THERCAST Module PremiumTHERCAST® Foundry & Ingot Casting PREMIUM module is an up-grade of the ESSENTIAL module. It gives access to all features embedded into the ESSENTIAL module + unrivaled capabilities to perform fully coupled thermal-mechanical and metallurgical analysis. Therefore, casting designers can achieve in-depth studies and get very predictive results in terms of porosities, segregations or defects appearance. 

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What's inside?

  • Interface
    - Process setup, results analysis
  • Materials
    - Material database, material creation space, TTT diagram 
  • Physical Analysis
    - Metal front, fluid flow, turbulent flow
    - Mechanical strength of the sand cores or inserts, elastic or plastic deformation of the pins, risks of wear, penetration phenomena, thermo-mechanical calculations
  • Defect Prevention
    - Hotspots, misruns and cold shuts, air entrapment, ghost lines, porosities, oxide entrainment
    - Cracks, hot tearing, solidified thickness, air gaps, oxide entrainment, plastic deformations in hot parts of the mold, piercing
    - Mechanical stresses and strains, residual stresses, surface shrinkage, internal shrinkage.
  • Interactions with the external Environment
    - Self-radiation, temperature evolution on mold, mold warm-up, exothermic powder impact, interaction with the mold, coating, filters that impact shrinkage porosities, open shrinkage, liquid fraction zone and position of the liquid well, ghost lines in the mold
  • Metallurgy Analysis
    - Micro/Macro segregations, grain growth and orientation

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Key advantages

  • All processes
    - Benefit from coupled of ‘fluid mechanics’ and ‘solid mechanics’ simulation
    - Compute complete thermo-mechanical simulation for fine analysis
    - Take into account process parameters
    - Model dynamic air gaps associated with solidification shrinkage
    - Detect defects such as shrinkage, distribution of inclusions
    - Take into account exothermic powder and its possible deformation
    - Define all technological factors such as the presence of refractory materials or coating
    - Benefit from part- and mold-coupled thermo-mechanical resolution to anticipate mold deformation and breakage

  • Foundry Casting
    - Benefit from a shell creator and simulation of thermal behavior with coupled radiation to obtain accurate results
    - Benefit from the optimized feeder management

  • Ingot Casting
    - Manage all interactions between the metal and the wall of the ingot mold, the slag and the mold flux


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