Cast-a-Box: Casting Conditions and Macroporosity

By Adam Powell

Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

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An illustration of three-dimensional finite difference simulation of heat conduction with phase change and complex boundary conditions, this requires students to adjust boundary conditions to make the top surface of a regular hexahedral "casting" to freeze last, eliminating macroporosity.

Requisite software: castabox, which in turn requires Illuminator, PETSc and Geomview, all open source.

Assignment solution time: 1 hour


Copyright 2004 Adam C. Powell, IV,
Licensed under MIT Open CourseWare

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