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  • 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 […]

  • October 8, 2020

    Congressional Candidate Frank Mrvan Visits CIVS

    Frank J. Mrvan, a candidate for Indiana’s 1st Congressional District, visited CIVS on October 7th to learn about current, past, and future technological innovation and applied research taking place at CIVS and the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC). His two-hour visit included discussion of CIVS and SMSVC projects and their impacts and benefits […]

  • September 28, 2020

    Senator Todd Young Visits CIVS

    U.S. Senator for Indiana, Todd Young, visited CIVS on July 6 to learn about the technological innovation and commercialization happening through the center and the benefits for Northwest Indiana’s economic development. During the visit, CIVS Research Engineer Kyle Toth showcased CIVS projects and demonstrated AR & VR technologies including simulation and visualization for safety training, blast […]

  • September 28, 2020

    CIVS Develops Underwater VR with College of the Florida Keys

    CIVS is developing a series of underwater VR lab modules for Marine Science and Technology courses through the NSF-sponsored DREAM STEM project (Developing Reliable Educational Avenues to STEM Careers). The project is being led by the College of the Florida Keys (CFK) and seeks to increase student interest, retention, and transition into STEM careers. As […]

  • September 21, 2020

    CIVS Receives HPC4Mfg Supercomputing Grant in Electric Arc Furnace Project

    NLMK USA, PNW CIVS and Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) received a DOE HPC4Mfg Supercomputing grant for the project entitled “Optimization of Scrap Melting Using an Electric Arc in Steel Manufacturing”.  The project objectives are 1) to simulate scrap melting using electric arc in an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), 2) to evaluate combinations of scrap […]

  • September 21, 2020

    SMSVC/CIVS Research Tapped for the Publication in Journals

    Steel manufacturing-related researches performed through the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) and CIVS continues to make a contribution to the academic field of the steel industry in 2020. Five full-length research papers written by CIVS students, faculty, and staff covering different topics of the entire steel-making process from the blast furnace and the […]

  • September 21, 2020

    SMSVC Steel Safety Simulator Update

    The SMSVC safety committee has continued developing virtual training simulators for safety training in the steel industry. Continuing to grow the consortium’s library of simulators, the committee is currently developing virtual hazard recognition scenarios using a combination of 360-degree video and interactive elements. The simulator will place trainees in a variety of scenarios and help […]

  • September 21, 2020

    CIVS Student Earns Unity Certification

    CIVS graduate student John Estrada recently earned a Unity Developer Certification. Unity is an interactive 3D platform used by CIVS to create many of the virtual reality and training applications for industry and educational research projects. The certification is an international recognition that demonstrates proficiency and is part of the professional certificate program. John said […]

  • September 21, 2020

    CIVS, SMSVC, and National Lab Collaborative Project Presentations at DOE HPC4EI Manufacturing Day

    Two CIVS, SMSVC, and National Lab collaborative projects funded by the HPC4Mfg program will be presented at the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Day on October 2nd.  The HPC4Mfg projects utilize High-Performance Computing (HPC) powered simulation modeling to optimize steelmaking processes.  The CIVS team have been collaborated with expert scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) , […]