Development of Electromagnetic Swirling Flow in Immersion Nozzle in Continuous Casting Process of Steel
Swirling flow in an immersion nozzle is effective on improving quality of casting block and casting speed in continuous casting process of steel. However, a refractory swirl blade installed in the nozzle is liable to cause clogging, which limit the application of the process. In this study a new process is proposed, that is a rotating electromagnetic field is set up around an immersion nozzle to induce a swirling flow in it by Lorentz force. New types of swirling flow electromagnetic generator are proposed and the effects of the structure of the generator, the coil current intensity and frequency on the magnetic field and on the flow field in the immersion nozzle are numerically analyzed.
Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
D. W. Li et al., "Development of Electromagnetic Swirling Flow in Immersion Nozzle in Continuous Casting Process of Steel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 295-297, pp. 1284-1288, 2011