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Flow from T-spout ladles

Prasad, AKK and Srinivasan, MN (1998) Flow from T-spout ladles. In: One Hundred First Annual Meeting of the American Foundrymen's Society, 20-23 Apr. 1997, Seattle, Washington.

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The ladle constitutes a crucial element in the pouring system for developing process consistency and quality in the manufacture of castings. Flow of molten metal from T-spout ladles, with the spout projecting at an angle from the shell of the ladle, was investigated by simulation, modeling and analysis. This was followed by experimental validation for water flow in translucent models, and verification in a cast iron foundry. Key parameters in the design of a ladle (for its geometry) have been identified as the ladle size, spout diameter and its angle. Velocity and flow rate from a T-spout ladle are governed by and increase with increase in angle of tilt apart from the aforementioned design parameters. Cross section and profile of the issuing jet displaying a stable twisting pattern, during its free-fall of model fluid water and molten metal iron, are notable aspects in the design of the ladle, particularly the spout exit.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: American Foundrymen's Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Foundrymen's Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 09:45
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 07:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43950

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