“This is really an exceptional and great issue … and Sandra Kalveram [Editor in Chief] fully agrees with this.” –Ulf Scheffler, Editor, steel research international
While Purdue University Northwest’s Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) has officially been in existence for only three years, its research performed in collaboration with CIVS students, staff, and faculty has become international in scope and impact—and continues to elicit accolades from colleagues and journal editors alike.
The April 2019 Special Issue of the journal steel research international (Volume 90, Issue 4), now available online in its entirety, contains a total of 18 papers—plus an opening editorial—that highlight the use of simulation and visualization for advancement of fundamental understandings and applications in steel manufacturing. Of these papers, five full papers and one review paper were the collaborative work of SMSVC partners with CIVS students, staff, and faculty:
- Review on Computational Modeling and Visualization of the Ironmaking Blast Furnace at Purdue University Northwest
- Investigation on Coherent Jet Potential Core Length in an Electric Arc Furnace
- Argon Bubble Coalescence and Breakup in a Steel Ladle with Bottom Plugs
- Modeling of Spray Cooling with a Moving Steel Slab during the Continuous Casting Process
- Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer and Scale Formation in a Reheat Furnace
- Interactive Simulators for Steel Industry Safety Training
Serving as the issue guest editors, and providing the introductory Editorial, were Rick Bodnar, Director of Research and Development at SSAB Americas, and SMSVC board member; and CIVS and SMSVC Director Chenn Zhou.