Course detail

Numerical Simulation of Foundry Processes

FSI-9NSSAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course provides students with new trends in computer support of foundry technology. An accent is given on numerical simulation of foundry processes and practical applications.
Course deal with: 3D casting design, definition of boundary and initial conditions, defect prediction, thermo-mechanical calculations. The students will acquire last trends in a field of micro-modelling, single crystal modelling and inverse modelling.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The knowledge of Foundry technology, knowledge of liquid flows and heat transfer, basic computer skills

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Exam - written and oral parts
Participation in lectures


The aim of the course is to acquire a view of possibilities, applications and benefits of numerical simulation of foundry processes.
The students will acquire practical experience about principles of cast design and technology optimizing with using of numerical simulation. The students will acquire knowledge about models for porosity and hot tears prediction and also particular definitions of foundry processes are described.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Bolono,F.,Odorizzi,S.: Numerical simulation of Foundry Processes, Program Leonardo da Vinci, 2001
Nová, I.:Tepelné procesy ve slévárenských formách, TU Liberec, 2003

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, recommended
  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Methods of numerical simulation
2.Initial and boundary definition of gravity casting, HPDC, centrifugal casting
4.Calculation of porosity defects in casting
5.Hot-tears prediction in casting
6.Criteria for quality evaluation of casting
7.Nucleation models
8.Single crystal modelling
9.Segregation models
10.Inverse modelling