Influence of microalloying elements on the precipitation behavior of Al-Mg-Si alloys

Project Managers:

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Marion Werinos
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Stefan Pogatscher

Al-Mg-Si alloys are the industrially most important age-hardenable aluminum alloys. Room temperature storage after a solution heat treatment negatively influences a subsequent artificial aging heat treatment. The project aims to stabilize the soft as-quenched state, i.e. to retard natural aging via a variation of the chemical composition. This positively influences artificial aging kinetics, saves energy and improves product properties.