Optimization of an Industrial Ductile Iron Casting Design and Pattern Layout using Comprehensive Casting Process Simulation Tools

  1. Prof. Yves Bréchet
  1. Richard Aagaard,
  2. Wilfried Schäfer and
  3. Erik Hepp

Published Online: 19 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606157.ch44

Microstructures, Mechanical Properties and Processes - Computer Simulation and Modelling, Volume 3

Microstructures, Mechanical Properties and Processes - Computer Simulation and Modelling, Volume 3

How to Cite

Aagaard, R., Schäfer, W. and Hepp, E. (2000) Optimization of an Industrial Ductile Iron Casting Design and Pattern Layout using Comprehensive Casting Process Simulation Tools, in Microstructures, Mechanical Properties and Processes - Computer Simulation and Modelling, Volume 3 (ed Y. Bréchet), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606157.ch44

Editor Information

  1. Institut Nat. Polytechnique de Grenoble, L.T.P.-C.M. ENSEEG, BP75, Domaine Universitaires, 38402 Saint Martin D'Hères Cedex, France; Tel.: 0033–76–82 6610; Fax: 0033–76–82 6644

Author Information

  1. MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH, Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301225

Online ISBN: 9783527606153

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Keywords:

  • microstructures;
  • computer simulation;
  • modelling of processes;
  • industrial ductile iron casting design;
  • comprehensive casting process simulation tools

Summary

This paper will demonstrate the potential of modeling with an example of an industrial ductile iron casting component, which failed to meet performance requirements. The layout was redesigned to achieve the optimal process route from the melting shop to a good and sound casting.