Control-Volume Finite Element Analysis of Phase Change During Direct Chill Casting

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X. Pu

Department of Ocean Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431 e-mail: xiaoyanp@oe.fau.edu

J. Heat Transfer 122(2), 399-402 (Dec 01, 1999) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.521479 History: Received November 22, 1998; Revised December 01, 1999
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Start-up stage of direct chill casting of an aluminum ingot
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The control volume I and its surrounding finite elements used in the control-volume finite element method
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Variation of the normalized errors in interface locations of the one-dimensional Stefan problem as a function of the number of elements
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Time evolution of the interface location corresponding to the one-dimensional Stefan problem
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Distribution of heat flux on the lateral surface of the ingot (4, Fig. 4)
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Evolution of temperature (K) contours during the downward movement of the growing ingot
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Computed results (solid lines) and measurements (circles; 4, Fig. 3) of temperature distributions along the casting direction at five particular positions measured from the symmetry axis of the ingot under quasi-steady state




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