Transient Cooling of a Hot Steel Plate by an Inclined Bottom Jet
Controlled cooling on the runout table is a crucial component in the production of highly tailored steels since it has a strong influence on the final mechanical properties. High efficiency heat transfer in impinging jet cooling makes this an important method for heat transfer enhancement. The purpose of this study is to develop an experimental database for modelling of boiling heat transfer for bottom jet impingement that occurs during runout table cooling in a steel mill. Experiments have been carried out on a pilot scale runout table using stationary plates, with focus on the effect of water flow rate and nozzle inclination to the overall heat transfer rates. Volumetric flow rates and inclination angles are in the range of 35-55 l/min and 0-30º, respectively. Temperatures on the test plates are measured internally very close to the surface during cooling for the purpose of reducing thermal lag and receiving better data responsiveness. These measurements are taken at the impingement point and several streamwise distances from the impingement point. From the above measurements transient cooling data on the hot steel plate by bottom jet impingement has been analysed.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer and C. Ravindran
N.L. Chester et al., "Transient Cooling of a Hot Steel Plate by an Inclined Bottom Jet", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 15-17, pp. 738-743, 2007