|About this Abstract
||2010 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop for Aluminum Production
||The Measurement of Heat Flow within a DC Casting Mould
||Arvind Prasad, John Taylor, Ian F. Bainbridge
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The heat flow between the molten metal and the mould-wall in DC casting is often assumed to be negligible compared to that due to the sub-mould water cooling. Furthermore, the entire DC casting process is often described based on this assumption. However the assumption of negligible heat transfer in the metal-mould region and its subsequent minimal influence on cast product quality remains unproven. The focus of the present paper is therefore on understanding the heat transfer in the metal/mould wall region. To this end a method for the laboratory measurement of the flow of heat from the metal being cast to the wall of a DC casting mould has been developed. The equipment and methodology are briefly described together with the initial results obtained. The implications of this work for use in simulation models and for the design and operation of DC casting moulds are discussed.
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