An Application for Infrared Camera in Analyzing of the Solidification Process of Al-Si Alloy

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 3

Publication authors


Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials ; Thermography ; TDA ; Silumin ; Microstructure

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


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.


The paper presents the results of the crystallization process of silumin by the TDA thermographic method and the results of the cast

microstructure obtained in the sampler TDA-10, that was cooling down in ambient air. The study was conducted for silumin AlSi11

unmodified. The work demonstrated that the use of thermal imaging camera allows for the measurement and recording the solidification

process of silumin. Thermal curve was registered with the infrared camera and derivative curve that was calculated on the base of thermal

curve have both a very similar shape to adequate them TDA curves obtained from measurements using a thermocouple. Test results by

TDA thermographic method enable quantitative analysis of the kinetics of the cooling and solidification process of neareutectic silumin.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


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