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Die Filling Behaviour of Semi Solid A356 Al Alloy Slurry During Rheo Pressure Die Casting

Das, Prosenjit and Samanta, Sudip K and Tiwari, Shashank and Dutta, Pradip (2015) Die Filling Behaviour of Semi Solid A356 Al Alloy Slurry During Rheo Pressure Die Casting. In: TRANSACTIONS OF THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF METALS, 68 (6). pp. 1215-1220.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12666-015-0706-6


The present work discusses the findings obtained from simulations of semi solid die filling of a steering knuckle, prior to actual component development using in-house developed rheo pressure die casting system. Die filling capability of A356 Al alloy at semi-solid state has been investigated using commercial software Flow-3Dcast to optimise the pouring temperature of semi-solid slurry into the die cavity, while all other variables such as gating design, die preheat temperature and injection velocity are kept constant based on the prior knowledge obtained from trial numerical simulations and experimentation. Efforts have been made to nullify the essence of costly, time consuming experiments towards obtaining high-quality castings out of the findings obtained from numerical simulations. The optimum pouring temperature identified in the present study is 610 A degrees C, which facilitates smoother slurry flow, minimum surface defect concentration, uniform temperature field and solid fraction distribution within the component cavity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER INDIA, 7TH FLOOR, VIJAYA BUILDING, 17, BARAKHAMBA ROAD, NEW DELHI, 110 001, INDIA
Keywords: Die filling; A356 alloy; Semi solid; RPDC; Knuckle housing
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 05:55
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 05:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52866

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