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Simulation of the continuous casting process by a mathematical model

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • A computational three-dimensional (3D) heat transfer model has been developed and applied to calculate the temperature distribution and solid shell thickness profile of a continous cast slab in a steel plant. This developed model includes non-linear material properties of specific heat and thermal conductivity as well as phase changes during solidification. A general thermo-fluidmechanics computer program, PHOENICS, was employed to numerically solve the heat transfer equation with the associated source terms. The thermal profile and solid shell thickness calculated by mathematical model agree with those predicted by an industrial model and experimental measurements. The model could also be used to predict the optimum process parameters on casting speed, heat removal rates and associated water flow rates and roll force. These parameters could be monitored by suitable sensors and controlled through a feed back system that interfaced with the mathematical model and the sensors. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Tieu, A. K., & Kim, I. S. (1997). Simulation of the continuous casting process by a mathematical model. In International Journal of Mechanical Sciences Vol. 39 (pp. 185-192). doi:10.1016/0020-7403(96)00052-5

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0031076734

Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 192

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • A computational three-dimensional (3D) heat transfer model has been developed and applied to calculate the temperature distribution and solid shell thickness profile of a continous cast slab in a steel plant. This developed model includes non-linear material properties of specific heat and thermal conductivity as well as phase changes during solidification. A general thermo-fluidmechanics computer program, PHOENICS, was employed to numerically solve the heat transfer equation with the associated source terms. The thermal profile and solid shell thickness calculated by mathematical model agree with those predicted by an industrial model and experimental measurements. The model could also be used to predict the optimum process parameters on casting speed, heat removal rates and associated water flow rates and roll force. These parameters could be monitored by suitable sensors and controlled through a feed back system that interfaced with the mathematical model and the sensors. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Tieu, A. K., & Kim, I. S. (1997). Simulation of the continuous casting process by a mathematical model. In International Journal of Mechanical Sciences Vol. 39 (pp. 185-192). doi:10.1016/0020-7403(96)00052-5

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0031076734

Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 192

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 2