Numerical Simulation of Mould Filling in Rheo-Diecasting Process of Semi-Solid Magnesium Alloys
The mould-filling behavior of rheo-diecasting of semi-solid magnesium alloy and diecasting of liquid magnesium alloy has been simulated with the computer program of numerical simulation developed by the authors. Results show that, under the same diecasting conditions, the filling behavior of rheo-diecasting of semi-solid metals is similar to the liquid diecasting, but mould filling of semi-solid slurry is steadier, and the slurry flows into the mould in a state similar to lamellar flow. The air entrapment in semi-solid process is much smaller than that of liquid diecasting, and the castings made with semi-solid rheo-diecasting excel those with liquid diecasting in quality. Experimental results are in accord with the results of numeral simulation.
C.G. Kang, S.K. Kim and S.Y. Lee
S. S. Wu et al., "Numerical Simulation of Mould Filling in Rheo-Diecasting Process of Semi-Solid Magnesium Alloys", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 116-117, pp. 554-557, 2006