Effects of gating geometry on casting solidification using computer simulation tools

Author(s): K.K.Pathak, Vijay Verma, Pankaj Pawar, Geeta Agnihotri

In this study, gravity sand casting simulations are carried out considering four gate sections.Viz. triangular, square, circular and half hexagon. Simulation results are critically examined in terms of shrinkage porosity, fill time, solidification time and velocity. Based on simulation results a comparatives study of all the section has been made and some design guidelines are proposed.

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