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Title: LOST FOAM CASTING OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS

Abstract

The lost foam casting process has been successfully used for making aluminum and cast iron thin walled castings of complex geometries. Little work has been carried out on cast magnesium alloys using the lost foam process. The article describes the research activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tennessee Technological University on lost foam casting of magnesium alloys. The work was focused on castings of simple geometries such as plate castings and window castings. The plate castings were designed to investigate the mold filling characteristics of magnesium and aluminum alloys using an infrared camera. The pate castings were then characterized for porosity distribution. The window castings were made to test the castability of the alloys under lost foam conditions. Significant differences between lost foam aluminum casting and lost foam magnesium casting have been observed.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. ORNL
  2. Tennessee Technological University
  3. Walford Technologies
  4. Foseco-Morval
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1041060
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: TMS 2007 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, 20070225, 20070301
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALLOYS; ALUMINIUM; CAST IRON; CASTING; CASTINGS; DISTRIBUTION; MAGNESIUM; MAGNESIUM ALLOYS; ORNL; PLATES; POROSITY; WINDOWS; Lost Foam Casting; Magnesium Alloy; Aluminum Alloy; Castability; and Porosity

Citation Formats

Han, Qingyou, Dinwiddie, Ralph Barton, Sklad, Philip S, Currie, Kenneth, Abdelrahman, Mohamed, Vondra, Fred, Walford, Graham, and Nolan, Dennis J. LOST FOAM CASTING OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Han, Qingyou, Dinwiddie, Ralph Barton, Sklad, Philip S, Currie, Kenneth, Abdelrahman, Mohamed, Vondra, Fred, Walford, Graham, & Nolan, Dennis J. LOST FOAM CASTING OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS. United States.
Han, Qingyou, Dinwiddie, Ralph Barton, Sklad, Philip S, Currie, Kenneth, Abdelrahman, Mohamed, Vondra, Fred, Walford, Graham, and Nolan, Dennis J. Mon . "LOST FOAM CASTING OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS". United States. doi:.
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author = {Han, Qingyou and Dinwiddie, Ralph Barton and Sklad, Philip S and Currie, Kenneth and Abdelrahman, Mohamed and Vondra, Fred and Walford, Graham and Nolan, Dennis J},
abstractNote = {The lost foam casting process has been successfully used for making aluminum and cast iron thin walled castings of complex geometries. Little work has been carried out on cast magnesium alloys using the lost foam process. The article describes the research activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tennessee Technological University on lost foam casting of magnesium alloys. The work was focused on castings of simple geometries such as plate castings and window castings. The plate castings were designed to investigate the mold filling characteristics of magnesium and aluminum alloys using an infrared camera. The pate castings were then characterized for porosity distribution. The window castings were made to test the castability of the alloys under lost foam conditions. Significant differences between lost foam aluminum casting and lost foam magnesium casting have been observed.},
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year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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