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Development of integrated design tool and methodology for the foundry industry

Lionel Martin 
Abstract : In the field of casting processes, computer technologies are used for numerical simulations of cast design phases although, their use is often restricted to the simulation of the filling and solidification phases. Our objective is therefore to improve the use of computer in the overall casting process. This study presents an analysis of the available software functionalities through a significant case study. The different models generated during a study are identified and their organization will then lead to an integrated methodology for overall casting design processes. A new approach improving casting design process is presented. The current state of casting design process shows that, with the increased use of computer-aided design tools, the amount of models generated becomes very important and often heterogeneous and inconsistent. Numerical links between models are sometimes incomplete or even missing, thus breaking the overall numerical process flow. Even so, designers need tools to efficiently access or modify the models generated. For these reasons, the existing design process has to be improved. The critical phase of feeders design is studied and a new approach based on the use of rapid simulation techniques of the casting process is evaluated. The final objective is to create an integrated CAD/CAM environment where the designer could handle all the useful tools for casting design process including conventional CAD/CAM tools.
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Lionel Martin. Development of integrated design tool and methodology for the foundry industry. Engineering Sciences [physics]. Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 2006. English. ⟨NNT : 2006ENAM0062⟩. ⟨pastel-00002137⟩



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