, Volume 22, Issue 7, pp 23–35 | Cite as

Fluid Flow and Droplet Formation in the Electroslag Remelting Process

  • J. Campbell
Technical Article


A transparent model was developed to directly observe phenomena occurring in the slag and metal layers during electro-slag remelting. The stirring pattern observed in the slag layer is attributed to an electromagnetic effect and a theory for this is proposed. Other qualitative observations of temperature distributions, boundary layers, submerged arcing and droplet formation and fragmentation are also reported. The effect of the droplets on heat transfer and the final ingot structure are briefly discussed.


Droplet Size Droplet Formation Mould Wall Slag Layer Submerged Arcing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Campbell
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  1. 1.Physical Metallurgy SectionMetallurgy Division of The Inter-Group Laboratories of the British Steel CorporationSheffieldEngland

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