|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop Technology: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Wolfgang Schneider
||Modeling of Inclusion Behaviour in an Aluminium Induction Furnace
||Emmanuel Waz, Akshay Bansal, Pierre Chapelle, Yves Delannoy, Jean-Pierre Bellot, Pierre Le Brun
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Crucible induction furnaces are widely used in the aluminium industry, for scrap remelting, metal treatments, and casting. The operation principle results in an intense circulation within the furnace, raising a specific question with regard to inclusion dynamics within the melt, reflected by LiMCA measurements at the furnace exit. In an effort to understand the involved phenomena a hydrodynamic model of the furnace has been built and complimented by an inclusion module that takes into account the transport of inclusions and the interaction of inclusions with other inclusions (aggregation) or with the crucible walls. A numerical inclusion distribution has been developed that reflects the characteristics of the inclusions present in the melt. The model and results of its application are presented in this paper.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume