This example simulates the kinetics of the Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) process. Metallurgical processes such as the BOF process rarely reach equilibrium. Therefore, a model description must include kinetics if meaningful results are to be obtained. In recent years, a simple but powerful model termed the Effective Equilibrium Reaction Zone (EERZ) model has been developed and widely applied to simulate various metallurgical processes.
This example shows you how to set up a kinetic simulation of the BOF process in the Process Metallurgy Module and includes a description of the EERZ model.
Thermo-Calc Software offers two application examples showing how the Process Metallurgy Module can be used to calculate the Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) process. This example simulates the kinetics of the BOF process, whereas the other only considers equilibrium.
View the Equilibrium Version of the Example