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Solidification Analysis of Valve in Investment Casting and its Optimization using Simulation


Navdeepsinh I. Jhala , B. H. Gardi College, Rajkot, Gujarat


Investment Casting, Simulation, Shrinkage defect, Optimization.


Valve is most common part for every Fluid handling industry. Production of cast Valve is critical because, in today's competitive world customer wants fast and accurate Component. Computer simulation tools are used to reduce a time for development of a component. Simulation software is mainly used to visualize a complete process of solidification, which is not possible in real casting process. Defects such as shrinkage porosity, gas porosity, unfilled mould, cold shut etc. can also graphically observe with simulation. Initially CAD model of impeller has been prepared, then export for simulation. Many researchers reported that about 90% of the defects in castings are due to wrong design of gating system and only 10% due to manufacturing problems. Casting simulation process can able to solve these problems. To study the solidification behavior and detection of hot spots in castings with the help of casting simulation software. The simulated results also compared with the experimental works.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I3013
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2013
Page(s): 453-455

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