Physical and numerical simulation research on swirling flow tundish

Qin Fu Hou, Huan Yang Wang, Qiang Yue, Zong Shu Zou

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By water model experiments and numerical simulation of a swirling flow tundish for continuous casting of steels, the influences of swirling chamber dimensions and liquid flowrate on the flowing behavior in the chamber and the whole tundish were examined. The variations of flow pattern, tracer concentration and rotational velocity vector in the chamber were determined, and the motion of an inclusion particle was analyzed. The numerical simulation results agree well with the physical modeling results. The rotational speed aroused by introducing the swirling chamber is comparable with that of centrifugal tundish by electromagnetism. This affords a foundation for optimization design of a swirling flow tundish.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalGuocheng Gongcheng Xuebao/The Chinese Journal of Process Engineering
Issue numberSPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Concentration field
  • Numerical simulation
  • Residence time
  • Swirling flow tundish
  • Water model

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