Visualization of the casting process through computer animation

F. L. Tan, S. C. Fok

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Computer animation on a personal computer (PC) is becoming increasingly popular as a visualization tool. With the increasing CPU power and high-resolution graphics of the PC, and the rapid evolution of animation software, engineering processes in industry can be visualised on the PC through computer animation. In this paper, the visualization of a solidification process inside a casting through computer animation is presented. The governing equations of the solidification process are solved through a heat and fluid simulation software package (PHOENICS) and the solid-liquid phase front at several different time steps are captured as graphics bitmapped images. The series of bitmapped images are then combined into an animation format for visualization on the PC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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