|About this Abstract
||Liquid Metal Processing & Casting Conference (LMPC 2019)
||Liquid Metal Processing & Casting
||Modelling the Cold Crucible Pouring Dynamics
||Valdis Bojarevics, Kyriacos A. Pericleous
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The paper uses the mathematical modelling technique to investigate cold crucible operation with a non-consumable nozzle made of copper segments. The combination of two coils, one for the main crucible and the other for the nozzle with different power supplies, requires to superpose the effects of the two independent AC electromagnetic force fields. This leads to complex transitional flow structures and turbulence of the melt, contributing to the melt shape dynamics and the heat loss to the walls to satisfy the narrow balance between the thin solidified protective layer while avoiding the blockage of the outflow if the nozzle is frozen. The sensitivity of the outflow to the nozzle diameter is investigated. The beneficial features of the cold crucible melting to purify the melt from particulate contamination are explained using the particle tracking during the pouring process.
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