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Processes 2016, 4(2), 14; doi:10.3390/pr4020014

An Experimental Investigation to Facilitate an Improvement in the Design of an Electromagnetic Continuous Casting Mould

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Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE2020) Project, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
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Key Laboratory of National Education Ministry for Electromagnetic Processing of Materials, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Michael Henson
Received: 23 September 2015 / Accepted: 11 April 2016 / Published: 14 April 2016
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Abstract

An electromagnetic continuous casting mould designed is proposed with a non-uniform slit distribution structure. This design has aimed to reduce the number of slits so that the mould’s strength is enhanced, whilst maintaining a similar metallurgy effect. In this paper, the metallurgy effect for the designed mould is investigated through the magnetic field distribution along the casting direction, the uniformity feature in the vicinity of the meniscus region, the temperature variation of the molten alloy pool and the mould wall. The results show that the designed mould achieved a similar effect as compared to the original mould; however, the configuration is simplified. This research highlights the topic of mould structure optimization, which would enable the Electromagnetic continuous casting (EMCC) technique to be utilized with greater ease by industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: electromagnetic continuous casting; mould configuration; magnetic field distribution; temperature variation; Joule heat electromagnetic continuous casting; mould configuration; magnetic field distribution; temperature variation; Joule heat
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Zhang, L.; Deng, A.; Wang, E.; Sienz, J. An Experimental Investigation to Facilitate an Improvement in the Design of an Electromagnetic Continuous Casting Mould. Processes 2016, 4, 14.

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