ITMATI uses mathematical technology on expensive and complex processes within the metallurgical industry in a wide range of applications, resulting in improved efficiency and optimising production both quantitatively and qualitatively.

ITMATI has developed about 40 contracts in this sector, and conducted more than 40 training courses.

Our areas of activity are

  • Mechanical or structural calculations.
  • Numerical characterisation of insulating, lightweight and thermal materials.
  • Thermal or thermodynamic calculations.
  • Numerical characterization of elastics, viscoelastics, viscoplastics, foams, insulating, and piezoelectric materials.
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
  • Active and passive noise control.
  • Simulation of manufacturing processes.
  • Thermomechanical and magnetohydrodynamic simulations of cast metals and ferro alloys.
  • Magneto-thermomechanical simulation of metallurgical electrodes.
  • Thermal simulation of aluminium electrolysis vats.
  • Purification of materials. Industrial grinding.
  • Non-destructive inspection techniques.
  • Simulation of fluid-structure interaction problems.
  • Simulation of freeze-thaw.
  • Thermomechanical behaviour of heat exchangers.
  • Simulation and optimisation of part design.
  • Prediction and planning of production.

Experience in this sector

  • Advice on the methodology for determining the material composition and moisture content of recycled paper and cardboard.
  • Mathematical modelling and computer simulation of electrodes, casts and purification processes in the silicon industry.
  • Thermo-electromagnetic and fluid dynamic numerical simulations of processes in the silicon industry.
  • Simulation of composite sections through "DOBLET" profiles of similar mechanical characteristics.
  • Control and modelling of static and dynamic variables related to the operation of electrical and ferro alloy cast furnace systems.
  • Design of analysis protocols for children's clothing samples.
  • Statistical analysis for the monitoring and control of board production processes.