Optimization of Geometric Parameters and Reversing Design Methodology of Investment
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Yangqing Dou, Yangliu Dou, Kun Bu and Yiwei Dong
With the continual development of the aircraft industry, aircraft engines
have provoked people’s attention more and more. The turbine blade plays a vital and
critical component of aircraft engines. In order to conform to the dimensional
tolerances of wax pattern die-profile for turbine blade in investment casting process,
this chapter provides an optimization method of geometric parameter for turbine
blades based on inverse adjustment. The geometric parameters for optimizing were
extracted, and the bending and torsional deformation can be compensation.
Therefore the nonlinear deformation compensation during solidification and cooling
procedure can be efficiently realized. This method set the theoretical foundation on
optimization method of die-cavity for turbine blade. The die-profile optimization
system which was developed in this paper proves better effect for the die-cavity
design. This chapter also offers a reverse design methodology for investment die
casting using ProCAST. In industry, the performance of the engine depends not only
on shape, but also on the dimensions of the components. This process is difficult as
super-alloy blade material cannot be easily machined. However investment casting
is an ideal process for such net - shape components, but it still requires an accurate
determination of the casting-die profile. In order to investigate and analyze the
methods that affect the shape and dimensions of the turbine blade most, similar simulations have been conducted by ProCAST. By combining the methods of
simplifying grid files and quick sorting, the efficiency of sorting and matching can
be largely improved. Furthermore, the mold die cavity anti-deformation system can
be easily built by utilizing that reverse design methodology. The optimized die
profile for investment casting can be established with ProCAST.
Die Cavity, Geometric Parameter, Inverse Deformation,
Investment Casting Die, Node Matching, Numerical Simulation,
ProCAST, Reversing design methodology, Turbine Blade.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, MS, 39762, USA.