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Shape Casting: 2nd International Symposium

Shape Casting: 2nd International Symposium

Paul N. Crepeau (Editor), Murat Tiryakioǧlu (Editor), John Campbell (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-873-39660-8

May 2007

322 pages

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This book provides an international update on the research and development that has taken place in the design and production of high quality castings. It includes comprehensive coverage of high quality castings, gating system design, process modeling, mechanical behavior and structure-process-property relationships. In addition, it explores in-depth the latest casting innovations in quality, reliability and process design. Topics covered include:
  • Design of Filling and Feeding Systems
  • Modeling of Casting Processes
  • Liquid Metal Processing
  • New and Innovative Casting Processes
  • Structure-Process-Property Relationships
  • Residual Stresses in Castings (both experiment and modeling)
  • Solidification and Microstructure of Cast Alloys
  • Case Studies (illustrating process design and/or quality improvement for high quality castings)

A collection of papers from the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition held in Orlando, Florida, February 25 - March 1, 2007.

Foreword & Editors' Biographies.

Liquid Metal/Solidification.

Preventative Metal Treatment through Advanced Melting System Design (Mark Osborne, Thomas Meyer, Mike Kinosz, and C. Eckert).

A Comparison of Methods Used to Assess Aluminium Melt Quality (Derya Dispinar and John Campbell).

Initial Filtration Behaviour of Liquid Aluminium Alloys (Xinjin Cao).

Radioactively Labelled Particle Tracking in Steel Castings (Youssef Beshay, William Griffiths, David Parker, and Xianfeng Fan).

The Effect of Holding Time on Double Oxide Film Defects in Al Castings (William Griffiths, Ahmed Olalekan Omotunde, and Ramin Raiszadeh).

How to Measure Viscosity of Liquid Aluminum Alloy (Minhajuddin Malik, Guillaume Lambotte, Mohamed Hamed, Sumanth Shankar, and Patrice Chartrand).

New Approaches to Understanding Modification and Nucleation Mechanisms in Hypoeutectic Al-Si Alloys (Kazuhiro Nogita, Arne Dahle, and Stuart McDonald).

Unintentional Effects of Sr Additions in Al-Si Foundry Alloys (Stuart McDonald, Matthew Simon Dargusch, and David StJohn).

Process Design/Analysis.

Advanced Intermetallic Materials and Processes: Overview of the IMPRESS Integrated Project (David John Jarvis, Daniela Voss, and Nicholas Peter Lavery).

Quantitative XCT Evaluation of Porosity in an Aluminum Casting (Joseph Wells).

Naturally Pressurised Filling System Design (John Campbell).

Improved Soundness and Mechanical Properties Obtained by Solidification under Pressure in A206 (Pavan Chintalapati and John Griffin).

The Design of L-Shaped Runners for Aluminium Gravity Casting (Fu-Yuan Hsu, Mark Jolly, and John Campbell).

Analysis of a Confluence Weld Defect in an Aluminum Casting Alloy (Oscar García-García, Miguel Sanchez-Araiza, Manuel Jesus Castro-Román, and José Escobedo B).

Study of Mould Temperature Effect on the Incidence of Porosity in a Cast Cylinder Head (Jacobo Vargas Orihuela, Manuel Jesus Castro-Román, Martin Herrera-Trejo, and Miguel Sanchez-Araiza).


Stresses in the Eutectic Si Particles of Sr-Modified A356 Castings Loaded in Tension (John Griffiths, Edward C. Oliver, Michael E. Fitzpatrick, Trevor R. Finlayson, David Viano, and Qigui Wang).

The Effect of Si Content on the Size and Morphology of Fe-Rich and Cu-Rich Intermetallics in Al-Si-Cu-Mg Alloys (Carlos Caceres, Birgir Johannesson, John Taylor, Adrian Canales, Marcos Cardoso, and Jose Talamantes).

On the Use of General Extreme Value (GEV) Distributionin Fracture of Al-Si Alloys (M. Tiryakioglu).

Effect of Processing on the Structure and Properties of Squeeze Cast Al-7Si-0.3Mg Alloy (Kumar Sadayappan and Werner Fragner).

Effect of Various HIP Conditions on Bifilms and Mechanical Properties in Aluminum Castings (James Staley, M. Tiryakioglu, and John Campbell).

The Influence of Oxide Inclusions on the Post-HIP Fatigue Properties of Two Al-Si-Mg Castings (Stephen Mashl).

Structure, Properties, Processing Relations in Cast, Solutionized, and Aged Al-Si-Cu-Mg Alloys (Yong Ma, Jian Fang, and Harold Brody).

Development of Novel Al-Si-Mg Alloys with 8 to 17 wt% Si and 2 to 3.5 wt% Mg (Xiaochun Zeng, Sumanth Shankar, and Makhlouf M. Makhlouf).


Rationalization of Material Properties for Structural Modeling of Aluminum Castings (Paul Crepeau).

Modeling the Onset and Evolution of Hydrogen Pores during Solidification (Sergio Felicelli, Enrique Escobar de Obaldia, and Claudia Pita).

Redesign of an Industry Test for Hot Tearing of High Performance Aluminium Casting Alloys Using Casting Simulation Software (Mark Jolly, and Adam C. Smith).

Predicting the Tortuous Three Dimensional Morphology of Microporosity in Aluminium Alloys (Junsheng Wang, Ludovic Thuinet, Robert Atwood, and Peter Lee).

Modelling the Influence of Multi-Component and Multi-Phase Microstructures on Pore Formation in Cast Aluminum Alloys (Peter Lee, Junsheng Wang, and Robert Atwood).

A Model for Prediction of Shrinkage Defects Resulting from Pressure Reduction in the Liquid Phase during Feeding (Ana Reis, Zhian Xu, Rob Van Tol, A.D. Santos, E. Wettinck, and A.B. Magalhpes).

Relationship between HTC Evolution, Gap Formation and Stress Analysis at the Chill Interface in Aluminum Sand Casting (Andrea Meneghini, Luca Tomesani, and Giovanni Sangiorgi).

Applications/Novel Processes.

A Novel Technique for Melting and Casting Superalloys (Sanjay Shendye and Blair King).

The Quest to Cast the Perfect Aluminium Sand Casting (Vian Coombe).

Investment Casting with Ice Patterns and Comparison with Other Types of Rapid Prototyping Patterns (Von Richards, Chun-Ju Huang, and Ming C. Leu).

Effect of Casting Over-Pressure on the Fatigue Resistance of Aluminum Alloy A356-T6 (David Poirier, Miguel A. Neri, and Robert G. Erdmann).

Effects of Casting Process Parameters on Porosity and Mechanical Properties of a Step-Shape High Pressure Die Casting of ADC12Z Alloy (Yan-fu Yan, Shou-Mei Xiong, Bai-cheng Liu, Mei Li, and John Allison).

The Effect of Casting in a Helium Atmosphere on the Cooling Rate and Tensile Properties of Resin-Bonded Sand Castings (Jean-Christophe Gebelin and William Griffiths).

Development of Rheo-Diecasting (RDC) Process for Production of High Integrity Components (Zhongyun Fan, Shouxun Ji, Xin Fang, Guojun Liu, Jayesh Patel, and Amitabha Das).

Author Index.

Subject Index.