Direct Chill Casting covers the technology of DC casting in 10 weekly sessions. Starting with metal distribution and metal level control, and the factors controlling shell zone formation, leading to low head casting (sheet ingot) and gas pressure assisted casting (billet).It also considers the principles of mould opening design and optimisation of ingot shape in steady-state. The transient behaviour at start-up is considered, and technologies to control butt curl (sheet ingot) and start up cracks discussed. An introduction to the metallurgy of solidification is also provided.
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