CSEG is the most diverse of the four research groups within the CNMPA. Its origin coincides with that of the CNMPA, founded by Cross & Markatos in 1986. Since then, the CSEG has worked in a whole range of industrial or environmental problems involving fluid flow, heat transfer, chemical reaction, phase change, stress analysis and even electromagnetics. The group is particularly known for its expertise in metals and minerals processing (smelting, casting, welding, solidification microstructure, etc.) with a long-term involvement in a number of projects of international significance; eg. the modelling of the Rio-Tinto HIsmelt® process in Western Australia for the direct smelting of iron ore into iron, replacing the Blast Furnace technology. Experience in metal processing highlighted the need for "Multi-physics" modelling, which has remained the focus of research. In this context, the CSEG is responsible for the creation of some unique algorithms and software, including the multi-physics code PHYSICA, the spectral code SPHINX used in the joint EU/ESA project IMPRESS, to model strongly coupled Magneto-hydrodynamic problems (induction melting, em. Levitation), the code MHD_VALDIS modelling the aluminium electrolysis process, etc. Other areas of EPSRC, EU or Industrially-funded research cover aero-acoustics, microwaves, particulates handling, atmospheric and water pollution.
Group Awards & Achievements
- V. Bojarevics and K Pericleous referenced as providing the theoretical foundation to US Patent Application #20050175063 "Cold crucible induction furnace with eddy current damping", by CONSARC Inc.
- A paper authored by CSEG staff won the award for best paper in conference at the 2005 International Symposium on Liquid Metal Processing and Casting, Santa Fe, USA, September 18-21, 2005.
- K Pericleous, EU panel chair, member and proposal reviewer for: EU/FP6 NEST (New and Emerging Technologies) , EU/FP6 IP Global 3, EU/FP6 Nanotechnologies & Nano-sciences Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials (NMP), EU/FP6 STREP.
- K Pericleous is a founding Director of two companies, MPSL Ltd and Physica Ltd, University spin-offs created to exploit the commercial potential of multi-physics software produced by CSEG.
- Dr V Bojarevics awarded Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) invitation fellowship for research in Japan, October-November 2001.
- The Development and Experimental Validation of a Numerical Model of an Induction Skull Melting Furnace. Metallurgical And Materials Transactions, vol. 35, no. 4, 2004.
- Modelling Electromagnetically Levitated Liquid Droplet Oscillations. ISIJ International, vol. 43, no. 6, 2003.
- Evaluation of distortions of laser welded shipbuilding parts using a local-global finite element approach. Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, vol 8, no.2, 2003.
- Heat and mass transfer in two-phase porous materials under intensive microwave heating. Journal of Food Engineering, vol. 65, no. 3, Dec 2004.
- Computational modelling of bubbles, droplets and particles in metals reduction and refining. Applied Math. Modelling, vol.30, 2006.
- Modelling induction skull melting design modifications. Journal of Materials Science 2004 VOL 39; NUMBER 24, Kluwer.
- The multiphysics modelling of solidification and melting processes. Journal of Metals, JOM-e, 2002, January.
- Unstructured staggered mesh methods for fluid flow, heat transfer and phase change. WSEAS Trans. Fluid Mechanics Issue 5, Volume 1, May 2006.
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Prof Koulis Pericleous: CSEG Director
- 6 Academic/Research Staff
- 8 Phd Students
- 175 Total Publications (includes 36 papers generated during 2001-2004 by members of CMRG)
- £2,540,000 Total Research Income (includes £860,000 generated during 2001-2004 by members of CMRG)
- INTERMETALLIC MATERIALS PROCESSING IN RELATION TO EARTH AND SPACE SOLIDIFICATION (IMPRESS)
- £169,188 EPSRC (EP/D505011/1) grant awarded for MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING OF ELECTRICAL, TRANSPORT AND PHASE-CHANGE PHENOMENA AND APPLICATION TO VACUUM ARC REMELTING FOR OPTIMAL MATERIAL QUALITY.
- €600,000 EU/ESA FP6 IP awarded for project IMPRESS: INTERMETALLIC MATERIALS PROCESSING IN RELATION TO EARTH AND SPACE SOLIDIFICATION.
- £66,000 project funded by ARCELOR (Fr) concerning STEEL CONTINUOUS CASTING MODELS FOR FLUX REDUCTION.
- £140,000 European Union Interreg IIIa grant awarded for ATTMA, AEROSOL TRANSPORT IN THE TRANS-MANCHE ATMOSPHERE.
- £103,669 EPSRC (GR/R94435/01) grant awarded for FARADAY FAST TRACK PROPOSAL: COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF MICROWAVE FOOD PROCESSING.
- £124,969 EPSRC grant awarded for QPM-RAIS: QUALITY IN PARTICULATE-BASED MANUFACTURING.
- £134,515 EPSRC (GR/N14316/01) grant awarded for NET-SHAPE CASTING OF TIAL COMPONENTS.
- £446,800 EPSRC (GR/N30392/01) grant awarded for MTP IN COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FOR INDUSTRY.
- £176,738 EPSRC (GR/R35599/01) grant awarded for A NEW MANUFACTURING PROCESS TO REMOVE SILVER FROM LEAD.