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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (06/04/2013 02.38)

Optimization of of Aluminum wheels production.

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Aluminium wheels are typically produced by low pressure die casting (LPDC) followed by solubilization and artificial ageing. Therefore, foundry technique and heat treatment define the casting microstructure and, subsequently, its performance.

The research project will be organized as follows:

- literature review on the state of the art about low pressure die casting, on T6 treatment and on fatigue resistance of LPDC castings;

- study of the melting phase;

- study of the die filling and casting solidification;

- study of the heart treatment;

- mechanical characterization of some samples;

- evaluation of process parameters (alloy quality, filling, mould temperature, heat treatment) influencing the casting fatigue resistance.

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Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
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Università degli Studi di Brescia