Zhongyun Fan

Summary

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Fan, a Professor of Metallurgy, is the Founder and Director of BCAST at Brunel University. He is the Principal Investigator/Director of the new EPSRC Future LiME Hub, which continues on from his role as the Principal Investigator/Director of the EPSRC Centre – LiME (2010-2015). The Future LiME Hub is a national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering.

He obtained his first degree in Metallurgy from University of Science and Technology Beijing and his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Surrey. He started his academic career in 1997 at Brunel University, and prior to this he was a research fellow at University of Oxford and University of Surrey.

Research

Research interests

Professor Fan’s current research interest covers metallic materials processing, solidification under intensive forced convection, heterogeneous nucleation, structure of liquid metals, rheology and alloy development.

Special Research Institute(s)

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Balart, MJ. , Patel, JB.  and Fan, Z.   (2016)   'Melt protection of Mg-Al based alloys'. Metals. doi: 10.3390/met6060131 Download publication 

Cassinath, Z. , Xia, M. , Huang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Process optimization and microstructure control for twin screw rheo-extrusion of an AZ91D magnesium alloy'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 439 - 443. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.439 

Ji, S. , Jiang, B. , Yang, W.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Melt quenched high pressure die casting (MQ-HPDC) of an A356 alloy'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 195 - 199. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.195 

Al-Helal, K. , Wang, Y. , Stone, I.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Effect of Ca level on the formation of silicon phases during solidification of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 117 - 122. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.117 

Zuo, YB. , Fan, Z. , Zhu, QF. , Lei, L.  and Cui, JZ.   (2013)   'Modification of a hypereutectic aluminium silicon alloy under the influence of intensive melt shearing'. Material Science Forum, 765 pp. 140 - 144. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.140 

Ji, S. , Watson, D. , Wang, Y. , White, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Effect of Ti addition on mechanical properties of high pressure die cast Al-Mg-Si alloys'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 23 - 27. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.23 

Das, S. , Ji, S. , El Fakir, O. , Wang, L. , et al.   (2013)   'Melt conditioned twin roll casting (MC-TRC) of thin Mg-alloy strips for direct stamping of Mg components'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 170 - 174. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.170 

Li, H-T. , Scamans, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Refinement of the microstructure of an Al-Mg2Si hypereutectic alloy by intensive melt shearing'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 97 - 101. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.97 

Wang, Y. , Li, H-T. , Fan, Z.  and Scamans, G.   (2013)   'Characterisation of oxide films in Al-Mg alloy melts materials'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 220 - 224. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.220 

Peng, G. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Effect of intensive melt shearing and Zr content on grain refinement of Mg-0.5Ca-xZr alloys'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 336 - 340. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.336 

Xue, X. , Wang, Y. , Stone, I.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Hot cracking susceptibility in the TIG joint of AZ31 Mg-Alloy plates produced by the TRC process with and without intensive melt shearing'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 756 - 760. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.756 

Xia, M. , Prasada Rao, AK.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Solidification mechanisms in melt conditioned direct chill (MC-DC) cast AZ31 billets'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 291 - 295. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.291 

Yan, F. , Ji, S.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Effect of excess Mg on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-Mg2Si high pressure die casting alloys'. Materials Science Forum, 765 pp. 64 - 68. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.765.64 

Fan, Z.   (2013)   'An epitaxial model for heterogeneous nucleation on potent substrates'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 44 (3).  pp. 1409 - 1418. doi: 10.1007/s11661-012-1495-8 Download publication 

Ji, S. , Yang, W. , Jiang, B. , Patel, JB.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Weibull statistical analysis of the effect of melt conditioning on the mechanical properties of AM60 alloy'. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 566 pp. 119 - 125. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2012.12.079 

Ji, S. , Wang, Y. , Watson, D.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Microstructural evolution and solidification behavior of Al-Mg-Si alloy in high-pressure die casting'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 44 (7).  pp. 3185 - 3197. doi: 10.1007/s11661-013-1663-5 Download publication 

Zuo, YB. , Jiang, B. , Zhang, YJ.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Degassing LM25 aluminium alloy by novel degassing technology with intensive melt shearing'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CAST METALS RESEARCH, 26 (1).  pp. 16 - 21. doi: 10.1179/1743133612Y.0000000019 

Ji, S. , Yang, W. , Gao, F. , Watson, D.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Effect of iron on the microstructure and mechanical property of Al-Mg-Si-Mn and Al-Mg-Si diecast alloys'. Materials Science and Engineering A, 564 pp. 130 - 139. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2012.11.095 Download publication 

Jones, S. , Prasada Rao, AK.  and Fan, Z.   (2013)   'Melt conditioned direct chill (MC-DC) casting of Al alloys'. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 66 (2).  pp. 117 - 121. doi: 10.1007/s12666-012-0235-5 

Sundaram, K. , Babu, NH. , Scamans, GM. , Eskin, DG.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Solidification behaviour of an AA5754 Al alloy ingot cast with high impurity content'. International Journal of Materials Research, 103 (10).  pp. 1228 - 1234. doi: 10.3139/146.110760 

Xia, M. , Huang, Y. , Cassinath, Z.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Rheo-extrusion of AZ91D'. Solid State Phenomena, 192-193 pp. 470 - 475. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.192-193.470 

Yang, LQ. , Xu, J. , Liu, GJ.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Formation mechanism of non-dendritic microstructure in rheo-diecast AZ91D magnesium alloy by different stirring speed'. Cailiao Rechuli Xuebao/Transactions of Materials and Heat Treatment, 33 (10).  pp. 91 - 95. 

Ji, S.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Extruded microstructure of Zn-5 wt-%Al eutectic alloy processed by twin screw extrusion'. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 28 (11).  pp. 1287 - 1294. doi: 10.1179/1743284712Y.0000000064 

Wang, Y. , Li, H-T.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Oxidation of Aluminium Alloy Melts and Inoculation by Oxide Particles'. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF METALS, 65 (6).  pp. 653 - 661. doi: 10.1007/s12666-012-0194-x 

Pawar, S. , Zhou, X. , Thompson, GE. , Robson, JQ. , et al.   (2012)   'Influence of Lead on the Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior of Melt-Conditioned, Twin-Roll-Cast AZ91D Magnesium Alloy'. CORROSION, 68 (6).  pp. 548 - 556. 

