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Comparison of simulation programs MAGMASOFT and NOVAFLOW&SOLID in terms of results accuracy

By I. Vasková, D. Fecko and Ľ. Eperješi


The use of foundry simulation programs is nowadays considered as a must have for any prosperous foundry. On the market there a plentyof simulation programs to simulate foundry processes, mainly filling of the moulds, solidification, prediction of foundry defects,mechanical properties and stresses that are in the castings during and after solidification. Between the best foundry simulat ion programsbelong ProCAST, MAGMASoft and NovaFlow&Solid. Using these simulation programs will lead to the time and financial savings in thepre-production stage of castings production and also these programs can educate the technologists more deeply what is going on in themould during the castings production.The work is concentrated on comparison of simulation programs MAGMASoft and NovaFlow&Solid from the results accuracy point ofview. The main aim is to compare these two programs in simulation of filling and solidification and expected occurrence of defects on thesame casting. The results obtained from simulations will be compared from the view of results accuracy, mainly the process of filling ofthe mould cavity, the solidification process, the expected occurrence of foundry defects and mechanical properties of the simulatedcastings. The next aim is to compare both simulation programs in terms of time consumption that is needed to prepare the simulation,simulate and evaluate the obtained results

Topics: Simulation program, Solidification, Shrinkage, MAGMASoft, NovaFlow&Solid, Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials, TA401-492
Publisher: Sciendo
Year: 2011
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