Cellular automaton modeling of semisolid microstructure formation

Li, Qiang and Yu, Baoyi and Zhang, Huawen and Li, Runxia and Wang, Feng and Xie, Shuisheng and Huang, Guojie and Wang, Hao (2010) Cellular automaton modeling of semisolid microstructure formation. China Foundry, 7 (2). pp. 143-148. ISSN 1672-6421

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Computer modeling of semi-solid structure formation is of significance in both understanding the mechanisms of globular structure formation and determining the effect of solidification conditions on final microstructure. A modified cellular automaton (mCA) model has been developed, which is coupled with macroscopic models for heat transfer calculation and microscopic models for nucleation and grain growth. The mCA model is applied to A356 Al alloy – one of the most widely used semi-solid alloys, to predict grain morphology and grain size during semi-solid solidification, and determines the effects of pouring temperature on the final microstructure. The modeling results show that the lower the initial temperature, the finer grain size will be
obtained. In addition, the model can be used to predict the solutal micro-segregation.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2011 05:08
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2014 04:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: semi-solid metal processing; microstructure modeling; modified cellular automaton; A356 Al alloy
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091502 Computational Heat Transfer
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401607 Metals and alloy materials
40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401706 Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
40 ENGINEERING > 4012 Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering > 401204 Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18594

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