Initiation of Surface Cracks on Beam Blank in the Mold during Continuous Casting
AbstractSurface cracking seriously affects the quality of beam blanks, a relatively new blank in the continuous casting in China. In order to study the mechanism of the initiation and propagation of surface cracks, this study established a 2D micro-segmented model of the solidification process for a beam blank in the mold, with a user subroutine DFLUX written in Fortran. Using a contact algorithm, the stress in the shell of the beam was analyzed considering the mechanical properties of the material (Q235B), thermal stress, surface friction force and ferrostatic pressure. The results showed that at the center of the web, surface longitudinal cracks were most likely to initiate at a height of 180 mm from the meniscus; at the fillet, surface longitudinal cracks were most likely to initiate at a height of 200 mm from the meniscus. Moreover, the casting speed showed a greater effect on surface crack initiation than the pouring temperature did. This study reveals the cause of longitudinal crack initiation, and the most likely positions of cracks on the strand. Thus, it is instructive for controlling surface cracks in production. View Full-Text
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Yang, G.; Zhu, L.; Chen, W.; Yu, X.; He, B. Initiation of Surface Cracks on Beam Blank in the Mold during Continuous Casting. Metals 2018, 8, 712.
Yang G, Zhu L, Chen W, Yu X, He B. Initiation of Surface Cracks on Beam Blank in the Mold during Continuous Casting. Metals. 2018; 8(9):712.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Gaiyan; Zhu, Liguang; Chen, Wei; Yu, Xingwang; He, Baomin. 2018. "Initiation of Surface Cracks on Beam Blank in the Mold during Continuous Casting." Metals 8, no. 9: 712.
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