Ultrasonicated Direct Chill Clad Casting of Magnesium Alloy: A Computational Approach

  • Kunal Chopra
  • A. K. Prasada RaoEmail author
Technical Paper


The current work introduces a new process ultrasonicated direct chill clad casting (UDCC) and discusses a computational fluid dynamics model of combined solidification of AZ31 alloy billet with A356 alloy as cladding, using ANSYS. The geometry, boundary conditions and casting parameters considered in the present work are of industrial scale. Computations were performed at various casting speeds to understand the profiles of the temperature, clad interface and solid fraction. The solidification phenomena of direct chill clad casting process (DCC) and UDCC were critically discussed herein.


Direct chill casting Cladding Magnesium alloy Solidification Simulation 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, SoETBML Munjal UniversityGurgaonIndia

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