CIVS Ph.D. Student Won Best Student Presentation in a Global Research Event

February 28, 2022
Yuchao Chen

Yuchao Chen, CIVS Ph.D. student, won the “Best Student Presentation” Award at the 7th ArcelorMittal Global R&D CFD & Thermo-Mechanics Days. Yuchao delivered a presentation titled “Integrated CFD Model for the EAF” on February 24th, disseminating his research to expert iron and steelmaking researchers as a part of the event.

In his presentation, Yuchao focused on a complete CFD-based numerical solution for modeling the entire electric arc furnace steelmaking process from the scrap melting stage to the liquid steel refining stage. The model’s components were detailed, including predictions of multi-physics phenomena such as the coherent jet, arc heat dissipation, scrap melting, collapse, and more. The innovative integration methodology was introduced as part of a stage-by-stage process simulation used to capture physics in the entire EAF. The proposed comprehensive model can provide practical guidance for furnace operation and is very significant for the design and troubleshooting of the EAF.

Yuchao Chen is a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University West Lafayette, and a Research Assistant in the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS). He currently serves as a project leader for the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) research teams at the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC).

Two more CIVS participants, Xipeng Guo and Chukwunedum Uzor, Ph.D. and M.S. students respectively, also received “Recognition for Excellence” for their important contributions to the event.