|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production
||Improved Compaction Method for the Production of Large Scale Anode Paste Samples for Thermo-mechanical Characterization
||Bowen Chen, Donald Picard, Soufiane Zaglafi, Houshang Alamdari, Donald Ziegler, Mario Fafard
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
In the industrial aluminum production, anode baking is one of the most cost-intensive manufacturing processes. Different external conditions including thermo-mechanical solicitations and internal build-up pore pressure resulting from generated volatiles will have an impact on final anode properties. Hence, evolution of mechanical properties occupies an important position in design of anode block and its baking. In order to capture the evolutions of those properties, a numerical model is necessary and experimental data are required to calibrate its parameters. Unlike directly drilled samples from anode blocks, larger laboratory-scale samples with negligible inner density gradient are needed to identify those parameters. Therefore, this paper presents an improved method for anode sample fabrication, its validation and preliminary results for mechanical properties.
||Planned: Light Metals