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tir. 18. apr.



A web-based simulator for understanding metallurgical furnaces

A web-based simulator for the electrical conditions in submerged arc furnaces is presented.

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A web-based simulator for understanding metallurgical furnaces

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18. apr., 08:00 – 08:45 CEST


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The engine of the simulator is based on a metamodel obtained by applying partial least square regression to a database holding the results of hundreds of finite element method (FEM) simulations of the conditions within the furnace. Thus, the metamodel acts as a surrogate for the FEM model and keeps the applicability and predictive capabilities as the original model, while being computationally lightweight and suited for real time application. 

The original physics-based FEM model is based on a realistic 3D representation of a large furnace for the production of silicon where the electric power is provided by a three-phase alternating current with electrodes arranged in an equilateral triangle.

Presented by Manuel Sparta, Senior Researcher, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre.

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