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Mathematical modelling of induction stirring of liquid metal in crucible furnace

J. Barglik - A. Smagór

Silesian University of Technology, ul. Krasińskiego 8, 40-019 Katowice, Poland

Preheating of metals in induction crucible furnaces is often a long-term process characterized by a large energy consumption. Numerical simulation could be a useful tool for the process optimization. The electromagnetic field distribution, velocity distribution and the shape of the free surface in a crucible of given geometry are affected by various parameters of the system. Quite reasonable results are obtained by means of a simple two-dimensional numerical model validated by experiments. Tables 2, Figs 6, Refs 7.

Magnetohydrodynamics 53, No. 4, 699-706, 2017 [PDF, 1.05 Mb]

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