Development of eco-friendly ironmaking processes based on GPU-enhanced DEM modelling
This project is about the development of eco-friendly ironmaking processes based on GPU-enhanced DEM modelling.
DECRON is an EC H2020 project funded through the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) in partnership with the University of Surrey.
DECRON aims to identify critical material and process attributes such as process conditions, materials properties and system designs, that dominate the burden distribution and to develop process strategies to achieve controlled burden distribution in blast furnaces.
The following research objectives will be explored:
A: Experimental and numerical investigation of size-induced segregation during charging of coke and sinter into a blast furnace.
B: The effect of the gas flow on the formation and microstructure of the burden, which mimics the real process condition with blast being continuously injected from the lower part of the furnace during the burden formation.