An Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Vibration on Casting Surface Finish

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M. T. Alonso Rasgado, K. Davey

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, UMIST, Manchester, England

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(2), 435-443 (Apr 29, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1459085 History: Received February 01, 2001; Revised September 01, 2001; Online April 29, 2002
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Surface roughening during isothermal solidification 567
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Effect of vibration on surface roughness
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Photograph of rig used in the experimental tests showing the components
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Operation of the experimental rig
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Photograph taken through a microscope of bottom surface of casting (melt injection temp. 410°C and a bulk die temp. 90°C)
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Effect of injection temperature on casting surface quality: scanned images of the bottom casting surface
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Die and casting thermocouple readings
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One-dimensional inverse problem
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Measured and predicted thermocouple reading




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