Simulation of the Solidification Parameters of Single Crystal Casting
The effects of thermal physical parameters and boundary conditions on investment solidification parameters were obtained using a computer simulation system. Directional solidification parameters of single crystal superalloy include the temperature distribution, the position and the shape of the solid/liquid interface in the mushy zone of the solidifying blade casting. Commercial finite-element analysis software, ProCAST, was used to simulate the solidification processes of the castings of single crystal DD6. The simulation results indicate that the predictions of the temperature show little sensitivity to the thermal physical parameters and boundary conditions. Further, it has also been shown that the location and the shape of solid/liquid interface is related to the boundary conditions of simulation. Increasing the value of interface heat transfer coefficient decreases the width of mushy zone.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
H.P. Jin et al., "Simulation of the Solidification Parameters of Single Crystal Casting", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 2251-2256, 2010