2008 Volume 48 Issue 2 Pages 170-174
In continuous casting, the lubrication and friction between the mould and the initial solidified strand shell play an important role for achieving the high speed casting and producing a good surface quality of the product. Investigation of the frictional behavior is therefore essential for getting a better online control of the mould processes. In the present work, the measurement of shell surface force caused by mould friction was performed during the slab continuous casting. Friction force was calculated to investigate the periodical variations as well as the effect of tensions and pressures on the solidified shell. Also the comparison of the mould friction in sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal mould oscillation was made. This research provided the test foundations and technical supports for studying the mechanical behavior of casting mould and optimizing the casting variables.