Rev. Met. Paris
Volume 100, Number 11, November 2003Aciérie
|Page(s)||1043 - 1061|
|Published online||04 December 2003|
Electromagnetic stirring for continuous casting - Part 2
The multiple versions of electromagnetic stirring in continuous casting are described. For long products, linear or rotational stirring appears confusing, but is clarified based on liquid steel flow pattern and metallurgical results. Rotational mould stirring is the predominant application. For slabs, butterfly type single and double strand stirring and rotational mould stirring coexist with different metallurgical purposes. Also, the evolution to higher casting speeds has required a new type of mould stirring that combines accelerating and braking functions. The trend goes to multi-mode systems.
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