Abstract: The Horizontal Single Belt Casting (HSBC) process shows great potential for the future of metal sheet production that can bring significant benefits to the automotive industry. Fluid flow behavior and rates of heat transfer play crucial roles in determining the final quality of the strip obtained via the HSBC process. The present work addresses the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation, as well as Physical modelling, for the production of AA5182 thin strips in an HSBC pilot scale casting machine. The transient state CFD model incorporates the transport phenomena using specific models of turbulent and solidification. Flow instabilities, vortex phenomena, as well as the temperature distribution of simulated results, are presented.
Authors: Cheng-Hung Hsin, Mihaiela Isac, and Roderick I.L. Guthrie
Keywords: Horizontal Single Belt Casting (HSBC), Numerical Simulation, Fluid flow, AA5182