TitleComputer-Aided Design of Steel Casting Taking into Account the Feeding Ability
Journal titleArchives of Foundry Engineering
KeywordsComputer-Aided Design ; Casting ; Solidification ; CastDesigner ; FreeCAD ; Feeding ability ; Riser
Divisions of PASNauki 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.
A new Computer-Aided Design approach is introduced for design of steel castings taking into account the feeding ability in sand moulds.
This approach uses the geometrical modeling by a CAD-program, in which the modul “Castdesigner” is implemented, which includes the
feeding models of steel castings. Furthermore, the feeding ability is guaranteed immediately during the design by an interactive geometry
change of the casting cross section, so that a directional feeding of the solidifying casting from the installed risers is assured.
PublisherThe Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences
TypeArtykuły / Articles