Fluid dynamics

Superior steels, in terms of cleanliness and mechanical characteristics

RINA technological offer in the fluid dynamics sector is aimed at giving problem solving support to steel makers, improving process and product characteristics through new lay-out solutions and developing new advanced applications.

The context

The role of fluid dynamics’ modelling in steel making has strongly increased as a consequence of the stringent market demand for superior steels in terms of cleanliness and mechanical characteristics, which is to be obtained at a lower development and production cost.

This has progressively made manufacturers aware of the strong benefits, and the money savings, achievable through assessing new processes, optimising layouts and improving products through the broad use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Today, it has become a focus aspect for each step of the manufacturing cycle where fluids are fundamental and, so far, a wide set of different physical situations are taking advantage of these modelling applications.

For example, understanding the multi-phase flow phenomena occurring in direct iron ore smelting reduction vessels or in blast furnaces makes it possible to both set the best stirring and mixing conditions and to model how these contribute to the wear rate of refractory materials.


Focus on labs & facilities

Our Fluid Dynamics Laboratory offers the following modelling facilities:

Our simulation capability mainly concerns the following physical phenomena:

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