Dablement S.,Nexans A/S |
Mortensen D.,Institute for Energy Technology of Norway |
Fjaer H.,Institute for Energy Technology of Norway |
Lee M.,Nexans Research Center Lens |
And 3 more authors.
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering | Year: 2012
Properzi continuous casting is a wheel and belt casting process used for producing aluminium wire rod which is essential to the making of electrical cables and over head lines. One of the main concerns of Properzi process users is to ensure good quality of the final product and to avoid cast defects especially the presence of shrinkage cavity. Numerical models developed with the Alsim software, which allows an automatic calculation of gap dependent heat transfer coefficients at the metal-mould interface due to thermal deformation, are used in order to get a better understanding on the shrinkage cavity formation. Models show the effect of process parameters on the cavity defect development and provide initial guidance for users in order to avoid this kind of casting defect. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.