A 2-dimensional finite element simulation of cooling in castings
In this work we present a 2 dimensional finite element simulation of the cooling process in castings. A one way coupling +technique was used to predict the behavior of thermal strains and stresses from the temperature history of casting. The temperature distribution across the casting at different times, the cooling pattern of the casting in different cooling media, the cooling times and the build up of thermal strains and stresses were simulated in this work. The model was validated with experimental cooling times in the scenarios considered.
Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics Vol. 10 2006: pp. 47-58