Ultrasonic Particle Detector
Main objective of this project is to develop an ultrasonic detector for non-metallic inclusions in aluminum melts, which is able to verify melt quality and is able to operate under industrial conditions. Research focus is to develop a measurement system that ensures a high reproducibility and continuity regarding the measurement results. Furthermore, the measurement system is supposed to operate without expert knowledge.
UniCorn - Understanding the Intergranular Corrosion of 6000 Aluminium Alloys
The present project will undertake a methodical investigation on the mechanism of intergranular corrosion in 6000 alloys. The influence of the Mg/Si ratio, the copper content, and the heat treatment on phase precipitation and its effect on intergranular corrosion will be analyzed.