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Author Grandfield, John.

Title Direct-chill casting of light alloys : science and technology / by John F. Grandfield, Dmitry G. Eskin, Ian Bainbridge.

Publication Info. Hoboken, New Jersey : TMS-Wiley, a John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publication, [2013]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Direct-chill casting is the major production route for wrought aluminium and magnesium alloys that are later deformed (rolled, extruded, forged) to the final products. To aid in this process, this book provides comprehensive coverage on topics such as the history of process development in this field, industrial applications, including vertical and horizontal casting, melt preparation, fundamentals of solidification in DC casting, and more. The first book targeted for the industrial researcher and practitioner, it pulls together the practice and process of physics with the goal of improving process performance"-- Provided by publisher.
"Covers the process as applied to the light metals aluminium and magnesium. Only book targeted specifically towards the industrial researcher and practitioner. Pulls together both the practice and the process of physics in such a way as to assist improvement of process performance Contains coverage of the upstream and downstream linked processes in addition to the knowledge required to produce high quality DC castings "-- Provided by publisher.
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Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; CHAPTER 1: Direct-Chill Casting: Historical and Industrial Perspective; 1.1 Industrial Perspective; 1.2 Historical Development; References; CHAPTER 2: Liquid Metal Supply, Alloy Preparation, and Melt Transport; 2.1 Plant Layout, Metal Scheduling, and Liquid Supply; 2.2 Alloying Elements and Master Alloys; 2.3 Furnace Technology; 2.3.1 Mixing Technology; 2.3.2 Temperature Control; 2.4 Melt Transport to and from the Furnace; 2.4.1 Furnace Filling; 2.4.2 Scrap Charging and Melting; 2.4.3 Furnace Cleaning.
2.4.4 Molten Metal Transportation from Furnace to Caster2.5 Chemical Analysis; 2.6 Magnesium Melt Protection and Handling; 2.7 Safety; References; CHAPTER 3: Melt Refining and Impurity Control; 3.1 Impurity Sources; 3.1.1 Aluminium; 3.1.2 Magnesium; 3.2 Effect of Impurities; 3.2.1 Dissolved Hydrogen; 3.2.2 Dissolved Metallic Impurity Elements Including Alkali Metals; 3.2.3 Inclusions; 3.3 Impurity Removal; 3.3.1 Dissolved Metal Impurities; 3.3.2 Hydrogen Removal: Degassing; 3.3.3 Inclusion Load Minimisation; 3.3.4 Inclusion Removal; 3.3.5 Alkali Metal Removal; 3.3.6 Magnesium Flux Refining.
3.3.7 Flux-Free Refining of Magnesium3.4 Measurement of Impurities; 3.4.1 Inclusion Measurement; 3.4.2 Hydrogen Measurement; 3.4.3 Alkali Content Measurement; 3.5 Temperature Measurement; 3.6 System Layouts, Safety, and Cost Considerations; References; CHAPTER 4: Grain Refinement; 4.1 Historical Overview; 4.2 Fundamentals of Grain Refinement; 4.3 Mechanisms of Grain Refinement in Aluminium and Magnesium Alloys; 4.3.1 Grain Refinement through Phases Formed by Alloying Elements during Solidification; 4.3.2 Grain Refinement by Added Insoluble Particles.
4.3.3 Grain Refinement by Indigenous Insoluble Particles4.3.4 Grain Refinement by Multiplication of Solidification Sites; 4.4 Technology of Grain Refinement in DC Casting; 4.4.1 Grain Refining of Aluminium Alloys by Al-Ti-B and Al-Ti-C Master Alloy Rods; 4.4.2 Grain Refinement Using Master Alloys Added in the Furnace; 4.4.3 Addition of Grain Refiners as Salts, Fluxes, Compounds, and Gases; References; CHAPTER 5: Solidification Phenomena and Casting Defects; 5.1 Effect of Cooling Rate and Melt Temperature on Solidification of Aluminium Alloys; 5.2 Microsegregation.
5.3 Effects of Process Parameters on the Dendrite Structure5.4 Effect of Process Parameters and Alloy Composition on the Occurrence of Specific Structure Defects; 5.5 Macrosegregation; 5.5.1 Mechanisms of Macrosegregation; 5.5.2 Effects of Process Parameters on Macrosegregation during DC Casting; 5.5.3 Effect of Composition on Macrosegregation: Macrosegregation in Commercial Alloys; 5.6 Hot Tearing; 5.6.1 Thermal Contraction during Solidification; 5.6.2 Mechanical Properties in the Semi-Solid State; 5.6.3 Mechanisms and Criteria of Hot Tearing.
Subject Light metals -- Founding.
Metal castings.
Light metal alloys.
Light metal alloys. (OCoLC)fst00998555
Light metals -- Founding. (OCoLC)fst00998558
Metal castings. (OCoLC)fst01017535
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Eskin, D. G.
Bainbridge, Ian, 1939-
Other Form: Print version: Grandfield, John. Direct-chill casting of light alloys. Hoboken, New Jersey : TMS-Wiley, a John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publication, [2013] 9781118022658 (DLC) 2013009384
ISBN 9781118716472 (epub)
1118716477 (epub)
9781118716588 (pdf)
1118716582 (pdf)
9781118716403 (mobi)
111871640X (mobi)
9781118022658 (hardback)
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DEBSZ 48503686X
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