About the 1997 TMS Annual Meeting: Short Course Description
February 9-13 · 1997 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Orlando, Florida
The following short course is sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Light Metals Division
Grain Refining Aluminum Alloys
Presented by: Dr. Douglas A. Granger, Aluminum Company of America
|Date: Sunday, February 9
|Fee: $400 Member; $485 Nonmember
|ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
|Dr. Douglas A. Granger, has had 34 years experience in the metallurgical industry. For the past 24 years, he has been on the research staff at Alcoa Technical Center where he heads up the group conducting research in solidification processing. He has had responsibility within Alcoa for optimizing grain refining and alloying methods in the company's ingot plants and foundries. Dr. Granger is the recipient of 9 US patents and author of more than 50 publications. He is a member of TMS and a Fellow of ASM International. A second presenter will be appointed to complement Dr. Granger's technical expertise of grain refining aluminum alloys.
Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for metallurgists in research and operation, cast shop and foundry superintendents, quality control personnel, production managers, and research staff.
Grain refining aluminum alloys is important for many reasons, including maximizing ingot casting rate, improving resistance to hot cracking, enhancing mechanical properties, particularly ductility, improving the finishing characteristics of wrought products and increasing the mold filling characteristics and decreasing the porosity of foundry alloys.
- Purpose of grain refining
- Theory of nucleation and growth
- Mechanism(s) of grain refinement
- Methods of grain refining
- Attributes of chemical inoculants
- Metallurgical structure and defects in grain refining alloys
- Grain refining in practice: wrought and foundry alloys
- Special challenges: Zr-containing alloys, high purity alloys, EC metals, etc.
- Impact of recycled metal
- Economic factors
- Recent grain refining master alloy developments
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