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Analysis of Non-Symmetrical Heat Transfers during the Casting of Steel Billets and Slabs

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Technological and Autonomous Institute of México (ITAM), Department of Industrial Engineering, Rio Hondo #1 Col. Progreso Tizapan, Mexico City CP 01080, Mexico
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Instituto Politécnico Nacional-ESIQIE, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Ed. 7 UPALM, Col. Zacatenco, Mexico City, Mexico CP 07738
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Instituto Politécnico Nacional-UPIIZ, Metallurgical Engineering, Blvd. del Bote 202, Cerro del Gato, Zacatecas CP 98160, Mexico
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Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Blvd. Fundadores Km 13, Ciudad Universitaria, Arteaga Coahuila CP 25350, Mexico
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Metals 2021, 11(9), 1380; https://doi.org/10.3390/met11091380
Received: 22 July 2021 / Revised: 21 August 2021 / Accepted: 27 August 2021 / Published: 31 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Continuous Casting and Fluid Mechanics of Steels)
The current automation of steelmaking processes is capable of complete control through programmed hardware. However, many metallurgical and operating factors, such as heat transfer control, require further studies under industrial conditions. In this context, computer simulation has become a powerful tool for reproducing the effects of industrial constraints on heat transfer. This work reports a computational model to simulate heat removal from billets’ strands in the continuous casting process. This model deals with the non-symmetric cooling conditions of a billet caster. These cooling conditions frequently occur due to plugged nozzles in the secondary cooling system (SCS). The model developed simulates the steel thermal behavior for casters with a non-symmetric distribution of the sprays in the SCS using different boundary conditions to show possible heat transfer variations. Finally, the results are compared with actual temperatures from different casters to demonstrate the predictive capacity of this algorithm’s approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: heat transfer; finite difference method; computer simulation; continuous casting heat transfer; finite difference method; computer simulation; continuous casting
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Ramírez-López, A.; Dávila-Maldonado, O.; Nájera-Bastida, A.; Morales, R.D.; Rodríguez-Ávila, J.; Muñiz-Valdés, C.R. Analysis of Non-Symmetrical Heat Transfers during the Casting of Steel Billets and Slabs. Metals 2021, 11, 1380. https://doi.org/10.3390/met11091380

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Ramírez-López A, Dávila-Maldonado O, Nájera-Bastida A, Morales RD, Rodríguez-Ávila J, Muñiz-Valdés CR. Analysis of Non-Symmetrical Heat Transfers during the Casting of Steel Billets and Slabs. Metals. 2021; 11(9):1380. https://doi.org/10.3390/met11091380

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Ramírez-López, Adán, Omar Dávila-Maldonado, Alfonso Nájera-Bastida, Rodolfo D. Morales, Jafeth Rodríguez-Ávila, and Carlos Rodrigo Muñiz-Valdés. 2021. "Analysis of Non-Symmetrical Heat Transfers during the Casting of Steel Billets and Slabs" Metals 11, no. 9: 1380. https://doi.org/10.3390/met11091380

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