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Fluid flow in continuous casting mold with a configured nozzle

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3 Author(s)
Wang, Lei ; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China ; Shen, Houfa ; Liu, Baicheng

The influence of a configured nozzle on the turbulent fluid flow in a continuous casting mold was investigated using the simulation program Visual Cast, which used the finite difference method and the SIMPLER algorithm. CAD software was used to construct the complicated nozzle in the calculational region. The simulation accuracy was validated by comparison with the classic driven cavity flow problem. The simulation results agree well with water modeling experiments. The simulations show that the velocity distribution at the nozzle port is uneven and the jet faces downward more than the nozzle outlet. Simulations with a configured nozzle and the inlet velocity at the nozzle entrance give precise results and overcome the traditional difficulty in determining the nozzle outlet velocity.

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 6 )