Automatic optimal feeder design in steel casting process

Tavakoli, R ; Sharif University of Technology | 2008

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2007.09.018
  3. Publisher: 2008
  4. Abstract:
  5. A method for automatic optimal feeder design in steel casting processes is presented. The initial design is the casting part (without feeders) which is placed in a suitable mold box. Design of each feeder contains the following steps: determination of the feeder-neck connection point on the casting surface, initial feeder design, feeder shape optimization and feeder topology optimization. Completing designing the first feeder, the method attends to designing the next one, if it is required, and the same procedure will be repeated. In the presented method, feeders are designed in a descending order of their sizes. The feasibility of the presented method is supported with an illustrative example. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
  6. Keywords:
  7. Design ; Shape optimization ; Topology ; Feeder design ; Steel castings ; Design ; Shape optimization ; Steel castings ; Topology
  8. Source: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering ; Volume 197, Issue 9-12 , 2008 , Pages 921-932 ; 00457825 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0045782507003994