The Effect of Pallet Component Geometry on Temperature Gradient During Cooling

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

Publication authors


Application of information technology to the foundry industry ; Pallet ; Temperature gradient

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


The paper discusses the impact of the geometry of foundry pallet components on the value of temperature gradient on the wall crosssection

during heat treatment. The gradient is one of the most important factors determining the distribution of thermal stresses in these

items. Analysis of quantitative simulation was carried out to detect possible effect of the type of connection between pallet walls and

thickness of these walls (ribs) on the interior temperature distribution during rapid cooling. The analysis was performed for five basic

designs of wall connections used in pallets. Basing on the results obtained, the conclusions were drawn on the best connection between the

ribs in foundry pallets.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


Artykuły / Articles


ISSN 2299-2944