Mechanical Properties of Squeeze and Semi-solid Cast A356
The purpose of this project is to develop a mechanical properties database for A356 castings produced by the processes of squeeze casting and semi-solid casting.
Heat treatment of tensile/machine specimens is complete as are tensile tests performed at room temperature. Models have been applied to correlate structure to tensile properties.
Case Western Reserve University
Steve Udvardy North American Die Casting Association 241 Holbrook Drive Wheeling, IL 60090 website: www.diecasting.org