Effects of Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field on Segregation Layer during Hot-Top Casting of Aluminium Alloy
Surface segregation layer are frequently encountered during aluminium alloy direct chill casting process, and the removal of the surface segregation layer before further processing of the ingot decreases the ingot yield. In this work, the low frequency electromagnetic field was applied to study the effects of low frequency electromagnetic field on segregation layer during the direct chill casting process. The results show that under the effect of the low frequency electromagnetic field, the surface quality of ingot is improved, the structure of the ingot is refined, and the thickness of segregation layer is decreased.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
X. J. Wang et al., "Effects of Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field on Segregation Layer during Hot-Top Casting of Aluminium Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 3795-3798, 2011