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Laura W. Simiyu , Bruno R. Mose , Stephen M. Maranga

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Laura W. Simiyu1,* , Bruno R. Mose1 , Stephen M. Maranga1
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P.O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
*. Corresponding Author

Simiyu, Laura W., et al. "SOLIDIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS OF MODEL 356 Al-7Si ALLOY." IJETSI, vol. 3, no. 2, May 2018, pp. 131-139, Accessed May 2018.
Simiyu, L., Mose, B., & Maranga, S. (2018, May). SOLIDIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS OF MODEL 356 Al-7Si ALLOY. IJETSI, 3(2), 131-139. Retrieved from
Simiyu, Laura W., Bruno R. Mose, and Stephen M. Maranga. "SOLIDIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS OF MODEL 356 Al-7Si ALLOY." IJETSI 3, no. 2 (May 2018), 131-139. Accessed May, 2018.

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Cooling curve analysis (CCA) was conducted in a graphite crucible using K-type thermocouples. Solidification temperatures of the basic phases were identified based on past literature techniques; and curves were plotted in conjunction to collected Microsoft Office-Excel raw data. Start of solidification, dendrite coherency temperature (DCT), Al-Si, Al-Si-Cu, and end of solidification temperatures were identified. Optimal solution heat treatment temperature of these alloys was recommended to be 500'C.