Ji, S. , Watson, D. , Fan, Z.  and White, M.   (2012)   'Development of a super ductile diecast Al-Mg-Si alloy'. Materials Science and Engineering A, 556 pp. 824 - 833. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2012.07.074 Download publication 

Zuo, YB. , Jiang, B. , Zhang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'MELT CONDITIONED DC (MC-DC) CASTING OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS'. MAGNESIUM TECHNOLOGY 2012. pp. 155 - 160. 

Li, HT. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Mechanisms of enhanced heterogeneous nucleation during solidification in binary Al-Mg alloys'. Acta Materialia, 60 (4).  pp. 1528 - 1537. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2011.11.044 Download publication 

Ji, S. , Fredriksson, H.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Halo characteristics of Zn-Al Alloy during solidification under intensive convention'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

Qin, T.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Reconstruction of 2D Al Ti on TiBin an aluminium melt'. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 27 (1).  doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/27/1/012004 Download publication 

Fan, Z. , Zuo, YB.  and Jiang, B.   (2011)   'A new technology for treating liquid metals with intensive melt shearing'. LIGHT METALS TECHNOLOGY V, 690 pp. 141 - 144. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.690.141 

Zuo, YB. , Jiang, B.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Microstructures of DC cast light alloys under the influence of intensive melt shearing'. LIGHT METALS TECHNOLOGY V, 690 pp. 137 - 140. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.690.137 

Bayandorian, I. , Huang, Y. , Fan, Z. , Pawar, S. , et al.   (2012)   'The impact of melt-conditioned twin-roll casting on the downstream processing of an AZ31 magnesium alloy'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 43 (3).  pp. 1035 - 1047. Download publication 

Bayandorian, I. , Huang, Y. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Magnesium Alloy Strip Produced By a Melt-Conditioned Twin Roll Casting Process'. LIGHT METALS TECHNOLOGY V, 690 pp. 129 - 132. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.690.129 

Kumar, S. , Babu, NH. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Microstructural evaluation of melt conditioned twin roll cast Al-Mg alloy'. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 27 (12).  pp. 1833 - 1839. doi: 10.1179/1743284710Y.0000000044 

Zuo, Y. , Jiang, B. , Enright, P. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Degassing of LM24 Al alloy by intensive melt shearing'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CAST METALS RESEARCH, 24 (5).  pp. 307 - 313. doi: 10.1179/1743133611Y.0000000002 

Zuo, YB. , Xia, MX. , Liang, SM. , Wang, Y. , et al.   (2011)   'Grain refinement of DC cast AZ91D Mg alloy by intensive melt shearing'. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 27 (1).  pp. 101 - 107. doi: 10.1179/026708309X12578491814555 

Wang, Y. , Fan, Z. , Zhou, X.  and Thompson, GE.   (2011)   'Characterisation of magnesium oxide and its interface with alpha-Mg in Mg-Al-based alloys'. PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE LETTERS, 91 (8).  pp. 516 - 529. doi: 10.1080/09500839.2011.591744 

Kumar, S. , Hari Babu, N. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Influence of intensive melt shearing on the microstructure and mechanical properties of an Al-Mg alloy with high added impurity content'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 42 (10).  pp. 3141 - 3149. doi: 10.1007/s11661-011-0722-z Download publication 

Men, H.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Effects of solute content on grain refinement in an isothermal melt'. Acta Materialia, 59 (7).  pp. 2704 - 2712. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2011.01.008 Download publication 

Tzamtzis, S. , Zhang, H. , Xia, M. , Babu, NH.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Recycling of high grade die casting AM series magnesium scrap with the melt conditioned high pressure die casting (MC-HPDC) process'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528 (6).  pp. 2664 - 2669. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2010.12.001 

Li, HT. , Xia, M. , Jarry, P. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Grain refinement in a AlZnMgCuTi alloy by intensive melt shearing: A multi-step nucleation mechanism'. Journal of Crystal Growth, 314 (1).  pp. 285 - 292. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2010.10.168 Download publication 

Zuo, Y. , Li, H. , Xia, M. , Jiang, B. , et al.   (2011)   'Refining grain structure and porosity of an aluminium alloy with intensive melt shearing'. Scripta Materialia, 64 (2).  pp. 209 - 212. doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2010.09.046 Download publication 

Kotadia, HR. , Hari Babu, N. , Zhang, H. , Arumuganathar, S.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Solidification behavior of intensively sheared hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy liquid'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Forthcoming doi: 10.1007/s11661-010-0516-8 Download publication 

Men, H.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Transition of amorphous to crystalline oxide film in initial oxide overgrowth on liquid metals'. Materials Science and Technology, Forthcoming, 27 pp. 1033 - 1039. doi: 10.1179/026708310X520547 Download publication 

Dashwood, R. , Klaumunzer, D. , Jackson, M. , Fan, Z.  and Grimes, R.   (2010)   'The development of superplastic magnesium alloy sheet'. Key Engineering Materials, 433 pp. 273 - 279. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.433.273 

Liang, S-M. , Zhang, H-W. , Xia, M-X. , Chen, R-S. , et al.   (2010)   'Microstructure and mechanical properties of melt-conditioned high-pressure die-cast Mg-Al-Ca alloy'. TRANSACTIONS OF NONFERROUS METALS SOCIETY OF CHINA, 20 (7).  pp. 1205 - 1211. doi: 10.1016/S1003-6326(09)60279-X 

Wang, Y. , Xia, M. , Fan, Z. , Zhou, X.  and Thompson, GE.   (2010)   'The effect of Al8Mn₅ intermetallic particles on grain size of as-cast Mg-Al-Zn AZ91D alloy'. Intermetallics, 18 (8).  pp. 1683 - 1689. doi: 10.1016/j.intermet.2010.05.004 

Xu, J. , Liu, G. , Zhang, S. , Shi, L.  and Fan, Z.   (2010)   'Rheo-diecasting of AZ91D magnesium alloy'. Rare Metals, 29 (5).  pp. 542 - 546. doi: 10.1007/s12598-010-0165-5 

