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The development and validation of computational MHD techniques for the modelling of metal production processes

The development and validation of computational MHD techniques for the modelling of metal production processes

Pericleous, K.A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7426-9999 (2002) The development and validation of computational MHD techniques for the modelling of metal production processes. In: Proceedings of the 5th International pamir Conference. Cost P6 Annual Workshop 2002. Fundamental and Applied MHD. International pamir Conference, L21-L26.

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Abstract

Magnetic fields are used in a number of processes related to the extraction of metals, production of alloys and the shaping of metal components. Computational techniques have an increasingly important role to play in the simulation of such processes, since it is often difficult or very costly to conduct experiments in the high temperature conditions encountered and the complex interaction of fluid flow, heat transfer and magnetic fields means simple analytic models are often far removed from reality. In this paper an overview of the computational activity at the University of Greenwich is given in this area, covering the past ten years. The overview is given from the point of view of the modeller and within the space limitations imposed by the format it covers the numerical methods used, attempts at validation against experiments or analytic procedures; it highlights successes, but also some failures. A broad range of models is covered in the review (and accompanying lecture), used to simulate (a) A-C field applications: induction melting, magnetic confinement and levitation, casting and (b) D-C field applications such as: arc welding and aluminium electroloysis. Most of these processes involve phase change of the metal (melting or solidification), the presence of a dynamic free surface and turbulent flow. These issues affect accuracy and need to be address by the modeller.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the 5th International pamir Conference. Cost P6 Annual Workshop 2002. Fundamental and Applied MHD
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the 5th International Pamir Conference, Cost P6 Annual Workshop 2002, Fundamental and Applied MHD held from 16-20 September 2002 in Ramatuelle, France.
Uncontrolled Keywords: magnetic fields, numerical modelling, metal extraction, field applications
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:01
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/586

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