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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Cast Shop Technology: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Wolfgang Schneider
Presentation Title 35 Years of Contributions to Cast Shop Research and Development – Honoring Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider
Author(s) Gerd-Ulrich Gruen
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Gerd-Ulrich Gruen
Abstract Scope Casting processes of aluminum and especially DC casting processes exist since less than one century. Although this area has a short history the findings in science of casting and the related solidification process of aluminum are key assets for the development of the Al industry and its related fast growth. In his now 35 years lasting industrially based research work Prof. Wolfgang Schneider always focused on the link between sound theoretical understanding and industrial application of scientific findings. This led to various significant contributions to our industry, which is also documented by a number of patents he holds. His development activities span from filtration processes, grain refinement and modification to shape and DC casting processes itself. He published more than 150 papers and received numerous awards for his work such as Light Metals Award in 1990 and 1995 or the Madhu Nilmani Award in 2001. Besides his research work he was Professor for Metallurgy at the Technical University of Berlin and gave lectures at RWTH in Aachen. He was also active in related professional networks such as Verein Deutscher Gießereifachleute VDG, Germany, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde DGM, Germany, and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society TMS, U.S.A, where he was the first European President in 2012.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals Volume

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

35 Years of Contributions to Cast Shop Research and Development – Honoring Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider
A Comparison of Cold and Hot PoDFA Procedure for Particle Monitoring in Liquid Aluminium
Aluminum Billets D.C. Casting: Level-pour vs. Fall-pour: A Techno-historical Approach
Aluminum Casting Furnace Energy Efficiency : Recent Improvements in RTA Casthouses
Assessment of Active Filters for High Quality Aluminium Cast Products
Assessment of Settling Behavior of Particles with Different Shape Factors by LiMCA Data Analysis
Calculated Aluminum Oxidation Rates during Rotary Furnace Melting through Flue Gas Analysis - Part Two
Case Study on Round-Top Fire Rates
Design of Square Induction Coils for the Electromagnetic Priming of Ceramic Foam Filters
Effect of High Intensity Ultrasonic Treatment on the Microstructure, Corrosion and Mechanical Behaviour of AC7A Aluminium Alloy
Effect of Liquid Metal Distribution on the Flow Field and Macrosegregation during Direct Chill Casting of Aluminum Alloy 7050
Effect of Soaking Treatment on the Microstructure and Wear Behavior of the Ultrasonic Melt-treated B390 Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloy
Furnace Modelling for Efficient Combustion Gas Circulation
Furnace Pressure Control Technology for Fuel Efficiency
Grain Refinement of Self-hardening Aluminum Alloys
History and Development of Slag and Dross Pressing
Hot Tearing in DC Casting Ingot of 7XXX Aluminum Alloys
Increasing Holding Furnace Capacity from 30 to be 40 Tons Molten Aluminium through Modification of Lining Design
Influence of Oxidation on Contact Angle between Liquid Aluminum and Al2O3
Initial Development of Micro-Shrinkage Crack During Early Stages of Direct Chill Casting of Al-4.5%Cu Alloy
Inline Melt Treatment for Low to Medium Metal Flow Rates
Mechanism of Zirconium Poisoning Effect on TiB2 Inoculation in Aluminium Alloys
Modeling of Inclusion Behaviour in an Aluminium Induction Furnace
Modification of Eutectic Si and Refinement of Eutectic Grain in Al-Si-Mg Based Alloys by CrB2 and Sr Addition
Modification of Macrosegregation Patterns in Rolling Slab Ingots by Bulk Grain Migration
Numerical Simulation of Degassing Phenomena in Continuous Casting Process under External Static Magnetic Field on Flow Pattern in Slab Mold
On the Cast House Exergy Management
Optimization of the Ultrasonic Processing in a Melt Flow
Study of Manganese Dissolution in Aluminum Melts
Successful Implementation of a New Rolling Slab Casting Technology, AFM, within Hydro
Testing PPE for Molten Aluminum Splash Resistance
The Problem of Cavities in Open Mold Conveyor Remelt Ingots
The Study Conditions Occurrence of Hot Tearing in the Billets Alloy EN AW6060 Produced with the Process of Direct Chill Casting
Theory and Practical Application of Ultrasonic Degassing.
Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Wrought Aluminium Alloys produced from Scrap Mixing
TiB2 Particle Detection in Liquid Aluminum Via Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Ultrasonic Grain Refining of Continuous Cast Aluminum: Microstructure and Properties
Uncertainty Propagation in Numerical Modeling of Direct Chill Casting
Weibull Analysis for the Repeatability of Die-castings Made by an Al-Mg-Si-Mn Alloy

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