A new indirect method to measure fraction solid in molten metals is presented. The method is based on the phenomena that when a metal sample (solid or liquid) rotates in a magnetic field (or the magnetic field rotates around a stationary sample), circulating eddy currents are induced in the sample, which generate an opposing torque related to amount of solid phase in a solidifying melt between the liquidus and solidus temperatures. This new technique is applied for measuring fraction solid on commercial A319 aluminum alloy. The solidification curves obtained by the proposed method at different cooling rates are in good agreement with predictions made by the Scheil model.
Fraction Solid Measurements on Solidifying Melt
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division January 26, 2003; revised manuscript received June 30, 2003. Associate Editor: D. Siginer.
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Bakhtiyarov, S. I., Overfelt , R. A., and Teodorescu, S. G. (May 3, 2004). "Fraction Solid Measurements on Solidifying Melt ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. March 2004; 126(2): 193–197. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1677450
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