Visualization of Casting Process in Foundries
Developers: Mike Papka, Steven Cohen, R. Schmitt, H. Domanus, J. Rowlan, T. Disz
Funding: NSF, ARPA, DoE
This application models the pouring of a fluidity spiral used to measure the distance metal can flow in a channel before being stopped by solidification. The gray iron at 1395 degrees C is poured into the mold for two seconds and flows down the spiral arm turning to mush at 1215 degrees C and solidifying at 1150 degrees C. The casting then continues to lose heat to the mold until solidification is complete.
The calculations were performed using the Casting Process Simulator (CaPS), robust multidimensional time-dependent computer code that uses a finite-volume formulation in solving mass, momentum, and energy equations, and performs mold filling and solidification
Date: September 1, 1993 - August 1, 1994