International Journal of Metalcasting

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 578–587 | Cite as

Simulation of Sand Filling Process and Analysis of Flow Behavior with Different Binder Ratio

  • Lele Tong
  • Jianxin ZhouEmail author
  • Yajun Yin
  • Xiaoyuan Ji
  • Xu Shen


Core shooting process has a great influence on the quality of sand cores. At present, there are two computational fluid dynamic models applied to simulate the hydrodynamics of core shooting process. In this paper, a two-fluid model (TFM) simulation is made on fluid dynamic analysis. With validation of experimental results and discrete particle model (DPM) simulations, the TFM is able to predict a reasonable flow behavior of sand particles by gas dynamic pressure analysis. Residual gas distribution of sand filling process is analyzed and a good agreement is achieved between air volume fraction simulation based on TFM and experimental results. A comparison between different binder ratios is made. The binder ratio has a significant effect on sand hydrodynamic behavior and the sand volume fraction.


sand core shooting two-fluid model flow behavior pressure distribution binder ratio 



This research was financially supported by the National Nature Science Fund Projects, China (no. 51775205), and State Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Die and Mould Technology Research Project (2015-2017).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lele Tong
    • 1
  • Jianxin Zhou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yajun Yin
    • 1
  • Xiaoyuan Ji
    • 1
  • Xu Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Die and Mould TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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