Modelling on Inclusion Motion and Entrapment during the Full Solidification in Curved Billet Caster
AbstractInclusions entrapped by the solidifying front during continuous casting would deteriorate the properties of the final steel products. In order to investigate the inclusion motion and the entrapment during the full solidification in curved billet caster, the present work has developed a three-dimensional numerical model coupling the flow, solidification, and inclusion motion. The predicted result indicates that the inclusion distribution inside the liquid pool of the mold is not perfectly symmetrical. Furthermore, the motion and the entrapment of micro inclusions in the mold are mainly affected by the molten steel flow pattern, however, those of macro inclusions depend both on the molten steel flow pattern and the buoyancy force of the inclusions. In the curved part of the strand, macro inclusions shift to the solidifying front of the inner radius as time goes on, while the solidifying front of the outer radius cannot entrap inclusions. The distributions of inclusions smaller than 5 μm in the solidified strand are even. However, for inclusions that are larger than 5 μm, their distributions become uneven. To validate the model, measurement of the strand surface temperature and the detection of inclusions in samples obtained from a plant have been performed. Good agreement is found between the predicted and experimental results. View Full-Text
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Yin, Y.; Zhang, J.; Dong, Q.; Li, Y. Modelling on Inclusion Motion and Entrapment during the Full Solidification in Curved Billet Caster. Metals 2018, 8, 320.
Yin Y, Zhang J, Dong Q, Li Y. Modelling on Inclusion Motion and Entrapment during the Full Solidification in Curved Billet Caster. Metals. 2018; 8(5):320.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yin, Yanbin; Zhang, Jiongming; Dong, Qipeng; Li, Yuanyuan. 2018. "Modelling on Inclusion Motion and Entrapment during the Full Solidification in Curved Billet Caster." Metals 8, no. 5: 320.
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