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Numerical Modeling of the Influence of Nanometric Ceramic Particles on the Nucleation of AlSi10MnMg Alloy

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TECNALIA, Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), Mikeletegi Pasealekua, 2, 20009 Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering School of Bizkaia, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Alameda de Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
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IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Metals 2022, 12(5), 855; https://doi.org/10.3390/met12050855
Received: 6 April 2022 / Revised: 4 May 2022 / Accepted: 13 May 2022 / Published: 17 May 2022
In recent years, many researchers have attempted to model the solidification process of nano-reinforced materials. In the present document, the effect on the heterogeneous solidification regime of the different sizes, shapes, and chemical compositions of nanometric ceramic particles in an AlSi10MnMg alloy is studied. This article develops a mathematical model to predict the solidification behavior of a general nano-reinforced alloy, then validates the results using experimental techniques. The main objective of the model is to minimize the costly and time-consuming experimental process of fabricating nano-reinforced alloys. The proposed model predicts the critical Gibbs energy and the critical radius required for nucleation in the heterogeneous solidification regime. Conversely, the experimental part focuses on understanding the solidification process from the differential thermal analysis (DTA) of the solidification curves. It was concluded that if subcooling is involved, cubic and pyramidal particles work better as nucleating particles in the studied alloy. View Full-Text
Keywords: heterogeneous solidification; modeling; shaped particles; mechanical properties; titanium carbide; alumina heterogeneous solidification; modeling; shaped particles; mechanical properties; titanium carbide; alumina
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Jimenez, A.; Sanchez, J.M.; Girot, F.; Renderos, M.; Egizabal, P. Numerical Modeling of the Influence of Nanometric Ceramic Particles on the Nucleation of AlSi10MnMg Alloy. Metals 2022, 12, 855. https://doi.org/10.3390/met12050855

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Jimenez A, Sanchez JM, Girot F, Renderos M, Egizabal P. Numerical Modeling of the Influence of Nanometric Ceramic Particles on the Nucleation of AlSi10MnMg Alloy. Metals. 2022; 12(5):855. https://doi.org/10.3390/met12050855

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Jimenez, Ane, Jon Mikel Sanchez, Franck Girot, Mario Renderos, and Pedro Egizabal. 2022. "Numerical Modeling of the Influence of Nanometric Ceramic Particles on the Nucleation of AlSi10MnMg Alloy" Metals 12, no. 5: 855. https://doi.org/10.3390/met12050855

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