Liquid metal flow in a pouring basin

X. Yang, J. Campbell

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Flow behaviour in pouring basins is investigated through numerical simulation using the general purpose CFD code FLOW-3D. These studies agree closely, and augment earlier identified studies using the code FLUENT. Studies of three different types of pouring basins have shown that the performance of a basin with a weir step and with a smoothly round sprue entrance confirms that the off-set weir design of pouring basin is beneficial. With this favourable design, liquid metal enters the sprue quiescently and with a smoothly distributed inlet velocity field over the entrance to the sprue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-253
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Cast Metals Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Filling
  • Liquid
  • Metal
  • Pouring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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