|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop Technology: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Wolfgang Schneider
||Optimization of the Ultrasonic Processing in a Melt Flow
||Iakovos Tzanakis, Gerard S. B. Lebon, Dmitry G Eskin, Koulis Pericleous
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Ultrasonic cavitation treatment of melt significantly improves the downstream properties and quality of conventional and advanced metallic materials. However, the transfer of this technology to treating large melt volumes has been hindered by the lack of fundamental knowledge allowing the ultrasonic processing in the melt flow. In this study, we present the results of experimental validation of an advanced numerical model applied to the acoustic cavitation treatment of liquid aluminum during continuous flow. This was achieved by using a calibrated high temperature cavitometer. Acoustic spectrum was analysed at various points across the launder while acoustic pressures were calculated at the frequencies of interest, and compared to the computer simulation results. Some examples of practical application of ultrasonic melt processing in a flow are given.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume