The general objective of the project is to improve our understanding of the physical phenomena that govern the formation of the columnar-to-equiaxed transition (CET) in alloy solidification and its consequences for casting soundness. For that purpose, both experimental investigations of the formation of dendritic solidification and numerical models are being developed. Several companies endorse the project since the first proposal was written in 1999.
Within this CETSOL-6 project the tasks given in the former phases of CETSOL MAP shall be continued and significantly extended. Therefore microgravity experiments will be performed and analysed in detail.
Another central task of this project phase will be the modelling of the columnar-to-equiaxed transition – especially in 3D – using different types of numerical models. Here, the microgravity experiments provide a unique data basis on diffusive solidification conditions to verify and improve modelling.
Gerhard ZIMMERMANN, ACCESS e.V., Aachen, D (coordinator)
Henri NGUYEN-THI, IM2NP, IM2NP CNRS / Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille, F
Nathalie MANGELINCK-NOEL, IM2NP, IM2NP CNRS / Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille, F
Charles-André GANDIN, ARMINES-CEMEF, MINES Paris Tech, Sophia Antipolis, F
Anthony ROBINSON, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin, IRL
Shaun MCFADDEN, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin, IRL
Peter VOORHEES, Northwestern University Evanston (NWU), USA
Andras ROOSZ, University of Miskolc (SGMU), Miskolc-Egyetemvaros, HU
TRANSVALOR, Mougins, F
Incaal, Nörvenich, D
Arconic-KÖFEM Ltd., Szekesfehervar, HU
Associated Academic Partners
Christoph BECKERMANN, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
Alain KARMA, Northeastern University Boston, Boston, USA
Nils WARNKEN, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Associated Industrial Partners
ArcelorMittal Industeel, Le Creusot, F,
NEMAK Györ Kft., Györ, HU
INOTAL Aluminiumfeldolgozo, Varpalota, HU
Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, Bonn, D