Text icon  TALAT Lecture 3206: The Feeding of Castings

 
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Description: This lecture provides an introduction to the techniques used to compensate for the solidification shrinkage of castings. The students will be able to understand the basic principles of how to design a feeder system to produce a shrinkage-free casting. Basic knowledge of castings production, basic physics and metallurgy background is assumed.
Keywords: machining • forming • casting • shrinkage • feeding rules • heat transfer requirement • volume requirement • junction requirement • feed path requirement • pressure requirement • pressure gradient requirement • Zeroth rule • feeding mechanisms • liquid feeding • mass feeding • interdendritic feeding • burst feeding • solid feeding • valve cover
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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Resource ID: 2196