ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
Regular Article
Influence of Shape of Cohesive Zone on Gas Flow and Permeability in the Blast Furnace Analyzed by DEM-CFD Model
Shigeru UedaTatsuya KonHiroyuki KurosawaShungo NatsuiTatsuro AriyamaHiroshi Nogami
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2015 Volume 55 Issue 6 Pages 1232-1236


Maintaining gas permeability is an important issue to realize low coke rate operation of blast furnace. In present study, the melting behavior of the iron ore and the layer structure in low coke rate operation were introduced in to the DEM-CFD model, and then behaviors of gas and moving bed in the blast furnace were simulated. Influence of shape of cohesive zone in low coke rate operation was investigated, and the effect of coke slit in the cohesive zone on gas flow was demonstrated in the calculation result. Surface area of cohesive zone and intersection angle between the burden layers and cohesive zone will determine the activity of coke slit.

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