Two-Phase Flow Coordination Characteristics of H62 Brass Alloy Prepared by Up-Drawing Continuous Casting

Bing Li, Qianqian Fu, Rongzhou Yu, Zikai Lin, Jun Wang, Xue Wang, Renguo Guan, Jiehua LI

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In this study, the two-phase flow coordination characteristics between α and β phases of H62 brass made by up-drawing continuous casting are investigated based on the upsetting process. An in situ and new research method for two-phase flow is put forward, and the two-phase flow and grain refinement characteristics are observed under different deformation conditions. The results show that α phase flows fast under 400 °C, β phase is pulled and overridden by α phase under this temperature. When the temperature increases to 500 °C, which is higher than β phase transition temperature, the flow velocity of β phase increases, and the deformation of β phase is found to bulge. The flow of β phase is more sensitive to low deformation rates than α phase. The deformation amount has a more significant impact on β phase than α phase, and the deformation of β phase promotes the grain fragmentation and refinement of α phase accompanied by huge β phase bulging obviously. Under the conditions of high temperature, low deformation rate, and large deformation amount, both phase α and β of up-drawing continuous casting brass alloy are broken and the grains are refined. Based on the two-phase flow characteristic, numerical simulation is used to obtain the optimal continuous extrusion parameters of the H-shaped wire of up-drawing continuous casting H62 brass. Then, the optimized complex cross-section wire is prepared by continuous extrusion experiment. This research aims to provide guidance for the complex processing of two-phase alloys.
Original languageEnglish
Article number599
Number of pages12
JournalMetals : open access journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2023

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