2018 Volume 58 Issue 9 Pages 1695-1704
The heat transfer and lubrication behavior of the slag film infiltrated into the mold/shell gap have a significant effect on the surface quality of continuous casting of steel slabs. With the mold simulator technique, the effect of mold oscillation frequency on the heat transfer and lubrication behavior of the infiltrated mold/shell slag film was studied in this article. The experiment results showed that the increase of the mold oscillation frequency from 1.00 to 2.00 Hz would cause the thickness of the infiltrated mold/shell slag film decreased by 8.08 pct. As a result, the thermal resistances between the mold and the shell decreased by 9.81 pct, and then the shell solidification factor increased by 3.98 pct due to the mold heat flux increased. Moreover, the thickness of liquid slag film decreased by 17.50 pct, and the liquid slag consumption decreased by 20.69 pct.