Structure and Usable Properties of Aluminum Continuous Ingots

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 3

Publication authors


Continuous casting ; Aluminum ; Structure ; Inoculation ; electromagnetic stirring

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.


In paper is presented results of studies concerning ingot of Al with a purity of 99.5% cast with use of stand of horizontal continuous

casting. Mainly together with casting velocity was considered influence of electromagnetic stirrer, which was placed in continuous casting

mould on refinement of ingots structure and theirs usability to plastic deformation. Effect of structure refinement and usability to plastic

deformation obtained by influence of electromagnetic stirring was compared with refinement obtained by use of traditional inoculation,

which consists in introducing of additives i.e. Ti and B to metal bath. On the basis of obtained results was affirmed that inoculation

realized by electromagnetic stirring in range of continuous casting mould guarantees improvement in structure refinement and usability to

rolling of pure Al continuous ingots.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


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