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Steel Metallurgy

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Course Unit Code618-0005/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle, Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MIH50prof. Ing. Karel Michalek, CSc.
SAW002doc. Ing. Markéta Tkadlečková, Ph.D.
Subject is read with the purpose to understand the theoretical principles of
steelmaking, the steelmaking technology in particular aggregates, the steel
deoxidization and its treatment by secondary metallurgy, the steel casting
partly by classical method, partly on the continuous casting machine.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
- student will be able to formulate basic steelmaking reactions
- student will be able to characterise steelmaking aggregates
- student will be able to describe ways of steel secondary metallurgy treatment and steel casting
Course Contents
Steel definition, influence of alloying elements in the steel, molten steel properties
Fundamentals of steelmaking reactions
BOF melting process
Main parts of BOF, operational steps of BOF process
Electric arc furnaces steelmaking
Fundamentals of stainless steel production
Argon-Oxygen Decarburization (AOD) Converter Process
Secondary metallurgy
Ladle Arc Furnace (LF)
Vacuum treatment of molten steel
VOD Vacuum Oxygen
Ingot Casting
Continuous Casting of Steel
Modelling of metallurgical processes
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
[1] Fruehan, R.J.: The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel (Steel Making and Refining). AISE Steel Foundation, 1998, 767 p. ISBN 0930767020.
[2] Ghosh, A.: Secondary Steelmaking - Principles and Applications. New York, 2001, 322 p. ISBN 0-8493-0264-1.
[4] Michalek, K. Steel Metallurgy. VSB-TUO Ostrava, 2013.
[1]Adolf, Z.: Mimopecní rafinace oceli, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 1991, 133 s.
{2]Böhm, Z.: Plynulé odlévání oceli. SNTL Praha, 1992, 443 s.
[3]Fremunt, P., Šimon, J.: Tavení oceli v elektrických pecích. SNTL Praha, 1984, 242 s.

Recommended Reading:
Articles in professional journals, papers of conferences, research reports, theses.
Články v odborném tisku, příspěvky na konferencích, výzkumné zprávy, závěrečné práce.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined