Resistance optimization of flexes in aluminum reduction cells

  • Li Jie  (샮 蓂)Email author
  • Liu Jie  (쇵 뷜)
  • Liu Wei  (쇵 캰)
  • Lai Yan-qing  (삵퇓쟥)
  • Wang Zhi-gang  (췵횾룕)
  • Wu Yu-yun  (컩폱퓆)


The resistance arrangements of the flexes connecting with the cathode bus bar in aluminum reduction cells were generalized as three modes. In each mode the universal method to select proper resistivity of the flexes was induced respectively to insure that the current in local group of flexes was equal. Furthermore, a 350 kA aluminum reduction cell based electric field model was developed by finite element method to evaluate the effect of the method. Suggestions on selection of three modes were also put forward. The results show that the methods of resistance optimization can reduce the current variation about 180 A compared with that in original case.

Key words

bus bar design aluminum reduction cell electric field finite element method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Jie  (샮 蓂)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Liu Jie  (쇵 뷜)
    • 1
  • Liu Wei  (쇵 캰)
    • 1
  • Lai Yan-qing  (삵퇓쟥)
    • 1
  • Wang Zhi-gang  (췵횾룕)
    • 1
  • Wu Yu-yun  (컩폱퓆)
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Metallurgical Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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