Numerical Simulation of an Induction Stirred Ladle

M. Pal1, S. Kholmatov2 and P. Jönsson2
1Centre-University of Wales, Swansea
2Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

In this paper a simulation model of a laboratory scaled induction ladle is presented. The simulation model so developed will make it feasible to receive information about the fluid flow phenomenon and thermal heat transfer.

In order to perform the numerical simulation of the furnace, physical processes involved are expressed as a coupled-nonlinear system of partial differential equations arising from a thermal-magneto-hydrodynamic problem.

Numerical simulations are performed by solving the coupled system of equations using COMSOL Multiphysics.