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Numerical Modeling of the Fluid Flow in Continuous Casting Tundish with Different Control Devices

Zhu He, Kun Zhou, Shuang Liu, Wei Xiong, and Baokuan Li

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Numerical simulations were conducted to study the melt flow under the influence of control devices in a T-type two-strand bloom caster tundish via the open source Computational Fluid Dynamics software OpenFOAM. Three different cases were studied: a bare tundish, a tundish with two pairs of baffles, and a tundish equipped with a turbulence inhibitor and a pair of baffles. Turbulence inhibitor and baffles arrangement showed an improvement of the fluid flow characteristics, yielding lower values of dead volume and higher values of plug flow. With a turbulence inhibitor, the velocity of metal which flows directly toward the tundish floor is smaller and the turbulence kinetic energy of the melt top surface is lower than the other two arrangements.

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Abstr. Appl. Anal., Volume 2013, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 984894, 8 pages.

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He, Zhu; Zhou, Kun; Liu, Shuang; Xiong, Wei; Li, Baokuan. Numerical Modeling of the Fluid Flow in Continuous Casting Tundish with Different Control Devices. Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2013, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 984894, 8 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/984894. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1393449651

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