Investigating mold heat transfer in thin slab casting with CON1D

Begoña Santillana, Arie Hamoen, Willem Van Der Knoop, Brian G. Thomas, Lance Hibbeler, Arnoud Kamperman

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A study was conducted to investigate heat transfer in the thin slab casting mold, with one-dimensional heat transfer model CONID. A three-dimensional finite element model was developed, using ABAQUS, to find correction factors that enable CONID for predicting accurately, temperature at thermocouple locations. The model calculations were validated, using an extensive database of plant process parameters obtained from the Corus Direct Steel Plant in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. The model calculations were also validated with measurements of mold powder consumption, oscillation mark shape, mold temperature, and heat removal. The improved CONID model was applied, to predict casting behavior for different speeds and investigate the effect of mold plate thickness. The results of the study will be used, to extrapolate standard practices to higher casting speeds and new mold designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-63
Number of pages13
JournalIron and Steel Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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