Numerical Study and Experimental Investigation of Solidification Phenomena in Semi-Continuous Casting of Bronze
In semi condinuous casting of technincal bronze alloys homogenuous microstructure is very important for the assurance of material properties. The improvement of the knowledge about both, thermodynamics of the ternary system Cu-Sn-P and the solidification process is of main interest for the involved industry. To describe solidification of these alloys, the ternary system Cu-Sn-P in the Cu-rich corner is experimentally investigated. DSC measurements, diffusion and annealing experiments have been performed and compared with computational thermodynamics based on the Calphad approach. The so defined thermodynamic information is coupled with solidification simulation. For this, CFD calculations are done with a two phase solidification model including mass, momentum, energy and concentration transfer and applied to semi-continuous casting of technical Bronze alloys. The predicted macrosegregation pattern is in good qualitative agreement with experimentally observed result.
Zhengyi Jiang, Xianghua Liu and Jinglong Bu
J. Hao et al., "Numerical Study and Experimental Investigation of Solidification Phenomena in Semi-Continuous Casting of Bronze", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 154-155, pp. 1401-1404, 2011