Description

Analysis of metallurgical magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) and electrothermal processes and research using long-term experience in modelling of various metals in liquid and solid state. We offer our services in modelling, parametric studies and optimization of physical systems involving mass and heat transfer in liquid metals, semiconductor materials, as well as in industrial equipment: melting furnaces, metal casting equipment, pumps, mixers, levitation melting etc.

Methodology

Distribution of velocity, temperature, electromagnetic and other physical fields in solid liquid and gaseous environments, as well as numerical modeling and research of phase transitions is performed using both commercial modelling software (ANSYS Maxwell, ANSYS FLUENT, ANSYS CFX, COMSOL) and open source software (OpenFOAM, Elmer, Elmer-OpenFOAM Library). We use high-performance computing (HPC) solutions for large-scale numerical models – both using your own cluster computer and cloud computing services.

Projects

  • Cooperation agreement with Vereinigung zur Foerderung des Instituts fuer Elektrowaerme der Universitaet Hannover (Germany): Mathematical model for electromagnetic control of steel direct conveyor belt casting technology and its applications for improvement of productivity and energy efficiency of the process.
  • ERAF project: development of numerical modelling approaches to study complex multiphysical interactions in electromagnetic liquid metal technologies.
  • TEMPUS project: PhD education in energy efficient electrotechnologies at Russian universities.

Contact

Andris Jakovičs, Dr. Phys. – andris.jakovics@lu.lv; +371 29 155 711; SCOPUS