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2D Heat transfer of an injection mold: ANSYS Workbench and Mechanical APDL
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1  proMetheus, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Rua Escola Industrial e Comercial
2  IPC- Institute for Polymers and Composites, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800–058 Guimarães, Portugal
Academic Editor: Ana Paula Betencourt Martins Amaro


Fabricating conformal cooling channels (CCCs) has become easier and more cost-effective because to recent advances in additive manufacturing. CCCs give better cooling performance than regular (straight drilled) channels during the injection molding process. The main reason for this is that CCCs may follow the paths of the molded shape, but regular channels cannot. CCCs can be used to decrease thermal stresses and warpage while also decreasing cycle time and producing a more uniform temperature distribution. Traditional channels, on the other hand, have a more involved design technique than CCC. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulations are crucial for establishing an effective and cost-effective design. The goal of this paper is to compare two ANSYS modules for the purpose of verifying findings. For models with fine mesh, the two modules appear to provide equivalent results. As a result, the ANSYS module to use should be determined by the job's purpose as well as the complexity of the CAD geometry.

Keywords: conformal cooling; injection molding; computer aided engineering; Design Optimization
Comments on this paper
Jesse Pinkman
In my opinion, the choice of ANSYS module depends on the wordle unlimited project's objectives and CAD geometry complexity.