Volume 1, No. 1, April 2012

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Calculation of Shrinkage Characteristic of US 413 Cast Aluminium Alloy using Casting Simulation

S Santhi1 , S B Sakri2 D Hanumantha Rao3, and S Sundarrajan44
1.MGIT, Hyderabad
2.DRDL, Hyderabad
3.M.V.S.R. Engineering College, Hyderabad
4.National Institute of Technology, Trichy.

Abstract—Shrinkage characteristic of US 413 cast aluminium alloy has been discussed in the current study. The decrease in specific volume leads to shrinkage in castings and it can be envisaged as a defect. The shrinkage porosity has been studied using finite difference based casting process simulation software. The shrinkage characteristic has been quantified using arithmetical formula. A three dimensional solid model of the shrinkage defect has been constructed using CAD. Shrinkage characteristic has also been quantified through experimental validation studies and compared well with casting process simulation. Influence of casting shape on the shrinkage characteristic has been studied in this paper

Index Terms—Shrinkage, Aluminium alloy, Casting shape, Process simulation, Solid model

Cite: S Santhi, S B Sakri, D Hanumantha Rao and S Sundarrajan, "Calculation of Shrinkage Characteristic of US 413 Cast Aluminium Alloy using Casting Simulation," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.1, No. 1, pp. 38-48, April 2012.