Powerful computers help us understand how steel is made at a tiny particle level
Challenge: Making steel in a blast furnace involves a complex process where different substances interact, and heat and mass are transferred. This happens in a difficult environment where it is hard to take measurements.
Solution: To overcome this challenge, we use advanced simulations with a technology called XDEM. These simulations provide valuable information to analyse, design, and improve blast furnaces, especially when using green hydrogen. The results obtained with XDEM give us an incredible understanding of what happens inside a blast furnace, revealing the underlying scientific principles
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