Fundamentals and modelling tools

Fundamentals and modelling tools

– Research Domain 1

Fundamentals and modelling tools_text

The centre will combine existing knowledge and new fundamental data in an easily accessible and user friendly library.

A principal purpose will be to work towards a generic, standardized framework for coupled scientific computing. Data from other RDs will be collected, systemized, and merged in the Centre library.

The general challenges are related to determination of the appropriate complexity of a model, to ensure proper understanding of its strengths and limitations, and to ensure that the RD 2-4 make use of the best available model technology. The specific modelling efforts will mainly be part of the work in these RDs, supervised by personnel from Research Domain 1.


  • To ensure a proper overview of available models and identify knowledge gaps.
  • To couple modelling competence, metallurgical competence, and industrial experience.
  • To extend thermodynamic and kinetic databases to make calculations more reliable.
  • To build bridges between different model scales to understand observed phenomena


Students at RD1


Post Doctorial

Sebastien Letout. Photo Sebastien Letout

Modelling Metallurgical Production Process

Nov 2015 - Nov 2017



PhD Candidate

Sindre Gylver. PhotoSindre Gylver

Alumina Dissolution in Cryolite

Aug 2018 - Aug 2022



Associated PhD and Postdoc

Mads Fromreide. PhotoMads Fromreide





Caoimhe Rooney. PhotoCaoimhe Rooney





RD1 Leader

RD1 Leader


Kristian Etienne Einarsrud. PhotoKristian Etienne Einarsrud

Associate Professor, NTNU


Metal Production Research Domains