Influence of the Matrix Grain Size on the Apparent Density and Bending Strength of Sand Cores

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




vol. 17


No 1

Publication authors


Moulding sand ; Core sand ; Blowing method ; Inorganic binder ; Bending strength

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 results of investigations of the influence of the matrix grain sizes on properties of cores made by the blowing method are presented in

the hereby paper. Five kinds of matrices, differing in grain size compositions, determined by the laser diffraction method in the Analysette

22NanoTec device, were applied in investigations. Individual kinds of matrices were used for making core sands in the Cordis technology.

From these sands the shaped elements, for determining the apparent density of compacted sands and their bending strength, were made by

the blowing method. The shaped elements (cores) were made at shooting pressures being 3, 4 and 5 atn. The bending strength of samples

were determined directly after their preparation and after the storing time of 1 hour.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences




Artykuły / Articles


ISSN 2299-2944


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