Finite Element Analysis of Direct Chill Casting using Concept of Element Birth and Death
R. S. Fegade1, R. G. Tated2, R. S. Nehete3, D. G. Parle4
1Prof. R. S. Fegade*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Genba Sopanrao Moze College of Engineering, Balewadi, Pune, India.
2Dr. R. G. Tated, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Matoshri College of Engineering & Research Center Eklahare, Nashik, India.
3Dr. R. S. Nehete, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SIES Graduate School of Technology, Navi Mumbai, India.
4Dr. D. G. Parle, Technology Expert-New product Development simulation center, Pune, India. 

Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 26, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 2967-2975 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7175118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7175.118419

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Abstract: A direct chill (DC) casting is a continuous casting process widely used in different industries. The aim of the work is to investigate thermal and mechanical stress formed during the direct chill casting process by a numerical method. A commercial software ANSYS mechanical APDL is used for the simulation. A moving mesh technique is employed for the development of ingot during the solidification process. An element birth and death concept is used to find out the deformation in ingot. The verification of the results is done with the results found in literature and found a good agreement. The developed model has admirable ability to predict the thermal and mechanical stress formed in direct chill casting process.
Keywords: Finite Element (FE) Analysis, Element birth and death, Direct chill casting, heat transfer, stress.
Scope of the Article: Predictive Analysis.