106. Extended Casting Simulation for Improved Magnesium Die Casting

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Erik Hepp1,
  2. Otto Lohne2 and
  3. Stian Sannes3

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch106

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Hepp, E., Lohne, O. and Sannes, S. (2005) Extended Casting Simulation for Improved Magnesium Die Casting, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch106

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    MAGMA Giessereitechnologie GmbH, Aachen, Germany

  2. 2

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

  3. 3

    Hydro Aluminum Research Center, Porsgrunn, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • casting simulation;
  • improvement of magnesium die casting

Summary

The use of casting process simulation tools to optimize the production of industrial castings has become state of the art. The quantitative prediction of microstructures, porosity and ultimately mechanical properties of the casting contributes substantial information to obtain high quality castings.

Today it is increasingly important to make the results of casting simulation available to life time predictions or crash simulations, because these simulations are only based on homogenous material properties. To increase the reliability of the casting performance predictions it is necessary to identify sound correlations between casting defects and their influence on the local mechanical properties. Well documented experiments are the basis for such a work. Preliminary correlations between micro porosity and tensile strength or fracture elongation can be found in the literature.