Investigation on Liquid Segregation during Rheo-Casting Process Based on Eulerian-Granular Multiphase Model
A crucial problem concerned with the semi-solid forming process is the liquid segregation phenomena during shape formation, especially for rheo-casting process. Liquid segregation occurs due to the separation phenomena of the solid grain and the liquid phase. In this work, using commercial finite element software, the liquid segregation during rheo-casting process was numerically investigated by Eulerian-granular multiphase model based on the comparable results of single phase model, Eulerian-granular two-phase and three-phase model, along with Eulerian-granular DDPM three-phase model. In the study, solid grains and liquid phases were regarded as rigid material and non-Newtonian fluid at microscale, separately. This validation was experimentally proved and also compared to the proposed relationship of power law, Herschel-Bulkley model with yield stress at macroscale.
J. J. Wang et al., "Investigation on Liquid Segregation during Rheo-Casting Process Based on Eulerian-Granular Multiphase Model", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 256, pp. 113-118, 2016