Optimisation of a slab heating pattern with various skid button heights in a walking-beam-type reheating furnace

Jiin Yuh Jang, Jun Bo Huang

研究成果: Article


A three-dimensional heat transfer model considering various skid button heights for the prediction of the temperature history of steel slabs was performed in order to obtain the optimal heating pattern of these slabs with minimum energy consumption in a walking-beam type reheating furnace. An algorithm was developed using a simplified conjugated-gradient method combined with a shooting method and was used as an optimiser to design the furnace temperature distribution. The effect of the skid button heights on the design requirements, such as the energy consumption necessary for heating a slab, skid-mark temperature uniformity at the furnace exit and slab discharging temperature, was investigated. The parametric study results indicated that the skid-mark temperatures significantly decrease with increases in the skid button heights. In addition, the optimal designs suggested lower energy consumption for heating a slab and improved skid-mark temperature uniformity as compared to the original operating conditions in a steel plant.

頁(從 - 到)793-804
期刊Ironmaking and Steelmaking
出版狀態Published - 2018 十月 21


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry