CIVS hosted a workshop including 40 professionals from 15 organizations to identify future needs of simulation and visualization in the steel industry and identify major challenges. The workshop was part of the ongoing CIVS project sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to form an industry-led Advanced Visualization and Simulation for Steel Optimization Consortium and develop an industry-led technology roadmap to guide the industry further into the 21st century. Industry has shown enthusiastic support for the consortium and is fully on-board.
The workshop objectives were to identify future needs for steel simulation and visualization, identify major challenges that limit the use of these technologies in the steel industry, and to develop technology roadmap action plans.
This workshop together with the one held in Pittsburgh on Oct 14th, 2014 resulted in a list of 122 projects. 18 of them were identified as priority project topic in the areas of energy efficiency, environmental impacts, operation efficiency, reliability and maintenance, smart manufacturing, use of raw materials, workforce development, and workplace safety.
Advanced Visualization and Simulation for Steel Optimization Consortium
The consortium development has continued in parallel with the technology roadmap and has resulted in draft membership agreement and by-laws. The Consortium Vision, Mission, and Values have been developed by steel industry leaders as follows:
Vision: To be the Institute of Choice for developing and applying advanced simulation and visualization technologies to ensure a competitive advantage for US steel manufacturing
Mission: To develop and implement innovative technical solutions through the integration of advanced simulation and visualization technologies for the value chain of US steel manufacturing
Values: Integrity, Effectiveness, Practical Application, and People