|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing
||CFD Modeling of a Ladle with Top Stirring Lance
||Haibo Ma, Xia Chen, Hoyong Hwang, Megan Pratt, Russel J. Mulligan, Bin Wu, Guangwu Tang, Chenn Qian Zhou
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Steel cleanliness is very important for the good quality of final products. Stirring ladle has been widely used to ensure the good quality steel produced from liquid iron in steelmaking industry. Proper stirring is crucial for obtaining clean steel. In this study, three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique is used to study the transient multiphase flow inside a working ladle at a steel plant. This study presents a comparison of three different approaches to model the flow, i.e. the VOF approach, the Eulerian-Eulerian approach, and the Eulerian-Lagrangian approach. The results from the simulations are compared to experimental data obtained from the working ladle. The approach which gives accurate results within a reasonable amount of computational time can be used to simulation the ladle under various operating conditions in order to determine optimized ladle operation.
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