Table of Contents
Journal of Metallurgy
Volume 2016, Article ID 1038950, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1038950
Review Article

Review on Vertical Twin-Roll Strip Casting: A Key Technology for Quality Strips

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Technical Education and Research, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar 751030, India

Received 21 March 2016; Revised 21 June 2016; Accepted 11 July 2016

Academic Editor: Menahem Bamberger

Copyright © 2016 Seshadev Sahoo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Nowadays near-net-shape casting technology is an important area of research in the iron and steel industry. Among different kinds of near-net-shape casting process, twin-roll casting process has received much attention among researchers. Twin-roll casting (TRC) has been the subject of extensive research, not only to develop the technology but also to achieve an understanding of microstructural evolution and to produce quality strips. The main issues concerning the design and operation of twin-roll casters are metal-mold heat transfer, metal delivery system, and their possible effects on the solid shell formation and characteristics of the strips. The present review gives an idea about the process aspect, modeling, and quality issues in vertical twin-roll strip casting process and helps to improve the design of twin-roll strip caster.