Criteria of solidification cracking of Al-Mg and Al-Si alloys by acoustic emission method

Akira Matsushita*, Itaru Endo, Makoto Yoshida

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Detection of solidification cracking of JIS AC7A aluminum alloy and Al-7%Si alloy was attempted by using acoustic emission method. In order to detect AE of solidification cracking, we investigated about AE signals of gas porosity, shrinkage cavity, and fracture in the semi-solid tensile test. The frequency bands of these casting defects were 150 kHz or less, so the source characterization of AE signals were difficult by that. Therefore we discussed and suggested value of integrated AE peak volt as an indicator of crack initiation. As a result, we proved value of time integral (IAP) is beneficial for eutectic alloy and value of temperature integral (TIAP) is beneficial for noneutectic alloy. We also suggested value of time temperature integral (DIAP) as the criterion of crack initiation which is beneficial for eutectic and non-eutectic alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalKeikinzoku/Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Acoustic emission
  • Aluminum
  • Direct chill casting
  • Hot tearing
  • Solidification cracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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