|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production
||Cathode Structure Optimization Research for Aluminum Reduction Cell
||Yungang Ban, Jing Liu, Yu Mao, Jihong Mao
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Different cathode structures were studied with the ANSYS thermo-electric field simulation software. The differences of horizontal current in aluminum pad and cathode voltage drop (CVD) were compared when adopting different techniques, such as partially insulated steel bar, low resistivity steel bar and copper bar technologies. The results showed that the copper bar technology was the best in reducing the horizontal current in the metal and in reducing CVD due to its high conductivity. Furthermore, the current distribution uniformity in cathode is also the best with the copper collector bar technology.
||Planned: Light Metals