China Foundry

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 40–45 | Cite as

Effect of vibration on seepage feeding during low-pressure casting of ZL205A alloy

  • Ru-jia Wang
  • Shi-ping WuEmail author
  • Wei Chen
Research & Development


Appropriate vibration can promote the feeding capacity of gravity casting, but the effect of vibration on the feeding of low-pressure casting is not clear. The effect of vibration on the seepage feeding of ZL205A alloy was investigated by vibration casting experiment and physical simulation. The aqueous solution of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) with the same rheological characteristic of metal melt was used. The results show that vibration can improve the feeding capacity and reduce shrinkage defects of ZL205A alloy in lowpressure casting. The orthogonal physical simulation experiments indicate that vibration with low frequency and great exerted force can significantly improve the seepage velocity of non-Newtonian fluid with solid particles in porous medium. The seepage phenomenon in CMC solution shows that vibration can change the structure of accumulated particles at the seepage entrance, and thus open the blocked feeding channel. The numerical simulation of one-dimensional semisolid fluid seepage reveals that vibration can form a wave field in the porous medium, which can reduce the adhesion force between fluid and capillary wall and destroy the boundary layer of fluid, and thus promote the seepage velocity.

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mechanical vibration physical simulation seepage ZL205A alloy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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