Text icon  TALAT Lecture 3207: Solidification Defects in Castings

 
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Description: This lecture provides an introduction to the causes and remedies of the main solidification defects in castings. The students should be able to diagnose the major defects in castings and propose methods of preventing them. Basic knowledge of physics and foundry practice is assumed.
Keywords: machining • forming • casting • gas porosity • gas "precipitation" • air entrapment • cores • shrinkage porosity • macroporosity • microporosity • layer porosity • hot tears • cold cracks • sources of porosity
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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