Gupta, D and Lahir, AK (1996) A water model study of the flow asymmetry inside a continuous slab casting mold. In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 27 (05). pp. 757-764.
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The work studies the extent of asymmetric flow in water models of continuous casting molds of two different configurations. In the molds where fluid is discharged through multiple holes at the bottom, the flow pattern in the lower portion depends on the size of the lower two recirculating domains. If they reach the mold bottom, the flow pattern in the lower portion is symmetrical about the central plane; otherwise, it is asymmetrical. On the other hand, in the molds where the fluid is discharged through the entire mold cross section, the flow pattern is always asymmetrical if the aspect ratio is 1:6.25 or more. The fluid jet swirls while emerging through the nozzle. The interaction of the swirling Jets with the wide sidewalls of the mold gives rise to asymmetrical flow inside the mold. In the molds with lower aspect ratios, where the jets do not touch the wide side walls, the flow pattern is symmetrical about the central plane.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Minerals Metals Materials Society.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)|
|Date Deposited:||03 Dec 2009 11:21|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:28|
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