Centrifugal Casting of Al-25%w Cu Alloy with Electromagnetic Stirring and Water Cooling
Electromagnetic stirring and water cooling were applied to centrifugal casting of Al-25% Cu alloy. A full eutectic zone formed due to macrosegregation of Cu caused by the centrifugal force. Both electromagnetic stirring and water cooling refined the primary grains. Moreover, the equiaxed dendrites of α-Al were transformed into globular grains and the eutectic fraction in the alloy increased. These effects are attributed to increased undercooling for growth of the primary phase.
KeywordsWater Cool Centrifugal Force Electromagnetic Force Eutectic Structure Centrifugal Casting
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