The paper presents results of measuring thermal conductivity of green sand mould material and time of castings solidification evaluated from cooling curves. During the experiments pure Cu (99,8 %) plate was cast into the examined sand moulds. Basing on the measurements it was stated that thermal conductivity of the moulding sand has complex temperature variability, especially during the water vaporization. It was confirmed that water vaporization strongly influences thermal conductivity of the moulding sand in the first period of the mould heating by the poured casting. The obtained dependence should be used in the numerical calculations to improve their accuracy.
 P.K. Krajewski, J.S. Suchy, G. Piwowarski, W.K. Krajewski, Thermo-physical properties vs. temperature of selected foundry sands, Proceedings of the 71st World Foundry Congress “Advanced Sustainable Foundry”, 21-24 May 2014, Bilbao, Spain (on USB Memory Flash).