Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Industrial and Managements Systems Engineering
R. C. Creese
SOLIDCast is a casting simulation software program which can simulate thermal changes and heat transfer in the solidification process of a casting. It assists the user to visualize the solidification process of a particular casting. The program offers functions to help guide a user in producing gating and riser designs and also have functions which produce visual outputs showing possible problem areas and defects which may occur in a casting. It can help shorten the lead time and reduce the loss in the trial casting stage.;This thesis consists of studies to determine the important capabilities and limitations of the software, the usefulness of the riser and gating design wizard programs offered in SOLIDCast to help a user design the riser and gating system, and the simulation results and analysis of a casting design of a locomotive piston made from gray iron.
Muenprasertdee, Piyapong, "Solidification modeling of iron castings using SOLIDCast" (2007). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1805.