Journal of Phase Equilibria

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 498–503 | Cite as

Numerical simulation of solidification for aluminum-base multicomponent alloy

  • Kenichi Ohsasa
Basic And Applied Research


Solidification simulation of an aluminum-base multicomponent alloy was carried out by a method combining thermodynamic analysis using Thermo-Calc and heat-transfer calculation. An Al-9.5% Si-3% Cu-1% Mg-0.8% Fe (all mass%) aluminum-base multicomponent alloy was used for the simulation. The effect of latent heat on the heat-transfer calculation was considered by using an enthalpy method. The temperature-enthalpy curves for both an equilibrium state and nonequilibrium state with assumptions of no diffusion in the solid were calculated by using Thermo-Calc. A small casting with a cylindrical shape was used for the heat-transfer simulation. The vertical cross section of the casting was divided into rectangular grids, and the enthalpy change of each grid was numerically calculated. The calculated enthalpies in the grids were converted for each time-step into temperatures by using the temperature-enthalpy curve. A casting experiment was carried out under the same conditions as those of the simulation, and the calculated cooling curves obtained under the nonequilibrium condition agreed with the experimental ones.


Invariant Reaction Cool Curf Multicomponent Alloy Scheil Model Enthalpy Method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenichi Ohsasa
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  1. 1.Division of Molecular Chemistry, Graduate School of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporo, HokkaidoJapan

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