Water or air? Examining permanent mold cooling methods
The air cooling and water cooling for temperature control in permanent mold casting systems were studied to examine their advantages. The dependence of mold life and production of sound castings on the ability of the cooling systems to regulate heat flow was signified. Analysis suggested that uneven solidification produced high residual stresses in the casting which resulted in distortion and dimensional instability. The use of cooling fins and compressed air as designing contours in the mold was found to enhance the air's cooling capabilities. The circulation of water in water jackets welded directly to the mold resulted in effective heat dissipation in water cooling systems.
Original Publication Date
Lerner, Yury S., "Water or air? Examining permanent mold cooling methods" (2002). Faculty Publications. 3409.