Many foundries using computer simulation to design castings

Displacement was measured Mould wall for green sand and chemically bonded sand molds with linear transducers separated by Rickards.10 Ward11 model displacements that occur during casting and model changes permanent linear dilation. Defined the permanent linear change the model as irreversible dimensional changes of the mold after being heated and cooled. Ward concluded that the binder systems showed a more permanent linear change (probably extend sand) model the smallest displacement caused by the metal. Henschel et al. 2 investigated the effect of the allowance dilation mold pattern. They measure the properties of linear expansion of silica, zircon and olivine sand up to 1093uC during solidification white iron, nodular iron, Al-Si alloys and Ni-Al bronze. To show their results to mold / core expansion and lack of strength or speed in the mold parts play an essential role in determining allowance pattern. Some studies have used statistical methods to relationships between the pattern and factors allowance, appoint such as casting method, blocked amount, or presence line.12-15 separation Aubrey et al. 14 revealed the difficulty of determining the allowance for steel castings pattern, especially for dimensions less than 25? 4 mm. Gezelius16 Briggs and measuring the shrinkage of 35% C steel under various restrictions. They found that the allowance for contraction pattern free equal to 24%, and for shrinking hindered the allowance pattern ranges from 0? 39-2? 4%. They noted that the outer skin of the ever more solutions than 1400uC, which indicated the immediate solidification thin outer shell of the casting. Moore17 suggest that less shrinkage thick sections, as molten metal can feed these areas and compensate for some of the contraction.

Many foundries using computer simulation to design castings, however, so far, simulation solutions are rarely used by industry to predict allowances pattern. A computer simulation of mold filling and solidification in a relatively high level of maturity, and can gating and riser design reliably using simulation. Casting simulation software has become available that allows for the calculation of stresses and strains during casting due to thermal effects and changes in volume. This capability may allow the prediction of dimensional changes that occur during solidification and cooling and, therefore, allowances pattern. Can be an excellent overview of software available for castings thermomechanical analysis found in a recent study by Kron et al.18 This study compared the different software packages abilty to predict the formation of air gap in casting aluminum alloy in steel mold. Was informed that poor knowledge of the mechanical constitutive equations needed thermomechanical simulations out solutions. In addition, it was noted that the treatment is not the contribution of the solidification shrinkage to the full pressure in the metal solidifying still satisfactory.

The main objective of the present study to investigate the effect of extending the allowance sand pattern in steel casting. Experiments performed on simple cylindrical casting geometry with different core diameters and different mixtures of sand and binder. These experiments allow not only for an increased understanding of the effect of extended pattern sand allowances, but also benchmark data available for comparison with predictions from computer simulations. Thus, the second objective of this study using the experimental data to assess potential code simulation common (is MAGMASOFT code used in this study. The use MAGMASOFT in no way meant to endorse the software particular) to predict allowances pattern in steel casting. Provides current experiments testing the intensity of such simulations, because the allowances measurement pattern is strongly influenced by the expansion and contraction sand restrictions, such a development can have both stressed. To the best knowledge of the authors’, not a detailed comparison between allowances pattern obtained from simulation solutions and carefully controlled experiments reported in the open literature. The experimental procedures and results of the experiments presented solutions next. Afterwards discussion of computer simulation methods and results, including any differences between the measured and predicted pattern allowances.