“Improvements in metallurgical processes by simulation”

Authors: Kjell O. Solberg,
Affiliation: Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Reference: 1990, Vol 11, No 1, pp. 49-54.

Keywords: Metallurgy, simulation, process design, process control

Abstract: The metallurgical industry is very important to Norway. Traditionally cheap hydro-power has been the basis for this energy-intensive industry. This advantage is now gradually disappearing. To be competitive in the future, a superior technology has to be developed. For this purpose simulation has been taken into extensive use. Close cooperation is established between the industry and research institutes. This is vital for success. Simulation has proved to be an important tool in two areas: the optimum design of processes and the continuous supervision to keep them running at optimum. This paper gives examples of how substantial improvements have been obtained in the production of aluminium and ferro-alloys. Based on this experience the author draws some general conclusions on how to utilize simulation to increase industrial productivity. In the future a new area is envisaged; simulation in the development of advanced materials and products.

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  title={{Improvements in metallurgical processes by simulation}},
  author={Solberg, Kjell O.},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}