Sloshing of melts in a bath smelting process having a elliptic cross section

Liow, Jong-leng (2002) Sloshing of melts in a bath smelting process having a elliptic cross section. Iron and Steel Institute of Japan International, 42 (7). pp. 694-701.

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Abstract

Recently, the use of the elliptic cross section cylinder for bath smelting operations was adopted by the Ausiron process. The high gas flow rates used have been found to generate wave motion in the bath that can enhance refractory wear. The standing wave modes were found for the bath. Two distinct sets of eigenvalues were obtained, one in the major axis and the other in the minor axis. The two sets converged when the ellipticity of the cylinder is zero, which is the shape of a circle. The calculated wave frequency was found to agree well with experimental data. A complete set of eigenvalues have been calculated for elliptic cylinders and fitted to Chebyshev polynomials, enabling quick estimation of the standing wave frequencies. The study showed that the ellipticity of the vessel for the Auslron process needs to be carefully chosen as the standing wave modes that can be generated may result in beat frequencies that can interact with the natural frequencies of the vessel support and auxilliary equipment.

Item ID: 13553
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: AusIron process; bath smelting; Mathieu functions; sloshing
ISSN: 1347-5460
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2010 04:30
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics @ 51%
09 ENGINEERING > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 49%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8611 Basic Metal Products (incl. Smelting, Rolling, Drawing and Extruding) > 861103 Basic Iron and Steel Products @ 51%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 49%
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