Journal of Metals, Materials and Minerals

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In producing cast aluminum billets for using in extruded profile production, homogenization is one of the significant steps of the process. This project examined a suitable homogenizing temperature for usage in manufacturing besides common condition. Computerized fluid dynamics and image analysis solution were techniques to identify the relationship between the area fraction of precipitated phases and homogenizing temperature with different cooling methods. Temperature gradient pattern revealed that soaking temperatures at 575C and 565C are suitable conditions to be used in manufacturing. Furthermore, area fraction calculation showed that the area fractions of precipitated phases of each cooling method were not significantly different.

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