Modeling of Grain Refinement in Aluminum Alloys

  1. Dipl.-Ing. K. Ehrke Chairman2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. W. Schneider3
  1. A. L. Greer and
  2. A. Tronche

Published Online: 21 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607331.ch22

Continuous Casting

Continuous Casting

How to Cite

Greer, A. L. and Tronche, A. (2000) Modeling of Grain Refinement in Aluminum Alloys, in Continuous Casting (eds K. Ehrke and W. Schneider), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607331.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302833

Online ISBN: 9783527607334



  • continuous casting;
  • grain refinement in aluminum alloys;
  • modeling


An assessment is made of progress in predicting grain size in inoculated Al alloy melts. A new ‘free-growth’ model gives good fits to observed behavior, but fails in the presence of a steep temperature gradient or of solute ‘poisoning’ of the nucleation itself. Nevertheless, the model is useful in considering possible improvements in refiner design.