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Physical properties of both steels and mould slags are needed as input data for the mathematical modelling of the continuous casting process. Routines for calculating the properties of mould slags and for estimating steel properties have been developed and are described in Parts 1 and 2, respectively. Many mould powders, with differing compositions, are used in casting practice and their properties vary significantly. Reliable models have been developed to calculate these property values as a function of temperature from their chemical composition since this is available on a routine basis. Models have been developed to calculate the following properties: heat capacities, enthalpies, thermal expansion coefficient, density, viscosity, thermal conductivity and surface tension. Solid mould slags can exist as glassy or crystalline phases or as mixtures of the two (i.e. slag films) and the properties for the various phases can vary considerably; methods have been developed to calculate property values for these various states. The software used to calculate the properties is available via the link (i) http://www.mxif.manchester.ac.uk/resources/software (ii) https://sites.google.com/site/shyamkaragadde/software/thermophysical-properties.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||I S I J International|
|Early online date||14 Jan 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|