• Article  

      Determining true material constants of semisolid slurries from rotational rheometer data 

      Alexandrou, Andreas N.; Georgiou, G. C.; Economides, E. A.; Modigell, M. (2016)
      In this work we revisit the issue of obtaining true material constants for semisolid slurries. Therefore, we consider the circular Couette flow of Herschel-Bulkley fluids. We first show how true constants can be obtained ...
    • Article  

      Parameter estimation for semi-solid aluminum alloys using transient experiments 

      Alexandrou, Andreas N.; Georgiou, G.; Tonmukayakul, N.; Apelian, D. (2006)
      A rotating vane-cup rheometer is used to determine the rheological properties of semi-solid slurries, and a procedure is established for characterizing the rheology with emphasis given to the proper and self-consistent ...
    • Conference Object  

      Transient flow characteristics and properties of semi-solid aluminum alloy A356 

      Tonmukayakul, N.; Pan, Q. Y.; Alexandrou, Andreas N.; Apelian, D. (Affiliation: Advance Casting Research Center, Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, MA 01609, United StatesAffiliation: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Tonmukayakul, N.Advance Casting Research Center, Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, MA 01609, United States, 2004)
      Development of numerical models to simulate flow characteristics of semi-solid metals in the die cavity requires a good understanding of the transient and equilibrium flow properties of semi-solids and knowledge of the ...