Implementation of an IFE casting simulation model
The aim of this project is to increase the yield and operational stability for continuous casting of crack-sensitive steels. Model-based process optimization is the key approach to achieve this result.
Computer simulation of continuous casting of steel is nowadays performed through using an array of models and software packages. The coupling of the models and software is cumbersome and produces numerous problems. Therefore the feasibility of the development of a new integrated model for continuous casting of steel is investigated.
To develop and determine the feasibility of a new casting model “Steelsim” capable of estimating the transient fluid and solidification phenomena occurring during the continuous casting of steel.
• Development and validation of the feasibility of Steelsim against other commercially available models.
• Determine the capabilities of the model for solving the transient phenomena during steel casting.
• The occurrence of casting problems such as breakouts and fracture could be lowered, allowing increased productivity leading to annual benefits of ~ 2 M€.
• The further development and application of Steelsim, where most of the process variables can be solved, will assist in determining the optimal industrial casting parameters.