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Vibration Analysis of Steel Strip in Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanizing Process

DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2013.16007, PP. 31-36

Keywords: Vibration, Zinc Ripple, Turbulence, LES (Large Eddy Simulation), Harmonic Force

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In hot-dip galvanizing lines, undesirable vibration of the moving steel strip occurs due to the impingement of the high-speed turbulence jet, which leads to non-uniformity of zinc thickness, as well as splash of the liquid zinc. In this paper, the turbulent jet flow field is firstly numerically obtained using the CFD method. Then, the influence of the turbulent jet flow on the steel strip is simplified as a harmonic force at the impingement line, and the response of the steel strip is obtained by means of finite element analysis for different strip lengths, thickness and pretension forces. Influences of impingement distance, air knife slot gap and jet pressure, on vibration of the steel strip are also analyzed. The results will provide theoretical basis for the reduction of steel strip vibration in continuous hot-dip galvanizing process.

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