Moritz Eickhoff, M. Sc.

Address:  RWTH Aachen University
Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering
Kopernikusstr. 10
52074 Aachen
Phone: +49 (0) 241-80 26065
E-Mail: eickhoff@iob.rwth-aachen.de
Room: 01-202

Group Manager High Temperature Flows in Metallurgical Melts

Research

Physical and numerical fluid flow simulations of metallurgical melts and furnace atmospheres as well as physical based process models of these reactors.

Fields of activity

  • Remelting processes – Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR) and Electro Slag Remelting (ESR)
  • Refinement of metallurgical melts by floatation and buoyancy effects – SNIF box, tundish, ladle, …
  • Water experiments for physical modelling and validation of numerical simulations
  • Case of damage analyses and refractory optimization
  • Process models of metallurgical reactors and furnaces
  • Macroscopic texture examination

Projects

  • Numerical modeling of the momentum, heat and mass transfer in the Vacuum Arc Remelting process
  • Numerical investigations on the impact of the impeller flow to the gas bubble distribution in aluminum degassing processes
  • Continuous scrap preheating simulations for the design of a continuously charged electric-arc-furnace concept
  • Development of a process model for a block reheating plant
  • Numerical investigations for durability optimization of a submerged arc furnace
  • Numerical investigations on refractory wear for different melt reactors
  • Macroscopic texture examination for huge metal plates

Teaching


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