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Solidification Characteristics of Aluminum Alloys, Vol 2: Foundry Alloys.

Extensive research into solidification and compositional variation of 19 aluminum casting alloys has resulted in Solidification Characteristics of Aluminum Alloys, Vol 2: Foundry Alloys, written by Lennart Backerud, Guocai Chai and J. Tamminen. The publication was coproduced by AFS and Skanaluminum of Norway. Part 1 contains general information on the experimental techniques of thermal analysis, metallography, SEM and EDX techniques, and x-ray diffraction. Experiments in alloy modification resulting from changes in nucleation temperature, minimum temperature and growth temperature also are included. Part II features an Atlas of Microstructures and Cooling Curves developed using differential thermal analysis and multiple thermocouples. Four aluminum alloy groups were studied: aluminum-copper, -silicon, -magnesium and -zinc. Hardbound; 266 pages; AFS members $95, nonmembers $190. Contact: American Foundrymen's Society, inc, Publication Sales, 505 State St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-8399.
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Publication:Modern Casting
Article Type:Book Review
Date:May 1, 1990
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