Houfa Shen

Houfa Shen

Houfa Shen
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tsinghua University, China


Ph.D, Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Jul 1993
M.E.,Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Jul 1990
Dec 2010 – Present: Tsinghua University, Professor
Sep 2000 – Nov 2010: Tsinghua University, Associate Professor Modeling of Solidification in Continuous Casting and Large Steel Casting (Macro-segregation, Mush Deformation, Surface Fluctuation, EMS, Supported by NSFC of China)
Apr 1998 – Aug 2000: The University of Iowa. Postdoctoral Associate Numerical and Experimental Research on Continuous Casting (Heat Transfer and Soft Reduction, Supported by IPSCO, USA)
Apr 1996 – Mar 1998: Yonsei University, Korea. Research specialist Experimental Research on Macro-segregation and Shrinkage Cavities in Squeeze Casting (Supported by the Ministry of Education of Republic of Korea)
Sept 1993 – Mar 1996: Tsinghua University, Postdoctoral Researcher Mold filling and solidification of shaped casting based on SOLA-VOF scheme and SIMPLE algorithm (Supported by China Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Ministry of Aerospace of China)

Research Interest

Research interests involved the modeling and simulation of solidification process related to the continuous casting, conventional casting, ingot casting and other materials processing technologies such as directional solidification of polycrystalline silicon with a hundred papers published in journals. Especially, the transient transportation phenomena and thermal plastic deformation of solidified steel were concentrated by using experimental and numerical methods such as Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Finite Element Method (FEM). Advanced technologies such as electromagnetic brake and stirring (EMBr and EMS), dynamic secondary cooling control, dynamic soft reduction during the continuous casting were investigated to prevent the solidification defects such as macro-segregation, bulging and internal crack of strand.