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Microstructure study on Al-Si bar produced by the new near shape casting technique

Prayitno, Dody and Hamzah, Esah and Mohd. Ghazali, Mohd. Zulkifli (1999) Microstructure study on Al-Si bar produced by the new near shape casting technique. In: Scientific Conference of Electron Microscopy Society Malaysia, 1999, Pahang.

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In order to reduce cost of producing metal ingot, namely aluminium from its molten state, a new near shape casting equipment has been designed and fabricated. In this new technique molten metal was poured from a moving tundish into a copper mould that can be tilted until 6 degree. The cooled water spray was introduced at the bottom of the mould in order to cool the solidified metal. The as-cast bar was observed under optical microscope and hardness value taken. The results show that increasing tundish speed and reducing mould temperature reduces the dendritic grain size. Thus the mechanical property, namely hardness, increases

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aluminium alloy; near shape casting; dendrite
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:3925
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:13 Jul 2007 08:44
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:13

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