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Semi-Solid Processing of Metallic Materials

journal contribution
posted on 18.11.2010, 15:22 by Helen V. Atkinson
Semi-solid processing involves forming metallic alloys between the solidus and the liquidus. For the process to operate, the microstructure must consist of solid spheroids in the liquid matrix, rather than dendrites. The material then flows when it is sheared but thickens again when allowed to stand, i.e. it behaves thixotropically. This type of behaviour was first discovered by Flemings and co-workers in the 1970s and is utilized in a family of processes, some now applied commercially. Here the current status of semi-solid processing, both technologically and from a research point of view, will be reviewed.

History

Citation

Materials Science and Technology, Volume 26, Issue 12 (01 December 2010), pp. 1401-1413

Published in

Materials Science and Technology

Publisher

Maney Publishing

issn

0267-0836

eissn

1743-2847

Available date

18/11/2010

Publisher version

http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/026708310X12815992418012

Notes

This is the author’s pre-print draft of the paper due to be published as Materials Science and Technology, 2010. The final published version is available at http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/026708310X12815992418012

Language

en