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Simulation of fluid flow, heat transfer and micro-segregation in twin-roll strip casting of stainless steel

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In twin-roll strip casting process, metal flow and temperature distribution in the molten pool directly affect the stability of the process and the quality of products. A 3D coupled thermal-flow finite element modeling simulation for twin-roll strip casting of stainless steel was performed. Influences of the pouring temperature and casting speed on the temperature fields were obtained from the numerical simulation. The micro-segregation of the solutes during the strip casting process of stainless steel was also simulated. A developed micro-segregation model was used to calculate the micro-segregation of solutes in twin-roll casting of stainless steel. The relationship between the solidus fraction in solidification and temperature was given, which was used to determine the liquid impermeable temperature, zero strength temperature and zero ductility temperature in the period of non-equilibrium solidification. The effect of temperature on the micro-segregation was discussed. According to the computational results, the solidification completion temperature in the twin-roll strip casting of stainless steel was then determined, which could provide a basis for controlling the location of solidification completion temperature and analyzing the crack of the casting strip.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Zhang, X., Jiang, Z., Liu, X., & Wang, G. (2006). Simulation of fluid flow, heat transfer and micro-segregation in twin-roll strip casting of stainless steel. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 22(3), 295-300.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-33746516290

Start Page


  • 295

End Page


  • 300

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • In twin-roll strip casting process, metal flow and temperature distribution in the molten pool directly affect the stability of the process and the quality of products. A 3D coupled thermal-flow finite element modeling simulation for twin-roll strip casting of stainless steel was performed. Influences of the pouring temperature and casting speed on the temperature fields were obtained from the numerical simulation. The micro-segregation of the solutes during the strip casting process of stainless steel was also simulated. A developed micro-segregation model was used to calculate the micro-segregation of solutes in twin-roll casting of stainless steel. The relationship between the solidus fraction in solidification and temperature was given, which was used to determine the liquid impermeable temperature, zero strength temperature and zero ductility temperature in the period of non-equilibrium solidification. The effect of temperature on the micro-segregation was discussed. According to the computational results, the solidification completion temperature in the twin-roll strip casting of stainless steel was then determined, which could provide a basis for controlling the location of solidification completion temperature and analyzing the crack of the casting strip.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Zhang, X., Jiang, Z., Liu, X., & Wang, G. (2006). Simulation of fluid flow, heat transfer and micro-segregation in twin-roll strip casting of stainless steel. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 22(3), 295-300.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-33746516290

Start Page


  • 295

End Page


  • 300

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 3