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Brian Thomas

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mechanical and Structural Systems

2020

Matthew L. S. Zappulla, S. Koric, S.–M. Cho, H.–J. Lee, S.–H. Kim, and B. G. Thomas (2020): Multiphysics modeling of continuous casting of stainless steel, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Elsevier B.V., Vol 278, pp116469
Seong-Mook Cho, Mingyi Liang, Hamed Olia, Lipsa Das, and Brian G. Thomas (2020): Multiphase Flow-Related Defects in Continuous Casting of Steel Slabs, Springer, TMS 2020 149th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings, pp1161-1173, San Diego, California, U.S.A.

2019

Seong-Mook Cho and Brian G. Thomas (2019): Modeling of Transient Behavior of Top-Surface Slag/Molten Steel Interface in Continuous Slab Casting, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, 8th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes in Steelmaking (STEELSIM 2019), pp650-663, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Seong-Mook Cho, Brian G. Thomas, and Seon-Hyo Kim (2019): Effect of Nozzle Port Angle on Transient Flow and Surface Slag Behavior During Continuous Steel-Slab Casting, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Vol 50, Num 1, pp52-76
Matthew L. S. Zappulla, Seong‐Mook Cho, and Brian G. Thomas (2019): Visualization of Steel Continuous Casting Including a New Integral Method for Post‐Processing Temperature Data, Steel Research International, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Vol 90, Num 4, pp1800540
Matthew L.S. Zappulla and Brian G. Thomas (2019): Surface Defect Formation in Steel Continuous Casting, Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Materials Science Forum: THERMEC 2018 (10th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials), Vol 941, pp112-117, Paris, France

2018

Kai Jin, Surya P. Vanka, and Brian G. Thomas (2018): Large Eddy Simulations of Electromagnetic Braking Effects on Argon Bubble Transport and Capture in a Steel Continuous Casting Mold, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Springer Nature, Vol 49, Num 3, pp1360-1377
Hyunjin Yang, Surya P. Vanka, and Brian G. Thomas (2018): Hybrid Eulerian-Eulerian Discrete Phase Model of Turbulent Bubbly Flow, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2017), Vol 7: Fluids Engineering, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
Hyunjin Yang, Surya P. Vanka, and Brian G. Thomas (2018): Modeling Argon Gas Behavior in Continuous Casting of Steel, JOM, Springer Nature America, Inc, Vol 70, Num 10, pp2148-2156
Hyunjin Yang, Surya P. Vanka, Brian G. Thomas (2018): A Hybrid Eulerian–Eulerian Discrete-Phase Model of Turbulent Bubbly Flow, Journal of Fluids Engineering, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol 140, Num 10, pp101202
Hyunjin Yang, Surya Pratap Vanka, Brian G. Thomas (2018): Modeling of Argon Gas Behavior in Continuous Casting of Steel, Springer International Publishing, CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing 2018, Vol Minerals, Metals and Materials Series, pp119-131, Phoenix, Ariz., U.S.A.

2017

Matthew L.S. Zappulla and Brian G. Thomas (2017): Thermal-Mechanical Model of Depression Formation in Steel Continuous Casting, Springer International Publishing, TMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings, pp501-510, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
K. Jin, S. P. Vanka, R. K. Agarwal, and B. G. Thomas (2017): GPU Accelerated Simulations of Three-Dimensional Flow of Power-Law Fluids in a Driven Cube, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Informa UK Limited, Vol 31, Num 1, pp36-56
Kai Jin, Surya P. Vanka, and Brian G. Thomas (2017): Large Eddy Simulations of the Effects of EMBr and SEN Submergence Depth on Turbulent Flow in the Mold Region of a Steel Caster, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Springer Nature, Vol 48, Num 1, pp162-178

2016

K. Jin, P. Kumar, S. P. Vanka, and B. G. Thomas (2016): Rise of an Argon Bubble in Liquid Steel in the Presence of a Transverse Magnetic Field, Physics of Fluids, AIP Publishing, Vol 28, Num 9, pp093301
Seong Mook Cho, Brian G. Thomas, Hyoung Jun Lee, and Seon Hyo Kim (2016): Effect of nozzle port angle on mold surface flow in steel slab casting, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, Proceedings of the Iron and Steel Technology Conference (AISTech 2016), Vol 3, pp2651-2662, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Seong-Mook Cho, Brian G. Thomas, and Seon-Hyo Kim (2016): Transient Two-Phase Flow in Slide-Gate Nozzle and Mold of Continuous Steel Slab Casting with and Without Double-Ruler Electro-Magnetic Braking, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Springer Nature, Vol 47, Num 5, pp3080--3098
Kai Jin, Brian G. Thomas, and Xiaoming Ruan (2016): Modeling and Measurements of Multiphase Flow and Bubble Entrapment in Steel Continuous Casting, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Springer Science + Business Media, Vol 47, Num 1, pp548-565
Kai Jin, Surya P. Vanka, Brian G. Thomas, and Xiaoming Ruan (2016): Large Eddy Simulations of the Effects of Double-Ruler Electromagnetic Braking and Nozzle Submergence Depth on Molten Steel Flow in a Commercial Continuous Casting Mold, Wiley-Blackwell, CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing 2016, pp159-166

