Development of Mathematical Equation for Fraction of Solid in AlSi7Mg Alloy Solidification Simulation

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Materials Science and Engineering Department,Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria..

Materials Science and Engineering Department,Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria..

Abstract

Thermodynamic data is made use of in calculating fraction of metal solidified in solidifcation simulation. However, thermodynamic data for many industrial alloys in their solidification ranges are not available for most practicing engineers. It is thus desirable to develop reliable equations that can be used in calculating fraction of metal solidified for solidification simulation. This work has developed an equation to calculate fraction of metal solidified for AlSi7Mg alloy solidifying under fast cooling conditions using generated values from thermodynamic data.

Thermodynamic data is made use of in calculating fraction of metal solidified in solidifcation simulation. However, thermodynamic data for many industrial alloys in their solidification ranges are not available for most practicing engineers. It is thus desirable to develop reliable equations that can be used in calculating fraction of metal solidified for solidification simulation. This work has developed an equation to calculate fraction of metal solidified for AlSi7Mg alloy solidifying under fast cooling conditions using generated values from thermodynamic data.

Cite this paper

O. Oluwole, G. Oluwadare and A. Afonja, "Development of Mathematical Equation for Fraction of Solid in AlSi7Mg Alloy Solidification Simulation,"*Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering*, Vol. 7 No. 1, 2008, pp. 71-82. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2008.71006.

O. Oluwole, G. Oluwadare and A. Afonja, "Development of Mathematical Equation for Fraction of Solid in AlSi7Mg Alloy Solidification Simulation,"

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