Fan, Z. , Xia, M. , Bian, Z. , Bayandorian, I. , et al.   (2010)   'Refinement of Solidification Microstructures by the MCAST Process'. SOLIDIFICATION AND GRAVITY V, 649 pp. 315 - 323. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.649.315 

Fan, Z. , Xia, M. , Wang, Y. , Arumuganathar, S.  and Scamans, GM.   (2010)   'Shear Enhanced Heterogeneous Nucleation in AZ91D Alloy'. SOLIDIFICATION AND GRAVITY V, 649 pp. 301 - 306. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.649.301 

Men, H. , Jiang, B.  and Fan, Z.   (2010)   'Mechanisms of grain refinement by intensive shearing of AZ91 alloy melt'. Acta Materialia, 58 (19).  pp. 6526 - 6534. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2010.08.016 Download publication 

Zhu, G-L. , Xu, J. , Zhang, Z-F. , Liu, G-J.  and Fan, Z.   (2010)   'Effect of high shear rate on solidification microstructure of semisolid AZ91D alloy'. TRANSACTIONS OF NONFERROUS METALS SOCIETY OF CHINA, 20 pp. S868 - S872. 

Xia, M. , Mitra, S. , Dhindaw, B. , Liu, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2010)   'Melt-conditioned, high-pressure die casting of Mg–Zn–Y alloy'. Meatallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 41 (1).  pp. 209 - 213. doi: 10.1007/s11663-009-9312-5 Download publication 

Barekar, NS. , Dhindaw, BK.  and Fan, Z.   (2010)   'Improvement in silicon morphology and mechanical properties of Al-17Si alloy by melt conditioning shear technology'. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 23 (4).  pp. 225 - 230. doi: 10.1179/136404610X12665088537338 

Tzamtzis, S. , Zhang, H. , Babu, NH.  and Fan, Z.   (2010)   'Microstructural refinement of AZ91D die-cast alloy by intensive shearing'. Materials Science and Engineering A, 527 (12).  pp. 2929 - 2934. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2010.01.013 

Kotadia, HR. , Babu, NH. , Zhang, H.  and Fan, Z.   (2010)   'Microstructural refinement of Al–10.2%Si alloy by intensive shearing'. Materials Letters, 64 (6).  pp. 671 - 673. doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2009.12.033 

Barekar, NS. , Babu, NH. , Dhindaw, BK.  and Fan, Z.   (2010)   'Effect of intensive shearing on morphology of primary silicon and properties of hypereutectic Al-Si alloy'. Materials Science and Technology, 26 (8).  pp. 975 - 980. doi: 10.1179/174328409X410890 

Seamans, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2009)   'Recovery mission'. Materials World, 17 (11).  pp. 29 - 31. 

Tegze, G. , Bansel, G. , Toth, GI. , Pusztai, T. , et al.   (2009)   'Advanced operator splitting-based semi-implicit spectral method to solve the binary phase-field crystal equations with variable coefficients'. Journal of Computational Physics, 228 (5).  pp. 1612 - 1623. doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2008.11.011 

Bian, Z. , Bayandorian, I. , Zhang, HW. , Scamans, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2009)   'Extremely fine and uniform microstructure of magnesium AZ91D alloy sheets produced by melt conditioned twin roll casting'. Materials Science and Technology, 25 (5).  pp. 599 - 606. doi: 10.1179/174328408X326129 

Kotadia, HR. , Doernberg, E. , Patel, JB. , Fan, Z.  and Schmid-Fetzer, R.   (2009)   'Solidification of Al-Sn-Cu based immiscible alloys under intense shearing'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 40 (9).  pp. 2202 - 2211. doi: 10.1007/s11661-009-9918-x Download publication 

Fan, Z. , Wang, Y. , Xia, M.  and Arumuganathar, S.   (2009)   'Enhanced heterogeneous nucleation in AZ91D alloy by intensive melt shearing'. Acta Materialia, 57 (16).  pp. 4891 - 4901. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2009.06.052 

Fan, Z. , Wang, Y. , Zhang, ZF. , Xia, M. , et al.   (2009)   'Shear enhanced heterogeneous nucleation in some Mg- and Al-alloys'. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 22 (1-4).  pp. 318 - 322. doi: 10.1179/136404609X367452 Download publication 

Ji, S.  and Fan, Z.   (2009)   'Solidification behavior and microstructural evolution of near-eutectic Zn-Al alloys under intensive shear'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 40 (1).  pp. 185 - 195. doi: 10.1007/s11661-008-9713-0 Download publication 

Barekar, NS. , Tzamtzis, S. , Hari Babu, N. , Fan, Z.  and Dhindaw, BK.   (2009)   'Processing of ultrafine-size particulate metal matrix composites by advanced shear technology'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 40 (3).  pp. 691 - 701. doi: 10.1007/s11661-008-9750-8 Download publication 

Tzamtzis, S. , Barekar, NS. , Hari Babu, N. , Patel, J. , et al.   (2009)   'Processing of advanced Al/SiC particulate metal matrix composites under intensive shearing - a novel Rheo-process'. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 40 (2).  pp. 144 - 151. doi: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2008.10.017 Download publication 

Barekar, N. , Tzamtzis, S. , Dhindaw, BK. , Patel, J. , et al.   (2009)   'Processing of aluminum-graphite particulate metal matrix composites by advanced shear technology'. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 18 (9).  pp. 1230 - 1240. doi: 10.1007/s11665-009-9362-5 Download publication 

Fan, Z. , Xia, M. , Zhang, H. , Liu, G. , et al.   (2009)   'Melt conditioning by advanced shear technology (MCAST) for refining solidification microstructures'. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 22 (1-4).  pp. 103 - 107. doi: 10.1179/136404609X367443 Download publication 

Zaffaina, L. , Alain, R. , Bonollo, F.  and Fan, Z.   (2009)   'New challenges and directions for high pressure die-cast magnesium'. La Metallurgia Italiana, March 2009 pp. 25 - 29. 

