The Direct Chill (DC) casting process is integral to the manufacturing of semi-finished products. In this process, liquid metal is introduced into a short, intensely cooled mold, often equipped with graphite inserts, from a launder. Simultaneously, metal is withdrawn from the mold, necessitating the assurance of a stable solidified shell at the mold's end. MAGMA CC, a fully integrated turn-key solution, plays a crucial role in simulating and optimizing both vertical and horizontal DC casting processes.
Autonomous Mathematical Optimization of Continuous Casting Processes
Wilfried Schäfer, Götz Hartmann, Erik Hepp, MAGMA GmbH, Aachen, Germany
Dieter G. Senk, Sonja Stratemeier, IEHK RWTH Aachen University, Germany
The publication introduces a numerical simulation based optimization strategy, following rigorous thermodynamic and thermo mechanical models as well as a strictly methodic approach.