Create a small-scale model and test bench to evaluate the design of ventilation systems for EAFs. The test bench can test different ventilation system designs and determine their performance by measuring key parameters including flow rate, temperature, and capture efficiency. The model will maintain a similar Reynolds number to the full-scale system so that the systems are comparable, both in time scale and flow properties, and will allow for the placement of varying types and sizes of dampers at different locations.
The test bench accurately reflects the behavior of off-gas in the full-scale system
Multiple sensors must gather and display temperature and velocity data at the same time
The test bench reliably simulates and tests the temperature change inside the system, the flow velocity through the system, and the response time of the system
The test bench allows a user to easily add pieces to it, remove pieces from it, and take it apart
The test bench measures the effects of a damper opening and closing on flow velocity
The test bench accommodates the placement of a damper at multiple location and accommodates the placement of multiple types of dampers
- The test bench accurately measures the capture efficiency of the system
3D Printed Damper
Low fidelity minimum viable prototypes to test brainstorm concepts
By developing the solution over four design sprints, we were able to adapt to changes and user feedback quickly.