Numerical simulation of non-dendritic structure formation in Mg-Al alloy solidified with ultrasonic field.

Author(s) Feng, X.; Zhao, F.; Jia, H.; Li, Y.; Yang, Y.
Journal Ultrason Sonochem
Date Published 2018 Jan

The formation of non-dendritic structure of Mg alloy solidified with ultrasonic treatment was investigated by numerical simulation and experiment. The models of nucleation and crystal growth involved the effects of ultrasonic cavitation and acoustic streaming were built. Based on the models, the grain refinement and the microstructure change from dendrite to non-dendritic structure of a Mg-Al alloy were numerically simulated by cellular automata method. The simulation and experimental results indicated that the ultrasonic cavitation strongly contributes to the grain refinement by improving nucleation, while the acoustic streaming is mainly responsible for the formation of non-dendritic structure.

DOI 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2017.07.006
ISSN 1873-2828
Citation Ultrason Sonochem. 2018;40(Pt A):113119.

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