CFD Simulation of Centrifugal Casting of Al-SiC FGM for the Application of Brake Rotor Disc

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Volume-28 Number-6
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Vinay Chandran R., Dr. Deviprasad Varma P.R., Abdul Samad P.A
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V28P258


Vinay Chandran R., Dr. Deviprasad Varma P.R., Abdul Samad P.A"CFD Simulation of Centrifugal Casting of Al-SiC FGM for the Application of Brake Rotor Disc", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V28(6),304-306 October 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

A Functionally graded material (FGM) is a suitable candidate for manufacturing automobile brake rotor discs. This paper discusses the simulation of centrifugal casting process to manufacture aluminium-silicon carbide FGM disc in ANSYS Fluent. The work consists of simulating an experimental work of horizontal centrifugal casting to test the software, and a simulation of vertical centrifugal casting process. The simulation results were analysed and maximum volume fraction of SiC in the component was found to be 51.47% at a radial distance of 9mm from the outer surface.


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Functionally graded materials, Centrifugal casting, Numerical simulation.