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Metals 2016, 6(5), 104; doi:10.3390/met6050104

Study on the Fluid Flow in a Semi-Open-Stream-Poured Beam Blank Continuous Casting Mold with Submerged Refractory Funnels by Multiphase Modeling

College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China
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Received: 9 March 2016 / Revised: 23 April 2016 / Accepted: 26 April 2016 / Published: 17 May 2016
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Abstract

The flow transport of a 420 × 320 × 90 mm beam blank continuous casting mold that used open-stream pouring combined with submerged refractory funnels was studied. By considering the dynamic similarity, geometric similarity, and air entrapment quantity similarity, a full-size water model was established. Meanwhile, the 3D mathematical models that included three phases were applied. Through the combination of the water model and the mathematical model, the distribution and morphology of the phases in the mold were investigated. The results indicate that bubbles existed in the molten steel due to entrapment and the flow pattern was different from that of the full protection-poured mold. Furthermore, the effects of funnel immersion depth and funnel diameter on the bubbles’ impact depth, funnel’s inside wall shear stress, and overall area of the air/steel interface were discussed. The results provide useful information for the industrial continuous casting process. View Full-Text
Keywords: beam blank continuous casting; flow field; mathematical simulation; VOF; multiphase flow beam blank continuous casting; flow field; mathematical simulation; VOF; multiphase flow
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Zhang, L.; Chen, D.; Long, M.; Chen, H.; Huang, Y.; Dong, Z. Study on the Fluid Flow in a Semi-Open-Stream-Poured Beam Blank Continuous Casting Mold with Submerged Refractory Funnels by Multiphase Modeling. Metals 2016, 6, 104.

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