2015

K. Jin, S. P. Vanka, and B. G. Thomas (2015): Three-Dimensional Flow in a Driven Cavity Subjected to an External Magnetic Field, Journal of Fluids Engineering, ASME International, Vol 137, Num 7, pp071104

2019

Brian G. Thomas, Seong–Mook Cho, Hyunjin Yang, Surya Pratap Vanka, Matthew Zappulla, Seid Koric, Ahmed Taha (2019): Turbulent Multiphase Thermal Flow Modeling of Defect Formation Mechanisms and Electromagnetic Force Effects in Continuous Steel Casting, 2019 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp182-183

2018

Brian G. Thomas, Seong-Mook Cho, Surya Pratap Vanka, Seid Koric, Ahmed Taha, Hyunjin Yang, Matthew Zappulla (2018): Multiphase Turbulent Flow Modeling of Gas Injection into Molten Metal to Minimize Surface Defects in Continuous-Cast Steel, Blue Waters annual-book summary slide
Brian G. Thomas, Seong-Mook Cho, Surya Pratap Vanka, Seid Koric, Ahmed Taha, Hyunjin Yang, Matthew Zappulla (2018): Multiphase Turbulent Flow Modeling of Gas Injection into Molten Metal to Minimize Surface Defects in Continuous-Cast Steel, 2018 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp118-119

2017

Brian Thomas (2017): Transient Multiphase Flow Phenomena and Defect Formation in Steel Continuous Casting, Blue Waters annual-book summary slide
Brian Thomas (2017): Transient Multiphase Flow Phenomena and Defect Formation in Steel Continuous Casting, 2017 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp160-161

2016

Brian Thomas (2016): Transient Two-Phase Flow and Electromagnetic Field Effect in Steel Continuous Casting, 2016 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp101-103

2015

Brian Thomas (2015): Dynamics of Argon Bubbles in Steel Continuous Casting with A Magnetic Field, 2015 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp112-114

Seong-Mook Cho and Brian G. Thomas: Modeling of Transient Behavior of Top-Surface Slag/Molten Steel Interface in Continuous Slab Casting


8th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes in Steelmaking (STEELSIM2019); Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aug 14, 2019

Matthew Zappulla and B. G. Thomas: Surface Defect Formation in Steel Continuous Casting


International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials (THERMEC’2018); Paris, France, Jul 12, 2018

NCSA Grants $2.6M in Blue Waters Awards to Illinois Researchers


Jul 6, 2017

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded 3,697,000 node hours (NH) of time on the Blue Waters supercomputer to Illinois researchers from Spring 2017 proposal submissions. The combined value of these awards is over $2.6 million dollars, and through the life of the Blue Waters program, NCSA has awarded over 43 million node hours to UI researchers—a value of nearly $27 million. Some of the time allocated for Blue Waters will go to projects that focus on HIV research, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simulations, genomics and global warming research.


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18 general, 9 exploratory allocations on Blue Waters awarded to Illinois researchers


Nov 24, 2014

Eighteen researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received allocations on the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). A portion of available time on Blue Waters is reserved for University faculty and staff projects like these that require the system’s unique capabilities. Ten of the awards will continue projects already running on Blue Waters, related to a wide variety of topics like tornadoes, steel casting, and cell function, among others. Eight allocations are for new projects.


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Blue Waters Symposium a success


May 28, 2014

The symposium, held May 13-15 in Champaign, Ill., gathered many of the country’s leading supercomputer users to share what they have learned using Blue Waters and discuss the future of supercomputing. On May 13, 2014, Blue Waters supercomputer users and many of the NCSA staff who support their work converged in Champaign, Ill., for the second annual Blue Waters Symposium. The ensuing three days were filled with what many of them would later refer to as a wonderful variety of science talks and opportunities for networking and collaboration.


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