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Getting started with QuikCAST™ (HPDC / Shot

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Engineering Simulation for Industry

Getting Started with QuikCAST™

List of CAD Files

casting.stl

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Getting started with QuikCAST™

Import CAD Files

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Select New option from the File Menu

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Import CAD Files (Core)

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Input Study Name Browse to define the Study Location

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Click OK

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Import CAD Files (Core)

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Browse and select the casting_HPDC.STL file

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Click Open to load the CAD file in the model Window

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All rights reserved.STL units is MM) 8 9 11 Click OK Activate Welding Point Operation Input Tolerance value (mm) 10 Activate Automatic Fixing ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 6 .Getting started with QuikCAST™ Import CAD Files (Casting) 7 Define CAD File Unit System ( casting_HPDC. 2008.

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Import CAD Files (Casting) QuikCAST gives a description of the encountered problem when analysing the CAD files 12 Click YES to continue ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 2008. 7 . All rights reserved.

2008. 8 . All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Import the CAD (Core) HPDC Al geometry has been successfully imported ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic CAD Inlet Creation Select Mesh Basic Shapes Option from the Model Menu ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 9 . 2008.

2008. All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic CAD Inlet Creation 1 Select By extrusion option 2 Input Extrusion Distance (Piston Chamber lenght) ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 10 .

All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic CAD Inlet Creation 4 3 Switch to Wire&Shaded display mode to display the facets Entity selection must be set to Facet 5 Select Facets located on the top of the tube ( SHIFT + left button) Extruded geometry is automaticallydisplayed for each new selected facet ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 11 . 2008.

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic CAD Inlet Creation Click Close The inlet volume has been succefully created 7 ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 12 . All rights reserved. 2008.

2008. 13 . All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment In order to detect/assign volume materials select Domain Manager Option from the Model Menu ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment 1 Activate the Create Contact surface option 2 Click Start to Start the Automatic Volume detection .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment New Surface Domains have been automatically created because the Create Contact surface option has been activated 4 Volume domains have been detected that need to be renamed and assigned with material properties. .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment 2 Click View Volume to display the Volume_001 1 Select Volume_001 (left click) .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment 3 Click Rename 4 Input Volume Domain Name .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment 6 Select Alloy Volume type 7 Activate Standard DB 5 Click Material 8 Select AlSi9Cu3 Material from the material list .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment 4 5 6 7 8 Repeat the steps to assign names and materials to the other volumes .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment 9 10 Change Volume Priority order with the arrows ( Priority order should be defined according to the Filling order) Click P to Activate Priority order .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Automatic Volume detection/Material Assignment 11 Switch to Surface Domain panel 12 Click Remove to delete the surface domains created during the import and during the automatic fixing sequence .

All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ 3D Grid/FD Mesh Generation Select 3D Grid/Mesh Generation option from the Model menu to generate the Grid ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 2008. 22 .

23 .Getting started with QuikCAST™ 3D Grid/FD Mesh Generation 1 Activate Simplify Method Select all the volumes 2 3 Input Mininum Size to fix global grid cell size (unit is meter) 4 Click Apply to generate the Grid 5 Click Run to generate the 3D Mesh ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 2008. All rights reserved.

2008.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Define Gravity Direction Select Gravity Option from the Process Menu ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 24 . All rights reserved.

25 . All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Define Gravity Direction 2 Click OK 1 Select PositiveZ direction and check Gravity Direction ( displayed in green) in the model window ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 2008.

2008.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Start the Model Set-up Select Input Data Check from the Process Menu and a window with all available boundary conditions will appear on the left This window is used to manage all Boundary Conditions (BC) that will be applied to the model ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. All rights reserved. 26 .

. (right click) to open the panel definition 2 ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Metal Flow 1 Select Initial Fluid BC (left click) to set up the initial fluid rate for the filling Click on Add. 27 . 2008..

