Semisolid casting of automotive component: water pump lid

Wang, Hao and Xu, Jun (2006) Semisolid casting of automotive component: water pump lid. Solid State Phenomena, 116-11. pp. 88-91. ISSN 1012-0394


[Abstract]: Water pump lid is selected as the automotive component to be cast using semisolid casting technology. Semisolid feedstock of alloy A357 was produced by a vertical continuous DC casting with electromagnetic stirring. Non-dendritic structure was obtained in the feedstock billets. A 6-station induction heating system was developed for feedstock billet reheating. Multi-stage reheating and well controlled reheating process resulted in a uniform temperature profile in the billet. Semisolid casting was carried out in a conventional high pressure die casting machine. Die design and casting parameters were adjusted to be suitable for semisolid casting. Compared with the conventional liquid melt casting, semisolid casting resulted in a much higher microstructural integrity with reduced shrinkage porosity.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:59
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: semisolid metal processing, microstructure modeling, Al-Si alloy
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials

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