- Volume 22 Issue 1
The mold filling process has been a central issue in the development of numerical methods to solve the casting processes. A mold filling which is inherently transient free surface fluid flow, is important because the quality of casting highly depends on such phenomenon, Most of the existing numerical schemes to solve mold filling process have severe limitations in time step restrictions or Courant criteria since explicit time integration is used. Therefore, a large computation time is required to analyze casting processes. In this study, the well known SOLA-VOF method has been modified implicitly to simulate the mold filling process. Solutions to example filling problems show that the proposed method is more efficient in computation time than the original SOLA -VOF method.