Thickness Analysis of Parts
The ability to determine the material distribution and the corresponding thickness or thinness of a casting part is crucial for its design and manufacturing. Non optimal values of the part leads to issues in its performance during use. Thin wall sections may be structurally weak causing the component to fail while over compensated thick portions lead to an increase in the weight of the component and hence the subsequent cost to manufacture.
In Glovius you can quickly identify the material distribution using the Thickness Analysis tool. The tool calculates the thickness using the Ray method or the Sphere method. You can choose either method from the Glovius Settings Dialog. Each of the method is suitable for a specific use case.
- Ray method is typically suitable for finding thin wall sections and helps detect edges
- Sphere method is useful for identifying thick sections that may warp or deform during casting process
Download Glovius today and use Thickness Analysis on your casting parts and identify probable design issues.
Post Source – HCL - https://www.glovius.com/thickness-analysis-of-parts/
Author – Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager. HCL