Validation of SPH predictions of oxide generated during Al melt transfer

Prakash, Mahesh, Pereira, Gerald G., Cleary, Paul W., Rohan, Patrick and Taylor, John A. (2010) Validation of SPH predictions of oxide generated during Al melt transfer. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 10 5-6: 319-326. doi:10.1504/PCFD.2010.035365

Author Prakash, Mahesh
Pereira, Gerald G.
Cleary, Paul W.
Rohan, Patrick
Taylor, John A.
Title Validation of SPH predictions of oxide generated during Al melt transfer
Journal name Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1468-4349
Publication date 2010-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1504/PCFD.2010.035365
Volume 10
Issue 5-6
Start page 319
End page 326
Total pages 8
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Language eng
Abstract Aluminium melt transfer operations lead to dross formation via splashing/turbulence. Optimisation may be achieved by employing computational modelling to explore the effects of various process parameters. Existing mesh-based modelling techniques are limited due to their inability to carry history information such as accumulated oxide mass per-node. Instead, the grid-free Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method with its Lagrangian framework is used to predict the oxide mass generated during a melt transfer from a tilting furnace into a sow mould. An oxidation model based on laboratory-scale skimming trials is used. Favourable comparisons with experimentally measured oxide levels are obtained for various transfer rates
Keyword Smoothed particle hydrodynamics modelling
Aluminium melt transfer
Oxide formation
History-dependent properties
Smoothed particle hydrodynamics
SPH, modelling
Dross formation
Tilting furnaces
Sow moulds
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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