Program 2021

Lecture block Time Speaker Company Title
Wednesday, March 17
14:45-15:00 Prof. A. Bührig-Polaczek Foundry Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Germany Welcome
Basics of Virtual Casting 15:05-15:35 Dr. Jesper Thorborg MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH, Germany Integrated Modeling of Stresses, Distortion and Cracks in the Casting and Heat Treatment Processes – State-of-the Art and Future Challenges
15:40-16:10 Mark Samonds, Ph.D. ESI US R&D, USA Solidification and Defects, Casting Quality
16:15-16:45 Dr. rer. nat. Georg Schmitz Access e.V., Germany Simulation platforms for material simulations
16:50-17:20 Dr. Michael Barkhudarov, Dr. Amir Isfahani FLOW 3D CAST, USA Fluid Mechanics of Metal Casting: Accessible High-Fidelity Solutions
Thursday, March 18
Process – Microstructure – Properties 10:00-11:00 Prof. emer. Wilfried Kurz Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland Progress in Modelling and Simulation of Solidification Microstructures
Virtual Optimization of Cast Materials 11:05-11:35 Jakob Olofsson, Ph.D. School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden Cast Iron: From Dinosaurs to Virtual Optimization of Castings
11:40-12:10 Prof. Franz Feikus Nemak Europe GmbH, Germany Application of Simulation in Aluminum Casting Process and Cast Component Development – Limits, Challenges and Future Expectations
12:15-12:45 Dr. Frank Schmidt KSM Castings Group GmbH Use of Variothermal Control Systems in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting
12:45-15:30 Pause
Virtual Product Development and Quality Assurance 15:30-16:00 Dr. Achim Egner-Walter Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH, Germany Application of CAE Methods and Process Simulation for Part and Tool Development in HPDC and LPDC
16:05-16:35 Prof. Christoph Beckermann Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, USA Advances in Steel Casting Simulation
16:40-17:10 Eben Prabhu Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, USA A Virtual Approach for Developing Complex Castings in the Automotive Industry
17:15-17:45 Dr. Kai Kerber, Peter Maurer Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG, Germany Cyber-physical System High Pressure Die Casting Machine – Current Status and Vision
Friday, March 19
The Virtual Process Chain in the Foundry 09:00-09:30 Dr. Konrad Weiß RWP GmbH, Germany Metallurgy – composition, physical data and mechanical properties of the cast component
09:35-10:05 Dr. Jörg C. Sturm, Dr. Ingo Wagner MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH, Germany „The virtual Core“ – Simulation and optimization of a complex material from the production to the application in the casting
10:10-10:40 Prof. Andreas Bührig-Polaczek Foundry Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Germany The Process Chain of Casting Processes – Challenge and Opportunity for Foundrymen and Simulation
11:50-12:00 Prof. Andreas Bührig-Polaczek Foundry Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Germany Farewell

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