During twin-roll steel strip casting, molten steel is poured onto the surface of two casting rolls where it solidifies to form a steel strip. The solidification process introduces a two-phase region of steel known as mushy steel which has a significant effect on the resulting quality of the manufactured steel strip. Therefore, an accurate model of the growth of mushy steel within the steel pool is imperative for ultimately improving strip quality. In this paper, we derive a reduced-order model of the twin-roll casting process that captures the dynamics of the mushy region of the steel pool and describes the effect that the casting roll speed and gap distance have on the solidification dynamics. We propose a switched-mode description that leverages a lumped parameter moving boundary approach, coupled with a thermal resistance network analogy, to model both the steel pool and roll dynamics. The integration of these models and simulation of the combined model are nontrivial and discussed in detail. The proposed reduced-order model accurately describes the dominant dynamics of the process while using approximately one-tenth of the number of states used in previously published models.
A Nonlinear Dynamic Switched-Mode Model of Twin-Roll Steel Strip Casting
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT,AND CONTROL. Manuscript received December 28, 2017; final manuscript received February 21, 2019; published online March 25, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Douglas Bristow.
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Browne, F., Chiu, G. T., and Jain, N. (March 25, 2019). "A Nonlinear Dynamic Switched-Mode Model of Twin-Roll Steel Strip Casting." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. August 2019; 141(8): 081004. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042952
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