WIT Press


Reactive Two-phase Flow Model For Materials In The Semi-solid State

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT040111

Volume

46

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

590 kb

Author(s)

F. Pineau

Abstract

Semi-solid metal alloys have a special microstructure of globular grains suspended in a liquidmetal matrix. This particular physical state of the matter can be exploited to produce near-net-shape parts with improved mechanical properties. However, the flow of solidifying metal is complex and associated data are difficult to obtain from experiments, which complicated the understanding of the material for application in the casting industry. This paper describes a reactive two-phase mixture model for semi-solid slurries, which accounts for phase relative motion and phase conversion. It assumes that the processing material can be regarded as a solidifying binary alloy in a state of local equilibrium. The coupling force between the phase is derived on the assumption that the slurry is a fluid saturated isotropic media. The proposed methodol

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