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The physical properties of alloys in the liquid and “mushy” states

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Data on the physical properties of alloys at high temperatures are urgently needed for the mathematical modeling of high-temperature processes such as casting, welding, secondary refining, dip melting, spray forming, and metal powder production. Data are required for those properties which are involved in heat and fluid flow in high-temperature processes. Levitated drop methods have been adopted to measure the surface tensions, densities, and enthalpies of commercial alloys, and rapid, transient methods have been developed to measure thermal conductivities to avoid the problem of convection. The results obtained for the properties of commercial alloys for the liquid and “mushy” states are discussed.

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Brooks, R.F., Monaghan, B., Barnicoat, A.J. et al. The physical properties of alloys in the liquid and “mushy” states. Int J Thermophys 17, 1151–1161 (1996).

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