Simulation of microstructures and yield strength of a high pressure die cast A383 aluminum alloy component

Mei Li*, Jacob W. Zindel, Larry A. Godlewski, Adam E. Olukalns, Christopher Wolverton, John E. Allison

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Cast aluminum alloys are increasingly being utilized by the automotive industry for manufacturing chassis and powertrain components to reduce vehicle weight and consequently increase fuel economy and reduce emissions. High pressure die casting (HPDC) process provides tremendous cost saving opportunities in manufacturing these components. Development of Virtual Casting tools for HPDC aluminum will lead to fast prototyping and tooling, thus fast final products with reduced cost. This paper describes the simulation of microstructural evolution during casting process and prediction of yield strength after heat treatment of an HPDC air conditioning compressor housing (A/C housing). The prediction can be used to design and optimize casting component and process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLight Metals 2005 - Proceedings of the Technical Sessions Presented by the TMS Aluminium Committee
EditorsH. Kvande
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2005
Event134th TMS Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 13 2005Feb 17 2005

Publication series

NameTMS Light Metals
ISSN (Print)0147-0809


Other134th TMS Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • A383
  • Al Cu
  • Aluminum alloy
  • High pressure die casting
  • Microstructure
  • Yield strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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