Pusztai, T. , Tegze, G. , Toth, GI. , Kornyei, L. , et al.   (2008)   'Phase-field approach to polycrystalline solidification including heterogenous and homogenous nucleation'. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20 doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/20/40/400301 Download publication 

Xu, J. , Zhang, S. , Yang, B. , Shi, L.  and Fan, Z.   (2008)   'Microstructure and mechanical properties of rheo-extruded AZ31 Mg-alloy'. Solid State Phenomena, 141-143 pp. 713 - 718. 

Kotadia, HR. , Patel, JB. , Fan, Z. , Doernberg, E.  and Schmid-Fetzer, R.   (2008)   'Processing of Al-45Sn-10Cu based immiscible alloy by a rheomixing process'. Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites X, 141-143 pp. 529 - 534. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.141-143.529 

Hari Babu, N. , Tzamtzis, S. , Barekar, N. , Patel, JB.  and Fan, Z.   (2008)   'Fabrication of metal matrix composites under intensive shearing'. Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites X, 141-143 pp. 373 - 378. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.141-143.373 Download publication 

Patel, JB. , Liu, YQ. , Shao, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2008)   'Rheo-processing of an alloy specifically designed for semi-solid metal processing based on the Al-Mg-Si system'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 476 (1-2).  pp. 341 - 349. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2007.05.046 Download publication 

Liu, G. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2008)   'A physical approach to the direct recycling of Mg-alloy scrap by the rheo-diecasting process'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 472 (1-2).  pp. 251 - 257. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2007.03.026 

Haghayeghi, R. , Liu, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2008)   'Melt Conditioned Direct Chill casting (MC-DC) of wrought Al-alloys'. Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites X, 141-143 pp. 403 - 408. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.141-143.403 Download publication 

Bian, Z. , Bayandorian, I. , Zhang, HW.  and Fan, Z.   (2008)   'Twin roll casting and melt conditioned twin-roll casting of magnesium'. Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites X, 141-143 pp. 195 - 200. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.141-143.195 Download publication 

Varsani, V.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'Non-Newtonian behaviour of liquid metals'. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 60 (2-3).  pp. 251 - 256. 

Varsani, V.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'Non-Newtonian behaviour of liquid metals'. TMS Annual Meeting. pp. 67 - 76. 

Fan, Z. , Liu, G.  and Wang, Y.   (2007)   'Solidification behaviour under intensive forced convection'. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 60 (2-3).  pp. 161 - 166. 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'Flow features and industrial applications of TSE rheoextrusion process'. Fluid Dynamics and Materials Processing, 3 (2).  pp. 129 - 146. Download publication 

Hitchcock, M. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'Secondary solidification behaviour of the Al-Si-Mg alloy prepared by the rheo-diecasting process'. Acta Materialia, 55 (5).  pp. 1589 - 1598. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2006.10.018 

Fang, X. , Shao, G. , Liu, YQ.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'Effects of intensive forced melt convection on the mechanical properties of Fe containing Al-Si based alloys'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 445-446 pp. 65 - 72. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2006.09.038 

Fang, X.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'A novel approach to produce Al-alloy foams'. Journal of Materials Science, 42 (18).  pp. 7894 - 7898. doi: 10.1007/s10853-007-1729-0 

Wang, Y. , Liu, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'A new heat treatment procedure for rheo-diecast AZ91D magnesium alloy'. Scripta Materialia, 54 (5).  pp. 903 - 908. doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2005.10.073 

Hitchcock, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Solidification behaviour of 357 al-alloy under intensive forced convection'. Materials Science Forum, 519-521 (PART 2).  pp. 1747 - 1752. 

Das, A. , Liu, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Investigation on the microstructural refinement of an Mg-6 wt.% Zn alloy'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 419 (1-2).  pp. 349 - 356. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2006.01.023 

Wang, Y. , Liu, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Microstructural evolution of rheo-diecast AZ91D magnesium alloy during heat treatment'. Acta Materialia, 54 (3).  pp. 689 - 699. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2005.09.033 

Fan, Z. , Liu, G.  and Wang, Y.   (2006)   'Microstructure and mechanical properties of rheo-diecast AZ91D magnesium alloy'. Journal of Materials Science, 41 (12).  pp. 3631 - 3644. doi: 10.1007/s10853-006-6248-x 

Ji, S. , Roberts, K.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Isothermal coarsening of fine and spherical particles in semisolid slurry of Mg-9Al-1Zn alloy under low shear'. Scripta Materialia, 55 (11).  pp. 971 - 974. doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2006.08.041 

Zhen, Z. , Qian, M. , Ji, S.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'The effects of rheo-diecasting on the integrity and mechanical properties of Mg-6Al-1Zn'. Scripta Materialia, 54 (2).  pp. 207 - 211. doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2005.09.032 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Numerical analysis of the hydrodynamic behaviour of immiscible metallic alloys in twin-screw rheomixing process'. Materials and Design, 27 (10).  pp. 1065 - 1075. doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2005.01.017 Download publication 

Yang, BC. , Zhang, SM. , Xu, J. , Shi, LK.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Hot compressive deformation of rheocast AZ31 magnesium alloy'. Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, 116-117 pp. 742 - 745. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.116-117.742 

Fang, X.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Rheo-diecasting of Al-Si-Pb immiscible alloys'. Scripta Materialia, 54 (5).  pp. 789 - 793. doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2005.11.021 

Zhang, SM. , Fan, Z.  and Zhen, Z.   (2006)   'Direct chill rheocasting (DCRC) of AZ31 Mg alloy'. Materials Science and Technology, 22 (12).  pp. 1489 - 1498. doi: 10.1179/174328406X148822 

Ji, S. , Qian, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Semisolid processing characteristics of AM series Mg alloys by rheo-diecasting'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 37 (3).  pp. 779 - 787. doi: 10.1007/s11661-006-0049-3 Download publication 

Ji, S. , Qian, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'The creep behaviour of rheo-diecast AZ91D (Mg-9Al-1Zn) alloy'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 434 (1-2).  pp. 7 - 12. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2006.07.045 

