ANALYSIS OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE GATING SYSTEM SHAPE ON THE FILLING AND SOLIDIFICATION OF DUCTILE IRON CASTINGS

1 GRYC Karel
Co-authors:
1 SOCHA Ladislav 1 SVIŽELOVÁ Jana 2 PRÁŠIL Tomáš 2 HOTOVÝ Ivan 2 ČÍŽEK Pavel 2 ŠTEFÁNEK Jan
Institutions:
1 Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, EU, gryc@mail.vstecb.cz, socha@mail.vstecb.cz, svizelova@mail.vstecb.cz
2 MOTOR JIKOV Slévárna a.s. České Budějovice, Czech Republic, EU, tprasil@mjgroup.czihotovy@mjsl.cz, pcizek@mjsl.cz, jstefanek@mjsl.cz
Conference:
31st International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Orea Congress Hotel Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 18 - 19, 2022
Proceedings:
Proceedings 31st International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
78-84
ISBN:
978-80-88365-06-8
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
30th June 2022
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Abstract

The article deals with numerical simulations of filling and solidification of ductile iron castings produced in the MOTOR JIKOV Slévárna (Foundry). The simulations we performed in the ProCAST simulation software. The research analyses the geometry of the gating system consisting of two Branches, with a total of 12 castings type “YOKE A”. Each of the Branches contained a different gate shape. The operational partner defined operating conditions. Based on it, casting, solidification and stress states were calculated. An analysis of selected parameters was then performed to verify the influence of individual shapes of gates on the filling and solidification. Some differences in filling and solidification between the individual Branches were found. However, these differences are not significant. The findings are discussed in the text of this paper.

Keywords: Foundry, ductile iron, numerical simulation, ProCAST, gating system

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