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Light Metals 2007, Volume 3, Cast Shop Technology

Light Metals 2007, Volume 3, Cast Shop Technology

Morten Sorlie (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-00060-1

May 2007

280 pages

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These papers are based on presentations prepared for the Cast Shop Technology Symposium. The original symposium description is as follows: "The Cast Shop Technology Symposium, along with Electrode Technology, Aluminum Reduction Technology, Alumina and Bauxite, Recycling Technology, and Reactive Metals, collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information. You are invited to submit papers in the following subject areas: Charge Materials; Melting; Filtration; Pre-Furnace Treatment; Casting Processes; Fluxing; Environmental Issues; Shape Casting; Grain Refinement; Modeling and Control; Automation; Cast Structures; Safety.

Please also refer to the separate Call for Papers describing a special session on Cast House Operations. In this session the more day to day technology issues in the cast house will be addressed. In particularly cast house managers and cast house technologists are invited to send in a contribution. A selected amount of contributions will be invited for presentation. A formal technical paper is not required for this special Cast house Operations session but the presentation will be published and reviewed."


Editor's Biography.

Program Organizers.

Aluminum Committee.

Cast House Operations and Melting.

Technology Trends in the Modern Aluminium Casthouse Furnaces (Mike Unitt, Andrew Haberl, and Barry Houghton).

Optimised Oxy-Fuel Melting Process at Sapa Heat Transfer AB (Henrik Gripenberg, Anders Johansson, Rudiger Eichler, and Lennart Rangmart).

Advances in Molten Metal Pump Technology Expand the Capability of Aluminum Reverberatory Furnace Production Rates (Mark Bright, Richard Chandler, and Richard Henderson).

Newest Developments of Multi Chamber Melting Furnaces (Hans-Walter Grab and Jan Migchielsen).

Computer Simulations of Melt Flow and Particle Removal in the Cyclone (A.N. Turchin, D.G. Eskin, J.H. Courtenay, and L. Katgerman).

Metal Treatment.

In-Line Salt Fluxing Process: A Final Solution to Chlorine Gas Utilization in Cast Houses (Sebastien Leboeuf, Claude Dupuis, Bruno Maltais, and Marc-André Thibault).

The Almex Lars HF Series Degassing and Metal Purification Systems, A Novel Approach to Vessel Design (Shaun Hamer).

Porous Plug Technology for Degassing in Aluminum Foundry Ladles (Klaus Gamweger and Reinhard Schwaiger).

Kinetic Study of the Magnesium Removal from Molten Aluminum Using Ar-SF6-O2 Gaseous Mixtures (Alfredo Flores, David Villegas, Zygmunt Kolenda, and Jenusz Donizak).

Simulation of Aluminium Filtration Including Lubrication Effect in Three Dimensional Foam Microstructures (Hervé Duval, Carlos Rivière, Emilie Laé, Pierre Le Brun, and Jean-Bernard Guillot).

PDBF: Proven Filtration for High-End Applications (Ghislain Le Roy, Jean-Marie Chateau, and Philippe Charlier).

Removal of Intermetallic Particles for the Purification of Aluminium Alloys (Pierre Le Brun, Christoph Kräutlein, Georg Rombach, Patrick Pouly, Paul De Vries, and Jan Luyten).

Designing the Launder System During Aluminum Refiniing Casting and Process CFD Simulation (Lifeng Zhang).

Quality Measurements and Grain Refining.

A Novel, Inexpensive and Rugged Probe for Measuring Gas Bubbles in Liquid Metals (Piero Marcolongo, James Evans, and D.A. Steingart).

Method Developed for Quantitative Assessment of Inclusions in Aluminium Billets (Majed Jaradeh and Torbjorn Carlberg).

Improvement in Hydrogen Measurement Technique for Molten Aluminum (Todd M. Gansemer, Brian C. Reynolds, Jim N. Hart, and D. Corleen Chesonis).

Grain Refinement of Al-Si Casting Alloys (Geoffrey Sigworth, Catherine Smith, Mark Easton, Joseph Barresi, and Tim A. Kuhn).

Refinement of Al-Si Eutectic Grains: A Novel Method to Produce High Integrity Al-Si Castings (Liming Lu, Kazuhiro Nogita, and Arne Dahle).

Impact of Grain Refining on SemiSolid Metal Processing (Shahrooz Nafisi, J. Szpunar, H. Vali, and R. Ghomaschi).


Mechanism of the Film-Impingement Cooling in DC Casting (László Kiss, Sandor Poncsak, Sébastien Bolduc, and Bjørn-Rune Henriksen).

Modelling of Mould Toe-In during Extrusion Ingot DC-Casting (Dag Mortensen, Bjorn Henriksen, Jan Hvistendal, and Hallvard Fjaer).

Hot Tearing of Al-Si Alloys (Liming Lu, A. Dahle, C. Davidson, and D. StJohn).

Effect of Grain Refining on Defect Formation in DC Cast Al-Zn-Mg Alloy Round Billet (Ravi Nadella, Dmitry Eskin, and Laurens Katgerman).

Microporosity Formation in DC Cast 5083 Alloys (Gheorghe Dobra, Petru Moldovan, Carmen Stanica, Gabriela Popescu, and Mihai Butu).

Direct Chill Casting of Heat Exchanger Material via the Novelis Fusion (TM) Process (Robert Wagstaff, Thomas Davisson, and Larry Hudson).

Solidification and Microstructure.

A Study on the Heat Transfer Coefficient for High Pressure Die Casting Process of ADC12Z Alloy (Shoumei Xiong, Zhi-Peng Guo, Bai-Cheng Liu, Mei Li, and John Allison).

Study of Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Strip-Cast AA6111 Alloys, Following Casting, Rolling and Heat Treatment (Donghui Li, Jonathan Reichelson, Mihaiela Isac, and Roderick Guthrie).

Dendrite Fragmentation and Its Role in Formation of Grain Structures of a Casting (Shan Liu).

Natural Convection Streams and Equiaxed Crystals during Dendritic Solidification Processes (Mostafa El-Bealy and H. A. El-Emairy).

Effect Iron on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Eutectic Al-Si Alloy (Henghua Zhang).

Modeling of Microsegregation and Crystallization during Solidification of Aluminum Ternary Alloy (Makoto Morishita and Hitoshi Ishida).

Correlations between Thermal Parameters, Grain Size, Dendritic Spacing and Microhardness in Directional Solidified Al-Zn and Zn-Al Alloys (Alicia Ares and Carlos Enrique Schvezov).

Cast Shop Safety.

An Update on the Reported Causes of Molten Metal Explosions (Seymour Epstein).

Scrap Inspection Requires Ingenuity and Management (Maxwell Bertram, F.R. Hubbard, and D.C. Pierce).

Cause and Prevention of Explosions Involving DC Casting of Aluminum Extrusion Ingot (Martin Ekenes and Ray Richter).

Training for Preventing Molten Metal Explosions in Aluminum Cast Houses (Martin Ekenes).

Author Index.

Subject Index.