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Riser Sleeve and Mold Ablation Technologies for Improving Energy Efficiency in Steel Casting

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Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Energy Efficiency

  • Industrial

Summary

PUBLIC ABSTRACT: It is proposed to improve the energy efficiency of steel casting by performing research in two separate areas: (1) development of thermophysical properties and guidelines for riser sleeves, and (2) demonstration of and guidelines for a novel mold ablation casting process. Both technologies will improve the casting yield and reduce the amount of steel that must [...]

Award Amount:

$128,445

Grant Active Dates:

Jul. 2012 — Jun. 2014

Organization:

The University of Iowa, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Principal Investigator:

Christoph Beckermann, Ph.D

Status:

Active

Location:

Iowa City, Iowa