What is FLOWCast? 

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) – FLOWCast
FLOWCast is an add-on flow modeling module to SOLIDCast, adding Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis to SOLIDCast’s capabilities. Fluid flow modeling allows users to view a simulation, on the computer, showing how molten metal will flow through gating systems and fill the mold.

 

CFD Modeling Abilities

FLOWCast models convection, conduction and radiation within the mold cavity. This allows users to analyze casting and gating design to predict and minimize flow-related defects such as mis-runs due to premature solidification, oxide formation, or mold erosion due to excessive velocities during filling.

How it works

FLOWCast is integrated with SOLIDCast and uses models and meshes created with SOLIDCast. Since SOLIDCast is the world’s easiest-to-use casting modeling system, flow modeling has never been easier. Users can import the casting model from 3D CAD or build the model from SOLIDCast tools. The software can then mesh the model and run FLOWCast to simulate mold filling.

Complete Integration

Since SOLIDCast is the world’s easiest-to-use casting modeling system, flow modeling has never been easier. Just import your casting model from 3D CAD or build your model using SOLIDCast tools, mesh the model, and run FLOWCast to simulate mold filling.

FLOWCast Features

  • Fluid Flow Modeling
  • Models convection, conduction and radiation in mold cavity
  • Full Featured CFD Simulations
  • And More!

Example FLOWCast Output:

Temperature Prediction During Pour
FLOWCast Velocity Plot

Aluminum Permanent Mold -- Velocity Vector Plotting

Copper Sand -- Temperature Misrun

Steel Sand -- Direct Pour With Tracer Lines

Cast Iron Sand Splashing

Investment Tree Misrun

Tilt Pour

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