Fluid Flow, Alloy Dispersion and Inclusion Motion in Argon-Stirred Steel Ladles

  • Yanlong Li
  • Lifeng Zhang
  • Ying Ren
Conference paper


In this work, a multiphase mathematical model for the fluid flow in argon-stirred steel ladles was established and validated by experimental measurement of wood’s metal. Alloy dispersion in the molten steel was calculated. The melting and mixing of alloy was faster with smaller size of the alloy particles, larger superheat and bigger slip velocity. The current mixing time is approximately 300 s with 30 mm alloy diameter and 91.5 K superheat.


Fluid Flow Ladle Refining Gas Stirring Alloy Dispersion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanlong Li
    • 1
  • Lifeng Zhang
    • 1
  • Ying Ren
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Recycling and Extraction of Metals (GREM) School of Metallurgical and Ecological EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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