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High Pressure Die Casting: Modeling Solidification

FLOW-3D Cast helps engineers investigate the formation of internal porosity that can affect the quality of the final part. Also, FLOW-3D Cast enables the investigation of segregation in binary alloys. Finally, a detailed temperature history helps determine whether chills or cooling lines need to be added or modified, and whether the initial metal temperature should be changed.

FLOW-3D Cast enables engineers to investigate the formation of internal porosities, thermally induced stresses, and segregation in binary alloys. Also, a detailed temperature history helps determine whether chills or cooling lines need to be added or modified, and whether the initial metal temperature should be changed. More information on FLOW-3D Cast's models for evaluating solidification and shrinkage, can be found in the Casting Defect Prediction section.

HPDC solidification simulation example using FLOW-3D
Red represents the completely solidified metal. The thin ribs of the part cool the fastest with the thicker regions not yet solid.
FLOW-3D predicts the temperature distribution
Temperature distribution at the end of the fill cycle shows metal cooling where contacting die. The thin components cool rapidly.