Investigation the solidification of Al-4.8 wt.%Cu alloy at different cooling rate by computer-aided cooling curve analysis


  • Mehdi Dehnavi
  • Hosein Vafaeenezhad
  • Mohsen Haddad Sabzevar


Cooling rate, Thermal analysis, α-Al2Cu Eutectic, Microsegregation


Depending on the casting conditions and alloy composition, microstructure and properties of the aluminium alloys will be different. There are many techniques available for investigating the solidification of metals and alloys. In recent years computer-aided cooling curve analysis (CA-CCA) has been used to determine thermophysical properties of alloys, latent heat and solid fraction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cooling rate on the structural features of Al-4.8 wt.%Cu alloy by thermal analysis of cooling curves. To do this, Al-4.8 wt.%Cu alloy was melted and solidified applying 0.04, 0.42, and 1.08 °C/sec cooling rates. The temperature of the samples was recorded using a K thermocouple and a data acquisition system connected to a PC. It was found that the formation temperatures of various thermal parameters such as (liquidus, solidus and eutectic temperatures) are shifting by increasing of cooling rate from 0.04 °C/sec to 1.08 °C/sec. The structural results show that grain size and secondary dendrite arm spacing decreased by increasing of cooling rate.


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How to Cite

Dehnavi, Mehdi, Hosein Vafaeenezhad, and Mohsen Haddad Sabzevar. 2014. “Investigation the Solidification of Al-4.8 wt.%Cu Alloy at Different Cooling Rate by Computer-Aided Cooling Curve Analysis”. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 20 (2):107-18.



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