A finite element model for the simulations of mould filling in metal casting and the associated heat transfer

Asif Sohail Usmani, J.T. Cross, R.W. Lewis

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The flow associated with the pouring of molten metal into moulds has been modelled based upon certain simplfying assumptions. A finite element based Navier-Stokes equation solver has been used to analyse the flow. The velocities obtained from the Navier-Stokes equation solver are used to advect a pseudo-concentration function for modelling the free fluid front. A simple problem with a known analytical solution is solved first to test the model. Subsequently, several more examples of varied geometrical configuration are modelled to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed model. The Taylor-Galerkin method has been used to model the heat transfer during filling due to its advection dominated nature. Copyright © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-806
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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