Simplified approach for the simulation of metal flow in a cylindrical sleeve diecasting cavity

H. Y. Lu, Wing Bun Lee

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A cylindrical sleeve is a basic geometry of diecasting shapes. This paper describes the computer simulation of metal flow in a cylindrical sleeve cavity of pressure diecasting, in the cylindrical coordinates system. The effects of the wall thickness and velocity profile between two bounding walls are taken into account. Through variable transformation, the governing equations can be solved by the SMAC (Simplified Marker and Cell) technique in a similar way as for the Cartesian coordinate system. Considerable simplification is realized for the calculation of metal flow in a cylindrical sleeve cavity. The rate of die cavity filling for different wall thickness is predicted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-120
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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