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Defect analysis of investment casting using computer prediction

Ng , Chuan Huat and Hasan, Sulaiman and Sabudin , Sulastri and Ariffin , Saparudin Defect analysis of investment casting using computer prediction. In: Proceeding of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, 9-10 June 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia.


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In recent years, computer simulation of investment casting process has begun to complement the experience-based approach in meeting the demands of high quality investment cast parts in a cost effective manner. Results of the simulation of the filling of cast part sample and its solidification process are presented in this paper. The aim of this research was to identify defects during the casting process. A case study has been conducted, involving one of the mechanical parts in a casting industry. The computations are carried out using MAGMAsoft, and the defect was predicted. The findings are compared with the result of similar experiment using Radiographic examination. It shows that there is excellent agreement between computer predicted data and the result from Radiography as the defects occur at the same predicted locations which appears as shrinkage porosity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: investment casting; defect; MAGMA soft; radiography
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Calculating machines > QA75.5 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 03:23
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 03:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2746
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