European Conference on Continuous Casting

Transvalor will be attending the ECCC 2020, the European Conference on Continuous Casting held in Bari, Italy from 21 to 23 of October.

This conference is organized by AIM (the Italian Association for Metallurgy) since 1991, which organizes various events around metal forming (casting, heat treatment, materials, etc.).

The ECCC 2020 will bring together academics and professionals of the continuous casting community in order to share their vision of the future of their activity in terms of process development and new technologies. Various topics will be discussed such as casting technologies, product quality control, numerical simulation, Industry 4.0, etc.

Olivier Jaouen, THERCAST® Product Managers will hold a conference on:

“Improve cast product quality by numerical simulation: novelties for a quick and accurate prediction of soft reduction impact and microporosity formation”
READ THE ABSTRACT >

He will present the latest release of our software for continuous casting THERCAST® NxT 2.0. Highlighted in this version will be the soft reduction functionality that has been integrated.

 

THERCAST® for continuous casting simulation

Steelmakers seek to produce cast parts with high requirements and performance, that’s why they may need to find useful tools such as simulation software to optimize their process.

THERCAST® allows realistic modeling of your continuous casting process, from the filling to the solidification thanks to a liquid/solid thermomechanical coupling. It takes into account dies, inlets, rollers and spray and predicts inclusions, cracks and tears.

Discover our solution

The soft reduction model has been improved in THERCAST® NxT 2.0. It allows the impact of pinch rollers on the cast product to be analyzed. Then, you can optimize the positioning of the straightening areas and the roller management to improve your product quality.

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Visualization of the impact of rollers on the end of the liquid well with THERCAST®

 

Simulation of soft reduction at ABS Metallurgical Center

ABS Metallurgical Center (France) conducted a study on revamping a continuous casting machine to include soft reduction. They used THERCAST® software to validate the dimensioning of a new ingot shape.

Thank to this study, they were able to control the internal health of products and anticipate the soft reduction impact.

Read the case study