Development and application of a virtue experimental blast furnace

  • Yu, Aibing (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Li, Yuchuan (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to develop a virtue experimental blast furnace based on advanced discrete particle
simulation technique. The model furnace will be used to study the flow and thermochemical behaviour in
ironmaking, quantify the effects of key variables related to raw material and operational conditions, and
formulate strategies for optimum process design and control under different conditions. The findings will be
very useful to comprehensively assess the performance of Australian minerals in ironmaking, improve the
energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emission in the steel industry, and enhance the competitiveness of
Australian economy.
Effective start/end date30/05/1531/12/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD440,000.00
  • Baosteel Group Corporation: AUD460,859.00