Transient flow characteristics and properties of semi-solid aluminum alloy A356
Pan, Q. Y.
Alexandrou, Andreas N.
PublisherAffiliation: Advance Casting Research Center, Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, MA 01609, United States
Affiliation: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Correspondence Address: Tonmukayakul, N.
Advance Casting Research Center, Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, MA 01609, United States
SourceProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, S2P 2004
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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 basic parameters that control the process. This paper presents transient rheology behavior of a MHD A356 aluminum alloy under constant rotational speed conditions. Transient flow properties of the alloy were measured as a function of rotational speed using a high temperature rheometer equipped with a vane-cup system.