Numerical analysis of blast furnace hearth inner profile by using CFD and heat transfer model for different time periods

Yu Zhang, Rohit Deshpande, D. (Frank) Huang, Pinakin Chaubal, Chenn Q. Zhou*

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    Abstract

    The campaign life of a modern blast furnace is determined by the residual thickness of the refractory in the hearth. A new methodology is established to predict the inner profile of a blast furnace during operation. This methodology combines 3-D CFD model, which is used to predict the hot face temperature for a given inner profile, and a 1-D heat transfer model, which is used to predict and fine tune the inner profile. The effectiveness of this methodology has been demonstrated by its application to one blast furnace with good agreement between predicted and measured temperatures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)186-197
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
    Volume51
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

    Keywords

    • Blast furnace hearth
    • CFD
    • Erosion
    • Heat transfer
    • Iron making
    • Skull

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