Coordinated optimal control of secondary cooling and final electromagnetic stirring for continuous casting billets

Dongsheng Wu, Zhenping Ji, Jian Yang, Hongwei Gao, Jiahui Yu, Zhaojie Ju

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Abstract

Secondary cooling and final electromagnetic stirring(F-EMS) are both key technologies for continuous casting. These parameters are usually optimized and controlled separately which caused internal quality fluctuations in unsteady conditions. In this paper, a coordinated optimal control strategy based on a multi-objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) algorithm is proposed for the parameter optimization of secondary cooling and F-EMS, which is solved based on multi-objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) algorithm. The solidification and heat transfer model are developed for the computation of billet temperature and the solidification, and adaptive grid method is used to improve the diversity and robustness of optimal solutions. The secondary cooling water and F-EMS’ stirring current are dynamically controlled based on the optimization results. The results of field trials showed that the maximum carbon segregation and other quality indexes of billets can be improved significantly.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6502028
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Control Science and Engineering
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2020

Keywords

  • continuous casting
  • secondary cooling
  • finalelectromagnetic stirring
  • multiobjective particle swarm optimization
  • coordinated optimal control

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