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Centrifuge melt spinning—merits and limitations

  • J. Baram
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Centrifuge melt spinning (CMS) is a recently proposed variant of rapid solidification processing. Mathematical modeling of the metal flow, heat transfer and solidification behavior in CMS shows that the new technique affords several distinct improvements to the production of rapidly quenched metallic ribbons by melt spinning, namely: enhancement of the heat transfer capability, better dimensional uniformity, and improvement in rapid solidification processing capability. The main limitation of CMS seems to be a propensity to increase microsegregation, as a result of the forced convection that leads to an increased fluid flow velocity during solidification. This limitation is compensated by the concurrent increase in solidification front propagation velocities.


Heat Transfer Coefficient Rapid Solidification Volumetric Flow Rate Spreading Velocity Ejection Velocity 
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  • J. Baram
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  1. 1.Materials Engineering DepartmentBGUIsrael

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