Continuous Casting — Apparent Heat Capacity Method

Application ID: 382

This example models the casting process of a metal rod from liquid to solid state using the Non-Isothermal Flow multiphysics interface, which combines heat transfer and fluid flow. The model describes the fluid and solid flow and heat transport, including the phase transfer from melt to solid. This phase change causes momentum changes, latent heat release and a variation in physical properties.

The results of the model allows for optimization of the process in terms of casting rate and cooling. The model also allows the influence of the die shape on the flow field of the melted metal.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: