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Metals 2019, 9(1), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/met9010068

Influence of Subflux Turbulence Controller and Ladle Shroud Asymmetric Using on Hydrodynamic Conditions in One Strand Slab Tundish

Department of Metals Extraction and Recirculation, Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology, Armii Krajowej 19 ave, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
Received: 19 December 2018 / Revised: 3 January 2019 / Accepted: 9 January 2019 / Published: 11 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optimization of Industrial Casting Processes)
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Abstract

The tundish plays a key role in the process of continuous steel casting (CSC), as it ensures a stable flow of steel to the mould. Therefore, particular attention is paid to the behavior of liquid steel in the tundish. A wedge-shape tundish with a nominal capacity of 30 tons was tested. The present study has examined different variants of subflux turbulence controller (STC) and ladle shroud (LS) positions relative to one another. For the designed continuous casting variants with the modified tundish pouring zones, numerical simulations of liquid steel behavior were performed. From the computer simulations results, motion, velocity magnitude, and temperature of liquid steel were obtained. Moreover the shares of stagnant volume flow, dispersed plug flow, well-mixed volume flow and transient zone were calculated. It is possible to effectively modify the hydrodynamic conditions by appropriate selection the position of the STC and LS. View Full-Text
Keywords: tundish; subflux turbulence controller; ladle shroud; hydrodynamic conditions; numerical simulations tundish; subflux turbulence controller; ladle shroud; hydrodynamic conditions; numerical simulations
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Cwudziński, A. Influence of Subflux Turbulence Controller and Ladle Shroud Asymmetric Using on Hydrodynamic Conditions in One Strand Slab Tundish. Metals 2019, 9, 68.

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