A Heat Transfer Model for the Production of Semi-Solid Billets with the SEED Process


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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.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 519-521)

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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

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July 2006




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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/0470014164