Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling
of Environmental and Technological Processes

R. Przylucki , S. Golak, P. Bulinski, J. Smolka, M. Palacz, G. Siwiec, J. Lipart, L. Blacha

Analysis of the Impact of Modification of Cold Crucible Design on the Efficiency of the Cold Crucible Induction Furnace


The article includes numerical simulation results for two cold crucible induction furnaces (CCIF). Induction furnaces differ in cold crucible design, while the inductor geometry was preserved for both variants. Numerical simulations were conducted as three dimensional one, with coupled analysis of electromagnetic, thermal and fluid dynamics fields. During the experiment, six calculation variants, differ in amount of molten titanium (three different weights of titanium for each type of cold crucible) were considered. Main parameters controlled during the calculations were: electrical efficiency of the CCIF and the meniscus shape of liquid metal.

Full paper

Proceedings of the VIII International Scientific Colloquim "Modelling for Materials Processing", Riga, Latvia, (2017), pp. 75-80.