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High speed roll casting of Mg alloy strip by a vertical type twin roll caster
T. Haga,H. Watari,S. Kumai
Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering , 2006,
Abstract: Purpose: The possibility of high speed roll casting of AZ31, AM60 and AZ91 was investigated. Warm deep drawing of roll cast magnesium alloy was operated. and formability of roll cast magnesium strip was cleared.Design/methodology/approach: A vertical type high speed twin roll caster was used. The roll casting was operated in the air atmosphere. The casting speed was from 60 m/min up to 180 m/min. Low temperature casting was adopted to realize high speed casting.Findings: Strip thinner 3 mm with 100 width could be cast continuously. The casting ability became better with increasing content of Al. Roll cast Mg alloy strips could be hot-rolled down to 0.5 mm. AZ31 as-cast strip could be thinner down to 0.5 mm only by three times of hot rolling. Deep drawing was operated with three kinds of Mg alloy at 250°C, and LDR value was larger than 2.0. It was shown that deep drawing of AZ91 alloy for casting was possible.Research limitations/implications: There was tendency that cracks occurred at the center in the thickness direction as Al content increased.Practical implications: Sheet metal forming of magnesium alloy with high content Al can be realized.Originality/value: It was shown that possibility of high speed roll casting of magnesium alloy, and warm deep drawing of roll cast AZ91 strip.
Micro-forming of Al-Si foil
T. Haga,K. Inoue,H.Watari
Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering , 2010,
Abstract: Purpose: of this paper is as below. The investigation of the ability of the cold micro-forming of non-metallic glass was purpose. The grain of the rapidly solidified aluminium alloy became fine. The aluminium alloy foil with fine grain was used, and the investigation of the micro-formability of this alloy was investigated. Moreover, increase of the forming speed was investigated. The increase of the forming speed was purpose of this study, too.Design/methodology/approach: The nozzle pressing melt spinning method was used to attain the rapid solidification of the non-metallic grass. The Al-14mass%Si, which is hyper eutectic but is close to eutectic, was used. The roll contact surface was formed by V-groove. The cold rolling was adopted for forming. The V-groove was machined at the roll surface. The micro-forming was operated at the cold work. Findings: Micro-forming of the crystal aluminium alloy was able by the cold work. The forming speed was 0.04S to form 10 μm height. The forming speed could be drastically increased. Research limitations/implications: The angle of the V-groove, which was used in the present study, was only 60 degrees. The effect of the groove angle on the protrusion-height was not clear. The used material was only the Al-14mass%Si. Relationship between the material and protrusion-height was not clear.Practical implications: The die for the micro-forming of the resin could be made from economy material by the conventional cold rolling process at short time. Therefore, the mass production of the economy die for resin may be obtained.Originality/value: The micro-forming of the rapidly solidified non-metallic glass by cold work was original.
High speed twin roll caste for aluminum alloy thin strip
T. Haga,H. Inui,H. Sakaguchi,H. Watari
Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering , 2007,
Abstract: Purpose: In the present study, effectiveness of a high-speed twin roll caster for recycling aluminum alloy was investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The effects of the high-speed twin roll caster on alleviating the deterioration of mechanical properties by impurities were investigated. Properties of the cast strip were investigated by metalography, a tension test, and a bending test.Findings: A vertical type twin roll caster for strip casting of aluminum alloys was devised. The strip, which was thinner than 3 mm, could be cast at speeds higher than 60 m/min. Features of the twin roll casters are as below. Copper rolls were used and lubricant was not used in order to increase the casting speed. A casting nozzle was used to set the solidification length precisely. Heat transfer between melt and the roll was improved by hydrostatic pressure of the melt. Separating force was very small in order to prevent sticking of the strip to the roll. Low superheat casting was carried out in order to improve microstructure of the strip. In the present study, effectiveness of a high-speed and high-cooling rate twin roll caster of the present study for recycling aluminum alloy was investigated. Fe was added as impurity to 6063 and A356. The roll caster of the present study was useful to decrease the influence of impurity of Fe.Research limitations/implications: A high-speed twin roll caster of vertical type was designed and assembled to cast aluminum alloy thin strip.Originality/value: The results demonstrate that the high-speed twin roll caster can improve the deterioration by impurities.
