Simulation Study of Thermal Buoyance Influence on Flow Characteristic in Single Outlet Tundish
The distribution of velocity field in single outlet tundish has been simulated through numerical solution of turbulent Navier-Stokes equation in conjunction with e − k turbulence model. The theoretical predicted results have compared with experimental ones, and excellent agreement between them has been achieved. Through comparing the computational data using coupled heat and flow method with that of using uncoupled method, it indicated that it’s necessary to utility the coupled heat and flow method in big size tundish since the thermal buoyance should not be ignored in the calculation.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
J. F. Fan et al., "Simulation Study of Thermal Buoyance Influence on Flow Characteristic in Single Outlet Tundish", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3215-3218, 2005