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The Optimization Of Concasting Using Two Numerical Models

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB010031

Volume

29

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

966 kb

Author(s)

F. Kavicka, K. Stransky, J. Stetina, V. Dobrovska, E. Dobrovska

Abstract

The optimization of concasting using two numerical models F. Kavicka\K. Stransky\ J. Stetina,\V. Dobrovska^, E. Dobrovska^ Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic Abstract Solidification and cooling of a continuously cast steel slab and the simultaneous heating of the crystallizer is, from the viewpoint of thermokinetics, a very complicated problem of transient heat and mass transfer. The solving of such a problem is impossible without a numerical model of the temperature field—not only for the slab while it is being processed through the entire concasting machine (CCM) but for the crystallizer as well. An original (one of two) three-dimensional (3D) numerical model of the temperature field of a concasting had been used. This model is able to simulate the temperature field of a CCM—either as a whole, or any of its parts. The experimental research and data acquis

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