Aluminum Alloy Semisolid Strip Casting Using an Unequal Diameter Twin Roll Caster
T. Haga,H. Sakaguchi,H. Inui,H. Watari
Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering , 2005,
Abstract: Purpose: A Purpose of the present study was to break through the disadvantage of the twin roll caster for aluminum alloy. They were slow casting speed and limitation of alloy. For example, the casting speed was slower than 5 m/min, and casting of hypereutectic Al-Si alloy was difficult. In order to break through the disadvantages, semisolid casting using an unequal diameter twin roll caster was tested its ability.Design/methodology/approach: The specification of the unequal diameter twin roll caster is as below. The diameter of the upper roll was 250 mm, and that of the lower roll was 1000 mm. The width of the roll was 100 mm. The semisolid slurry was made by a cooling slope.Findings: The microstructure of the strip became very fine. Especially, primary and eutectic Si became very fine. This was the effect of rapid solidification. As the result, the ductility of Al-16%Si was improved.Research limitations/implications: 6111 aluminum alloy strip was cast at speeds of 5, 10 and 20 m/min. This caster could cast the strip at the speeds higher than the conventional twin roll caster. Start of casting was very easy. The hypereutectic Al-16%Si alloy, which has wide freezing zone, could be cast in to the strip by the unequal diameter twin roll caster. This was the effect of the cooling of the strip on the lower roll.Originality/value: The roll cast Al-16mass%Si strip had good ductility, and could be cold rolled. Annealed 0.5 mm thick Al-16mass%Si could be bent at radius of 0.75mm.
Present Assessment of Public Traffic System Based on GIS in Kitakyushu  [PDF]
Kazuyuki Watari, Weijun Gao
Open Journal of Civil Engineering (OJCE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojce.2014.44034
Abstract: With increasing of serious environment problems and the coming of the aging society, new traffic systems should be urgently rebuilt. It is necessary to evaluate the traffic service level by utilizing new technique and tool. This paper takes Kitakyushu city as case study to carry out an evaluation of urban traffic system. The concept of accessibility and mobility is used to evaluate the present condition of existing public traffic system based on GIS technology, and then establishment of new route is discussed according to the evaluation results. Additionally, this paper established GIS database and illustrated the relationship between the public traffic and population density. The regions without enough existing traffic were identified. Moreover, the essential terms and considerations were put forward to simulate a new route of public traffic line.
Casting of aluminum alloy strip using an unequal diameter twin roll caster
T. Haga,H. Inui,H. Watari,S. Kumai
Archives of Materials Science and Engineering , 2008,
Abstract: Purpose: of this paper is to clear the property and ability of an unequal diameter twin roll caster to castcommercial size strip. Therefore, 400mm-width strip was cast as first step. Surface-condition, microstructure andmechanical property of the strip was investigated.Design/methodology/approach: Method used in the present study was an unequal diameter twin roll caster.This method was devised to realize easy operation of the twin roll casting and increase of casting speed.Findings: are that 400-width-strip of 3084, 5182 and 6022 could be cast at speed of 20 m/min. This strip wasabout 4 mm-thick. There were some defects on the surface. As cast strip could be cold-rolled down to sheetof 1 mm-thick. 180 degrees bending test was operated on the 6022 sheet after T4 heat treatment. Crack did notoccurred at the outer surface when strip was bent at width-direction.Research limitations/implications: is that the quantity of the melt was 21kg and investigation of theproperties was not enough for practical use. The larger weight of melt must be cast for production.Practical implications: are as below. The 400mm-width strip can be cast easily by the unequal diameter twinroll caster. This caster can be adapted to 3083, 5182 and 6022.Originality/value: as below. The economy sheet with 400mm width can be produced by the unequal diameter twinroll caster. 3083, 5182 and 6022 can be cast at the speed of 20m/min. The thickness of the strip was about 4mm.
High speed twin roll casting of 6061 alloy strips
T. Haga,H. Sakaguchi,H. Watari,S. Kumai
Archives of Materials Science and Engineering , 2008,
Abstract: Purpose: of this paper is to clear the possibility of high speed roll casting of thin strips of two aluminum alloys:6061 and recycled 6061. Mechanical properties of the roll cast 6061 and recycled 6061 strips were investigated inthe frame of this purpose.Design/methodology/approach: Methods used in the present study were high speed twin roll caster and lowtemperature casting. These methods were used to realize rapid solidification and increase the casting speed.Findings: are that 6061 and recycled 6061 could be cast at speed of 60 m/min. Casted strips were about 3 mmthick. As cast strip could be cold-rolled down to sheet of 1 mm thick. 180 degrees bending test was operated on thesheet after T4 heat treatment and crack was not worse than 6022 which is typical aluminum alloy for sheet of theautomobile. This result means the roll cast 6061 can be used as a sheet for body of the automobile instead of 6022.Research limitations/implications: Research limitation is that the width of the strip was 100 mm andinvestigation of the properties were enough for practical use. Wider strip must be cast using the twin roll caster ofthe size for production.Originality/value: The economy sheet of the 6061 for the auto mobile can be produced by the high speed twinroll caster. 6061 is typical wrought aluminum alloy of 6000 series. Therefore, the sheet of 6061 will becomeeconomy. 6061 can be recycled at two times when the 6061 is cast into strip by the high speed roll casting.
