116. Influence of Direct Chill Casting Parameters on a Magnesium Alloy
- Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
Published Online: 22 APR 2005
Copyright © 2004 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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
GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
- Published Online: 22 APR 2005
- Published Print: 27 NOV 2003
Print ISBN: 9783527309757
Online ISBN: 9783527603565
- influence of direct chill casting parameters;
- magnesium alloy
The direct chill (DC) casting process has been used to produce light alloy billets since the 1930s  and the DC casting process is now used to produce over 10 million tonnes of billets annually . 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 .
In the present paper the experimental results have been compared with preliminary results from the model predictions for a Mg-0.8wt% Al alloy.