Centrifugal Casting Workspace Highlights
- Advanced motion controls allow for precise simulation of all spin permutations
- Solutions include horizontal pipe casting, vertical jewelry casting, vertical large-scale spin
- Dynamic spin rate control during solidification
The Centrifugal Casting Workspace provides centrifugal casting users with an easy-to-use tool for simulating horizontal and vertical true centrifugal castings, semi-centrifugal castings, and centrifuge castings. With the new Centrifugal Casting Workspace, users will find all the tools needed to model their process and optimize design parameters. Pinning molds and rotating meshes provide users with the flexibility to model any mold motion imaginable including ladle pouring.
Cylindrical meshing delivers the greatest flow modeling accuracy possible, while multi-block meshing provides an efficient method for even more accuracy in high shear and high temperature gradient regions of the casting. The solution predicts flow-related issues such as raining due to inadequate mold rotation speed, and defects such as air entrainment or remelting of solidified regions. Process parameters such as mold preheat temperature, cooling configurations, and mold rotation rates can all be part of the model setup.
Centrifugal Casting Playlist
Partial filling simulation of a steel impeller centrifugal casting process. The spin is set at 250 rpm. FLOW-3D CAST simulation software is used to simulate and show early freezing issue in casting impeller vanes. Courtesy of Simulated Engineering Incorporated.