Study the Effect Of Magnesium And Zinc Additions On Thermal Properties Of Pure Aluminum
Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences,
2012, Volume 19, Issue 4, Pages 74-84
AbstractThis research, a practical study was achieved to demonstrate the effect of adding Magnesium and Zinc elements on the thermal properties of pure Aluminum. These properties are: the quality thermal capacity (Cv), the thermal conductivity coefficient (k), and the thermal diffusion coefficient ( ). Seven metal ingots were manufactured by changing the percentages of adding Magnesium and Zinc on the pure Aluminum, and these ratios were: (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%).
The obtained results showed that increasing the percentages of adding Magnesium and Zinc to the pure Aluminum causes a decrease in the ingot density by (10.7%), a decrease in the thermal conductivity coefficient by (8.1%), an increase in the quality thermal capacity by (4.8%), as well as a decrease in the thermal diffusion coefficient by (1.9%). As for Zinc, the density increases by (49.2%), as the density of Zinc (7.13)kg/m3 is higher than the density of Aluminum (2.7) kg/m3, and higher than the density of Magnesium (1.74) kg/m3, as well as decreasing the thermal specifications (Cv, k, ).
During this study, it was found that the best addition is (30% Mg) to the pure Aluminum, which gave the highest thermal properties (Cv, k, ). As for Zinc, its addition to pure Aluminum led to deterioration of the thermal properties during all ratios.
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