Mária Mihaliková 1  
Anna Lišková 1  
Marek Vojtko 1  
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Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Metallurgy, Technical University in Košice, Park Komenského 11, 042 00 Košice, Slovak Republic
Department of Metals Forming, Faculty of Metallurgy, Technical University of Košice, Park Komenského 11, 042 00 Košice,, Slovak Republic
Publish date: 2015-11-27
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2015; 9(28):56–60
The paper is concerned with an analysis of utility and fatigue properties of industrially produced aluminium alloy, specifically EN AW 6061 (AlMg1SiCu), reinforced with the particles of SiC. The following properties were subject to evaluation: microstructure and sub-structure, mechanical characteristics. All of these mechanical properties in pre- and post- equal channel angular pressed (ECAP) state have been studied. The hardness was evaluated by Vickers hardness test at the load of HV10. The significant part the thesis was devoted to the fatigue properties at cyclic load in torsion. The presented results demonstrate well that the combination of fractography and microscopy can give a significant contribution to the knowledge of initiation and propagation crack in the aluminium alloy.
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