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Influence of Melt Quality on the Fluidity of AlSi12Fe

  • İbrahim Göksel HızlıEmail author
  • Meltem Salkır
  • İbrahim Halil Kalkan
  • Derya Dışpınar
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Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


The usage of secondary aluminum has a large volume in the industry due to the economic benefits. The effect of degassing on the melt quality, microstructure, and mechanical properties of secondary alloys was studied in this article. Fluidity and melt quality are having important roles on mold filling. Fluidity was examined with new design mold, and melt quality was determined by bifilm index (BI) via using reduces press test (RPT). In summary, the relationship between melt quality, mechanical properties, and fluidity has been investigated. Inverse ratios were observed between bifilm index and fluidity distance. The aspect ratio is constant at all parameters. Degassing was sufficient to increase the fluidity.


Bifilm index Melt quality Fluidity Degassing Scrap 



This work was supported by the generous management of Algiss Metal Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • İbrahim Göksel Hızlı
    • 1
    Email author
  • Meltem Salkır
    • 1
  • İbrahim Halil Kalkan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Derya Dışpınar
    • 1
  1. 1.Metallurgical and Metallurgy Engineering DepartmentIstanbul University-CerrahpasaIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Daimler Mercedes-Benz TurkIstanbulTurkey

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