Shao, G. , Varsani, V. , Wang, Y. , Qian, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'On the solidification microstructure of Mg-30Zn-2.5Y metal-intermetallic alloy'. Intermetallics, 14 (6).  pp. 596 - 602. doi: 10.1016/j.intermet.2005.10.001 

Shao, G. , Varsani, V.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Thermodynamic modelling of the Y-Zn and Mg-Zn-Y systems'. Calphad, 30 (3).  pp. 286 - 295. doi: 10.1016/j.calphad.2006.03.005 

Fan, ZT.  and Ji, S.   (2005)   'Low pressure lost foam process for casting magnesium alloys'. Materials Science and Technology, 21 (6).  pp. 727 - 734. doi: 10.1179/174328405X43199 

Ji, S. , Zhen, Z.  and Fan, Z.   (2005)   'Effects of rheo-die casting process on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AM50 magnesium alloy'. Materials Science and Technology, 21 (9).  pp. 1019 - 1024. doi: 10.1179/174328405X51820 

Fan, Z. , Liu, G.  and Hitchcock, A.   (2005)   'Solidification behaviour under intensive forced convection'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 413-414 pp. 229 - 235. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2005.09.037 

Fan, Z.  and Liu, G.   (2005)   'Solidification behaviour of AZ91D alloy under intensive forced convection in the RDC process'. Acta Materialia, 53 (16).  pp. 4345 - 4357. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2005.05.033 

Fan, Z.   (2005)   'Development of the rheo-diecasting process for magnesium alloys'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 413-414 pp. 72 - 78. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2005.09.038 

Fang, X.  and Fan, Z.   (2005)   'Microstructure of Zn-Pb immiscible alloys obtained by a rheomixing process'. Materials Science and Technology, 21 (3).  pp. 366 - 372. doi: 10.1179/174328405X27070 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2005)   'Hydrodynamic analysis of binary immiscible metallurgical flow in a novel mixing process: rheomixing'. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 81 (3).  pp. 549 - 559. doi: 10.1007/s00339-004-2638-6 Download publication 

Fan, Z. , Fang, X.  and Ji, S.   (2005)   'Microstructure and mechanical properties of rheo-diecast (RDC) aluminium alloys'. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 412 (1-2).  pp. 298 - 306. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2005.09.001 

Liu, YQ. , Qian, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2005)   'Microstructure and mechanical properties of a rheo-diecast Mg-10Zn-4.5Al alloy'. Materials Transactions, 46 (10).  pp. 2221 - 2228. 

Scamans, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2005)   'Twin roll rheocasting of aluminum alloys'. Light Metal Age, 63 (6).  pp. 6 - 9. 

Das, A.  and Fan, Z.   (2004)   'A Monte Carlo simulation of solidification structure formation under melt shearing'. Materials Science and Engineering A, 365 (1-2).  pp. 330 - 335. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2003.09.043 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2004)   'Numerical evaluation of immiscible metallic Zn-Pb binary alloys in shear-induced turbulent flow'. Materials Science and Engineering A, 365 (1-2).  pp. 325 - 329. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2003.09.059 

Tang, H. , Anjorin, VAO. , Morgan, AJ. , Wrobel, LC. , et al.   (2004)   'Numerical and experimental investigation of the morphology development of expansion clouds by a powder jet flow'. Fire Safety Journal, 39 (7).  pp. 601 - 617. doi: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2004.06.005 Download publication 

Liu, YQ. , Das, A.  and Fan, Z.   (2004)   'Thermodynamic predictions of Mg-Al-M (M = Zn, Mn, Si) alloy compositions amenable to semisolid metal processing'. Materials Science and Technology, 20 (1).  pp. 35 - 41. doi: 10.1179/026708304225011973 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2004)   'Tracking of immiscible interfaces in multiple-material mixing processes'. Computational Materials Science, 29 (1).  pp. 103 - 118. doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2003.07.002 

Fang, X. , Fan, Z. , Ralph, B. , Evans, P.  and Underhill, R.   (2003)   'Effects of tempering temperature on tensile and hole expansion properties of a C-Mn steel'. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 132 (1-3).  pp. 215 - 218. doi: 10.1016/S0924-0136(02)00923-8 

Das, A.  and Fan, Z.   (2003)   'Morphological development of solidification structures under forced fluid flow: experimental observation'. Materials Science and Technology, 19 (5).  pp. 573 - 580. doi: 10.1179/026708303225002118 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2003)   'Fluid flow aspects of twin-screw extruder process: numerical simulations of TSE rheomixing'. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 11 (5).  pp. 771 - 790. doi: 10.1088/0965-0393/11/5/305 

Fang, X. , Fan, Z. , Ralph, B. , Evans, P.  and Underhill, R.   (2003)   'The relationships between tensile properties and hole expansion property of C-Mn steels'. Journal of Materials Science, 38 (18).  pp. 3877 - 3882. doi: 10.1023/A:1025913123832 

Fan, Z.   (2002)   'Semisolid metal processing'. International Materials Reviews, 47 (2).  pp. 49 - 85. doi: 10.1179/095066001225001076 

Ji, S. , Roberts, K.  and Fan, Z.   (2002)   'Effect of shot peening on fatigue performance of ductile iron castings'. Materials Science and Technology, 18 (2).  pp. 193 - 197. doi: 10.1179/026708301225000572 

Ji, S. , Das, A.  and Fan, Z.   (2002)   'Solidification behavior of the remnant liquid in the sheared semisolid slurry of Sn-15 wt.%Pb alloy'. Scripta Materialia, 46 (3).  pp. 205 - 210. doi: 10.1016/S1359-6462(01)01221-0 

Fang, X. , Fan, Z. , Ralph, B. , Evans, P.  and Underhill, R.   (2002)   'Effect of temper rolling on tensile properties of C-Mn steels'. Materials Science and Technology, 18 (3).  pp. 285 - 288. doi: 10.1179/026708301225000734 

Fan, Z.  and Chen, JY.   (2002)   'Modelling of rheological behaviour of semisolid metal slurries - Part 4 - Effects of particle morphology'. Materials Science and Technology, 18 (3).  pp. 258 - 267. doi: 10.1179/026708301225000699 

