Numerical Simulation of an Argon Stirred Ladle with Top and Bottom Injection

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ABSTRACT

The stirring of a molten steel ladle with argon injection through a top submerged lance and a bottom nozzle is numerically studied here through Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. Three lance submergence depths and three injection velocities are considered in the CFD numerical experiments. The turbulent dissipation rate is employed to characterize the stirring phenomenon. The mixing times are determined from the gas flow rate, ladle geometry and bath depth using an empirical correlation.

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Torres, S. and Barron, M. (2016) Numerical Simulation of an Argon Stirred Ladle with Top and Bottom Injection. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 6, 860-867. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2016.613075.

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