Microstructural Evolution of ETIAL 160 Aluminium Alloy Feedstock Produced by Cooling Slope Casting


10th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, Aachen, Germany, 16 - 18 September 2008, pp.575-576 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/ssp.141-143.575
  • City: Aachen
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.575-576
  • Keywords: Semisolid processing, Cooling slope casting, Aluminium alloys
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Owing to its superior flow and mould-filling capability, a fully globular structure is essential for semisolid processing technologies. The present work was undertaken to identify the cooling slope casting process parameters that, upon heating to the semisolid state, gives the required globular structure for the ETIAL 160 alloy. Of the two pouring temperatures investigated, 605 degrees C and 615 degrees C. the lower pouring temperature was found to provide more globular grains surrounded by liquid phases.