Dependency of the thermal and electrical conductivity on temperatures and compositions of Zn in the Al-Zn alloys

Erol H., Cadirli E., Erol E. A., Gunduz M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CAST METALS RESEARCH, vol.32, no.2, pp.95-105, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13640461.2018.1549190
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-105
  • Keywords: Thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, temperature coefficients, Al-Zn Alloys, LIQUID SURFACE ENERGIES, SN, RESISTIVITY, ALUMINUM, PHASES, CD
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


The variations of thermal conductivity (K) with temperature for Al-xZn (x = 5, 10, 20, 30, 50 and 60 wt. %) alloys were measured by using a radial heat flow furnace. The variations of electrical conductivity (sigma) of solid phases with temperature for the studied alloys were determined from the Wiedemann-Franz and Smith-Palmer equations by using the measured values of K from the plots of K. The thermal temperature coefficient (alpha(TTC)) and the electrical temperature coefficient (alpha(ETC)) were obtained. Dependency of the alpha(TTC) and Glut on the composition of Zn in the Al-Zn alloys was also investigated. According to the present experimental results, K of Al-Zn alloys linearly decrease with increasing temperatures up to the melting temperature for each composition and exponentially decrease with the increasing Zn content. On the other hand, the sigma of Al based Al-Zn alloys exponentially decrease with increasing temperature and Zn content.