Effect of the Thickness of Dies for the Solidification Balance of Permanent Mould Casting AZ91D Magnesium Alloy
The hot spot forming tendency during solidification of AZ91D magnesium alloy in permanent mould casting with the dies of different wall thickness via numerical simulation with Anycasting software was studied in the present paper. The experimental results showed that in a single cycle casting the increase in the thickness enhanced the cooling ability of the mould and promoted balanced solidification in a certain degree, while in multi-cycle casting, the thickened die-wall gradually lose its localized chilling effect. In contrast, the die with a decreased wall thickness in a certain range was easier to achieve the desired solidification balance.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
J. H. Zhao et al., "Effect of the Thickness of Dies for the Solidification Balance of Permanent Mould Casting AZ91D Magnesium Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 750-753, 2009