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C-DC and MC-DC Casting of Al-alloys-A Comsol Approach

Walinjkar, Devavrat and A. K., Prasada Rao (2015) C-DC and MC-DC Casting of Al-alloys-A Comsol Approach. Materials Letters, 161. pp. 698-700. ISSN 0167-577X

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Abstract

Present work endeavours to understand the solidification behaviour in conventional direct chill casting (C-DC) of aluminium alloy billets. The simulations were generated for C-DC and MC-DC (melt-conditioned) processes. For the first time, COMSOL Multiphysics has been successfully used to simulate the heat flow in C-DC casting of Al-alloy billet. The results show that the temperature gradient in the sump is minimized in the case of MC-DC when compared with C-DC. The simulation results also revealed the effect of casting speed on the sump profile in both the cases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Casting; Aluminium; Solidification; COMSOL; Simulation
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Ass. Prof. Dr. Kameswari Prasada Rao Ayyagari
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2015 06:40
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 02:33
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/10479
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