2001 Volume 41 Issue 8 Pages 844-849
A mathematical model has been developed to analyze the mass transfer in the sequence continuous casting process with the static magnetic field. The induced electromagnetic force is obtained by solving simultan eousequations for the momentum and the electromagnetic field. The application of static magnetic field affects the mass transfer by changing the flow field in the strand. The results of numerical calculation show a reasonable agreement of the calculated relative concentration of mixed steel with the measured one. The mixing of molten steel in the low part of the mold is significantly suppressed by the static magnetic field, and composition of new grade steel along the slab length in the transition zone increases significantly. The distribution of relative concentration averaged at cross section changes from parabolic to integral symbolic-like along the slab length, and the transition length is reduced about 50% by applying the magnetic field of 0.5 T.