Casting Aluminum Alloys - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080453705, 9780080550237

Casting Aluminum Alloys

1st Edition

Authors: Michael Glazoff Vadim Zolotorevsky Nikolai Belov
eBook ISBN: 9780080550237
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080453705
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 8th October 2007
Page Count: 544
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Casting Aluminum Alloys summarizes research conducted at Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloy during many decades in part together with Alcoa Inc. The research covered areas of the structure, properties, thermal resistance, corrosion and fatigue of aluminum alloys in industrial manufacturing.

Key Features

  • Emphasis on interconnection among phase equilibria, thermodynamics and microstructure of alloys
  • Systematic overview of all phase diagrams with Al that are important for the development of casting aluminium alloys
  • Diagrams ("processing windows") of important technological properties such as castability, molten metal fluidity, tendency to hot pre-solidification cracking, porosity
  • Mathematical models for alloy mechanical properties facilitating the down-selection of best prospect candidates for new alloy development
  • New principles of design of eutectic casting aluminium alloys
  • Examples of successful novel casting alloy development, including alloys for high-strength applications, alloys with transition metals, and novel alloys utilizing aluminium scrap


This monograph summarizes research conducted at Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloy during many decades in part together with Alcoa Inc.

Table of Contents

Introduction, List of Symbols and Abbreviations, 1. Alloying Elements and Impurities: Phase Diagrams, 2. Structure of Aluminum Alloys in As-Cast Condition, 3. The Role of Heat Treatment in Microstructure Formation of Aluminum Alloys, 4. Composition and Microstructure Dependence of Casting and Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloys, 5. Industrial Alloys, 6. Novel Casting Alloys,Literature, Appendix 1 Compositions of Principal Casting Alloys (Nomenclature of Aluminum Association), Appendix 2 Binary Phase Diagrams Important for Understanding Aluminum Alloys, Appendix 3 Guaranteed Levels of Mechanical Properties of Casting Alloys, Appendix 4 Recommended Heat Treatments for Casting Aluminum Alloys, Appendix 5 Data on Fracture Toughness, UST, YS, Fatigue Properties, Thermal Resistance, Corrosion Resistance and Castability of Al-Si Based Casting Alloys Appendix 6 Analysis of Uniaxial Tensile Deformation Testing Data Using the Mechanics of Finite Deformations


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About the Author

Michael Glazoff

Dr. Glazoff holds three doctorate degrees: Materials Science and Engineering; Chemistry, and in the spring of 2015 completed his doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Idaho. He has been involved for over 17 years in the R & D industry, as well as having held a number of academic positions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Alcoa Technical Center, Alcoa Center, PA, USA

Vadim Zolotorevsky

Vadim S Zolotorevsky is currently Professor of Materials Science and Light Alloys at Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Russia. His areas of expertise include Physical metallurgy of Aluminium alloys, including nonequilibrium solidification, structure formation during solidification and its evolution during heat treating and plastic deformation, development of new Al-alloys. He has published 8 books, over 200 papers in scientific journals, and has been involved with over 50 patents and inventions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Materials Science and Light Alloys, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Russia

Nikolai Belov

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