Estimation and Consequences of Shrinkage of Steel
Industrial data set with 400 CC steel slabs were analysed by a statistical method for revealing the real connections between the technological parameters, heat transfer model results and the precisely determined centerline segregation index. Because of the poor correlations a new model was developed in which the shrinkage and deformations of the shells of the slabs can also be taken into account. It has been proved that the stopping of liquid movement below about 30 % liquid ratio plays an important role in the centerline segregation formation. The conclusions of the calculations are in good accordance with the results of the metallographical analysis.
P.J. Szabó, T. Réti, T. Czigány
M. Réger et al., "Estimation and Consequences of Shrinkage of Steel", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 589, pp. 43-48, 2008