Prediction of Properties of Microwave- Hardened Sandmixes Containing Water- Glass with Use of Neural Networks

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 2

Publication authors


Foundry engineering ; Artificial neural networks ; Loose self-hardening moulding sand ; Water-glass ; microwaves

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.


Presented are results of a research on the possibility of using artificial neural networks for forecasting mechanical and technological

parameters of moulding sands containing water-glass, hardened in the innovative microwave heating process. Trial predictions were

confronted with experimental results of examining sandmixes prepared on the base of high-silica sand, containing various grades of

sodium water-glass and additions of a wetting agent. It was found on the grounds of obtained values of tensile strength and permeability

that, with use of artificial neural networks, it is possible complex forecasting mechanical and technological properties of these materials

after microwave heating and the obtained data will be used in further research works on application of modern analytic methods for

designing production technology of high-quality casting cores and moulds.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


Artykuły / Articles


ISSN 2299-2944


Stachowicz (2013), Effect of hardening methods of moulding sands with water glass on structure of bonding bridges of Foundry Engineering, Archives, 10, 123. ; Stachowicz (2014), Possibilities of reclamation of microwave - hardened molding sands with water glass of Metallurgy and Materials, Archives, 59, 757. ; Stachowicz (2013), Dielectric hardening method of sandmixes containing hydrated sodium silicate, Metalurgija, 52, 169. ; Jakubski (2011), Active binder content as a factor of the control system of the moulding sand quality of Foundry Engineering, Archives, 11, 49. ; Granat (2007), The influence of microwave curing time and water glass kind on the properties of molding sands of Foundry Engineering, Archives, 7, 79. ; Jakubski (2010), Selected parameters of moulding sands for designing quality control systems of Foundry Engineering, Archives, 10, 11. ; Jakubski (2010), The usage of data mining tools for green moulding sands quality control of Metallurgy and Materials, Archives, 55, 843. ; Granat (2009), Determination of application possibilities of microwave heating in the curing process of water glass molding sands with fluid esters Part of Foundry Engineering, Archives, 9, 45. ; Samsonowicz (1974), Reasonable hardening of sandmixes containing water - glass blown - through with carbon dioxide Foundry in Polish, Review, 24, 309. ; Małachowska (2012), Innovative microwave hardening of water - glass containing sandmixes in technical - economic approach of Foundry Engineering, Archives, 12, 75. ; Stachowicz (2010), Studies on the possibility of more effective use of water glass thanks to application of selected methods of hardening of Foundry Engineering spec iss, Archives, 10, 135. ; Wang Jina (2009), Properties of sodium silicate sand hardened by microwave heating, China Foundry, 6, 191.