The 8th International STEELSIM Conference
13–15 August 2019The Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre • Toronto, Ont., Canada

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8 a.m.

Opening Session

8:15 a.m.

Plenary Lecture: Advanced Data and Modeling in Smart Manufacturing
J. Davis, UCLA


Track A

Track B

Track C


SESSION A1: Ladle Desulfurization & Refining

SESSION B1: Rolling & Reheating Simulations

SESSION C1: Downstream

9:20 a.m.


Technical Limitations for Developing a Practicable LMF Desulfurization Model
S. Holko, ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

Dynamic Downstream Processing of Steel
N. Chandra, Tata Steel


Lifetime Improvement of Radiant Tubes Using Structured Steel Sheets
D. Brykarczyk, RWTH Aachen University

9:45 a.m.

Prediction of Mass Transfer in Hot Metal Reactors
P. Gardin, ArcelorMittal Global R&D

Applications of FEM Simulation to Roll Pass Design and Rolls Stresses Analysis
N. Poulain, Transvalor Americas Corp.

Modeling the Microstructure-Dependent Fracture Toughness of Quenched and Tempered Steels
J. Hu, Sente Software Ltd.

10:10 a.m.

Analysis of Tranport and Removal of Inclusions in an Industrial Gas-Stirred Ladle
N. Walla, Purdue University Northwest

Effect of intercritical annealing on retained austenite and properties of a low carbon 3Mn steel
Z. Xie, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Development of HSLA Cold-Rolled Steel Sheet (YS Higher Than 420 MPa, TS Higher Than 590 MPa) at JISCO Steelmaking Plant
C. Guarnaschelli, RNA Consulting – CSM S.p.A.

10:35 a.m.

Refreshment Break


SESSION A2: Blast Furnace Modeling I

SESSION B2: Rolling & Reheating Simulations

SESSION C2: Solidification

11 a.m.

Effect of an Angled Runner on the Fluid Flow Pattern in the Ingot Casting Process
J. Yin, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Analysis of the Effects of Oxygen Enrichment in a Reheating Furnace
B. Worl, Purdue University Northwest (CIVS)

Coupled Thermodynamic and Kinetic Fundamental Simulations of Casting Processes
N. Andersson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

11:25 a.m.

Numerical Simulation of Temperature and Stress Distributions Inside the Furnace Tuyere
C. Sun, Chongqing University

Redefining Warm Charging Rules at ArcelorMittal Dofasco
C. Chang, ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

Large Eddy Simulation of Multi-Phase Flow Under the Effect of Electromagnetic Stirring
B. Li, Northeastern University

11:50 a.m.

Effects of Lance Configuration on the Flow and Combustion Behavior of a Pulverized Coal Plume in the Tuyere
P. Zhou, Central South University

Modeling of Heat Transfer During Controlled Cooling of Thermomechanically Treated Rebars Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach
R. Agarwal, Tata Steel Ltd.

Influence of Non-Uniform Temperature Distribution of the Mold on Macrosegregation in Large-Sized Steel Ingots
C. Zhang, École de technologie supérieure 

12:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break


SESSION A3: Blast Furnace Modeling II

SESSION B3: Microstructural Effects on Product

SESSION C3: Electromagnetics in Continuous Casting I

1:15 p.m.

On-Line Estimation of Liquid Levels and Local Drainage Characteristics in the Blast Furnace Process
M. Helle, Abo Akademi University

Digital Quantitative Rating Method of Centerline Segregation and Its Influence on Variability in Mechanical Property of Corresponding Strips
X. Wang, University of Science and Technology Beijing


Fluid Flow and Solidification Behavior in Slab Continuous Casting With Secondary Electromagnetic Stirring
L. Zhang, University of Science and Technology Beijing

1:40 p.m.

The Simulation and Experiment Study on Porosity Radial Distribution of Blast Furnace Burden in Furnace Throat
H. Wei, Shanghai University

Effect of Multi-Stage Deformation During the Pipe Processing on Mechanical Properties of Steels Strength Grade X70-X80
A. Chastukhin, Vyksa Steel Works

Numerical Modelling of Optimized Two-inlet TurboSwirl Device during Ingot Casting Process
H. Bai, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

2:05 p.m.

Development and Application of Mathematical Models to Simulate Liquid Phase Accumulation, Drainage and Heat Transfer in Blast Furnace Hearth
H. Upadhyay, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.

New Efforts on Establishing Toughness-Microstructure Relationship for Coherent Phase Transformation in High Performance Steels Via Integrated Crystallographic Characterization
Z. Wang, X. Wang, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Theory of Formation, Growth and Movement of Argon Bubbles in Upper Nozzle of Tundish During the Argon Blowing Process
Y. Li, Wuhan University of Science and Technology

2:30 p.m.

