Numerical Simulation on Effects of Electromagnetic Force on the Centrifugal Casting Process of High Speed Steel Roll


A three-dimensional mathematical and physical model coupling with the heat transfer and the flow of molten metal in the centrifugal casting of the high speed steel roll was established by using CFD software FLUENT. It can be used to analyze the distribution of the temperature filed and the flow filed in the centrifugal casting under the gravity, the electromagnetic stirring force and the centrifugal force. Some experiments were carried out to verify the above analysis results. The effects of the electromagnetic force on the centrifugal casting process are discussed. The results showed that under the 0.15 T electromagnetic field intensity, both the absolute pressure of metal flow to mold wall and the metal flow velocity on the same location have some differences between the electromagnetic centrifugal casting and the centrifugal casting. Numerical results for understanding the electromagnetic stirring of the centrifugal casting process have a guiding significance.

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M. Yuan, L. Cao, Y. Xu and X. Song, "Numerical Simulation on Effects of Electromagnetic Force on the Centrifugal Casting Process of High Speed Steel Roll," Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Material Science, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2014, pp. 20-24. doi: 10.4236/mnsms.2014.41004.

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