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Title: An evaluation of direct pressure sensors for monitoring the aluminum die casting process

Abstract

This study was conducted as part of the US Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored project Die Cavity Instrumentation. One objective of that project was to evaluate thermal, pressure, and gas flow process monitoring sensors in or near the die cavity as a means of securing improved process monitoring and control and better resultant part quality. The objectives of this thesis are to (1) evaluate a direct cavity pressure sensor in a controlled production campaign at the GM Casting Advanced Development Center (CADC) at Bedford, Indiana; and (2) develop correlations between sensor responses and product quality in terms of the casting weight, volume, and density. A direct quartz-based pressure sensor developed and marked by Kistler Instrument Corp. was acquired for evaluating as an in-cavity liquid metal pressure sensor. This pressure sensor is designed for use up to 700 C and 2,000 bars (29,000 psi). It has a pressure overload capacity up to 2,500 bars (36,250 psi).

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
307969
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/13233-T5-Pt.3
ON: DE99001480; TRN: AHC29905%%147
DOE Contract Number:
FC07-94ID13233
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Thesis (M.S.); PBD: 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CASTING; ALUMINIUM BASE ALLOYS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PRESSURE CONTROL; DIES; LIQUID METALS; DEFECTS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Zhang, X. An evaluation of direct pressure sensors for monitoring the aluminum die casting process. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/307969.
Zhang, X. An evaluation of direct pressure sensors for monitoring the aluminum die casting process. United States. doi:10.2172/307969.
Zhang, X. Wed . "An evaluation of direct pressure sensors for monitoring the aluminum die casting process". United States. doi:10.2172/307969. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/307969.
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title = {An evaluation of direct pressure sensors for monitoring the aluminum die casting process},
author = {Zhang, X.},
abstractNote = {This study was conducted as part of the US Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored project Die Cavity Instrumentation. One objective of that project was to evaluate thermal, pressure, and gas flow process monitoring sensors in or near the die cavity as a means of securing improved process monitoring and control and better resultant part quality. The objectives of this thesis are to (1) evaluate a direct cavity pressure sensor in a controlled production campaign at the GM Casting Advanced Development Center (CADC) at Bedford, Indiana; and (2) develop correlations between sensor responses and product quality in terms of the casting weight, volume, and density. A direct quartz-based pressure sensor developed and marked by Kistler Instrument Corp. was acquired for evaluating as an in-cavity liquid metal pressure sensor. This pressure sensor is designed for use up to 700 C and 2,000 bars (29,000 psi). It has a pressure overload capacity up to 2,500 bars (36,250 psi).},
doi = {10.2172/307969},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1997},
month = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1997}
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