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An Experimental and Numerical Investigation into the Thermal Behavior of the Pressure Die Casting Process

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S. Bounds, K. Davey, S. Hinduja

Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMIST, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 122(1), 90-99 (Jul 01, 1999) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.538890 History: Received October 01, 1997; Revised July 01, 1999
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Thermal resistance for a steel die with and without boiling
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Position of thermocouples relative to die cavity
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Surface and solid meshes of die and casting
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Difference between measured and predicted temperatures against HTC
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Predicted and measured temperatures for test 1 (lines—measured; points—predicted)
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Predicted and measured temperatures for test 2 (lines—measured; points—predicted)
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Predicted and measured temperatures for test 3 (lines—measured; points—predicted)
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Test 2: burst casting and predicted unsolidified region
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Test 3: burst casting and predicted unsolidified region
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Sections through burst casting and predicted unsolidified regions (contours A, B, and C represent liquid fractions 0, 0.5, and 1, respectively)
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Test 3: Thermal image and predicted surface temperature

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