The liquid AlCu4TiMg alloy: thermophysical and thermodynamic properties

Yuriy Plevachuk, V. Sklyarchuk, Gernot R. Pottlacher, Thomas Leitner, Peter Svec Sr., Peter Svec, Lubomir Orovcik, Marta Dufanets, A. Yakymovych

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In this study, some structure-sensitive thermophysical properties, namely, thermal conductivity, thermoelectric power, density and surface tension of liquid AlCu4TiMg alloy, as one of the most promising cast alloys to fabricate components for cars, aircraft and other complex engineering products, were investigated. Thermoelectric power was measured in a wide temperature range by the four-point contact method. Thermal conductivity was investigated by the steady-state concentric cylinder method. The oscillating drop technique combined with electromagnetic levitation was used for density and surface tension studies. The results obtained are compared with experimental and calculated data from literature for pure aluminum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61 - 73
Number of pages13
JournalHigh Temperatures, High Pressures
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • AlCu4TiMg
  • Density
  • Microstructure
  • Surface tension
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermoelectric power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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