Heating New Anodes Using the Waste Heat of Anode Butts: Establishing the Interface Thermal Contact Resistance
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Original versionLight Metals. 2021, 676-689. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65396-5_90
In order to be able to assess the rate of heat transfer between a new anode and an anode butt, it is critical to measure the interface thermal contact resistance between them. For that purpose, a lab experiment has been set up and tests have been carried out to record the thermal response of the system after a cold anode block is put in contact with a hot anode block. Finally, a model of the same system has been developed in order to identify the value of the thermal contact resistance that permits to reproduce the experimental thermal response.