Turbulent flow measurements in continuous steel casting mold water model
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The flow of the liquid metal in the continuous casting process of steel is essential for process quality optimizations. Due to gas injection, a complex turbulent multiphase flow situation prevails in the mold. The high temperatures, the opacity of liquid steel and the harsh environment strongly restrict the possibilities for measurements directly in the production process. Therefore, a 1:1 scaled laboratory water model of the casting process is available at the voestalpine steel plant in order to study the flow situation. Flow measurements on this model using different methods are presented in this contribution. The results are important to understand and control the flow structure, as well as to validate mathematical models for numerical flow simulations.