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Sand Flow 3 Input 40% and select Initial 5 Click OK 4 Select « Piston» and « Chamber » Volumes in the Volume list (left click) ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 28 . All rights reserved. 2008.

. (right click) to open the panel definition ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. All rights reserved. 2008.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Metal Flow 1 Select Piston BC (left click) to set up the Sand Core Blowing pressure 2 Click on Add. 29 ..

All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Metal Flow 3 Select Mold Material for the piston Material 4 5 Select Velocity Calculator Option to automatically calculate the transition from phase 1 to phase 2. 30 . 2008.i Input Direction. Max Displacement and Velocity for phase 1 and 2 6 Select « Inlet/Pressure1 » surface domain 7 Click OK ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Wall Flow laws 1 Select Temperature BC ( left click) to set up the metal injection temperature 2 Click on Add.. 31 .. 2008. (right click) to open the panel definition ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

All rights reserved. 32 . 2008.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Metal Flow 3 Select Initial Option 4 5 Input Alloy Material Temperature Select Filling Option 6 Select « Chamber » and « piston » volume domains 7 Click OK ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Virtual Mold 1 Select Implicit Mold BC ( left click) to set up the Virtual Mold Material 2 Click on Add. 2008. All rights reserved. (right click) to open the panel definition ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.. 33 .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Metal Flow 3 Input Average Mold Thickness 4 Select Die Material from the Standard DB list 5 6 Click OK Select the Surface domains having an interface with the die ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 2008. All rights reserved. 34 .

35 . (right click) to open the panel definition ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 2008. All rights reserved..Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Wall Heat Transfert 1 Select Die Coating BC ( left click) to set up the Virtual Mold Material 2 Click on Add..

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Metal Flow 3 Input Average Coating Thickness 4 Select Coating Material from the Standard DB list 5 Select the Surface domains where the coating is applied 6 Click OK ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 36 . All rights reserved. 2008.

37 . 2008.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-up the Output Solver Parameters Select Output Parameter Option from the Calculation Menu ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Set-Up the Output Solver Parameters 3 Activate the Filling Panel 4 Select by Percent (%) and input a value in the Graphics field. 2008. ( This will determine the number of states generated during the calculation 6 Click Close 5 Select the Variable Contours needed for post-processing ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 38 .

2008. 39 . All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Run the Calculation Select Calculation Start Option from the Calculation Menu ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

2008.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Run the Calculation 1 Activate Standard Calculation Option from the Filling/Solidification Panel 2 Enter Filling and Solidification Stop Criterias ( Time and/or Percentage of Filling/Solidification) 3 4 Activate High Pressure option Click RUN to start the calculation This will open automatically the Monitor Calculation Window ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. All rights reserved. 40 .

41 . All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Run the Calculation > Calculation is running now ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 2008.

42 . All rights reserved. 2008.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Post-Processing (Visual-CAST) Select Open option from the File Menu ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

2008.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Post-Processing (Visual-CAST) 1 Select *.MCO file in the study directory 2 Click Open ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 43 . All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. 2008. 44 .Getting started with QuikCAST™ Post-Processing Metal Flow (Visual-CAST) 1 Select Volumes to load 2 Click OK ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

45 . 2008. All rights reserved.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Post-Processing Metal Flow (Visual-CAST) 3 Select Snapshot Option from the Results menu ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

All rights reserved. 2008. click Update to update the last calculated results 6 Select Arrows to display the differents states ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.Getting started with QuikCAST™ Post-Processing Metal Flow (Visual-CAST) 4 Select THERMAL in Categories and Temperature in Results to display the temperature results during filling 5 If your calculation is still running. 46 .

Getting started with QuikCAST™ Post-Processing Sand Flow Particules (Visual-CAST) ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 47 . All rights reserved. 2008.

2008. All rights reserved. 48 .Getting started with QuikCAST™ Post-Processing Examples (Visual-CAST) ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group.

All rights reserved. 49 .Getting started with QuikCAST™ Post-Processing Examples (Visual-CAST) ESI Group Copyright © ESI Group. 2008.

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