Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

40, 1, pp. 129-147, Warsaw 2002

Sensitivity of conti-casting process with respect to cooling conditions

Bohdan Mochnacki, Ewa Majchrzak
In the first part of this paper mathematical description of heat transfer processes proceeding in the domain of continuous casting is presented. The approach called the second generation modelling is taken into account. In particular, the capacity of a source function in the energy equation is determined by the nucleation and growth laws and the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorow theory. Next, on the basis of the methods of sensitivity analysis the influence of cooling conditions of the cast slab surface on the course of solidification process is analyzed. At the stage of numerical computations the boundary element method has been used. In the final part of the paper an example of computations is presented.
Keywords: continuous casting; solidification process; sensitivity analysis; boundary element method