Computer Modelling of Manufacturing Processes: The Development of a 2D Axisymmetric Model of the Bridgman Casting Process
S. Battaglioli, , R.P. Mooney , Mirosław Seredyński , A. Robinson , S. McFadden
AbstractComputer modelling is an important tool for investigating manufacturing processes. This paper focuses on a numerical model of the Bridgman solidification casting process, used in applications where the solidification rate and temperature gradient require careful control. A 2D axisymmetric model for transient Bridgman solidification is presented. The governing heat equation is solved using a finite volume method where latent heat evolution is dealt with using the Scheil equation. The model is applied to Bridgman solidification of Al- 7wt%Si rods (of varying radii) for different values of Biot number.
|Book||Butterfield J., Hermon P. (eds.): 32nd International Manufacturing Conference, 2015, Queens University Belfast|
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