Simulation of shrinkage defect - A review

  ijett-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
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Volume-4 Issue-6                      
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : Vipul Vasava , Dhaval Joshi


Vipul Vasava , Dhaval Joshi. "Simulation of shrinkage defect - A review". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(6):2361-2365 Jun 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group.


Shrinkage cavity may be detrimental to mechanical performances of casting parts. As a consequence, design engineers often use overly large safety factors in many designs due to insufficient understanding of quantitative effects of shrinkage cavity defects. Now a day casting simulation has become a powerful tool to unde rstand mould filling, solidification and cooling to predict the location of internal defects such as shrinkage porosity, sand inclusions and cold shuts. It can be used for developing new casting without shop - floor trials. This paper describes the benefits of casting simulation and how to reduce shrinkage defect in casting part with Simulation process and theoretical background.


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Casting, Shrinkage Defects, simulation