A Finite Element Analysis Simulation Model of one-Spacer Nozzle’s Flow Field of Al Roll-Casting Using Coupled Fluid-Thermal Analysis
To explore fluid-thermal analysis of the flow fields of front-box and One-spacer nozzle of aluminum roll-casting, a three-dimensional finite element simulation model has been developed to provide analyzing distribution of velocity and temperature of outlet of nozzle, by using coupled fluid-thermal FEM simulation of FLOTRAN module in ANSYS 6.0. Stricter analysis of postprocessing result was conducted by MATLAB. It was concluded that flow field of one-spacer nozzle was able to match cooling capacity of cast rollers, and one-spacer nozzle could be optimized to work in the case of speed increasing of the drawing-sheet and thickness reducing of the aluminium sheet during roll casting.
Y. Zhou et al., "A Finite Element Analysis Simulation Model of one-Spacer Nozzle’s Flow Field of Al Roll-Casting Using Coupled Fluid-Thermal Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 159, pp. 691-696, 2011