Experimental and numerical investigation of binary alloy solidification in a die-casting process.
Tan, Fock Lai.
Leong, Kai Choong.
Date of Issue2003
School of Mechanical & Production Engineering
This report presents the findings of research work on the experimental and numerical investigations of pure material and binary alloy solidification under the AcRF research grant, RG 67/96. The pure material and binary alloy used in the solidification experiments are n-hexadecane and ammonium chloride-water solution, respectively. Several solidification experiments were performed under either constant wall temperature or constant heat flux (constant heat rate) condition. Numerical simulations were also performed using PHOENICS software to solve for the phase front and temperatures.
Nanyang Technological University