THERCAST Module continuous castingThe THERCAST® module for continuous casting allows you to outperform your competitors thanks to smart technological innovations for exact analysis in reduced computation times. Make rational engineering choices that meet the needs expressed by your customers.


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What's inside?

  • Interface
    • Process setup, results analysis
  • Materials
    • Material database, material creation space, TTT diagram 
  • Physical Analysis
    • Metal front, fluid flow, turbulent flow
    • Primary and secondary cooling, deformation in contact with rollers and spray-induced cooling, thermo-mechanical calculations, soft reduction effect, bulging defects, break out, tundish
  • Defect Prevention
    • Hotspots, misruns and cold shuts, air entrapment, ghost lines, porosities, oxide entrainment
    • Cracks, hot tearing, solidified thickness, air gaps, oxide entrainment, plastic deformations in hot parts of the mold, piercing
    • Mechanical stresses and strains, residual stresses, surface
      shrinkage, internal shrinkage
  • Interactions with the external Environment
    • Self-radiation, temperature evolution on mold, mold warm-up, exothermic powder impact, interaction with the mold, coating, filters that impact shrinkage porosities, open shrinkage, liquid fraction zone and position of the liquid well, ghost lines in the mold
  • Metallurgy Analysis
    • Micro/Macro segregations, grain growth and orientation

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Realistic representation

THERCAST® integrates liquid/solid thermomechanical coupling. The user can study all types of phenomena:

  • Fluid flow analysis in the laddle and in the tundish
  • Molten metal flow and solidification
  • Primary and secondary cooling
  • Deformation in contact with rollers
  • Spray-induced cooling
  • Break out


Dedicated interface

THERCAST® integrates a dedicated interface showing all the parameters to define your caster.


Key advantages

  • Compute complete thermo-mechanical simulation for fine analysis
  • Benefit from coupling of ‘fluid mechanics’ and ‘solid mechanics’
  • Take into account soft reduction to analyze the impact of pinch rollers on the cast product
  • Perform calculation ‘by slice’ to reduce computation time
  • Control the liquid fraction zone
  • Anticipate solidified thickness in primary and secondary cooling areas
  • Observe and analyze the causes of stress, damage and segregation
  • Define all technological factors such as the presence of refractory materials or coating


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