A Heat Transfer Model for the Production of Semi-Solid Billets with the SEED Process
A heat transfer model was built to predict the temperature evolution of semi-solid aluminum billets produced with the SEED process. An inverse technique was used to characterize the heat transfer coefficient at the interface between the crucible and the semi-solid billet. The effect of several process parameters on the heat transfer coefficient was investigated with a design of experiments and the coefficient was inserted in a computer model. Numerical simulations were carried out and validated with experimental results.
W.J. Poole, M.A. Wells and D.J. Lloyd
J. Colbert and D. Bouchard, "A Heat Transfer Model for the Production of Semi-Solid Billets with the SEED Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 519-521, pp. 1525-1532, 2006