Sustainable liquid metal processing using modelling
Thursday, 26 February 2015 from 19:30 to 21:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Professor Mark Jolly
Head of the Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre, Cranfield University.
Process modelling is primarily focussed on the application of CFD techniques to simulating liquid materials processes as a support tool for designing for manufacture and materials efficiency. Research on how it can also used as a tool for identifying where surface turbulence during casting leads to reduced quality of final components is also being supported.
Professor Jolly will discuss his EPSRC funded projects “Energy saving in the foundry industry” and the recently funded “Small is Beautiful” which is investigating Design for Energy Resilient Manufacturing. Compared with its output the casting industry uses a disproportionate amount of energy as a result of the inefficient processes used. This paper presents some disruptive processing ideas, philosophies and equipment supported by process modelling and simulation for addressing this situation and will give some examples of where there have been real successes in the application.
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Harrison is building number 23 on it.