Prediction of raceway shape and size

Sabita Sarkar, Govind Sharan Gupta, Shin Ya Kitamura

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Prediction of raceway shape and size has always been a challenging task. Based on the previous finding that raceway boundary is an iso-stress boundary, its shape and size has been predicted using a continuum approach. A relation has also been developed to get the stress at the raceway boundary at different blast velocity. Predicted raceway boundary is compared with the experimental raceway boundary/s/iape and size along with the comparison of theoretical and experimental pressure distribution. A reasonable agreement between the theoretical and experimental raceway shape and size is found. Extension of the work in real blast furnace case is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1738-1744
Number of pages7
JournalIsij International
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cold model
  • Ironmaking
  • Iso-stress
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Raceway shape
  • Raceway size

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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