Details

Title

Formation of Porosity in Al-Si Alloys

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering

Yearbook

2012

Numer

No 1

Publication authors

Keywords

porosity ; aluminum alloy ; simulation ; Mushy zone ; Tatur test

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

Porosity is one of the major defects in aluminum castings and results in a decrease of the mechanical properties of Al-Si alloys. It is induced by two mechanisms: solidification shrinkage and gas segregation. One of the methods for complex evaluation of macro and micro porosity in Al-Si alloys is using the Tatur test technique. This article deals with the evaluation of porosity with the help of Tatur tests for selected Al-Si alloys. These results will be compared with results obtained from the ProCAST simulation software.

Publisher

The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2012

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 2299-2944

References

Campbell J. (1991), Castings. ; Ampuero J. (1991), Materials Processing in The Computer Age, 377. ; Pequet Ch. (2002), Modelling of microporosity, macroporosity, and pipe-phrinkage formation during the solidification of alloys using a mushy-zone refinement method: applications to aluminium alloys, Met. Mater. Trans, 33A, 2095, doi.org/10.1007/s11661-002-0041-5 ; Couturier G. (2006), Modeling of porosity formation in multicomponent alloys in the presence of several dissolved gases and volatile solute elements, null.

DOI

10.2478/v10266-012-0001-5

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