Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
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.
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