116. Influence of Direct Chill Casting Parameters on a Magnesium Alloy

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. D. Ludlow1,
  2. G.W. Lorimer1,
  3. J-C. Gebelin2,
  4. W.D. Griffiths2,
  5. J. King3,
  6. T. Wilks3 and
  7. K. Savage3

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch116

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Ludlow, D., Lorimer, G.W., Gebelin, J.-C., Griffiths, W.D., King, J., Wilks, T. and Savage, K. (2003) Influence of Direct Chill Casting Parameters on a Magnesium Alloy, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch116

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Manchester Materials Science Centre, UK

  2. 2

    University of Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Magnesium Elektron Ltd, Manchester (UK)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • influence of direct chill casting parameters;
  • magnesium alloy

Summary

The direct chill (DC) casting process has been used to produce light alloy billets since the 1930s [1] and the DC casting process is now used to produce over 10 million tonnes of billets annually [2]. In the last three decades the aluminium industry has invested heavily in the DC casting process and several successful variations of the process have been developed [1, 3]. The production of magnesium DC castings is in excess of 55000 tonnes per year [2].

In the present paper the experimental results have been compared with preliminary results from the model predictions for a Mg-0.8wt% Al alloy.