Continuous centrifugal casting (CCC) is a new process to produce aluminium tubes with many advantages over classical extrusion: reduced amount of scrap and energy consumption, low transformation costs, more flexibility to produce tubes of different sizes. In CCC, a constant flow of molten aluminum feeds a rotary mold which solidifies the metal into a tube shape while a mechanism extracts the new cast tube in rotation. However technical challenges need still to be overcome to make CCC more reliable. The aim of this project is to develop a numerical solver used to optimize the feeding of liquid aluminium and the rotating drum. It will enable to reach a more constant thickness of the tubes together with an acceptable surface condition, meeting then the standard requirements.
Engineering - mechanical
Université de Sherbrooke
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