Experimental Investigation of Microsegregation in Low Frequency Electromagnetic Casting of Al-4.5%Cu Binary Alloy
Al-4.5%Cu ingots were prepared by a process of low frequency electromagnetic casting (LFEC) and conventional direct chill (DC) casting, respectively. The effects of low frequency electromagnetic field on the microsegregation were investigated from eutectic analysis and electro probe microanalysis (EPMA). It was found that the amount of the nonequilibrium eutectic and the dimension of the nonequilibrium eutectic were decreasing markedly. In contrast, the solute content in the α-Al phase increased to a certain extent in the presence of the low frequency electromagnetic field, and it increased with the incerasing electromagnetic.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
D. D. Chen et al., "Experimental Investigation of Microsegregation in Low Frequency Electromagnetic Casting of Al-4.5%Cu Binary Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 1217-1221, 2011