WIT Press


Heat Transfer And Quality Aspects For Continuous Solidification Processes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT940341

Volume

5

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

1,050 kb

Author(s)

J.R. Boehmer & F.N. Fett

Abstract

Heat transfer and quality aspects for continuous solidification processes J.R. Boehmer & F.N. Fett Institute for Energy Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Siegen University, Paul-Bonatz-Str. 9-11, D-57068, Siegen, Germany ABSTRACT The heat transfer during continuous solidification in a continuous casting ma- chine is the major determinant on product quality with regard to further process- ing. A sophisticated but efficient and fully coupled thermal and mechanical PC- model for metal billet casting permits to investigate by process simulation the conditions to control and to improve product quality. Exemplarily, four aspects of how to adapt strand cooling conditions are discussed. Finally, some per- spectives of online use of a mathematical model are given. INTRODUCTION Continuous casting processes have become most important for primary shaping of base materials both for ferrous and nonferrous metal-processing industries. The major shapes are blooms, slabs and axi

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