Peng, HX. , Fan, Z. , Mudher, DS.  and JRG, E.   (2002)   'Microstructures and mechanical properties of engineered short fibre reinforced aluminium matrix composites'. Materials Science and Engineering A, 335 (1-2).  pp. 207 - 216. doi: 10.1016/S0921-5093(01)01930-X 

Fang, X. , Fan, Z. , Ralph, B. , Evans, P.  and Underhill, R.   (2002)   'Influence of accelerated cooling on microstructure and mechanical properties of C-Mn steels'. Materials Science and Technology, 18 (1).  pp. 47 - 53. doi: 10.1179/026708301125000203 

Fan, Z.  and Chen, JY.   (2002)   'Modelling of rheological behaviour of semisolid metal slurries - Part 2 - Steady state behaviour'. Materials Science and Technology, 18 (3).  pp. 243 - 249. doi: 10.1179/026708301225000680 

Das, A. , Ji, S.  and Fan, Z.   (2002)   'Morphological development of solidification structures under forced fluid flow: A Monte-Carlo simulation'. Acta Materialia, 50 (18).  pp. 4571 - 4585. doi: 10.1016/S1359-6454(02)00305-1 

Chen, JY.  and Fan, Z.   (2002)   'Modelling of rheological behaviour of semisolid metal slurries - Part 1 - Theory'. Materials Science and Technology, 18 (3).  pp. 237 - 242. doi: 10.1179/026708301225000662 

Chen, JY.  and Fan, Z.   (2002)   'Modelling of rheological behaviour of semisolid metal slurries - Part 3 - Transient state behaviour'. Materials Science and Technology, 18 (3).  pp. 250 - 257. doi: 10.1179/026708301225000671 

Ji, S.  and Fan, Z.   (2002)   'Solidification behavior of Sn-15 wt pct Pb alloy under a high shear rate and high intensity of turbulence during semisolid processing'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 33 (11).  pp. 3511 - 3520. doi: 10.1007/s11661-002-0338-4 

Ji, S.  and Fan, Z.   (2001)   'Improving the roundness of foundry sands with artificial processing'. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 14 (1).  pp. 37 - 42. 

Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Evans, JRG.   (2001)   'Cellular arrays of alumina fibres'. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 36 (4).  pp. 1007 - 1013. doi: 10.1023/A:1004892310835 

Fan, Z. , Ji, S.  and Zhang, J.   (2001)   'Processing of immiscible metallic alloys by rheomixing process'. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 17 (7).  pp. 837 - 842. 

Qin, RS.  and Fan, Z.   (2001)   'Fractal theory study on morphological dependence of viscosity of semisolid slurries'. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 17 (9).  pp. 1149 - 1152. 

Aldrich, DE.  and Fan, Z.   (2001)   'Microstructural characterisation of interpenetrating nickel/alumina composites'. MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, 47 (3-4).  pp. 167 - 173. doi: 10.1016/S1044-5803(01)00183-8 

Zhang, J. , Fan, Z. , Wang, YQ.  and Zhou, BL.   (2001)   'Equilibrium pseudobinary Al-Mg2Si phase diagram'. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 17 (5).  pp. 494 - 496. 

Yan, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2001)   'Durability of materials in molten aluminum alloys'. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 36 (2).  pp. 285 - 295. doi: 10.1023/A:1004843621542 

Peng, HX.  and Fan, Z.   (2001)   'Immiscible systems produced by squeeze casting of engineered metallic foams'. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE LETTERS, 20 (19).  pp. 1769 - 1771. doi: 10.1023/A:1012578915351 

Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Evans, JRG.   (2001)   'Bi-continuous metal matrix composites'. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, 303 (1-2).  pp. 37 - 45. doi: 10.1016/S0921-5093(00)01879-7 

Ji, S. , Fan, Z.  and Bevis, MJ.   (2001)   'Semi-solid processing of engineering alloys by a twin-screw rheomoulding process'. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, 299 (1-2).  pp. 210 - 217. doi: 10.1016/S0921-5093(00)01373-3 

Ji, S. , Wan, L.  and Fan, Z.   (2001)   'The toxic compounds and leaching characteristics of spent foundry sands'. WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, 132 (3-4).  pp. 347 - 364. doi: 10.1023/A:1013207000046 

Zhang, J. , Fan, Z. , Wang, Y.  and Zhou, B.   (2000)   'Hypereutectic aluminum alloy tubes with graded distribution of Mg<inf>2</inf>Si particles prepared by centrifugal casting'. Materials and Design, 21 (3).  pp. 149 - 153. 

Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Evans, JRG.   (2000)   'Factors affecting the microstructure of a fine ceramic foam'. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 26 (8).  pp. 887 - 895. doi: 10.1016/S0272-8842(00)00032-8 

Yan, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2000)   'The erosion of H21 tool steel in molten A380 alloy'. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 35 (7).  pp. 1661 - 1667. doi: 10.1023/A:1004799713069 

Peng, HX. , Fan, Z. , Evans, JRG.  and Busfield, JJC.   (2000)   'Microstructure of ceramic foams'. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 20 (7).  pp. 807 - 813. doi: 10.1016/S0955-2219(99)00229-0 

Zhang, J. , Fan, Z. , Wang, YQ.  and Zhou, BL.   (2000)   'Microstructural evolution of the in situ Al-15wt.%Mg2Si composite with extra Si contents'. SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, 42 (11).  pp. 1101 - 1106. doi: 10.1016/S1359-6462(00)00338-9 

Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Wang, DZ.   (2000)   'In situ Al3Ti-Al2O3 intermetallic matrix composite: Synthesis, microstructure, and compressive behavior'. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, 15 (9).  pp. 1943 - 1949. doi: 10.1557/JMR.2000.0280 

Zhang, J. , Fan, Z. , Wang, YQ.  and Zhou, BL.   (2000)   'Microstructural development of Al-15wt.%Mg2Si in situ composite with mischmetal addition'. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 281 (1-2).  pp. 104 - 112. doi: 10.1016/S0921-5093(99)00732-7 

Ji, S. , Fan, Z. , Wan, L.  and Zhang, J.   (2000)   'Moulding characteristics of sand mixture with partial vacuum suction techniques'. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 13 (3).  pp. 161 - 165. 

