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Shape Casting: Fourth International Symposium 2011 (in honor of Prof. John T. Berry)

Murat Tiryakioǧlu (Editor), John Campbell (Editor), Paul N. Crepeau (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-02937-4
334 pages
March 2011
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In a career spanning almost six decades, Prof. John T. Berry has made significant contributions towards building our understanding of solidification and process-structure-property relationships in shaped castings. Celebrating his contributions, the Fourth International Shape Casting Symposium, which takes place at the 2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, has been organized in his honor. Shape Casting 2011 contains the proceedings of the symposium in which scientists and engineers from around the world presented their own research findings, discussed challenges in the field, and projected future directions. Papers explore such topics as liquid metal quality; filling and feeding systems; process modeling for shaped castings; structure-property relationships; performance of shaped castings; and machinability of castings.
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Table of Contents

In Honor of Professor John T. Berry.



Session Chairs/Lead Reviewers.

Shape Casting IV.


The History of Casting Process Simulation (C. Heisser, E. Flender, and J. Stern).

State of the Art Review of Modelling Entrainment Defects in the Shape Casting Process (C. Reilly, N. Green, and M. Jolly).

Physical and Computational Models of Free Surface Related Defects in Low-Pressure Die-Cast Aluminum Alloy Wheels (J. Duan, D. Maijer, S. Cocker oft, C. Reilly, K. Nguyen, and D. Au).

Solidification Model Coupling Lattice Boltzmann Method with Cellular Automation Technique (H. Yin, L. Wang, andS. Felicelli).

Physical Characterization of the Permeability of Equiaxed Eutectic Structures in Hypoeutectic Aluminum Alloys (E. Khajeh, and D. Maijer).

Foam Filters Used in Gravity Casting (F. Hsu, and H. Lin).

Simulation of Macrosegregation during Directional Solidification using Mesh Adaptation (U. Sajja, and S. Felicell).

A Mathematical Model for Simulating the Microporosity of Squeeze Casting of Aluminum Alloy (Z Han, J. Li, W. Yang, and B. Liu).


Review of Defect Behavior in Ni-Based Superalloys (J. Campbell).

Premium Quality Super Duplex Stainless Steel Castings without Secondary Refining (B. Puhakka).

In Situ High Speed X-Ray Observation of the Solidification of AL15CU with and without A1203 Composite Addition (R. Hamilton, A. Phillion, A. Leung, T. Connolley, P. Lee, and P. Rockett).

In-Mold Thermal Analysis of Ductile Cast Iron (M. Onsoien).

Modeling of Hot Tearing and Its Validations in Metal Castings (J. Quo, J. Zhu, and S. Scott).

Effect of Alloying Elements (Magnesium and Copper) on Hot Cracking Susceptibility of AlSi7MgCu Alloys (S. Bozorgi, K. Haberl, C. Kneissl, T. Pabel, and P. Schumacher).

Hydrogen and Cooling Rate Effects on Microporosity Formation in the Production of Defect-Controlled Fatigue Specimens (R. Squatrito, I. Todaro, L. Ceschini, L. Tomesani, and A. Morri).

Effects of Gravity on the Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in Directional Solidification (W. Mirihanage, and D. Browne).


Fracture Surface Facets and Fatigue Life Potential of Castings (M. Tiryakioglu, J. Campbell, and C. Nyahumwa).

Effect of Holding Time before Solidification on Double-Oxide Film Defects and Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Alloys (M El-Sayed, H. Salem, A. Kandeil, and W. Griffiths).

Weibull Analysis of Thin A356 Plates Cast with an Electromagnetic Pump Green Sand Process (R. Lett, S. Felicelli, J. Berry, R. Cuesta, R. San Jose, and J. Antonio Maroto).

Guidelines for 2-Parameter Weibull Analysis For Castings (M. Tiryakioglu, and D. Hudak).

Melt Cleanliness, Hydrogen Content and Tensile Properties of A356 (D. Dispinar, A. Nordmark, and F. Syvertsen).

The Origin of Griffith Cracks (J. Campbell).

The Use of the Weibull Statistical Method to Assess the Reliability of Cast Aluminum Engine Blocks Made from Different Casting Processes (G. Byczynski, and R. Mackay).

Ultra-High Strength Sand Castings from Aluminum Alloy 7042 (O. Senkov, A. Druschitz, S. Senkova, K. Kendig, and J. Griffin).

Relationship between Structure and Properties of Al-Cu Alloys (A. Ares, L. Gassa, C. Schvezov, and S. Gueijman).

Microstructure Characterization of Magnesium Control Arm Castings (L. Wang, R. Lett, S. Felicelli, andJ. Berry).

Methods and Systems.

The Effect of Reduced Molecular Weight of the Pattern on the Properties of Al Alloy Castings Made by the Lost Foam Casting Process (K. Siavashi, C. Topping, and W. Griffiths).

Classical Nondestructive Testing Techniques Do Not Correlate with Strength as Does Process Compensated Resonant Testing (R. Nath, M. Johnson, C. Grupke, and C. Leonard).

Advanced Methoding Concepts for the Gravity Casting of Steel Alloys (B. Puhakka).

Advanced Casting Mold Design Technology of the LCS Waterjet Inlet Tunnel Entry Edge Components (L. Nastac, andJ. Romanelli).

Evaluation of the Distortion of a Hydro Turbine Blade during Heat Treatment Process (J. Kang).

The Capability Enhancement of Aluminium Casting Process by Application of the Novel CRIMSON Method (X. Dai, M. Jolly, and B. Zeng).

Optimization of the Process Parameters and Tooling Improvement for the Rheocasting of High Quality Aluminum Components Using the SEED Process (C. Zheng, E. Samuel, and F. Laplume).

Shaped Castings and Machining (J. Wyatt, and J. Berry).

The Estimable Value of'Clever' Experiments (J. Berry).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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