Full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA. This paper was presented at the TMS 2006 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, March 12-16, 2006, Texas, USA and published as Dong, H. & Atkinson H.V. ‘Measurement of Thermo-Physical Properties for Solidification of Aluminium Alloys’ in Wang, Q., Krane M.J.M., Lee, P.D. (ed), Simulation of Aluminum Shape Casting Processing: From Alloy Design to Mechanical Properties, (John Wiley & Sons © 2010) pp. 23-29. The published version is available from http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/.Thermo-physical properties of solid and liquid phases are important components in the simulation of casting processes. Traditionally many of these properties are measured by a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). In this paper, problems with the conventional DSC are discussed, and a single-pan scanning calorimeter which overcomes the problems in conventional DSC has been used to measure the thermo-physical properties for solidification of aluminium alloys. Enthalpy change, heat capacity, transition temperatures, and solid fraction change during solidification of Al-Fe alloys were determined from measurements using the single-pan calorimeter. Data with a high accuracy and a good reproducibility are reported. It is concluded that the single pan scanning calorimeter could be a useful tool for solidification modellers to obtain accurate materials thermo-physical properties
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