Chairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. François Bay, Cemef, Mines Paris Tech

 

Activities

EPM-base processes are widely used in industry for various purposes, e.g. induction heating for pre-heating or heat treatment applications, electromagnetic stirring or braking in order to improve casting quality, dielectric heating for drying processes, etc.

Setting up these processes is a quite intricate task as these processes often involve complex multi-physics couplings. Therefore, users increasingly need to rely on computational modelling software tools in order to design and optimise their processes within reduced costs and time.

However, getting accurate and predictive results requires the user to have experience in the use of these tools – and moreover to know the strengths and weaknesses of these tools.

The purpose of this working group is to set up a forum for education, exchange of experience and benchmarking regarding the use of computational modelling in order to enhance design and optimisation of EPM-based processes.

Main goals

Set up specific educational programs in the of computational modelling techniques

Train students in the use of modelling software for EPM-based processes

Define series of benchmarking cases for various EPM processes

Organise specific sessions in conferences to compare the various results

Enhance academic / industrial interaction for processes optimisation