Optimum Pressure Control of Molten Metals for Casting Production Using a Novel Greensand Mold Press Casting Method
This paper presents a novel method of sand mold press casting. In this process, molten metal is poured into a drag mold, and then the cope mold is placed on top of the drag mold, and the two molds are matched. The mold design for casting, the pouring control and the velocity control of the press have been previously clarified as key factors in the manufacture of sound products. This paper presents methods for modeling and control of the molten metal’s pressure for novel sand press casting technique. Substituting detailed information for the complex mold shape, the poured volume and initial temperature into a developed control input generator, an optimum pressing velocity design and a robust design for defect-free production are proposed by the sequential control algorithm based on the construction of an inverse system comprised of a sequential switching from higher to lower speed. The effectiveness of adaptive press casting is demonstrated by using CFD model simulations.
Adel Nofal and Mohamed Waly
K. Terashima et al., "Optimum Pressure Control of Molten Metals for Casting Production Using a Novel Greensand Mold Press Casting Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 457, pp. 453-458, 2011