Determination of Material Properties and Thermal Boundary Condition from Casting Trial on Alloy AA7075

  1. Dipl.-Ing. K. Ehrke Chairman4 and
  2. Prof. Dr. W. Schneider5
  1. J.M. Rabenberg1,
  2. I.J. Opstelten2,
  3. J.C. Storm1 and
  4. J-M. Drezet3

Published Online: 21 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607331.ch10

Continuous Casting

Continuous Casting

How to Cite

Rabenberg, J.M., Opstelten, I.J., Storm, J.C. and Drezet, J.-M. (2006) Determination of Material Properties and Thermal Boundary Condition from Casting Trial on Alloy AA7075, in Continuous Casting (eds K. Ehrke and W. Schneider), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607331.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    ALUMINIUM Essen GmbH, Sulterkamp 71, D-45356 Essen, Germany

  2. 5

    VAW Aluminium AG, Forschung und Entwicklung, Georg-von-Boeselager-Str. 25, D-53117 Bonn, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Corus Research Development & Technology, IJmuiden, Netherlands

  2. 2

    Corus RD&T, now with TNO Bouw, Delft, Netherlands

  3. 3

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302833

Online ISBN: 9783527607334



  • continuous casting;
  • alloy AA7075;
  • material properties;
  • improving DC casting of aluminum ingots


The work described here is part of the Brite/Euram project known as EMPACT [1]. Several European partners (both from industry and university) have joined in this project to develop tools for improving the DC casting of aluminum ingots. It centers on the development of mathematical models, which describe the micro- and macro segregation; the fluid flow, and the thermomechanical behavior of the DC cast ingots. An accurate description of the thermal boundary conditions is of paramount importance for the correct simulation of the casting process. Moreover, this boundary condition in practice also serves as an important control parameter.