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Integrated development routes for optimised cast aluminium components

Objective

The most important objective of the project is the efficient integration of the various tools of process simulation into design chain, to optimise aluminium castings all the way, from design to prototype production. This "horizontal" integration software will lead the designer to the best possible use of Aluminium for automotive castings, making lighter components and thus decreasing the fuel consumption and reducing CO2-emissions. This integrated approach will be tested on three demonstrator components, designed and produced:
1) optimising the casting process;
2) predicting, by micro structural models, the mechanical properties in the castings;
3) exporting the results of process and properties simulation to commercial FE-codes for further calculation;
4) demonstrating (and evaluating the effect of) new and conventional post casting treatments, that will improve the performance of castings and thus facilitate light weight design.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy

Participants (9)

AUDI AG
Germany
Address

85045 Ingolstadt
ENGIN SOFT TRADING SRL
Italy
Address
Via Annibale Da Bassano 1
35135 Padova
FORD FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM AACHEN GMBH
Germany
Address
Suesterfeldstrasse, 200
52072 Aachen
FOUNDRYSOFT AB
Sweden
Address
Vaestra Storgatan 5
553 15 Joekoeping
MAGMA GIESSEREITECHNOLOGIE GESELLSCHAFT FUER GIESSEREI-, SIMULATIONS- UND REGELTECHNIK MBH
Germany
Address
Kackerstrasse 11
52072 Aachen
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF THE JOENKOEPING UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Gjuterig 5
551 11 Joenkoeping
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Building 101 A
2800 Lyngby
TEKSID ALUMINIUM S.R.L
Italy
Address
Via Umberto 2 5
10022 Carmagnola
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Str. S. Nicola 3
36100 Vicenza