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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)