SC98 High Performance Computing Challenge

Example of an Industrial Mold Filling Simulation



The following sequence of images shows the filling of a mold for an engine piston:

The filling "gate" is at the left, and two "pipes" provide reservoirs as the part cools and contracts. The gates and pipes are cut off later and the final part machined to tolerance.

Below, the mold itself is rendered translucent to allow viewing the piston and the cooling channels in the mold, and the fluid is color-coded according to pressure.

This sequence clearly shows the need for interactive 3D visualization to help understand the filling process.


Finally, here is an intermediate stage of the filling color-coded by the fluid speed, which is highest in the narrow part of the filling gate.