Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 8 (2002)



May 13 – 16, 2002, Svratka, Czech Republic
Editors: Lubomír Houfek, Pavel Hlavoň, Petr Krejčí

Copyright © 2002 Institute of Mechanics of Solids, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bruno University of Technology, Brno

ISBN 80-214-2109-6 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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Optimization casting of ceramic material using model of the temperature field
Josef Štětina, Jaromír Heger, František Kavička, Pavel Ramík
pages 281 - +10p., full text

EUCOR, a corundo-badelleyit material, which is not only resistant to wear but also to extremely high temperatures, is seldom discussed in literature. The solidification and cooling of this ceramic material in a non-metallic mould is a very complicated problem of heat and mass transfer with a phase and structure change. Investigation of the temperature field, which can be described by the 3D Fourier equation, is not possible without the engagement of a numerical model of the temperature field of the entire system-comprising the casting, the mould and the surroundings. A temperature field had been investigated on a 350x200x400 mm block casting-the so-called "stone"-with a riser of 400 mm using a numerical model with graphical input and output. The computation included the automatic generation of the network, and the successive display of the temperature field using iso-zones or iso-lines. The thermophysical properties of the cast, as well as the mould materials, were gathered and the initial derivation of the boundary conditions was conducted on all boundaries of the system. The initial measurements were conducted using thermocouples in a limited number of points. The paper provides results of the initial computation of the temperature field, which prove that the transfer of heat is solvable, and also that using the numerical model it is possible to optimise the technology of production of this ceramic material, which enhances its utilisation. The results are complemented with an approximated measurement of the chemical heterogeneity of EUCOR.

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