Simulation and Productive Practice of 60 Tons Huge Rectangular Ingot by Wind Cooling
Huge rectangular ingots becomes crying needs in the condition of lots of heavy plate mills more than 5m have been in operation. In this paper, a special method of wind cooling outside mould has been presented and applied to produce 60t rectangular ingot. Mathematical simulation results tell us that by wind cooling, the solidification time of the 60t ingot can be shortened by 67 minutes, internal soundness can be ensured. The wind cooling process can obviously improve microstructure and preventing skull patch by increasing the thickness of solidified shell. A 60 tons huge rectangular ingot is successfully produced by wind cooling, the surface quality of is very well and the internal soundness should be improved further.
Zhong Cao, Lixian Sun, Xueqiang Cao, Yinghe He
X. G. Ai et al., "Simulation and Productive Practice of 60 Tons Huge Rectangular Ingot by Wind Cooling", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 233-235, pp. 2714-2717, 2011