Solidification rate of pure metals considering heat resistance of solid, mould and interface

Eisuke Niyama, Koichi Anzai

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Approximate analytical solutions were obtained for the problem of the unidirectional solidification rate of a pure metal, considering the triple steps of heat resistance; those in the solid and mould and at the interface, using the concept of effective mean surface temperature. The relation among the variables involved is summarised as a function of three dimensionless numbers. The existing solutions of single-resistance and double-resistance models can be interpreted as extreme cases of the triple-resistance model. The function or its chart presents a basis of selection of the appropriate model for a given condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cast Metals Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1


  • Interface resistance
  • Mould
  • Pure metal
  • Solidification rate
  • Solidification time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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