J. Phys. IV France
Volume 120, December 2004
Page(s) 447 - 455

J. Phys. IV France 120 (2004) 447-455

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004120051

Developments in finite element simulations of continuous casting

S. Castagne, F. Pascon, G. Blès and A.-M. Habraken

Department M&S, University of Liège, Chemin des Chevreuils 1, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Two complementary approaches of steel continuous casting modelling using the finite element code LAGAMINE have been developed in the M&S Department. We propose here a description of the context in which the study started, then a description of both macroscopic and mesoscopic approaches. The first one describes the whole continuous casting process, from the free surface in the mould and through the entire machine, including thermal and mechanical behaviour of the steel. The second approach focuses on the prediction of cracks and is developed at the grain scale. Some results are also presented for both models.

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