Influence of Pouring Temperature on Fluidity of Al–Cu Cast Alloy: Analyses Using Casting Simulation Software
The fluidity of molten metal plays a vital role in the casting process when we are confined in manufacturing thinner sections. The aim of the present study is to determine the effect of pouring temperature on the fluidity of Al–Cu cast alloy. The simulation was performed by AutoCAST-X software with altered pouring temperatures of 700, 750, and 800 °C. It was observed that the fluidity was enhanced when the pouring temperature at 800 °C for the aforesaid cast alloy. Similarly, it was found that the volume of fill increased with the increasing pouring temperature and also strong agreement was observed with the solidification time and fill time.
KeywordsSand casting Fluidity Al–Cu cast alloy Pouring temperature Simulation
Authors are much thankful for the TEQIP-III, NPIU-New Delhi, for financial support for the purchase of AutoCAST-X software to carry out the simulation of designed casting.
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