Text icon  TALAT Lecture 3205: The Fluidity of Molten Metals

 
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Description: This lecture introduces the concept of fluidity of molten metal and its influence on the production of castings. The students will understand the relevance of fluidity, the means by which this is measured and the effect of alloy type. Basic understanding of foundry processes, phase diagrams, basic physics and mathematics background is assumed
Keywords: machining • forming • casting • fluidity • solidification rates • short freezing range alloys • long freezing range alloys • impurities • map of fluidity • surface tension • section thickness • concept of continuous fluidity • feeding
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Processes > Shaping > Casting
Created by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
John Campbell, Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Materials, The University of Birmingham
Richard A Harding, Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Materials, The University of Birmingham
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 01 January 1994
Date added: 25 September 2009
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