Research performed through Purdue Northwest’s Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) and CIVS continues to “raise the bar” for steel manufacturing, as evidenced in an upcoming special issue of the journal steel research international.
The special “Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization” issue is scheduled for publication in April 2019; includes five full-length research topic papers and one review paper written by CIVS students, faculty, and staff; and is introduced by the guest editors—CIVS and SMSVC Director Dr. Chenn Zhou, and SMSVC board member (and inaugural Board Chair) Rick Bodnar, Director of Research & Development at SSAB Americas.
In January 2018, steel research international recognized the growing influence and mainstreaming of technological advancements in metallurgy with a special issue on “Modeling and Simulation of Steelmaking,” which was devoted to comprehensive review articles on modeling and simulation of industrial blast furnace, electric arc furnace, decarburization, galvanizing, electroslag remelting, and casting operations. Building onto that first special issue, the April 2019 issue:
- Showcases numerous original research articles, encompassing those same overall industrial operations and spanning an even broader range of topic areas
- Spotlights a “Review on Computational Modeling and Visualization of the Ironmaking Blast Furnace at Purdue University Northwest” article
- Features the integration of 3D visualization and simulation technologies that CIVS is known for, and
- Presents CIVS methodology for the creation of 3D interactive virtual training simulators for steel industry safety training—in the first CIVS/SMSVC safety-specific paper to be published in a peer-reviewed (refereed) journal
Along with the articles of SMSVC/CIVS origin, additional articles were contributed by Northeastern University, ArcelorMittal Global Research (including by SMSVC PTC member Rui Liu), Colorado School of Mines, Missouri University of Science & Technology, University of Science and Technology – Beijing, University of British Columbia, Indian Institute of Technology, and Kimchaek University of Technology.
In sum, the articles compiled in the April 2019 steel research international special issue not only “raise the bar” for steel manufacturing and virtual training research, but help with analysis, design, and optimization of real-world steel bar production and quality.
CIVS/SMSVC article titles and first authors are as follows: “Review on Computational Modeling and Visualization of the Ironmaking Blast Furnace at Purdue University Northwest” (Tyamo Okosun); “Investigation on Coherent Jet Potential Core Length in an Electric Arc Furnace” (Guangwu Tang); “Argon Bubble Coalescence and Breakup in a Steel Ladle with Bottom Plugs” (Wenjie Liu); “Modeling of Spray Cooling with a Moving Steel Slab during the Continuous Casting Process” (Haibo Ma); “Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer and Scale Formation in a Reheat Furnace” (Xiang Liu); and “Interactive Simulators for Steel Industry Safety Training” (John Moreland).