Flow and temperature analysis of molten pool in twin-roll strip casting process
In twin-roll strip casting process, metal flow and temperature distribution in the molten pool directly affect the stability of the process and the quality of products. In this paper, a 3D coupling temperature-flow finite element simulation during twin-roll strip casting has been carried out, and the influences of the outlet angle and the submerged depth on the temperature and flow fields in the molten pool were investigated for the twin-roll casting of stainless steel. An inverse method was used to determine the boundary conditions between the roll and molten pool. Simulation results are consistent with the experimental values. Numerical simulation is helpful to optimise the twin-roll strip casting process and to improve the quality of products in practice.