Calculation of the Skull Inner Profile in the Belly Section of a Blast Furnace Based on Element Birth and Death Technology in ANSYS
P. Zhou, Central South University

Full-Field Approach for Modeling of Microstructural Evolutions During Forming Processes
N. Poulain, Transvalor Americas Corp.

Study of water droplet behavior at air-water atomized nozzle with acceleration ring in continuous casting
C. Cheng, Wuhan University of Science and Technology

2:55 p.m.

Refreshment Break


SESSION A4: Blast Furnace Modeling III

SESSION B4: Elemental Effects on Macrosegregation & Product Design

SESSION C4: Continuous Casting I

3:20 p.m.


Investigation of High-Rate and Pre-Heated Natural Gas Injection in the Blast Furnace
T. Okosun, Purdue University Northwest (CIVS)

In-Situ 3D Experimental-Computational Analysis of the Effects of Microresidual Stresses and Microsegregation on Monotonic Loading of Ductile Iron

J. Hattel, Technical University of Denmark


Recent Developments in Multi-Phase/Multi-Physics CDF Simulations in Steelmaking
M. Wu, Montanuniversität Leoben


3:45 p.m.

Mathematical Simulation of BF Operation With Natural Gas Injection
J. Tang, Northeastern University     

Study on the Effect of Alloying Element for Microstructure Control With Excellent Fire Resistance — Anti-Earthquake Performance
J.H. Chung, Hyundai Steel Co.

Optimizing the Flow Conditions in the Thin-Slab Casting Mold Using Electromagnetic Brake
A. Vakhrushev, Montanuniversität Leoben

4:10 p.m.

Classification of Drainage Patterns of the Blast Furnace Hearth
M. Roche, Abo Akademi University

A Thermodynamic Database for Developing Future Stainless Steels
R. Naraghi, Thermo-Calc Software AB

Liquid Metal Model Experiments for Continuous Casting of Steel Under the Influence of Magnetic Fields
D. Schurmann, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V

4:35 p.m.

Employ Raw Material Mix and Burden Distribution Modelling to Address Cost and Environmental Challenges in Blast Furnace Operations
M. Derakhshanian, Entelegis Inc.

Influence of Vanadium and Niobium Addition on Mechanical Properties in Structural Shape Steels
B. Koo, Hyundai-Steel Company

Methods for Modeling Heat Transfer and Solidification in Continuous Casting
H. Ma​, Purdue University Northwest

5 p.m.




Track A

Track B

Track C


SESSION A5: Ironmaking & Raw Materials

SESSION B5: Prediction, Simulation & Detection of Cracking During Continuous Casting

SESSION C5: Continuous Casting II

8 a.m.


Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Direct Reduction of Iron Reforming Process
R. Liu, ArcelorMittal Global R&D



Simulation of Crack Initiation on the Slab in Continuous Casting Machine by FEM
Y. Miki, JFE Steel Corp.


Simulation of Steelmaking Processes: An Assessment of Reduced and Full-Scale Water Modeling, Numerical Simulation vis-a-vis Plant-Scale Measurements
D. Mazumdar, Indian Institute of Technology

8:25 a.m.

Review on Modeling and Simulation of Agglomeration in Ironmaking Process
X. Huang, Central South University

Numerical Investigation of the Influence of Cooling Water Flow Rate on the Generation of Cracks in Continuous Casting Molds
A. Palmiro Storch, ArcelorMittal Global R&D Brazil Centre

Simulation Study of Tundish Heated by Plasma
M. Zhao, University of Science & Technology Beijing

8:50 a.m.

Static Holdup of Hot Metal and Slag in Packed Bed of Coke — A Fundamental Study
S. Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology


Investigation of Flow and Solidification in Continuously Cast Blooms With Different Chamfering Molds
Q. Fang, Wuhan University of Science and Technology

Modeling Tundish Heat Loss Under Different Slag Behaviors With Gas Bubbling
S. Chang, Northeastern University

9:15 a.m.

Modeling of Continuous Scrap Pre-Heating
M. Eickhoff

Study on Numerical Simulation  Strategy for Spray Cooling During Continuous Casting of Steel
H. Ma, Purdue University Northwest (CIVS)

CFD Optimization Tools Applied to Tundish Refractory Design
A. Resende, RHI Magnesita

9:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break


SESSION A6: Weldability & Fracture Toughness

SESSION B6: Oxygen Steelmaking

SESSION C6: Continuous Casting III

10:20 a.m.


