Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Containerless solidification and characterization of industrial alloys (NEQUISOL)

Abstract : Containerless solidification using electromagnetic levitator (EML), gas atomization and an instrumented drop tube, known as impulse atomization is investigated for Al-Fe and Al-Ni alloys. The effects of primary phase and eutectic undercooling on the microstructure of Al-Fe alloys are investigated using the impulse drop tube and parabolic flight. The TEM characterization on the eutectic microstructure of impulse-atomized Al-Fe powders with two compositions showed that the metastable AlmFe formed in these alloys. Also, the growth undercooling that the dendritic front experiences during the solidification of the droplet resulted in variation of dendrite growth direction from <100> to <111>. For Al-4 at%Fe, it was found that in reduced-gravity and in the impulse-atomized droplets the primary intermetallic forms with a flower-like morphology, whereas in the terrestrial EML sample it has a needle like morphology. For Al-Ni, the effect of primary phase undercooling on dendrite growth velocity under terrestrial and reduced-gravity condition is discussed. It is shown that under terrestrial conditions, in the Ni-rich alloys with increasing undercooling the growth velocity increases, whereas in the Al-rich alloys the growth velocity decreases. However, the Al-rich alloy that was studied in reduced-gravity showed similar behavior to that of Ni-rich alloys. Furthermore, the effect of cooling rate on the phase fractions and metastable phase formation of impulse-atomized Al-Ni alloys is compared with EML. A microsegregation model for the solidification of Al-Ni alloys is applied to impulse atomized powders. The model accounts for the occurrence of several phase transformations, including one or several peritectic reactions and one eutectic reaction.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadatas
Contributor : Magalie Prudon <>
Submitted on : Monday, February 13, 2012 - 9:26:46 AM
Last modification on : Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 4:46:02 PM

Links full text



Arash Ilbagi, Hani Henein, Jian Chen, Dieter M. Herlach, Raman Lengsdorf, et al.. Containerless solidification and characterization of industrial alloys (NEQUISOL). International Symposium on Physical Sciences in Space, Jul 2011, Bonn, Germany. pp.Article 012007, ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/327/1/012007⟩. ⟨hal-00669345⟩



Record views