Details

Title

Optimization of the Brass Melting

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering

Yearbook

2014

Numer

No 3

Publication authors

Keywords

Computer aided foundry ; Optimization ; Brass ; Melting ; Program ; SLAG-PROP

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Description

Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.

Abstract

The article describes the optimization of the melting brass. Brasses, as one of the most popular alloys of copper, deserve special attention

in the context of the processes of melting, which in turn would provide not only products of better quality, but also reduce the cost of their

production or refining. For this purpose, several studies carried out deriatographic (DTA) and thermogravimetric (TG) using

derivatograph. The results were confronted with the program SLAG - PROP used to evaluate the physicochemical properties of the

coatings extraction. Based on the survey and analysis of the program can identify the most favorable physico - chemical properties, which

should be carried out treatments. This allows for slag mixtures referred configurations oxide matrix containing specific stimulators of the

reaction. Conducted empirical studies indicate a convergence of the areas proposed by the application. It should also be noted that the

program also indicates additional areas in which to carry out these processes would get even better, to optimize the melting process, the

results.

Publisher

The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2014

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 2299-2944

DOI

10.2478/afe-2014-0051

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