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Fundiciones Rey

Metal casting processes and metallurgical treatments.

Fundiciones Rey

Energy and Environment

Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation for solving the thermal problem arising in the solidification (phase-change) of a metal casting inside a sand mould.

Subsequently, quenching processes produce microstructure metallurgical transformations that are responsible for modifications in mechanical properties.

Replace or complement the tests in casting processes and thermal treatments of bearings to reduce material and energy costs, improving the life of the equipment and the final quality of the products.

  • Mathematical Modelling: Partial Differential Equations.
  • Heat transfer: Phase change, Shrinkage cavities, Quenching, Metallurgical microstructures.
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA): CastFEM (own code), Code-Aster (free software).

The result of the project has been the development of a numerical simulation tools that allow to analyze in detail the process of thermal treatment of metals.

These tools allow identifying the weak points of the process and analyzing possible modifications in order to improve the final product.

At the same time. the developed tools are very flexible and easily modified to be able to predict the thermal treatment of pieces in other conditions (in the face of both a redesign of the operation and the design of a new process).

Using the numerical simulation, the company got great advantages instead of using experimental tests.

Stichting European Service Network of Mathematics For Industry and Innovation.

5052 Goirle, Netherlands