BAOSTEEL Australia

Project ID: BA16002

Project Title: Model studies of three-dimensional distributions within blast furnaces for reliable and efficient operations (IH140100035)

  • Dr Shibo Kuang, Monash University
  • Dr Baoyu Guo, Monash University
  • Prof Aibing Yu, Monash University
  • Dr Xiaoming Mao, Baosteel Research Institute

This project aims to develop a multiscale computer model to fully describe the three-dimensional distribution characteristics of flow, heat and mass transfer within blast furnaces and their impacts on process performance, quantify the effects of key variables, formulate strategies for optimum process control under different conditions. This will be achieved by the use of the state-of-the-art continuum and discrete modelling and simulation techniques, supported by physical experiments and plant tests in Baosteel. The research outcomes, such as models and knowledge, should be useful for achieving reliable and optimal operation of blast furnace in Baosteel.