Determination of Solidification of Rigidity Point Temperature Using a New Method
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Rigidity point temperature
Cast metal alloys
Advanced thermal analysis
This work aims to calculate the rigidity point temperature of aluminum alloys by three new methods and compare them with currently employed methods. The influence of major and minor alloying elements over the rigidity point temperature is also discussed. Until now it has been difficult to determine the exact temperature of the rigidity point, since small variations in the data obtained give variable results, making it difficult to automate the process with high accuracy. In this work we suggested three new mathematic methods based on the calculation of higher order derivatives of (dT/dt) with respect to time or temperature compared to those currently employed. A design of experiments based on the Taguchi method was employed to compare the effect of the major and minor alloying elements for the AlSi10Mg alloy, and to evaluate the accuracy of each developed method. Therefore, these systems will allow better automation of rigidity point temperature (RPT) determination, which is one of the ...