ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENA IN AN ELECTRIC SUBMERGED ARC FURNACE

1 KARALIS Konstantinos
Co-authors:
1 KARKALOS Nikos 1 ANTIPAS G.S.E. 1 XENIDIS Anthimos
Institution:
1 School of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, Athens, Greece, EU, kkaral@metal.ntua.gr
Conference:
24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, June 3rd - 5th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings 24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
60-66
ISBN:
978-80-87294-58-1
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
12th January 2015
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

A three-dimensional mathematical model has been developed in order to describe the electromagnetic phenomena in an Electric submerged Arc Furnace (EAF). From the electromagnetics differential equations solution, the current density, Lorentz force and Joule heating was investigated in connection with the slag’s electrical conductivity values. A first approach towards the determination of the slag’s electrical conductivity was attempted using the 3D computational model in time dependent conditions associated with electrical potential and current measurements taken from industrial installations. It was determined that the electrical conductivity of slag was 30 S/m.

Keywords: Submerged-arc electric furnace, Söderberg electrodes, magneto-hydrodynamics, Joule heating, CFD

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