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  • Main Title A parallel, volume-tracking algorithm for unstructured meshes


  • Author: Mosso, S.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Swartz, B.K.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Kothe, D.B.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Author: Ferrell, R.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Cambridge Power Computing Associates, MA (United States)


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico
    Additional Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1996-10-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Many diverse areas of industry benefit from the use of volume of fluid methods to predict the movement of materials. Casting is a common method of part fabrication. The accurate prediction of the casting process is pivotal to industry. Mold design and casting is currently considered an art by industry. It typically involves many trial mold designs, and the rejection of defective parts is costly. Failure of cast parts, because residual stresses reduce the part`s strength, can be catastrophic. Cast parts should have precise geometric details that reduce or eliminate the need for machining after casting. Volume of fluid codes will help designers predict how the molten metal fills a mold and where ay trapped voids remain. Prediction of defects due to thermal contraction or expansion will eliminate defective, trial mold designs and speed the parts to market with fewer rejections. Increasing the predictability and therefore the accuracy of the casting process will reduce the art that is involved in mold design and parts casting. Here, recent enhancements to multidimensional volume-tracking algorithms are presented. Illustrations in two dimensions are given. The improvements include new, local algorithms for interface normal constructions and a new full remapping algorithm for time integration. These methods are used on structured and unstructured grids.
  • Physical Description: 11 p.


  • Keyword: Fluid Mechanics
  • Keyword: Foundries
  • Keyword: Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Casting
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous
  • Keyword: Parallel Processing
  • Keyword: Metals
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Casting Molds
  • Keyword: Algorithms
  • Keyword: Mesh Generation
  • Keyword: Iterative Methods
  • Keyword: Fortran


  • Conference: Parallel CFD `96, Capri (Italy), 20-23 May 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE96014239
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-2420
  • Report No.: CONF-9605211--2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 383638
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685227


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96014239