Purdue Calumet CIVS students contribute to steel-making understanding tool

Three recent Purdue University Calumet engineering students collaborated with the university’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) in developing an innovative tool that enables greater worldwide understanding of the steelmaking process.

AIST Press Release: Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel® Wheel

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology has released a press release describing their collaboration with CIVS on the creation of the Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel® Wheel.

AIST Steel Wheel

Picture of the AIST Steel Wheel

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) and CIVS have created a 3D visualization of an interactive version of the Making, Shaping, and Treating of Steel Wheel. The Steel Wheel is a graphical representation of the processes required to convert raw materials into finished steel products. The 3D visualizations on the wheel include detailed models equipment and animations to show the functions and sequence of each process.

Director Zhou Supports 1st TMS Summit on IMMI

Dr. Gayle and Dr. Zhou standing next to sign for the summit held up by an easel

Dr. Chenn Zhou, director of CIVS, attended the 1st Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Summit on Integrated Manufacturing and Materials Innovations held November 15-18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Working with CIVS: A Company’s Perspective

ArcelorMittal has posted two articles which feature CIVS on their website, usa.arcelormittal.com. For companies who have not worked with CIVS before, the articles offer a rare glimpse into the experience of working with the center. One article covers the aspects of working with the center from a research project perspective and describes how using Computational Fluid Dynamic modeling has benefited the company.