Metal Processing Institute
Advanced Casting Research Center

Research Projects

A. Current Projects

  1. Aluminum Nano-Composites for Elevated Temperature Applications
  2. Clean Aluminum: Processing Methodologies and Performance on Mechanical Properties
  3. Alternate Eutectic Systems for Aluminum Casting Alloys
  4. High-Performance Die Casting Alloys: Castings for Improved Readiness
  5. Processing Routes for Al based Nano-Composites (High Performance Nano Composite Materials - Superior Weapons through Castings Program (US Army - Benet Laboratories)
  6. HyperCAST - Vehicle Energy Efficiency via SHS Composite Cast Components (Funded by the US DOE)
  7. Precipitation Strengthening of Aluminum by Transition Metal Aluminides

B. Completed Project Fact Sheets

  1. Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Cast Alloys for High Performance Applications
  2. Predicting the Response of Aluminum Casting Alloys to Heat Treatment
  3. Fluidized Bed Heat Treatment Of Cast Al-Si Based Alloys
  4. The Effect of Mechanical Mold Vibrations on the Characteristics of Aluminum Casting Alloys
  5. The Controlled Diffusion Solidification Process (CDS): Fundamentals and Principles
  6. Hot Tearing in Aluminum Cast Alloys: Measures and Effect of Process Variables
  7. I-Select-Al: An Electronic Tool for Selection and Prediction of Aluminum Die Casting Alloys
  8. Microstructure Evolution During Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Cast Alloys

C. Completed Projects

  1. Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Cast Alloys for High Performance Applications
  2. Predicting the Response of Aluminum Casting Alloys to Heat Treatment | Heat Transfer Coefficient Experiment Video 
  3. Hot Tearing of Cast and Wrought Alloys and Index for Hot Tearing
  4. Hot Tearing in Aluminum Cast Alloys: Measures and Effect of Process Variables
  5. Castability Control in Metal Casting via Fluidity Measures
  6. Development of an Electronic Data Base for Rapid Selection of Aluminum Die Casting Alloys
  7. Chemistry-Microstructure-Properties Interactions in Aluminum Die-Casting Alloys
  8. Casting Characteristics of Aluminum Die Casting Alloys
  9. Microstructure Evolution During Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Cast Alloys
  10. Improving Aluminum Casting Alloy and Process Competitiveness
  11. Fatigue Performance of Fluidized Bed Heat Treated Castings
  12. Effect of Mold Vibration on the Performance and Casting Characteristics of Aluminum Alloys
  13. Fatigue Crack Growth Mechanisms in Al-Si-Mg Alloys
  14. Evolution of the Eutectic Microstructure During Solidification of Hypoeutectic Aluminum-Silicon Alloys
  15. Optimization of Heat Treatment Using Fluidized Bed Reactors
  16. Removal of Hydrogen and Solid Particles from Molten Aluminum Alloys in the Rotating Impeller Degasser: Mathematical Models and Computer Simulations
  17. Determination of the Effective Interfacial Heat Transfer Coefficient Between Permanent Molds and Aluminum Castings
  18. The Effect of Key Elements on the Feeding Characteristics of Aluminum-Silicon Casting Alloys
  19. Investigation of Die Soldering Characteristics of Aluminum Die Casting Alloys
  20. Porosity and Fatigue Performance Interactions in Aluminum Cast Alloys
  21. Novel Methods for Grain Refining Aluminum Alloys
  22. Clean Metal Castings
  23. Slurry-Ready SSM: The Continuous Rheoconversion Process (CRP)
  24. SSM Related Publications (2002-Present)
  25. SSM Alloy Development
  26. Optimization of the Heat Treatment of Semi Solid Processed A356 Aluminum Alloy
  27. AlB2 Grain Refined Billet Route - SiBloy®
  28. Quantitative Microstructure Characterization of Commercial Semi-Solid Aluminum Alloys
  29. Yield Stress Measurements and Microstructure Evolution in SSM Al-Based Alloys
  30. Modeling and Simulation of SSM Rheology
  31. Microstructural Evolution in Semi-Solid Alloys: Efficient Formation of Structures Suitable for Semi-Solid Forming
  32. Development of Alternate SSM Aluminum Alloys
  33. Slurry-Ready SSM: Structural Refinement Through Mixing of Two Liquids
  34. Microstructure Evolution in Magnesium Casting Alloys
  35. High Integrity Magnesium Automotive Castings (HI-MAC)
  36. Alloy Development for SSM Processing of Copper Alloys
  37. Helium-Assisted Sand Casting of Aluminium Alloys
  38. The Controlled Diffusion Solidification Process: Fundamentals and Principles

 

D. Industrial Internships

  1. Optimization of Molybdenum Electrodes for Glass Melting Furnace
  2. X-Ray Fluorescence Identification of Molten Aluminum Composition
  3. Die Soldering
  4. Cost Effective Densification of Critical-Application Aluminum Castings through Simultaneous Hot Isostatic Pressing and Solution Heat Treatment (Industrial Internship)
  5. Modeling of Sand Casting Processes (Industrial Internship)
  6. Active Filtration (Industrial Internship)
  7. SSM Processing of 390 Alloy (Industrial Internship)
 
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