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Modeling and simulation of phase-transitions in multicomponent aluminum alloy casting

ten Cate, Andreas and Geurts, Bernard J. and Muskulus, Michael and Koster, Daniel and Muntean, Adrian and van Opheusden, Joost and Peschansky, Alex and Vreman, Bert and Zegeling, Paul (2008) Modeling and simulation of phase-transitions in multicomponent aluminum alloy casting. [Study Group Report]



The casting process of aluminum products involves the spatial distribution of alloying elements. It is essential that these elements are uniformly distributed in order to guarantee reliable and consistent products. This requires a good understanding of the main physical mechanisms that affect the solidification, in particular the thermodynamic description and its coupling to the transport processes of heat and mass that take place. The continuum modeling is reviewed and methods for handling the thermodynamics component of multi-element alloys are proposed. Savings in data-storage and computing costs on the order of 100 or more appear possible, when a combination of data-reduction and data-representation methods is used. To test the new approach a simplified model was proposed and shown to qualitatively capture the evolving solidification front.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 63 (Twente, Netherlands, Jan 28-Feb 1, 2008) (SWI 2008)
Company Name:corus
ID Code:263
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:09 Nov 2009 19:13
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:52

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