Course detail

Numerical Simulation of Foundry Processes

FSI-9NSSAcad. year: 2020/2021

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.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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.


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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

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

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Exam - written and oral parts

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to acquire a view of possibilities, applications and benefits of numerical simulation of foundry processes.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation in lectures

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, 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