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On the prediction of the structure of ingots solidifying in RMF

A. Kapusta1 , B. Mikhailovich1 , S. Khripchenko2, 3 , I. Kolesnichenko2, 3

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653, Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel
2 Laboratory of Hydrodynamics, Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, 1 Korolev str., Perm 614013, Russia
3 Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia

The structure formation of ingots crystallizing from the melt takes place near the crystallization front in boundary layers (namely, in the hydrodynamic boundary layer whose thickness is determined by the melt stirring intensity and temperature and by concentration layers in the case of alloy crystallization), and depends on heat and diffusion fluxes that specify the melt solidification rate. Therefore, we focus here on studying the influence of electromagnetic stirring on heat and momentum transfer near the crystallization front. Figs 9, Refs 4.

Magnetohydrodynamics 51, No. 3, 473-484, 2015 [PDF, 0.70 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X