Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN)
Publisher : International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy
Source : International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, Volume 8, Number 1, p.32-49 (2012)
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Keywords : Aluminum, Computer simulation, energy conservation, environmental technology, Finite element method, global change, heat flow, heating, recovery, solidification
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Center : Computational Engineering and Networking
Department : Mechanical Engineering, Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN)
Verified : Yes
Year : 2012
Abstract : This paper presents a unique attempt to preheat the raw materials by recovering the waste heat from solidifying molten metal in shape castings of aluminium using sand moulds. Finite element analysis of the problem using ANSYS has also been done, results of which show satisfactory agreement with the experimental results. By using this preheating method, it is proved that around 16% of heat recovery could be realised, which is a substantial achievement in this field. Since energy generation has negative environmental impacts, this attempt is a definite contribution to the solution of global environmental problems such as climate change. Patent has been applied for this work and hence minimum details have been provided. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Cite this Research Publication : J. Selvaraj and Dr. K. I. Ramachandran, “Energy conservation in aluminium foundries by waste heat recovery from solidifying molten metal”, International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, vol. 8, pp. 32-49, 2012.