Zhang, J. , Fan, Z. , Wang, YQ.  and Zhou, BL.   (2000)   'Effect of cooling rate on the microstructure of hypereutectic Al-Mg2Si alloys'. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 19 (20).  pp. 1825 - 1828. doi: 10.1023/A:1006702709371 

Ji, S. , Vuorinen, JJ.  and Fan, Z.   (1999)   'A casting classification and coding system suitable for a CIMS in casting production'. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 12 (3).  pp. 161 - 165. Download publication 

Yan, M. , Fan, Z.  and Bevis, MJ.   (1999)   'The erosion behaviour of Inconel 718 in molten A380 alloy'. SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, 40 (11).  pp. 1255 - 1261. doi: 10.1016/S1359-6462(99)00133-5 

Zhang, J. , Fan, Z. , Wang, Y.  and Zhou, B.   (1999)   'Microstructural refinement in Al-Mg2Si in situ composites'. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 18 (10).  pp. 783 - 784. doi: 10.1023/A:1006684916145 

Fan, Z.   (1997)   'High temperature creep resistance of metal matrix composites'. Materials Science and Technology, 13 (4).  pp. 327 - 330. 

Fan, Z. , Guo, ZX.  and Cantor, B.   (1997)   'The kinetics and mechanism of interfacial reaction in sigma fibre-reinforced Ti MMCs'. COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING, 28 (2).  pp. 131 - 140. doi: 10.1016/S1359-835X(96)00105-4 

Books

Fan, Z.  and Stone, IC.   (2011) Solidification Science and Technology. Uxbridge:  Brunel University Press 

Book chapters

Kotadia, HR. , Patel, JB. , Fan, Z. , Doernberg, E.  and Schmid-Fetzer, R.  (2009)   'Solidification and processing of aluminium based immiscible alloys', in Yin, W. , Das, SK.  and Long, Z. (eds.) Aluminum Alloys: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications II.  TMS - The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society pp. 81 - 86. Download publication 

Conference papers

Babu, NH. , Fan, Z.  and Eskin, DG.   (2013)   'Application of external fields to technology of metal-matrix composite materials' , TMS 2013 Annual Meeting. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. 3 - 7 March. TMS/Wiley, pp. 1037 - 1044. 

Scamans, G. , Li, H-T.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Melt conditioned casting of aluminum alloys' , 13th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys (ICAA13). Wiley, pp. 1395 - 1400. 

Jones, S. , Prasada Rao, AK. , Patel, JB. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Microstructural evolution in intensively melt sheared direct chill cast Al-alloys' , 13th International Conference of Aluminium Alloys (ICAA13). Pittsburgh. 3 - 7 June. Wiley, pp. 91 - 96. 

Patel, JB. , Prasada Rao, AK. , Jiang, B. , Zuo, YB.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Melt conditioned direct chill casting (MC-DC) process for production of high quality Mg-Alloy billets' , Mg2012: 9th International Conference of Magnesium Alloys and their Applications. Vancouver, Canada. 8 - 12 July. [unpublished].  

XIA, M. , Huang, Y. , Cassinath, Z.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Rheo-extrusion of AZ91D' , the 12th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites. Cape Town, South Africa. 8 - 11 October. ttp. 

Stone, I. , Bayandorian, I. , Huang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'Solidification mechanisms in melt conditioned twin roll casting of Mg alloys' , 9th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (Mg2012). Vancouver, BC, Canada. 8 - 12 July. [unpublished].  

Bayandorian, I. , Stone, I. , Huang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2012)   'TWIN ROLL CASTING OF THIN AZ31 MAGNESIUM ALLOY STRIP WITH UNIFORM MICROSTRUCTURE AND CHEMISTRY' , Symposium on Magnesium Technology held during TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Orlando, FL. 1 - 15 March. JOHN WILEY & SONS, pp. 135 - 140. 

Huang, Y. , Bayandorian, I.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Strategies for producing near final gauge wrought magnesium alloy strips by twin roll casting' , The 3rdInternational Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes. Aachen. 7 - 10 June. 

Yan, F. , McKay, BJ.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Effect of intensive shearing microstructure and mechanical properties of a Al-Mg casting alloys' , The 3rdInternational Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes. Aachen. 7 - 10 June. 

Men, H.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Molecular dynamics simulations of heterogeneous nucleation of liquid aluminium' , The 3rdInternational Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes. Aachen. 7 - 10 June. 

Qin, T.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Molecular analysis of grain refining in aluminium with Al-5Ti-B' , The 3rdInternational Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes. Aachen. 7 - 10 June. 

Bayandorian, I. , Fan, Z. , Stone, IC. , Huang, Y.  and Scamans, GM.   (2011)   'Advances in twin roll casting of magnesium alloys' , John Hunt International Symposium. Brunel University, UK. 12 - 14 December. Brunel University Press, pp. 319 - 333. 

Li, H-T. , Wang, Y. , Zuo, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Harnessing oxides in liquid metals and alloys' , John Hunt International Symposium. Brunel University, UK. 12 - 14 December. Brunel University Press, pp. 93 - 110. 

Hunt, JD.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'A simple model for the nucleation and growth of equiaxed grains' , John Hunt International Symposium. Brunel University, UK. 12 - 14 December. Brunel University Press, pp. 59 - 78. 

Zuo, YB. , Jiang, B. , Zhang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Grain refinement of DC cast magnesium alloys with intensive melt shearing' . doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/27/1/012043 Download publication 

Huang, Y. , Bayandorian, I.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Microstructure control during twin roll casting of an AZ31 magnesium alloy' . doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/27/1/012065 Download publication 

Li, HT. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Enhanced heterogeneous nucleation on oxides in Al alloys by intensive shearing' . doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/27/1/012047 Download publication 

Men, H.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Effects of lattice mismatch on interfacial structures of liquid and solidified Al in contact with hetero-phase substrates: MD simulations' , The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes. Rolduc Abbey, Aachen, The Netherlands. 7 - 10 June. doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/27/1/012007 Download publication 

Yan, F. , McKay, BJ. , Fan, Z.  and Chen, MF.   (2011)   'Preliminary study of the characteristics of a high Mg containing Al-Mg-Si alloy' . doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/27/1/012050 Download publication 

Li, HT. , Ji, S. , Wang, Y. , Xia, M.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Effect of intensive melt shearing on the formation of Fe-containing intermetallics in LM24 Al-alloy' . doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/27/1/012075 Download publication 

Zhang, Z. , Li, H-T. , Stone, IC.  and Fan, Z.   (2011)   'Refinement of primary Si in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys by intensive melt shearing' . doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/27/1/012042 Download publication 

Xia, M. , Wang, Y. , Li, H. , Arumuganathar, S. , et al.   (2009)   'Refinement of solidification microstructure by MCAST process' , Magnesium Technology Symposium 2009. San Francisco, CA. 15 - 19 February. 

