WIT Press


An Original Numerical Model Of Heat And Mass Transfer In A Concasting Machine

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM000651

Volume

29

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

911 kb

Author(s)

F. Kavicka, J. Stetina, B. Sekanina & P. Ramik

Abstract

The solidification and cooling of a continuously cast billet or slab (generally a concasting) and simultaneous heating of the crystallizer is a very complicated problem of transient heat and mass transfer. The solving of such a problem is impossible without numerical models of the temperature field, not only of the concasting itself, while it is being processed through the concasting machine (CCM), but of the crystallizer as well. This process is described by the Fourier- Kirchhoff equation. An original three-dimensional (3D) numerical model of the temperature field of a CCM has been developed. It has graphical input and output - automatic generation of the net and plotting of temperature fields in the form of color iso- therms and iso-zones, a

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