Finite Element Modelling of Mechanical Phenomena Connected to the Technological Process of Continuous Casting of Steel

J. Heger

Abstract


A finite element method algorithm is presented that enables numerical simulation of real phenomena that take place during an industrial process of continuous casting of steel. The algorithm takes into account all known kinds of nonlinearities: material nonlinearity connected to the nonlinear temperature dependence of material properties, large deformations from the process of material forming and contacts between the slab and rollers of the strand. Received results describe the sensitivity of the product to crack initiation, not only during the process of continuous casting itself but also in the finished and cooled slab.

Keywords


Continuous casting; steel slab; numerical simulation; finite element method; nonlinearity; large deformations; contact; crack initiation

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague