Microstructure and material properties of an Al-Cu alloy provided by the Ohno continuous casting technique

Mitsuhiro Okayasu, Satoshi Takasu, Shigeki Yoshie

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The specific objective in this work is an exploration of the material properties produced by a recently developed continuous casting technique. The study focuses on an Al-Cu alloy provided by the Ohno continuous casting process. The experimental approaches give rise to unusual microstructural characteristic in the cast samples, namely a fine lamellar eutectic structure with unidirectional growth along its axial direction together with a regularly oriented lattice structure. Such microstructural characteristics significantly increase the tensile and fatigue properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1535
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Aluminum alloys
  • Casting
  • EBSD analysis
  • Fatigue
  • Mechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Modelling and Simulation

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