Study of computational issues in simulation of transient flow in continuous casting

Quan Yuan, Bin Zhao, S. Pratap Vanka, Brian Thomas

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The attachment probability of inclusions on a bubble surface is investigated based on fundamental fluid flow simulations, incorporating the inclusion trajectory and sliding time of each individual inclusion along the bubble surface as a function of particle and bubble size. Then, the turbulent fluid flow in a typical continuous casting mold, trajectories of bubbles and their path length in the mold are calculated. The inclusion removal by bubble transport in the mold is calculated based on the obtained attachment probability of inclusion on bubble and the computed path length of the bubbles. The results are important to estimate the significance of different inclusion removal mechanisms. This work is part of a comprehensive effort to optimize steelmaking and casting operations to lower defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-343
Number of pages11
JournalMaterials Science and Technology
StatePublished - 2004
EventMaterials Science and Technology, MS and T 2004; Volume 2: AIST/TMS Proceedings - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2004Sep 29 2004


  • Continuous casting
  • Large eddy simulation
  • Turbulent fluid flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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