Centrifugal Casting of Al-25%w Cu Alloy with Electromagnetic Stirring and Water Cooling

  • Weiqiang Zhang
  • Yuansheng Yang
  • Zhuangqi Hu


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weiqiang Zhang
    • 1
  • Yuansheng Yang
    • 2
  • Zhuangqi Hu
    • 2
  1. 1.Liaoning University of Engineering and TechnologyFuxinChina
  2. 2.Institute of Metal ResearchShenyangChina

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