Title: Latest developments in virtual casting of lightweight metals

Authors: Qigui Wang; Peggy Jones; Yucong Wang; Dale Gerard

Addresses: General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, 800 N. Glenwood Ave., Pontiac, Michigan, 48340-2925, USA ' General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, 800 N. Glenwood Ave., Pontiac, Michigan, 48340-2925, USA ' General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, 800 N. Glenwood Ave., Pontiac, Michigan, 48340-2925, USA ' General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, 800 N. Glenwood Ave., Pontiac, Michigan, 48340-2925, USA

Abstract: The increasing use of lightweight metal castings in critical automotive and aerospace structures has required improved quality, with more reliable and quantifiable performance. Metal casting processing is very complex and often involves many competing mechanisms, multi-physics phenomena, and potentially large uncertainties. The most effective way to optimise the processes and achieve the desirable mechanical properties is through the development and exploitation of robust and accurate computational models. This paper reviews the latest advances in computational tools for lightweight shape casting processing and discusses the opportunities and challenges for future development of virtual casting.

Keywords: computational tools; integrated computational materials engineering; ICME; virtual casting; lightweight metals.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCMSSE.2019.101659

International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering, 2019 Vol.8 No.1, pp.3 - 14

Accepted: 25 Jun 2018
Published online: 14 Aug 2019 *

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