Effects of U-Shape Inner Cooler on Flow and Solidification of Molten Steel in Slab Continuous Casting Mold
An inner-outer coupled cooling technology of molten steel for 1240×200mm slab continuous casting, that is to set an inner cooler—U shape pipes in the mold, is put forward in order to enhance the efficiency of transmitting heat and improve inner structure of billet. The flow status and solidification status of molten steel under coupling flow field and temperature field in inner-outer coupled cooling mold are simulated by using fluid dynamics software, and compare with those in traditional mold. It is found that setting inner cooler in the mold can make molten steel flow status even, which is favorable to floating up of the inclusion, quickening the solidification of steel liquid and improving the quality of billet.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
Y. J. Jin et al., "Effects of U-Shape Inner Cooler on Flow and Solidification of Molten Steel in Slab Continuous Casting Mold", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 423-427, 2011