Mathematical Model for Optimizing Charge and Heel Levels in Steel Remelting Induction Furnace for Foundry Shop

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Heat energy balance equation in an induction furnace was developed along with computer programme (model) written in basic programming language to optimize the charge/heel level in the furnace, using the hypoeutectic AISI-SAE 1042 alloy steel as charge material. Time and cost of electrical energy consumption were considered as the decision variables. The model results showed that Charge (solid scrap) and Heel (molten steel) levels of ratio 3:2 was the optimum for an economical productivity.

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O. Abubakre and R. Muriana, "Mathematical Model for Optimizing Charge and Heel Levels in Steel Remelting Induction Furnace for Foundry Shop," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 8 No. 6, 2009, pp. 417-425. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2009.86037.

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