Gravity Casting Validation
Foundry: Simulating a Flow Fill Pattern
Side-by-side comparison of X-ray fill and a FLOW-3D Cast filling simulation. Three-dimensional gravity filling of a sand mold with A356 aluminum alloy. The color is metal pressure. Simulation results are shown in the vertical plane of symmetry. X-rays courtesy of Modeling of Casting, Welding, and Advanced Solidification Processes VII, London, 1995.
HPDC: Flow Pattern
Short shot compared to simulation results show good correlation. Courtesy of Littler Diecast Corporation.
HPDC Validation Showing Air Entrapment Defects
This customer validation courtesy of Antrametal shows a comparison of simulation to experimental results using FLOW-3D Cast‘s Air Entrapment model. It is an HPDC of a front cover to an electric motor for a washing machine. The air-related defects are shown qualitatively in the coloring of the image. Physical air pockets captured by other numerical capabilities within FLOW-3D Cast are also clearly represented.
Modeling Air Entrapment
X-ray validation of an oil filter housing for a diesel engine, 380 die cast alloy. Results are colored by percent of entrained air. The detailed area in the X-ray shows the maximum porosity concentration.
Simulation vs. Short Shot
Validating a High Pressure Die Casting Filling
Predicting Die Erosion
Core Drying Validation
Predicting Lost Foam Filling
Comparison of real time X-ray and FLOW-3D Cast metal flow simulation results on a lost foam L850 Block Bulkhead Slice. Simulation courtesy of GM Powertrain.