Cast Aluminum Alloys

  • Toshiro Kobayashi


Various cast aluminum alloys are used in different fields, such as for transport vehicles, electric appliances and so on [1]. Energy conservation has been a concern in recent years, especially in automobile related industries, because exhaust gas regulations have become more and more strict to mitigate environmental problems. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations have mandated even greater weight reduction of vehicles; therefore, application of aluminum alloys to automobiles is developing rapidly. Moreover, not only in automobile related fields, but in other fields also, demand for cast aluminum alloys is increasing compared with so-called advanced materials such as titanium, intermetallic compounds, plastics, and ceramics.


Fracture Toughness Crack Propagation Rate Sand Mold Cast Aluminum Alloy Stress Intensity Factor Range 
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  • Toshiro Kobayashi
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  1. 1.Toyohashi University of TechnologyToyohashi AichiJapan

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