MAGMA5 provides important new casting process simulation capabilities. New advanced turbulence models as well as the consideration of surface tension improve the mold filling prediction for gravity castings. And, tracer particles can be modeled with mass and size to evaluate slag inclusions. Burn-on and penetration criteria help identify sand related surface defects. Moreover, a new module for the simulation of as-cast local microstructures and properties of aluminum alloys is available with MAGMAnonferrous. The stress module MAGMAstress has also been completely reworked and for the first time offers the option to simulate thermally induced casting stresses for the complete manufacturing route. A new and comprehensive plasticity model provides improved accuracy, because it considers temperature-dependent as well as time-dependent effects on stresses and strains.
Simulation results such as 3D graphics, diagrams, and tables can be shown in multiple views and can be displayed in selectable levels of detail. This means that results can be evaluated reliably in order to allow an optimization of cast components and casting processes. With the currently released MAGMA5 Version 5.0 all important sand casting processes are supported.