Experimental and numerical simulation of the mould region of a steel continuous caster

K. Pericleous, Z. Kountouriotis, G. Djambazov, J. F. Domgin, P. Gardin

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Abstract

A finite volume numerical model was developed to determine the fluid flow patterns and investigate the transient behaviour of the slag/steel (oil/water) interface using a water model configuration. This model includes a Lagrangian representation of argon bubble tracks and their influence on the flowfield (due to buoyancy) and on surface behaviour. In the process of validation between the multi-phase model and the LDA experimental measurements several explanations are provided for the different observed phenomena and their influence on the Continuous Casting of steel. As a next aim in the project, the heat transfer between slag and steel in an industrial configuration is studied. These multi-phase interactions involve the melting of the flux powder and the formation of the slag layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1281
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • continuous casting
  • interface
  • numerical modelling
  • Steel

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    Pericleous, K., Kountouriotis, Z., Djambazov, G., Domgin, J. F., & Gardin, P. (2010). Experimental and numerical simulation of the mould region of a steel continuous caster. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1281, 95-98. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3498655