1 Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Thermo Ceramics, Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark3 Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark4 Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark5 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark6 Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark7 Magma Gießereitechnologie GmbH
Fundamentals of Numerical Modelling of Casting Processes comprises a thorough presentation of the basic phenomena that need to be addressed in numerical simulation of casting processes. The main philosophy of the book is to present the topics in view of their physical meaning, whenever possible, rather than relying strictly on mathematical formalism. The book, aimed both at the researcher and the practicing engineer, as well as the student, is naturally divided into four parts. Part I (Chapters 1-3) introduces the fundamentals of modelling in a 1-dimensional framework. Part II (Chapter 4) presents the most important aspects of solidification theory related to modelling. Part III (Chapter 5) describes the fluid flow phenomena and in part IV (Chapter 6) the stress-strain analysis is addressed. For all parts, both numerical formulations as well as some important analytical solutions are presented. As a very deliberate choice, all the numerical formulations in the book are developed in the same framework based on the Finite Volume Method (FVM). This makes the differences and similarities between the formulations of solidification, fluid flow and stress-strain problems transparent and clear.