Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Capability for Steel Manufacturing
World-class scientists with high-performance computing capabilities at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories are partnering with U.S. industries to tackle some of manufacturing’s toughest problems.
In this case study, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is working in partnership with Purdue University Northwest and steel-industry stakeholders to use their high-performance computing (HPC) modeling, simulation and visualization capabilities to optimize blast furnaces in order to reduce emissions and energy use.
The DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office launched the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program to create targeted partnerships between U.S. manufacturers and the national laboratories. Under this program, competitively selected projects take advantage of the unique scientific expertise at the national laboratories in combination with high-performance computing capability. The industry/lab teams apply modeling, simulation and data analysis to industrial processes and products to solve problems that might otherwise be intractable. Benefits include improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, boosting competitiveness and building global technology leadership.