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CASTRO, Jose Adilson de; SAZAKI, Yasushi and YAGI, Jun-ichiro. Three dimensional mathematical model of the iron ore sintering process based on multiphase theory. Mat. Res. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.6, pp. 848-858. Epub Sep 04, 2012. ISSN 1516-1439. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14392012005000107.
In the integrated steel industries the sintering process plays an important role furnishing raw material to the blast furnace. In this work, a computational simulation of the sinter process is developed that is able to predict the most important phenomena within the sintering bed. The model is based on the multi phase concept with multiple components described by conservation equations of each component coupled with the momentum, chemical reactions and heat transfer. The model validation was carried out comparing the model predictions with averaged industrial data and local temperature measurements within the sinter strand. The model predictions presented good agreement with the averaged values measured on the industrial sinter process.
Keywords : sintering; modeling; simulation; multiphase flow.