Students Visit Site for Caster Digital Twin Project

December 15, 2022

CIVS Graduate students Aleeha Zafar and Xibin Zhou, Senior Design students Qingyun Pu and Shiyu Wang, and CIVS mentor Kyle Toth, Senior Research Engineer, had the opportunity to spend a day touring Caster #1 at Burns Harbor, Cleveland-Cliffs’ second-largest U.S. facility, as part of their 3-D modeling work for the Continuous Caster Digital Twin project. The visit was led by Nicholas Gregurich, casting operations manager, and Lidia Yakovleva, operations technology engineer, who later received project various updates from the project team.

Their ongoing project regarding Continuous Caster Digital Twin Project, has utilized 3 D Modeling and drawings. This visit allowed students entering their second semester on the project to tour around Caster #1 at the Burns Harbor Plant and give project updates.

Cleveland-Cliffs is one of 15 member companies of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC). Since 2016, this nationwide, industry-led sustainable consortium established by CIVS at Purdue University Northwest has provided invaluable support for research and project development.

Members of the CIVS Simulation team on the site of Cleveland Cliffs in Burns Harbor