Case studies in aluminium casting alloys

Taylor, J. A., St John, D. H. and Easton, M. A. (2011). Case studies in aluminium casting alloys. In Roger Lumley (Ed.), Fundamentals of aluminium metallurgy: Production, processing and applications (pp. 185-216) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing.

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Author Taylor, J. A.
St John, D. H.
Easton, M. A.
Title of chapter Case studies in aluminium casting alloys
Title of book Fundamentals of aluminium metallurgy: Production, processing and applications
Place of Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Woodhead Publishing
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Woodhead Publishing in Materials
ISBN 9781845696542
Editor Roger Lumley
Chapter number 8
Start page 185
End page 216
Total pages 32
Total chapters 25
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The case studies presented in this chapter are examples where fundamental knowledge is applied to solve casting problems or to improve understanding of the behaviour of aluminium casting alloys when used in commercial casting processes. Each case study was initiated by an alloy producer, master alloy supplier or caster of aluminium c?mpone?ts. Th: case studies jIIustrate the impact of a range of factors on castmg quality and tnclude the effect of: alloy specification range on microstructure and tensile properties; impurities such as iron on microstructure, defects and properties; grain refinement on defect formation; and excess titanium on foundry alloys.
Keyword Aluminium
Casting alloys
Grain refinement
Alloy specification
Casting defects
Q-Index Code BX
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Institutional Status UQ

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