Katarzyna Szczepaniak-Lalewicz, Michał Woś

Building foundations for the diffusion mechanism of ceramic mould drying


An attempt was made to develop a mathematical model and apply this model in numerical analysis to the drying process of multi-layer ceramic moulds used in investment casting. The numerical analysis carried out in a FLOW-3D program was meant to serve later as a tool in the development of an optimal method for drying multi-layer ceramic moulds used in the investment casting of titanium alloys. The proposed two-dimensional physical "non-condensable gas model" enabled simulations including the gas constant and specific heat.

Keywords: ceramic moulds, drying, numerical analysis,
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