MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 321, 2020The 14th World Conference on Titanium (Ti 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Melting and Casting|
|Published online||12 October 2020|
Industrial applications of modelling tools to simulate the PAMCHR casting and VAR process for Ti64
1 Aubert et Duval, Les Ancizes, France
2 Institut Jean Lamour, Nancy, France
The PAMCHR (Plasma Arc Melting Cold Hearth Refining) process followed by a VAR (Vacuum Arc Remelting) melting is used to recycle Ti64 scrap for aeronautical applications. The produced ingot quality is linked to the quality of charging materials and to numerous operating parameters. Ecotitanium (a company created by UKAD, a joint-venture between Aubert & Duval and UKTMP, ADEME and Crédit Agricole Centre France) launched a program with the Institut Jean Lamour dedicated to the development of specific modelling tools in order to get a better understanding of operating parameters effect on the final ingot quality. A model of the PAMCHR casting was developed and used to describe the heat transfer, liquid metal flow and alloying elements behavior during mixing in the liquid pool followed by segregation during solidification. The effect of PAMCHR electrode composition on the final VAR ingot composition is also studied using the SOLAR VAR model. Model validation by comparison with industrial ingots is presented with some examples of operating parameters sensitivity study.
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