Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


Paula Broniszewska-Wojdat, MSc

Department of Intelligent Technologies (ZTI)
Division of Safety Engineering (PIB)
position: Specialist
PhD student
telephone: (+48) 22 826 12 81 ext.: 153
room: 429
ORCID: 0000-0003-3587-7040

Recent publications
1.  Serjouei A., Libura T., Brodecki A., Radziejewska J., Broniszewska P., Pawłowski P., Szymczak T., Bodaghi M., Kowalewski Z.L., Strength-hardness relationship for AlSi10Mg alloy produced by laser powder bed fusion: An experimental study, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, ISSN: 0921-5093, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2022.144345, Vol.861, No.144345, pp.1-13, 2022

In this work, significant strength and ductility variations are reported for AlSi10Mg parts fabricated at different orientations using laser powder bed fusion (LPBF). Hardness and surface roughness of the specimens at different orientations were measured. Tensile testing together with digital image correlation technique were conducted on the specimens. XY specimens showed the highest yield stress and ultimate tensile strength while XZ specimens showed the highest ductility. Hardness measurements for different specimens were in accordance with the tensile test results, following the same order as the UTS values, XY specimens being the highest and XY-45° (out-of-plane) specimens being the lowest. Fractography of the broken surfaces of the specimens under tensile testing revealed the microstructural features and various defects in the tensile fracture. The anisotropy in mechanical properties is attributed to the microstructural anisotropy as well as presence of various types of defects induced by the AM process, which affects the deformation and failure mechanism of the parts. Linear relationships between experimental Vickers hardness versus yield stress and UTS measurements were developed. In case of material selection for different applications, these relationships can be used as a simple tool for converting hardness and yield stress (or UTS) values to each other. An equivalent strain-hardness relationship was also proposed which can be used for health monitoring of parts subject to tensile loading.

Laser powder bed fusion, Hardness, Mechanical properties, Defects, Microstructure

Serjouei A. - University of Derby (GB)
Libura T. - IPPT PAN
Brodecki A. - IPPT PAN
Radziejewska J. - IPPT PAN
Broniszewska P. - IPPT PAN
Pawłowski P. - IPPT PAN
Szymczak T. - Motor Transport Institute (PL)
Bodaghi M. - other affiliation
Kowalewski Z.L. - IPPT PAN
2.  Stanczak M., Rusinek A., Broniszewska P., Frąś T., Pawłowski P., Influence of strain rate and temperature on the mechanical behaviour of additively manufactured AlSi10Mg alloy – experiment and the phenomenological constitutive modelling, BULLETIN OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: TECHNICAL SCIENCES, ISSN: 0239-7528, DOI: 10.24425/bpasts.2022.141983, Vol.70, No.4, pp.1-13, 2022

The paper is related to the material behaviour of additively manufactured samples obtained by the direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) method from the AlSi10Mg powder. The specimens are subjected to a quasi-static and dynamic compressive loading in a wide range of strain rates and temperatures to investigate the influence of the manufacturing process conditions on the material mechanical properties. For completeness, an analysis of their deformed microstructure is also performed. The obtained results prove the complexity of the material behaviour; therefore, a phenomenological model based on the modified Johnson–Cook approach is proposed. The developed model describes the material behaviour with much better accuracy than the classical constitutive function. The resulted experimental testing and its modelling present the potential of the discussed material and the manufacturing technology.

AlSi10Mg aluminium alloy, additive manufacturing, DMLS method, compression, SHPB experiment, constitutive model

Stanczak M. - other affiliation
Rusinek A. - other affiliation
Broniszewska P. - IPPT PAN
Frąś T. - other affiliation
Pawłowski P. - IPPT PAN

Conference abstracts
1.  Broniszewska P., Anodic Oxidation of AlSi10Mg Alloy Manufactured by DMLS, AMM, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MEETING 2019, 2019-09-18/09-19, Wrocław (PL), pp.38, 2019

Direct Metal Laser Sintering is a powder bed fusion process, which allows direct production of elements with complex shapes and very good mechanical properties. However, regardless of manufacturing technology elimination of some materials’ weaknesses is definitely tough to eliminate. These weaknesses might be excluded by surface engineering.This poster presents results of producing oxidized films on AlSi10Mg alloy manufactured by Direct Metal Laser Sintering using EOSM280 system equipped with 400W Yb fiber laser and standard EOS AlSi10Mg powder. AlSi10Mg is a near-eutectic die casting alloy which is applied to automotive and aviation industries. The density of printed samples was under 99%. We used 3 different methods of oxidation: traditional electrochemical oxidation, electrochemical oxidation in lower temperature (hard anodizing) and plasma electrochemical oxidation. Processes lasted 20 or 25 minutes. Traditional and hard anodizing was carried out in H2SO4 with the voltage in the range of 18.5-32.5 V. Plasma oxidation was carried out in 2 g/l KOH + 4 g/l Na2SiO3 and the applied voltage was between 190 and 225 V. Metallography, SEM and EDS proved that we received Al2O3 oxides on the AlSi10Mg surfaces. All produced films were thin (2-5 um), providing slightly increased microhardness and roughness of the surface. Roughness depends especially on electric current parameters applied in the oxidation process. Therefore the structure of layers manufactured by plasma electrochemical oxidation was more irregular and porous. All films had high adhesion which was confirmed by scratch tests.

DMLS, electrochemical oxidation, anodizing, aluminum alloy, AlSi10Mg

Broniszewska P. - IPPT PAN

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