Mechanical Behaviour in DC Alloys Casting Processes

  • Patricia Barral
  • Peregrina Quintela
  • María Teresa Sánchez


The aim of this work is to give a review of algorithms computationally efficient to simulate the thermo-mechanical behaviour in casting processes, in particular, the butt curl deformation and the contraction of the lateral sides of the slab. The main aim is to give an overview of the most used methods to deal with the nonlinearities due to the thermo-elastic–viscoplastic laws of the involved materials and to the contact condition with the bottom block. To evaluate the efficiency of the proposed methods, some academic tests adapted to the difficulties arising in casting processes are presented. Applications of the techniques proposed to aluminium casting processes are discussed and numerical results are given.


Solidification processes Thermal deformations Maxwell-Norton materials Signorini contact condition Duality methods Bermúdez–Moreno algorithm Newton methods  Finite element method 



This work was supported by Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture (projects MAT96-0715, DPI2001-2908), Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (project DPI2004-01993), Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (project MTM2008-05682) and Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (project MTM2011-23976), by Xunta de Galicia (projects PGIDT00PXI20701PR, PGIDT02XI20701PN and INCITE09 207 093 PR) and by ALCOA-INESPAL, A Coruña, Spain, under contract.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Barral
    • 1
  • Peregrina Quintela
    • 1
  • María Teresa Sánchez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2.Centro Universitario de la Defensa Zaragoza, Academia General MilitarZaragozaSpain

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