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.
KeywordsFurnace Convection Mold
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