3D modeling of the flow and heat transfer during DC casting with a combo bag

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ConferenceTMS 2009, 138th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, February 15-19, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA
Pages16; # of pages: 6
SubjectAluminium casting; fluid modelling; combo bag; Heat Transfer; 3D Modeling; DC Casting; Reynolds number; turbulence modeling
AbstractThe goal of this study is to determine the influence of combo bag on the velocity and temperature fields in the liquid metal pool during the DC casting of aluminum ingots. For this, a 3D finite element solution algorithm is used to compute the flow and heat transfer phenomena. The solution approach is able to deal with high Reynolds number turbulent flows, buoyancy effects and flow through combo bag meshed openings. An isothermal study with turbulence modeling quantifies the effect of the combo bag on the flow and an effective viscosity is determined for the respective flow conditions. The coupled flow and heat transfer during ingot formation are solved for forced convection conditions (no buoyancy) and by including the natural convection terms. it is shown that the flow is driven by the inlet flow rate in the vicinity of the combo bag and by natural convection outside this region.
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AffiliationNRC Industrial Materials Institute (IMI-IMI); National Research Council Canada
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NRC number51077
NPARC number11216330
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Record created2009-10-02
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