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Proposal Number: 7464

Domain: Advanced Materials

Theme(s): Indigenous model based software/tool development

Supporting Central Government Agency: Department of Science and Technology

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 396.96

Principal Investigator: Arun K Saha

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Co-Investigators:
Arvind Kumar ,Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Amarendra K Singh ,Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Malay K Das ,Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Shyamprasad Karagadde ,Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Pradip Dutta ,Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Anirban Bhattacharya ,Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

Domain: Advanced Materials

Project Title

Development of an Open Source Solidification/Melting Platform – OpenSol

Project Images

Image Caption:Solidification software representing various models and applications.

Web Abstract

Almost all manufactured components both metallic and non-metallic materials are processed from their liquid state. The end properties in solidified products are linked with the structure and defects generated during the progress of solidification. Physical phenomena that govern the casting and solidification processes encompass coupled fluid, heat and mass transfer phenomena, and formation of chemical heterogeneities and microstructures. Commercial softwares are inflexible in linking with lower length scale models. The project aims to develop fully validated open source software (OpenSol) for casting and solidification capable of handling complex physical processes of solidification using sophisticated models. The software can be useful to the Indian manufacturing industries and strategic sectors for improving the design, performance and cost competitiveness of their products. The capability of the software/platform will be demonstrated by simulating few solidification based processes and through use of experiments planned as a part of this project.