Tzamtzis, S. , Zhang, H. , Liu, G. , Wang, Y. , et al.   (2009)   'Melt conditioned high pressure die casting (MC-HPDC) of Mg-alloys' , Magnesium Technology Symposium 2009. San Francisco, CA. 15 - 19 February. 

Bayandorian, I. , Bian, Z. , Xia, M. , Zhang, H. , et al.   (2009)   'Magnesium alloy strip produced by melt conditioned twin roll casting (MC-TRC) process' , Magnesium Technology Symposium 2009. San Francisco, CA. 15 - 19 February. [unpublished].  

Liu, G. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'Rheo-diecasting AZ91D magnesium alloy' , 5th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing. Sheffield, UK. 23 - 25 July. University of Sheffield. Download publication 

Wang, Y. , Liu, G. , Wang, F.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'Microstructural characterisation and thermal stability of an Mg-Al-Sr alloy prepared by rheo-diecasting' , 5th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processings. Sheffield, UK. 23 - 25 July. University of Sheffield, pp. 600 - 605. Download publication 

Fan, Z. , Liu, G. , Hitchcock, M.  and Das, A.   (2007)   'Solidification behaviour under intensive forced convection' , Symposium on Materials Processing Under the Influence of External Fields held at the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 25 - 1 March. 

Das, A. , Fan, Z. , Liu, G. , Wang, Y.  and Ji, S.   (2007)   'Rheo-diecasting of magnesium alloys' , Symposium on Magnesium Technology held at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Orlando, FL. 25 - 1 March. 

Das, A.  and Fan, Z.   (2007)   'Monte carlo simulation of growth of solid under forced fluid flow' , Symposium on Materials Processing Under the Influence of External Fields held at the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 25 - 1 March. 

Fan, Z. , Ji, S. , Wang, Y. , Das, A.  and Zhang, S.   (2007)   'Rheoforming technologies for processing wrought Mg-alloys' , Symposium on Magnesium Technology held at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Orlando, FL. 25 - 1 March. 

Fan, Z. , Ji, S. , Fang, X. , Liu, G. , et al.   (2007)   'Development of rheo-diecasting (RDC) process for production of high integrity components' , 2nd International Symposium on Shape Casting held at the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 25 - 1 March. 

Fang, X. , Shao, G.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Microstructure and mechanical properties of Fe-containing Al-alloys processed by a rheo-diecasting process' . doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.519-521.1251 

Fan, Z. , Ji, S.  and Fang, X.   (2004)   'Rheo-diecasting of aluminium alloys and components' . Limassol, Cyprus. 1 

Ji, S. , Liu, G. , Zhang, E.  and Fan, Z.   (2004)   'Development of the rheo-diecasting process for Mg- alloys and their components' . Limassol, Cyprus. 1 

Fan, Z. , Ji, S.  and Liu, G.   (2004)   'Development of the rheo-diecasting process for Mg-alloys' , International Conference on Magnesium - Science, Technology and Applications. Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. 20 - 24 September. 

Liu, YQ.  and Fan, Z.   (2002)   'Application of thermodynamic calculation to the aluminium alloy design for semi-solid metal processing' . doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.396-402.717 

Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Evans, JRG.   (2001)   'Novel MMC microstructure with tailored distribution of the reinforcing phase' , 5th International Conference on Microscopy of Composite Materials. ST JOHNS COLL, OXFORD, ENGLAND. 1 - 4 April. BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD, pp. 333 - 338. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2818.2001.00780.x 

Zhou, Z. , Fan, Z. , Peng, HX.  and Li, DX.   (2001)   'High-resolution electron microscope observation of interface microstructure of a cast Al-Mg-Si-Bi-Pb(6262)/Al2O3p composite' , 5th International Conference on Microscopy of Composite Materials. ST JOHNS COLL, OXFORD, ENGLAND. 1 - 4 April. BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD, pp. 144 - 152. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2818.2001.00834.x 

Zhang, J. , Fan, Z. , Wang, YQ.  and Zhou, BL.   (1999)   'Microstructure and mechanical properties of in situ Al-Mg(2)Sicomposites' , 7th International Conference on Metal Matrix Composites (MMC VII). LONDON, ENGLAND. 8 - 9 December. INST MATERIALS, pp. 913 - 918. 

Zhou, Z. , Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Li, DX.   (1999)   'MMCs with controlled non-uniform distribution of submicrometre Al2O3 particles in 6061 aluminium alloy matrix' , 7th International Conference on Metal Matrix Composites (MMC VII). LONDON, ENGLAND. 8 - 9 December. INST MATERIALS, pp. 908 - 912. 

Aldrich, DE. , Fan, Z.  and Mummery, P.   (1999)   'Processing, microstructure, and physical properties of interpenetrating AlO/Ni composites' . 

Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Evans, JRG.   (1999)   'Novel MMC microstructures prepared by melt infiltration of reticulated ceramic preforms' . 

Fan, Z. , Niu, HJ. , Cantor, B. , Miodownik, AP.  and Saito, T.   (1997)   'Effect of Cl on microstructure and mechanical properties of in situ Ti/TiB MMCs produced by a blended elemental powder metallurgy method' , Meeting of Microscopy of Composite Materials III. ST JOHNS COLLEGE, OXFORD, ENGLAND. 1 - 3 April. BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD, pp. 157 - 167. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2818.1997.d01-622.x 

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