• January 8, 2021

    CIVS Senior Design Students Receive Awards

    On Friday, December 11, 2020 the Senior Design Competition was held virtually.  Congratulations to the following CIVS Senior Design Students who received awards for their projects. First Place:  Design of Home Energy Savings Simulation-Roberto Torres, Patrick Gazzillo, and Katie Schoeling Advisors: John “Jack” Moreland and Chenn Zhou Third Place: Development of a Blast Furnace Simulator-Adam […]

  • December 10, 2020

    John Resa, CIVS Research Assistant, Received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

    John Resa, CIVS Graduate Research Assistant, recently received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from PNW.  His master’s thesis titled, “Numerical Study of Solidification and Thermal-Mechanical Behaviors in a Continuous Caster,” received positive feedback from the academic committee on December 3, 2020. John Resa received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) in May 2019.  He […]

  • December 1, 2020

    CIVS Receives AIST 2021 Digitalization Applications Technology Best Paper Award

    CIVS and our collaborator, Steel Dynamics, Inc., were notified on November 25, 2020 that the paper titled, “Smart Ladle: AI-Based Tool for Optimizing Casting Temperature” has been selected for the AIST 2021 Digitalization Applications Technology Best Paper Award.  The authors of this paper are Nicholas J. Walla (CIVS Staff), Zhankun Luo (MCE Student), Bin Chen […]

  • November 10, 2020

    CIVS Special Event-Dr. Bryan Woosley Presentation

    On October 30, 2020, we invited Dr. Bryan Woosley to give a talk at CIVS special event.  Dr. Bryan Woosley is a civilian scientist employed at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division (Crane, Indiana) and holds the position of University Liaison within the Chief Technology Office.  He serves as the site coordinator for multiple […]

  • November 10, 2020

    CIVS Director Received the 2020 AIST Presidential Citation Award

    CIVS Director, Dr. Chenn Zhou, is the recipient of the 2020 AIST Presidential Citation Award.  This award was announced in the AIST September 2020 Newsletter.  AIST President, Ronald J. O’Malley, presented Dr. Zhou this award for her, “relentless support to ensure the resounding success of the 8th International SteelSim Conference, thereby helping to disseminate knowledge […]

  • November 6, 2020

    SMSVC Hosts Successful Virtual Annual Review Meeting

    The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) held its second virtual annual meeting via web conferencing on November 3rd and 4th, 2020.  More than 110 attendees, including professionals, engineers, researchers, and managers from 15 SMSVC member companies as well as CIVS staff and students, connected virtually over the second successful two-day online meeting.  The […]

  • November 1, 2020

    Prof. Zhou Gave an Invited Lecture and Panel Talk at AIST Conference

    Prof. Chenn Zhou was an invited speaker and panelist at the AIST Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems conference on October 27 & 28. She gave a lecture on CFD Application in the Steel Industry: Fundamentals and Applications (Blast Furnace, EAF, and Reheat Furnace). She also participated in a panel to discuss the pillars of […]

  • October 27, 2020

    Ph.D. Student, Yuchao Chen, Presented at AIST Electric Steelmaking Committee Meeting

    CIVS Ph.D. Student, Yuchao Chen, was invited to present his research findings at the AIST Electric Steelmaking committee meeting on October 20, 2020. The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) hosted the Electric Steelmaking committee meeting.  The meeting was established to serve and support the ESTC members and the iron/steel industry by providing forums […]

  • October 23, 2020

    Undergraduate Research & Indiana Space Grants Awarded to CIVS Students

    16 CIVS Students were awarded Undergraduate Research and Indiana Space Grants to support their Senior Design Research projects on October 16, 2020.  We would like to congratulate the following students:  

  • October 13, 2020

    Research Paper on EAF Arc Melting – Published in Frontiers in Materials Journal

    Yuchao Chen, a CIVS Ph.D. student, recently published his full-length research paper entitled “Multi-Physics Modeling of Steel Ingot Melting by Electric Arc Plasma and its Application to Electric Arc Furnace” in the journal “Frontiers in Materials.” The ongoing research is funded by Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) members and is aimed to provide the […]