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A three dimensional finite volume approach to the thermo-mechanical modelling of the shape casting of metals

A three dimensional finite volume approach to the thermo-mechanical modelling of the shape casting of metals

Taylor, G. A., Bailey, C. and Cross, M. (1998) A three dimensional finite volume approach to the thermo-mechanical modelling of the shape casting of metals. In: Modelling of Casting, Welding and Advanced Solidification Processes - VIII, June 7–12, 1998, San Diego, CA, USA.

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Abstract

This paper presents a three dimensional, thermos-mechanical modelling approach to the cooling and solidification phases associated with the shape casting of metals ei. Die, sand and investment casting. Novel vortex-based Finite Volume (FV) methods are described and employed with regard to the small strain, non-linear Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM) capabilities required to model shape casting. The CSM capabilities include the non-linear material phenomena of creep and thermo-elasto-visco-plasticity at high temperatures and thermo-elasto-visco-plasticity at low temperatures and also multi body deformable contact with which can occur between the metal casting of the mould. The vortex-based FV methods, which can be readily applied to unstructured meshes, are included within a comprehensive FV modelling framework, PHYSICA. The additional heat transfer, by conduction and convection, filling, porosity and solidification algorithms existing within PHYSICA for the complete modelling of all shape casting process employ cell-centred FV methods. The termo-mechanical coupling is performed in a staggered incremental fashion, which addresses the possible gap formation between the component and the mould, and is ultimately validated against a variety of shape casting benchmarks.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 08:59
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/158

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