This paper, concentrates on a three-dimensional (3D) computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) model for coal combustion and electrode radiation inside an electric-arc furnace (EAF). Simulation of the complete EAF model includes combustion reactions of coal particles and radiation from electrodes. Particle surface and gas phase reactions were used to predict injected coal particle combustion. The CFD model provided detail information for the coal particles combustion and radiation interactions phoneme inside the electric-arc furnace.
Results showed that CFD simulation could efficiently be used to develop and investigate EAF in design phase.