Adjustment of a High Pressure Die Casting Simulation Model against Experimental Data
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In addition to the typical difficulties associated with the numerical simulation of metal casting processes, the special characteristics of the high pressure die casting (HPDC) increase the difficulty of obtaining reliable results. The process followed to define and adjust one HPDC simulation model against experimental measurements by means of inverse modelling, is presented together with information related with the test campaign. This knowledge may be of interest for other researchers interested in the HPDC simulation and/or in the simulation models adjustment. The case of study corresponds to the specific case of one variation of the alloy AlSi9Cu3 (in-house developed) and one variation of the H13 steel (in-house developed), used for the mold manufacturing. The simulation models include the mold thermal evolution during the consecutive cycles of the manufacturing process, together with the cavity filling and the later cooling of the alloy.