Analysis of heat transfer and straightening of continuous casting slab using 3D finite element method
The straightening of curved slab results in a greater straightening strain. During the process of multi-point straightening, the peak value of the straightening strain rate will appear at each straightening point. If the strain rate is too large, the straightening cracks will appear. Solidification and heat transfer of a slab is analyzed and the generation of the solidified shell and the three-dimension temperature field of the slab are calculated by using three-dimensional finite element method (FEM). Based on the finite element analysis of five-point straightening of the curved slab, the strain and strain rate of each straightening point were obtained, which is a base of the analysis of straightening cracks.