Reference : A simulation-based design paradigm for complex cast components
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A simulation-based design paradigm for complex cast components
Bordas, Stéphane mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Conley, James. G. [Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 5249 Jacobs Center, Evanston, IL 60208-3111, United States]
Moran, Brian [Mechanical Engineering Department, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, United States]
Gray, Joe [Iowa State University, Center for NDE, Ames, IA, United States]
Nichols, Ed [Vought Aircraft Industries, Dallas, TX, United States]
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[en] Casting design and modeling ; Crack growth and damage tolerance analysis ; Extended finite element method, XFEM ; Industrial problems ; Micro-macro simulations ; Non-destructive evaluation ; Computer simulation ; Crack propagation ; Finite element method ; Foundry practice ; Nondestructive examination ; Stress analysis ; Damage tolerance analysis ; Extended finite element method ; Micro-macro simulation ; Casting
[en] This paper describes and exercises a new design paradigm for cast components. The methodology integrates foundry process simulation, non-destructive evaluation (NDE), stress analysis and damage tolerance simulations into the design process. Foundry process simulation is used to predict an array of porosity-related anomalies. The probability of detection of these anomalies is investigated with a radiographic inspection simulation tool (XRSIM). The likelihood that the predicted array of anomalies will lead to a failure is determined by a fatigue crack growth simulation based on the extended finite element method and therefore does not require meshing nor remeshing as the cracks grow. With this approach, the casting modeling provides initial anomaly information, the stress analysis provides a value for the critical size of an anomaly and the NDE assessment provides a detectability measure. The combination of these tools allows for accept/reject criteria to be determined at the early design stage and enables damage tolerant design philosophies. The methodology is applied to the design of a cast monolithic door used on the Boeing 757 aircraft.
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