K1 Center - K1-MET (2015 - 2019)
The Metallurgical Competence Center K1-MET aims innovate the iron- and steel making industry. The TU Wien is part of the research towards a virtual blast furnace. In recent years we developed the DualGrid Model, a raceway model to optimize the injection of alternative reducing agents (ARAs) into the blast furnace, in ANSYS Fluent. The current project aims to bring the raceway model to the open-source CFD toolbox OpenFOAM. The new, more flexible model is then re-validated and used to investigate the processes occurring during the injection of ARAs.
The validation procedure consists of multiple cases ranging from simple heat transfer problems to complex multi-phase reactive systems. Sandia Flame D is a common validation case for homogeneous gas phase combustion.