The Process Optimization result shows the flow front area vs time plot, the percentage of part frozen vs time plot, and the ram position vs time plot.
Flow front area vs time
This plot shows the cross-sectional area of the flow front during filling. When the flow front area is larger, higher ram velocities can be used. When the flow front area is smaller, lower ram velocities need to be used to avoid overshearing or overstressing of the material.
Percentage of part frozen vs time
This plot can be used to determine a suitable cooling time for the part. If the plot indicates that a small fraction of the part is extending the cooling time considerably, then examine the Time to reach ejection temperature result to locate the areas of the part involved.
Ram position vs time
This plot provides alternate representations of the recommended velocity and pressure profiles calculated by the Optimization analysis.