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Basics of 3D modelling of metallurgical processes

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Course Unit Code618-2004/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Third Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SAW002doc. Ing. Markéta Tkadlečková, Ph.D.
The course is focused on the application possibilities of MS Office software products and 3D modeler ANSYS DesignModeler in technology of steel production and casting. Students obtain the theoretical and practical knowledge in CAD systems, they adopts the principle of geometry modelling. On the basis of technological aims, graduates will be able to separately design specific dimensions of ingot moulds for casting of steel ingots, to create of casting geometry, to prepare the technological parameters of casting (casting temperature, casting speed, etc.) and handle such casting technology. And all with the use of modern computer applications.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Acquired knowledge
- student will be able to describe the technology of steel production from the primary production, through the its processing in secondary metallurgy equipment up to the own casting
- student will be able to characterize the basic principles of numerical modelling of metallurgical processes

Acquired skills
- the student will be able to practically implement the creation of 3D geometry of the studied system in the CAD system ANSYS DesignModeler
- student will be able to apply the methods of metallurgical calculations and to determine the necessary computational parameters of numerical model of steel flow, steel casting or steel solidification.
Course Contents
1. Introduction to the Basics of 3D modelling of metallurgical processes.
2. Fundamentals of steelmaking and casting.
3. Principles of numerical modelling of metallurgical processes. Overview of available simulation software.
4. Project preparation in the ANSYS Workbench (integrated environment editor), scheme of the project, linking files, information transfer, the output format.
5. Technical drawing and terminology.
6. Determination of technological parameters of steel casting - casting temperature calculation.
7. Determination of technological parameters of casting - casting speed calculation.
8. Introduction to determination of the thermodynamic properties of the materials of casting system for the numerical simulation of steel flow, steel casting and solidification of steel.
9. Crystallization of steel, the character of steel ingot solidification and calculation of solidification time of steel ingot, overview of defects in ingots.
10. Crystallization of continuously cast steel, the importance of determining the heat transfer coefficients. Overview defects in continuously cast billets.
11. Methods of measurement in the steel industry - the identification of necessary input parameters for setting of numerical model of the metallurgical process.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
GHOSH, A., CHATTERJEE, A.: Ironmaking and Steelmaking. Prentice-Hall of India Pvt.Ltd, 2008. 472 pages. ISBN-13 978-8120332898
TKADLEČKOVÁ, M. Základy 3D modelování metalurgických procesů. Studijní opora k předmětu. 2013. ISBN 978-80-248-3580-8.
MICHALEK, K.: Využití fyzikálního a numerického modelování pro optimalizaci metalurgických procesů. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2001, 125 s. ISBN 80-7078-861-5.
ANSYS FLEUNT User's Guide.
GHOSH, A., CHATTERJEE, A.: Ironmaking and Steelmaking. Prentice-Hall of India Pvt.Ltd, 2008. 472 pages. ISBN-13 978-8120332898

Recommended Reading:
[1] JACK ZECHER, FEREYDOON DADKHAH: ANSYS Workbench Tutorial with Multimedia CD Release 12. Schroff Development Corporation. 2009. 256 s. ISBN-10: 1585035815
[2] MAZUMDAR, D., EVANS, J., W.: Modeling of Steelmaking Processes. CRC Press, 1 edition, 2009. 493 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-1420062434
[3] LEE, H.-H.: Finite Element Simulations with ANSYS Workbench 13. SDC Publications, Pap/DVD editions, 2011. 608 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1585036530
Uživatelské příručky MS Word, MS Excel
Časopisy Hutnické listy aj.
Články v odborném tisku, příspěvky na konferencích, výzkumné zprávy, závěrečné práce.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Individual consultations, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit30 21
        ExaminationExamination70 30