Optimization of Casting
Object of Investigation
Object of investigation was a steel
hardening process. A database was created by using simulation data in
conjunction with limited experimental material.
The main goal of the project was finding
optimal cooling regime, which yields the crystal structure of the steel
as close as possible to the ideal structure. It was assumed that during
this analysis KET methods would be applied to the database and
dependence between cooling regimes and parameters of the final crystal
structure would be be revealed.
First of all, it was necessary to ensure
that the simulation part is adequate and well confirmed by real-life
experiments. The second challenge was in finding appropriate
parameterization approaches both to cooling regimes and the crystal
KET patterns describing dependence
between structural parameters and the temperature schedules were found
and evaluated. A specialized system for casting control was designed and
In addition to the quality gain, the used
approach appears to be very flexible to changes in criteria and to
modifications of the simulation model.
it was Done
The following set of components was used
for the analytical part of the project.
The blue blocks on the picture above
corresponded to high-level KET modules.
It seems that this project can be used as
a prototype of a much more universal casting control and monitoring