casting shrinkage


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casting shrinkage

[′kast·iŋ ‚shriŋ·kij]
(metallurgy)
Total reduction in volume of a casting due to partial reductions at each stage of solidification.
Reduction in volume at each stage of solidification of a casting.
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Process adjustments that were implemented resulted in reduced casting shrinkage through the addition of chills.
Consequently, liquid metal was able to compensate casting shrinkage, which decreased the alloy's tendency to form shrinkage porosity and hot tears.
Other hypotheses also tested were the relation between thermal stresses and mechanical properties of the mushy zone, and mismatch between expansion of the mold and casting shrinkage.