High speed twin roll casting of 6016 aluminium alloy strip
H. Sakaguchi,T. Haga,H. Watari,S Kumai
Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering , 2007,
Abstract: Purpose: of this paper is to clear the possibility of high speed roll casting of aluminum alloy strip. In the bodyof the automobiles, a sheet of 6016 aluminum alloy is adopted for the outer panel. Therefore, casting of 6016was tried in this study. Characteristics of roll cast 6016 were investigated.Design/methodology/approach: was a high speed twin roll caster. The high speed twin roll caster was designedto overcome the low castability of the twin roll caster.Findings: are as below. 6016 alloy could be cast into the strip continuously at the speed of 60m/min. Thethickness of the strip was 3.4 mm. The microstructure at as-cast and after T4 heat treatment was shown. Themicrostructure was very fine. The mechanical properties were investigated by the tensile test and 180 degreesvending test. The as-cast strip could be cold rolled without homogenization to 1mm. Result of tensile test wastensile strength was 230MPa, 0.2% proof stress was 118MPa and elongation was 33%. 6016 strip of T4 heattreatment could be bent 180 degrees without occurrence of crack at the outer surface or breaking.Research limitations/implications: is the width of the strip was 100 mm. It is necessary to test twin roll casterequipped wide rolls.Practical implications: are as below. The mechanical properties of the roll-cast 6016 were enough for the sheetmetal for the automobile. The low productivity of the twin roll caster could be improved.Originality/value: is that 6016 strip could be cast continuously at speed 60 m/min and this strip had goodmechanical properties.
Clad strip casting by a twin roll caster
T. Haga,R. Nakamura,S. Kumai,H. Watari
Archives of Materials Science and Engineering , 2009,
Abstract: Purpose: Of this paper is to realize the casting of the clad strip by only one process. Therefore, the investigation of the ability of the casting of the clad strip by a vertical type twin roll caster was operated. The aim of the use of the twin roll caster to make clad strip was in the reduction of the production-energy of the clad strip.Design/methodology/approach: Used in the present study was a vertical type twin roll caster with the scriber. The scriber was used to prevent the mixture of the two kinds of the melts. The scriber was set at roll-bite, and the scriber contacted to the one of solidification layer. The melt was stopped by the scriber and the only the solidification layer was dragged by the roll.Findings: The clad strip with the clear interface could be by the vertical type twin roll caster with the scriber. The scriber was useful to drag only the solid and semisolid layer. The two kinds of strips were connected strictly at the interface of the clad strip. The clad strip was not broken at the interface by the continuous bending.Research limitations/implications: Are that 100 mm width-strip was cast in the present study. Ability of the clad strip that is wider than 100 mm was not clear. The control of the clad ratio was not investigated.Practical implications: The twin roll caster devised and investigated in this report is useful to cast clad strip like the brazing sheet for the radiator of the automobile.Originality/value: The vertical type twin roll cater to cast clad strip is original process. The scriber was used to prevent the mixture of the two kinds of melts. The scriber was not used in the previous research to cast clad strip at the twin roll caster, and use of the scriber was the first try.
Grooved roll for a high speed twin roll caster
T. Haga,K. Hirooka,H. Watari,S. Kumai
Archives of Materials Science and Engineering , 2008,
Abstract: Purpose: Purpose of this paper is investigation of the effect of roll-surface on the strip-surface. Improvement ofsmall cracks on the strip-surface was tried and effect of groove at the roll surface on the strip surface was shown.Design/methodology/approach: Method used in the present study was high speed twin roll caster withgrooved roll. Two kinds of grooves were used: one was parallel groove and the other was cross groove machinedby knurling and bite attached to a lathe.Findings: Findings of this research are that grooved roll was effective to eliminate the small cracks on the stripsurface. The contact condition between the roll and the melt became uniform by the small groove on the rollsurface. Contact area became small, and heat transfer between the melt and roll became small, too. As the result,chill structure did not become columnar, and crack did not occur. Groove pattern on the strip surface could beerased by the cold rolling.Research limitations/implications: Research limitation is that groove life could not be investigated.Practical implications: Practical implications are as below. The roll load was small and strip was not hot-rolledin a high speed twin roll caster. The grooved roll made strip-surface sound. Grooved 600mm width roll was tested,and usefulness of the grooved roll was shown.Originality/value: In the present study effect of the grooved roll on a high speed twin roll caster was investigated.
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