3-D CFD analysis for blast furnace hearth wear

David Roldan*, Yu Zhang, Rohit Deshpande, D. Huang, Pinakin Chaubal, Chenn Q. Zhou

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

    8 Citations (Scopus)


    Distributions of liquid iron flow and refractory temperatures have significant influences on the blast furnace hearth wear. Conditions inside the furnace are generally inferred from the measurements of thermocouples/heat flux sensors embedded in the refractory. A 3-D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model has been developed to simulate hot metal velocities and temperatures as well as refractory temperatures. The CFD model has been validated using both laboratory measurements and industrial blast furnace on-line data. In this research, a new methodology is developed which uses the 3-D CFD model and the 1-D heat transfer model to predict the blast furnace hearth erosion and inner profile based on the detailed hearth refractory temperature records of a blast furnace. Its application to the Mittal Steel IH7 blast furnace has demonstrated the effectiveness of this methodology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAISTech 2006 - Proceedings of the Iron and Steel Technology Conference
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAISTech 2006 - Iron and Steel Technology Conference - Cleveland, OH, United States
    Duration: 1 May 20064 May 2006


    OtherAISTech 2006 - Iron and Steel Technology Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityCleveland, OH


    • Blast furnace hearth
    • CFD
    • Erosion
    • Heat transfer


    Dive into the research topics of '3-D CFD analysis for blast furnace hearth wear'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this