The traditional method for modeling Pressure Curves in Low Pressure simulation assumes that the Pressure can be applied at the bottom of the Sprue instead of to the top of the metal in the furnace.
Recent research indicates that this assumtption is extremely problematic with certain casting geometries. A method has been developed to simulate the entire body of furnace metal without incurring exorbitant simulation costs.
By constraining the model according to locators, a variety of insights can be gained into stress results beyond simple displacement. This method for the post-processing of stress results is now availbale for users with the Stress Module.
Those who have used a 3D Mouse in CAD software will tell you how essential they are to a 3D design experience. EKKcapcast now offers support for 3Dconnexion products on Windows™.
Existing HPDC gating design tools have been consolidated into a comprehensive interface that includes functionality based on industry standards, such as fill time calculation and PQ² Analysis, as well as powerful tools that provide guidance for developing complete runner and overflow systems for your casting. Suggested shot profiles and various 'reality checks' are also provided.
Calculating the Radiation View Factor is usually a prohibitively lengthy process. EKKcapcast has successfully parallelized this calculation utilizing the GPU, enabling the accurate and rapid simulation of Investment Casting solidification.
The Projected Area of a part can now be estimated accurately and instantaneously utilizing new techniques.
New interactive tracer functionality allows for results to be tracked at any location in the model after simulation - while reviewing results. Graphs are generated while the animation is playing, providing both useful qualitative and quantitative outputs.
Slow-Fast shot transition visualized
Particle Traced Data w/ Temperature (C)
A nuber of improvements have been made to both the functionality and visualization of particles:
• Effect of Buoyancy on Particles
• Result mapping to particle tracers
• Particle highlighting for easier tracking