Support for Ingate Design by Analysing the Geometry of High Pressure Die Cast Geometries Using Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm
A new approach for the analysis of high pressure die casting geometries concerning form filling is introduced. It enables the reduction of simulation cycles needed in the product development process, as they are highly time and cost intensive. Therefore, we developed an analysis tool, which uses shortest paths from each part of the geometry to the chosen ingate surfaces. This way, and by evaluating the information given by basic filling simulations, we can evaluate the usability of a given geometry for a high pressure die casting process and are able to suggest useful strategies to place ingates and to design a filling system.
Jens P. Wulfsberg, Marc Fette, Tobias Montag
F. Heilmeier et al., "Support for Ingate Design by Analysing the Geometry of High Pressure Die Cast Geometries Using Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1140, pp. 400-407, 2016