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||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Shape Casting: 6th International Symposium
||Effect of Duration on Ti Grain Refinement of A356 and Melt Quality
||Ozen Gursoy, Caglar Yuksel, Eray Erzi, Derya Dispinar
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Grain refinement of aluminium alloys increases fluidity and feedability; and thus higher mechanical properties and decreased porosity is achieved. Typically, various ratios of Ti-B is used as grain refiner. It is well known that due to the sedimentation, the effectiveness of the grain refinement decreases which is called the fading effect. In this work, this effect has been investigated by means of melt quality. Two different melting temperatures were selected (725 and 750C) and samples were cast into die and sand moudl. After the addition of grain refiners, samples were collected at 10 minutes of interval. Metallographic examinations were carried out where microstructural change and porosity distribution were investigated. The results were correlated with bifilm index (i.e. melt quality).
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