Quantitative Relationship Between Fracture Toughness and Crystallographic Structure in High-Strength Steel: Visualized and Digitized Characterization of Bainitic or Martensitic Microstructure
C. Shang, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Design of a New BOF Oxygen Lance Using CFD Simulation
A. Storch, ArcelorMittal Global R&D Brazil Centre


Modeling of Transient Behavior of Top-Surface Slag/Molten Steel Interface in Continuous Slab Casting
B. Thomas, Colorado School of Mines

10:45 a.m.

Effect of Ca, Mg and Ti Addition on the Microstructures of Offshore Steels for High-Heat-Input Welding
X. Ma, University of Queensland

Some Aspects of CFD Converter Modeling Performed During the Last Decades
M. Ersson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Using a Numerical Model to Study the Transient Clogging Phenomena in SEN During Continuous Casting of Steel
M. Wu, Montanuniversität Leoben

11:10 a.m.

A CFD Model for Electron Beam Welding of CrMnNi Steels
S. Borrmann, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Importance of Emulsion on the Refining Kinetics for Oxygen Steelmaking
A. Kadrolkar, McMaster University


Development of a Combined Fluid Flow, Solidification and Particle Dynamics Model in OpenFOAM for Prediction of Particle Entrapment in Continuous Casting Slabs
T. Bhattacharya, ArcelorMittal Global R&D

11:35 a.m.

Investigation on the Weldability of High-Strength Steels Used for Low Temperature Environment
X. Wang, University of Science & Technology Beijing

Dynamic Optimization of Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) Operation
D. de Lima Silv​, McMaster University              

Simulation of Inclusion Properties by Means of a Reduced Two-Dimensional Population Balance Model
A. Dutta, KU Leuven             




SESSION A7: Steel-Slag Interaction

SESSION B7: Ladle Metallurgy Mixing I

SESSION C7: Continuous Casting IV

1 p.m.

Investigation of the Effects of Bubble Initial Diameter and Gas Flow Rate on the Slag Eye Size in a Steel Ladle with Bottom Plug
J. Vandenoever, Purdue University Northwest


The Influence of Different Turbulence Models on the Fluid Flow Characteristics in Gas-Stirred Ladles
L. Nastac, University of Alabama


Numerical and Experimental Studies on Fluid Flow and Microbubble Entrapment During Continuous Casting With a Curved Mold Design
R. Liu, ArcelorMittal Global R&D

1:25 p.m.

Interface-Resolved Simulations of Transient Behavior of the Slag Eye and Entrainment of Slag Droplets
Q. Li, Northeastern University

Study of Mass Transfer and Influence of Mixing Using a Computationally Efficient 3D Numerical Model of a Gas-Stirred Ladle
A. Dutta, KU Leuven

Modeling of Bubble Behaviors in a Slab Continuous Casting Strand Using Multiple Size Group Approach
L. Zhang, University of Science and Technology Beijing

1:50 p.m.

Effect of Slag Composition on the Formation of MgO×Al2O3 Spinel Inclusions During Ladle Treatment via Coupled Reaction Model
S-J. Kim, Chosun University

CFD Modeling and Pilot-Scale Validation of Argon Purging in Steel Ladles
K. Subramanian, Tata Steel Europe   

Physical Simulation and State-of-the-Art Visualization of Complex Continuous Casting Flows Using a Full-Scale Water Model System
D. Li, University of Toronto

2:15 p.m.

Modeling of Inclusion Motion Across Steel-Slag Interface
W. Liu, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Validation Techniques to Determine the State of Accuracy of Numerical Multi-Phase Modeling
T. Haas, RWTH Aachen University

Numerical Modeling of the Flow Field in a Bloom Caster Under the Influence of an In-Mold Electromagnetic Stirrer
S. Kesavan, SWERIM A

2:40 p.m.

Refreshment Break


SESSION A8: Material Handling & Tracking

SESSION B8: Ladle Metallurgy Mixing II

SESSION C8: Continuous Casting V

3:15 p.m.

Burns Harbor Hot Strip Mill Shipping Simulation: Optimized Material Handling Using FlexSim Simulation Software
J. White, ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

Simulation of the Heat Transfer Within the Ladle Furnace
A. Reimann, RWTH Aachen University

The Influence of Thermo-Physical Properties on Slag Entrainment
During Continuous Casting of Steel in Billets and Slabs


3:40 p.m.

Modeling of Pilemaking Process Using On-Line Process Data
G. Saran, Tata Steel Ltd.

