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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat Transfer in Manufacturing

Direct Chill Casting of Aluminum Alloys: Modeling and Experiments on Industrial Scale Ingots

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Christopher J. Vreeman

Capstone Turbine Corporation, 21211 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

J. David Schloz

Wagstaff Engineering, 3910 North Flora Road, Spokane, WA 99216

Matthew John M. Krane

School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907

J. Heat Transfer 124(5), 947-953 (Sep 11, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1482089 History: Received September 12, 2001; Revised March 26, 2002; Online September 11, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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(a) Schematic of generic DC casting process; (b) AirSlip™ mold cross-section
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Mixture copper composition, streamlines, and solid fraction for billet with grain refiner, using experimental boundary conditions
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Results with grain refiner: (a) Comparison of predicted and measured temperature profiles, and (b) Calculated temperature and fraction solid contours.
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Sump profiles: (a) Grain refined billet; and (b) Comparison of predictions and experiments.
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Comparison of measured and calculated composition profiles for grain refined billet
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Mixture copper composition, streamlines, and solid fraction for billet with no grain refiner, using experimental boundary conditions
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Comparison of measured and calculated composition profiles for billet with no grain refiner

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