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Mathematical model of inclusion removal during steel degassing


The control of inclusion elimination is getting more and more important to obtain clean steel. This paper presents a methodology under development for predicting cluster growth and elimination in ladle - RH system. The first key point is to express the collision efficiency, which is very specific for alumina cluster due to the non-wetting fluid. Second, a description of the two-phase flow in the system is necessary. In our calculations with Fluent CFD package and Lagrangian approach for bubbles, bubble growth is implemented, which improves the predictions. Using global reactor decomposition makes possible the prediction of the time evolution of cluster distribution. Important effect of fractal dimension is demonstrated.
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M. Cournil, Frédéric Gruy, P. Gardin, H. Saint-Raymond. Mathematical model of inclusion removal during steel degassing. TMS 2001 - The 130th annual meeting & exhibition of the minerals, metals & materials society, Feb 2001, New Orleans - Louisiana, United States. ⟨emse-03764417⟩
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