Investigation of a Novel Horizontal Induction Stirring in the Ladle Process

Analyzing of Non-Sinusoidal Mold Oscillation Modes in Continuous Casting of Steel Through Advanced Numerical Modeling
P. Jalali, SWERIM AB

4:05 p.m.

Modeling Approach of the Slab Handling Between Casting and
Hot Rolling

A.J.C. Burghardt, Tata Steel Research & Development

An Assessment of Numerical Approaches Toward Multi-Phase Hydrodynamic Modeling of Inert Gas-Stirred Ladle Systems
R. Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology

Numerical Study on the Dynamics of Puddle Using VoF and Solidification Models in the Planar Flow Casting

4:30 p.m.

Thermal Tracking of Ladles
S. Ferro, Tenaris

A Study on the Effect of Fluid Flow Into Non-Metallic Inclusion Changes
S. Piva, Carnegie Mellon University

Large Eddy Simulation on the Fluid Flow Inside a Conventional Ladle Shroud System
J. Zhang, University of Science and Technology Beijing

5 p.m.




Track A

Track B

Track C


SESSION A9: Electric Steelmaking

SESSION B9: Machine Learning, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

SESSION C9: Processing of Advanced High-Strength Steels I

8 a.m.


Dynamic EAF Process Model — Thermochemistry and Further Development
H. Pfeifer, RWTH Aachen University

A Review of Data Mining Techniques for Failure Prediction in Continuous Casting
R. Peters, University of South Wales

Development and Application of Performance Prediction Model for Cold-Rolled Products
L. Junyou, Ansteel Group

8:25 a.m.

Evaluating Methods of Approximating Arcs Within CFD Models
S. Roberts, RWTH Aachen University

Understanding Dephosphorization in Basic Oxygen Furnaces (BOFs) From a Data Science Perspective
S. Barui, University of South Alabama

Dual-Phase Steels Produced by Belt Casting
C. Slater, University of WarwRapid Alloy Processing of
Dual-Phase Steels

S. Connolly, University of Warwickick

8:50 a.m.

Numerical Simulation of Oxy-Natural Gas Combustion in an Electric Arc Furnace
C. Zhou, Purdue University Northwest (CIVS)

Extending Application of Variable Selection Using Random Forest (VSURF) Technique in Prediction of Mechanical Properties of Investment Castings
J. Virdi, University of Regina

Dual-Phase Steels Produced by Belt Casting
C. Slater, University of Warwick

9:15 a.m.

Simulation on Scrap Melting in Steelmaking Process
Y-L. Zhang, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Industrial Fan Predictive Maintenance Using Deep Recurrent Neural Network
B. Chen, Purdue University Northwest

Cellular Automata Modeling of Plastic Deformation in Ferrite During Martensite Formation in Dual-Phase Steels
V. Atreya, Delft University of Technology

9:40 a.m.

Detailed Modeling of Radiative Heat Transfer in Electric Arc Furnaces Using Monte-Carlo Techniques
J. Hernandez, Acciai Speciali Terni

Caster Scheduling Model for Process Optimization
A. Silaen, Purdue University Northwest

Understanding thermomechanical behavior and castability issues of advanced high strength steel (AHSS) via thin slab casting route
T. Bhattacharya, ArcelorMittal Global Research & Development

10:10 a.m.

Refreshment Break


SESSION A10: Recent Advances in Steel Manufacturing

SESSION B10: Environmental Impacts

SESSION C10: Processing of Advanced High-Strength Steels II

10:40 a.m.

Overview of National and European Research on Continuous Casting at SWERIM

CFDust: Diffuse Emissions Characterization and Modeling Using Image Analysis and CFD Simulation
A. Storch


Prediction of Inclusion BSE Image Grayscale Value From Chemical Composition
M. Abdulsalam, Carnegie Mellon University

11:05 a.m.

Reducing Overall Energy Consumption for EAF Operation while Increasing Productivity and Improving Quality
Author, S. Varkiani, Entelegis Inc

CFD Simulations of Slag Runner for the IronArc Process
J. Svantesson, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology

Ab-initio Guided Design and Materials Informatics for Accelerated Product Development of Next-Generation Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS)
A. Datta, Purdue University Northwest

11:30 a.m.

Application of a Mixed Fluid/Structure Model for Ingot Casting Simulation and Macrosegregation Prediction
O. Jaouen, Transvalor

Potential of Energy Savings by Simulation and Optimization of an Integrated Iron and Steel Plant
Q. Zhang, Northeastern University

Effects of Different Melting Rate in GH4151 Superalloy by VAR Numerical Simulation
S. Yang, University of Science and Technology Beijing


Conference Adjourn