Researcher wins prestigious best paper in Paris
Accolade at ATS Conference
Dr Nick Croft, Senior Research Officer within the Computational Modelling Group in the C2EC at Swansea has won the prize for the best paper at the prestigious ATS conference in Paris.
ATS, the French Iron and Steelmaking Society hold their annual research meeting over two days. The conference attracts some 700 participants from all iron and steel manufacturers in Europe and well beyond, to Asia, South and North America.
Dr Croft's paper was chosen for the accolade from about 100 entries. The paper entitled: Time Dependent Modelling and Experimental Validation of the Metal/Flux Interface in a Continuous Casting Mould, concerned multi physics modelling of continuous casting processes for the manufacture of steel. The computational model is internationally recognised as being at the leading edge of models of such processes.
The project arose from collaborative work with ArcelorMittal in France, one of the world's largest steel-making companies.
From his academic base, Dr Croft has worked with the international iron and steel-making industry for fifteen years. He received his PhD in reactive computational fluid dynamics applied to the computational modelling of direct iron smelting processes in 1998 from the University of Greenwich, where he was based with his team before they transferred to the C2EC in 2005.
Dr Croft completed all the key foundational coupled electromagnetic-CFD modelling at Swansea, but the entire project was a collaborative effort between Dr Croft, Professor Koulis Pericleous and other colleagues at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, with whom strong links are maintained, together with several industrial collaborators.