FLOW-3D CAST v5.1’s new, state-of-the art, chemistry-based solidification model advances the industry into the next frontier of casting simulation – giving users the ability to predict the strength and integrity of cast parts while reducing scrap and still meeting product safety and performance requirements.
A chemistry-based solidification model for multicomponent Al-Si and Al-Cu alloys has been developed for FLOW-3D CAST v5.1. The solidification model predicts macro-segregation due to alloy diffusion and advection as well as microstructure evolution based on local composition and cooling conditions. In addition, the increased accuracy of secondary dendritic arm spacing and grain size predictions allows for improved predictions of alloy mechanical properties. In this webinar, we will review the theory behind the implementation of the model, explain how to use the model in FLOW-3D CAST v5.1, and describe a set of validation cases for aluminum alloys. FLOW-3D CAST engineers will be available for live Q&A during the webinar.