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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 235–242 | Cite as

Applications of thermal analysis in quality control of solidification processes

  • D. Emadi
  • L. V. Whiting
  • S. Nafisi
  • R. Ghomashchi
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Summary

Thermal analysis is widely used to determine solidification characteristics of metals and alloys in various metallurgical processes. Computer-Aided Cooling Curve Analysis (CA-CCA) is the most popular thermal analysis technique because of its ease of use and low cost. This paper discusses the principles of CA-CCA and zero curve calculations. The methods for calculating key solidification characteristics of metals from cooling curves are presented, and their importance in the quality control of manufacturing processes are demonstrated. Examples are presented for cast iron, copper and aluminum alloys.

thermal analysis solidification aluminum alloys cooling curves 

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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Emadi
    • 1
  • L. V. Whiting
    • 2
  • S. Nafisi
    • 3
  • R. Ghomashchi
    • 4
  1. 1.Materials Technology Laboratories - CANMET, NRCAN
  2. 2.Materials Technology Laboratories - CANMET, NRCAN
  3. 3.Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group - AMPRG Center for University Research on Aluminum, CURAL, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi
  4. 4.Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group - AMPRG Center for University Research on Aluminum, CURAL, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi

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