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Investigated cracking on continuously cast steel to find ways to reduce surface and internal cracking. Methods of research include measurements and observations on casting machines as well as mathematical modelling. At British Steel Technology levels of strain were determined from casting parameters and machine condition, and related to levels of intercolumnar cracking during slab casting, enabling critical levels of strain which cause intercolumnar cracking to be determined. Dilling Hüttenwerke established thermal analysis of the casting process to investigate the causes of surface and internal cracks. The Max-Planck-Institut developed mechanical modelling to investigate the effect of the secondary cooling on the crack formation in continuous casting.

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Authors: PATRICK B, British Steel Teesside technology Centre (GB);SHORT M W, British Steel Teesside technology Centre (GB);WALMSLEY R, British Steel Teesside technology Centre (GB);BARBER B, British Steel Teesside technology Centre (GB);HARSTE K, AG der Dilinger Huttenwerke (NL);TACKE K-H, Max-Planck-Instittut fur Eisenforschung (DE);STEINERT I, Max-Planck-Instittut fur Eisenforschung (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18558 EN (1998) 171pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4902-3
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