Modelling and Optimization for Heat Treatment of Al-Si-Mg Alloy Prepared by Indirect Squeeze Casting Based on Response Surface Methodology

The purpose of the present study is to model and analyze heat treatment process of Al-Si-Mg alloy prepared by indirect squeeze casting. The combined effects of whole heat treatment process, including solution treatment temperature, solution treatment time, ageing temperature and ageing time, on Vickers hardness, were investigated. The non-linear mathematical model has been developed through Box-Behnken design based on response surface methodology. The results of ANOVA tests have proven the model is capable of making accurate predictions and statistically adequate. The significance tests show a...

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