The paper describes how a stream-lined gating system where the melt is confined and controlled during filling can be designed. Commercial numerical modelling software has been used to compare the stream-lined design with a traditional gating system. These results are confirmed by experiments where the two types of lay-outs are cast in production. It is shown that flow in the stream-lined lay-out is well controlled and that the quality of the castings is as at least equal to that of castings produced with a traditional lay-out. Further, the yield is improved by 4 % relative to a traditional lay-out.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||World Foundry Congress - Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Jun 2006 → 7 Jun 2006
Conference number: 67
|Conference||World Foundry Congress|
|Location||Harrogate International Centre|
|Period||05/06/2006 → 07/06/2006|
- Gating systems
- Casting quality
- Melt flow
Tiedje, N. S., & Skov-Hansen, S. P. (2006). Stream-lined Gating Systems with Improved Yield - Dimensioning and Experimental Validation. Poster session presented at World Foundry Congress, Harrogate, United Kingdom.