Chair of Simulation and Modeling Metallurgical Processes

As part of the Metallurgy Department of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, the chair is working on different projects concerning numerical modeling of metallurgical processes, such as Continuous Casting of Steel, Copper and Aluminium, Ingot Casting, Electro-Slag-Remelting etc.. In addition, we are doing basic research on the interaction between turbulence and solidification, flow through dendritic mushy zones and coupled and/or oscillatory growth of peritectics. The last topic led to experiments onboard of the International Space Station (ISS) in March-April 2021 and in October 2023.

Beside our research activities we are giving different lectures and exercises on fundamentals of numerical modeling, application of simulation in steel and non-ferrous metal production as well as foundry technology.

On this site we are giving an overview about us and our activities. For those of you who are highly interested in solidification and solidification related phenomena be aware of the recent text book by Dantzig and Rappaz. The last link also provides you with quite a few movies on the topic.

Andreas Ludwig, Full Professor

World Champion

The database SCOPUS reveals that Prof. Ludwig is the world-leading scientist with regards of publications on macrosegregation (since Spring 2013). Prof. Wu presently helds the second position in this "discipline".

Worth to mention

Journal cover pictures from the group including Metals 2020/21 Best Cover Award:


Total number of SMMP publications: 478
(by February 2024)

219 Journals
  24 Books and Contributions to Books
200 Conference Proceedings
  35 Non-Peer Reviewed Publications