CIVS Research Engineer Wins AIST Grant

September 30, 2021
Kyle Toth

Congratulations to Kyle Toth, research engineer at CIVS, who won the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation’s 2021-2022 Digital Transformation Technologies Grant. He will be the Principal Investigator (PI) to work on the project titled “Enhanced Digital Twin Solution for Continuous Casting” together with Co-PIs Prof. Chenn Zhou, CIVS Director, and Dr. Armin Silaen, CIVS Research Associate Professor.

The Times of Northwest Indiana Newspaper reported on September 27, 2021by Joseph S. Pete that “CIVS was collaborating with the Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor steel by creating a digital twin mockup of Caster #1 at the plant. Toth sought the funds to make improvements to the visualization to improve slab quality at the caster, data supplied for the drive rolls, and calibration renderings for the rolls and bearings. His research project also will test the feasibility of using existing features from the digital twin to test other processes and casters.” For the original news article, read the link here.