casting is one of the most important steps in manufacture of semi-finished
in Odense produces 20.000 ton cast iron bars that are later machined for use in
in a wide range of products.
continuous casting liquid metal is poured into a water cooled mould in which
the metal cools and begins to solidify. The intense cooling in the mould
creates a solid shell containing a core of liquid metal. The strand with the
shell and liquid core is pulled out of the mould at the same rate as fresh
metal is poured into it (right hand side on the figure below).
is highly efficient when it comes to producing large quantities of high quality
strands and slabs of steel, iron Cu and other alloys that are used for
production of tools, dies and many other industrial components. However, it is based
on a delicate balance between the flow of liquid metal into the mould and the
rate of cooling around the mould to ensure that impurities are not dragged with
the melt into the system or that the solid shell becomes too thin to support
the liquid core when it exits the mould.
in production are complex and expensive, and it is a type of process where
numerical process models can be successfully applied to investigate the effect
of varying process parameters on the quality of the finished product.
with this project is to create models that can be used to investigate several
aspects of the continuous casting process such as effect of cooling on
solidification of the cast billet, and melt flow and turbulence in the ladle
We look for
students with an interest process modelling and process analysis, who are also
interested in industrial co-operation.
The project will be carried out in co-operation
with the process- and quality engineers at Tasso.
Tasso is an
international focused company and one of Europe’s leading producers of
continuous cast iron bars. The company exports more than 90% of the production.
The customers are found in the wind turbine industry, hydraulic industry, pump-
and compressor industry plus many more.
Tasso is specialised
in the entire process of manufacturing continuous cast iron bars, including
casting, heat treatment and pre-machining. We have all necessary know-how and
facilities in-house to perform our scope of supply. Tasso is also ready to
assist customers in terms of advice on choosing the most appropriate material
and in logistics service. Choosing Tasso as your supplier means:
knowledge about continuous cast iron bars
level of quality and service
cast iron bars are made from recycled steel scrap and pig iron. Before casting,
the material undergoes a careful preparation process of chemical analysis and
adjustment to meet the requirements for the final cast iron bar.
Tasso is advanced in
the use of industrial IoT. We work together with highly skilled data scientists
to analyse and learn from the data we collect in each step of the manufacturing
process. The aim is to continuously improve on our product quality and
Tasso has a high focus
For more information
please visit www.tasso.dk
In collaboration withTasso A/S, Odense
Process technology and process modelling