Scientific rationale toward cupola design
1997 (English)In: Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society and the proceedings of the one hundred first annual meeting: April 20 - 23, 1997 ; [101st Casting Congress, Seattle, Washington], Des Plaines, Ill: AFS, American Foundrymen's Society, , 1997, 665- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Numerous improvements in cupola design and operation have been made in the past to increase productivity, spout temperature and fuel efficiency. However, these improvements have been based on practice and experience. The present work establishes a scientific rationale for cupola design and operation using a mathematical model. The improved performance of a divided-blast cupola over the conventional one has been successfully explained by the model. Performance of a cupola, as influenced by the important design parameter--the distance of separation between the two rows of tuyeres and operational parameters, such as size of coke and metallic charge, blast rate and charge level--was analyzed. For a divided-blast cupola, an optimum distance of 800-900 mm separation between the two rows of tuyeres was found to be ideal, irrespective of the size of cupola
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Des Plaines, Ill: AFS, American Foundrymen's Society, , 1997. 665- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34609Local ID: 8d8f96de-e07f-4af0-aa0c-06e188c225c5ISBN: 0-87433-185-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34609DiVA: diva2:1007860
Annual Meeting of the American Foundrymen's Society (AFS) : 20/04/1997 - 23/04/1997
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