Dr Donghui Li

Dr-Donghui-Li

Dr Donghui Li

Research Associate and Group Leader

Dr. Donghui Li is a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) expert and Process Metallurgist, who
has 20 years’ experience in heat and mass transfer, turbulent fluid flow, thermodynamics and
CFD applications in process metallurgy, specialized in metal continuous casting process,
including extra-thin strip casting, slab and billet casting. He also has solid knowledge of
electromagnetic theory and its application in steelmaking and continuous casting process.

With the skills in hand-on mechanics and fundamental knowledge of physics, Donghui Li is able
to design, assemble and build complex experimental systems, including full scale water
modelling system, metal delivery system, strip casting system, scaffolding system and data
acquisition system, which help in root cause analysis and propose value-added solutions for
industrial companies. He is currently working as a Research Associate at Process Metallurgy
Research Labs (PMRL) of University of Toronto, with more than 30 publications to his credit.

Projects by Dr Donghui Li

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Tundish Open Eye Formation: Quantify the Effect and Improve Steel Cleanliness (NSERC & AM Dofasco)

Project Images

Trajectories of non-metalic inclusion in tundish caster

Flow field of liquid steel in slab caster tundish

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Physical and mathematical modeling of molten salt electrolytic cells for design and performance enhancement (NSERC & Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc.)

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Enhancing liquid metal quality and productivity in a slab caster through physical and mathematical modeling Cleanliness (NSERC & AM Dofasco)

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Modeling of RTFT water atomization steel powder production process (NSERC & Rio Tinto –Iron & Titanium Inc.)

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Innovative Low Melting Metal Model for Optimizing Argon Injection Practices during Steelmaking and Continuous Casting for Productivity and Quality Improvements (NSERC & AM Dofasco)

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Development of a slag thickness sensor for continuous measurement over a wide range of slag thicknesses (1mm to 40 inches) (American Iron and Steel Institute)

Project Video

CFD simulation of non-metallic inclusions floating up in ladle during tapping and holding steps