mg-SI alloy overhead conductor by horizontal continuous casting and continuous extrusion forming process

Xiankun Ji, Hui Zhang, Song Luo, Fulin Jiang, Dingfa Fu

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    Abstract

    Al-Mg-Si alloy overhead conductor was prepared by horizontal continuous casting and subsequent continuous extrusion forming. The mechanical properties, electrical conductivity and microstructural evolution of the processed conductor were characterized. It was indicated that improved combined mechanical and electrical conductivity properties were obtained for the processed alloy wires when compared with previously reported results. The enhanced properties were associated with the continuous in-line solution treatment and the refined and homogeneous (sub)grains during horizontal continuous casting and subsequence continuous extrusion forming, as well as a high density of dislocations and finer Mg2Si precipitates formed after drawn and followed by aging at 155°C for 3h.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
    Volume649
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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