Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor's Name

M. A. Ebadian

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

R. Schoephoerster

Third Advisor's Name

J. Moore

Fourth Advisor's Name

Y. Cao

Date of Defense



Experiments were conducted to show the effects of thermal and geometric boundary conditions on the liquid pool of a binary alloy system which is undergoing phase change, solidification. Transparent analogue solutions were selected for study and experimental apparatus were designed and built. Thermal distribution and concentration data were collected and analysed for the melt pool of various selected geometries and boundary conditions of the systems under study. The data indicate-that characteristic flows develop for both Hypereutectic and Hypoeutectic concentration levels and that the development of macrosegregation and microsegregation defects in continuous casting materials can be minimised by the adjustment of the process variables.





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