Martin Barna, Mirko Javurek, Peter Wimmer,
"Numeric Simulation of the Steel Flow in a Slab Caster with a Box?Type Electromagnetic Stirrer"
, in steel research international, Vol. 9, Nummer 11, Wiley, 11-2020
Numeric Simulation of the Steel Flow in a Slab Caster with a Box?Type Electromagnetic Stirrer
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The usage of electromagnetic actuators in the continuous steel?casting process is on a steady rise, due to its possibilities for a sophisticated, contactless flow control. The complexity of the casting process and the ever?increasing quality demands require a well?founded knowledge of the interaction between the electromagnetic actuators and the liquid steel flow. Numeric modeling provides a detailed view and is therefore crucial for understanding the interaction between the electromagnetic fields and the liquid steel flow. Only a deep insight into the coupling between the liquid steel flow and the electromagnetic forces makes it possible to improve/optimize the continuous casting process. The work presented here is part of an ongoing research to bridge the gap between the liquid steel flow and the grain structure of the end product. The article's focus lies on the liquid steel flow modified by a traveling magnetic field?relying mainly on numerical simulations. Different modeling approaches are used to simulate linear electromagnetic stirring in the secondary cooling zone of a slab caster. An appropriate model is chosen to investigate the influence of various stirring parameters, stirring modes, and stirring positions. From the results, conclusions for the real casting process can be drawn.