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Asymmetry and oscillation of the fluid flow pattern in a continuous casting mould: A water model study

Gupta, Dharmendr and Chakraborty, Snehasis and Lahiri, AK (1997) Asymmetry and oscillation of the fluid flow pattern in a continuous casting mould: A water model study. In: ISIJ International, 37 (7). pp. 654-658.

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Abstract

The fluid flow pattern inside the continuous casting mould is mostly asymmetrical about the central plane and oscillating. Present work studies the frequency of flow oscillation for different mould dimensions, SEN position and its configuration, fluid inlet condition into the mould etc. A time average symmetry has been observed in the prevailing flow pattern inside the mould. However, this symmetry is disturbed when the SEN is displaced from its symmetrical position by more than four percent of the mould width. An upward SEN port angle and increase of flow rate increase the frequency of flow oscillation significantly. The use of a buffer over the continuous casting mould does not reduce the frequency of flow oscillation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.
Keywords: continuous casting mould;flow pattern;water model;flow asymmetry;flow oscillation.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2009 05:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/18427

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