Introduction to ProCAST


Description

The course is built around presentations, demonstrations and exercises. The goal is to allow the new user to gain confidence in the software and to use it efficiently with respect to his/her specific process. After an introduction to casting simulation, participants learn to use ProCAST: CAD import and meshing with Visual-Mesh, parameters definition and model set-up, results analysis and defect prediction.

Audience

New ProCAST users, casting engineers involved in the mold design process and optimization

Objectives

Get started with ProCAST, the leading Finite Element solution for casting process simulation, including mold filling, solidification, microstructure and thermo-mechanical simulations.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the casting process

Course content

  • Introduction to casting simulation
  • General description of the software
  • CAD import and FE meshing
  • Thermal analysis
  • Fluid flow analysis
  • Material properties
  • CompuTherm database
  • Results visualization / presentation
  • Post-processing
  • Defect prediction
  • Calculation controls
  • Exercises

According to customer demand, the following process modeling may be discussed:

  • High pressure die casting (including shot piston)
  • Low pressure die casting
  • Gravity casting
  • Permanent mold casting
  • Investment casting; Radiation
  • Stress calculations
  • Semi-solid models
  • Lost Foam modeling
  • Tilt casting
  • Centrifugal casting
  • Microstructures
  • Continuous and DC casting
  • Core Blowing Process
 
Trade: 
Casting
 
Reference: 
PRO-B
 
Level: 
Basic
 
Duration: 
4-5 days (see local schedule for details)