Experience with pouring simulation in three French steel mills

Significant progress has been achieved with respect to the degree of maturity of software to predict solidification behaviour during casting as well as the speed of the computers needed to solve the 2D and 3D models. To assess the current usefulness of simulation in daily practice of a steel plant, the author gained first-hand experience by interviewing three application specialists from major French steel companies who were ready to share their related experiences.

By Klaus Vollrath*