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Title:Effects of rotation on fully non-axisymmetric chimmey convection convection during alloy solidification
Author(s):Riahi, Daniel N.
Subject(s):Non-axisymmetric Chimmey Convection Convection
Alloy Solidification
Abstract:Nonlinear buoyancy driven convection in the melt and in cylindrical chimneys within a mushy layer during alloy solidification is investigated under a high-gravity environment, where the rotation axis is inclined at an angle γ to the high-gravity vector. In the final form of the solidified material these chimneys produce freckles, which are imperfections that reduce the quality of the solidified material. Asymptotic and scaling analyses are applied to fully non-axisymmetric convection in the finite-Prandtl-number (Pr) melt and in the chimneys. It is found that there are Pr- and rotation-dependent ranges where the wall of chimneys may or may not be vertical. There are also γ-, Pr- and rotation-dependent ranges where convection in the chimneys can increase or decrease with increasing rotation rate. The results are generally in agreement with available experimental observations.
Issue Date:1998-09
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 887
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1998 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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