Fundamental research in the ECSC : review of previous work and future needs
The objective of this study is an appraisal and a critical analysis of ECSC financed work in the field of "Theoretical Metallurgy", and some proposals of selection criteria for future work in that field. ECSC devotes part of its research funds to more fundamental topics in the field of iron and steelmaking, i.e. thermodynamics, kinetics, hydrodynamics and reactions mechanisms. This programme has been developed in 15 laboratories in the European Community. The total approximate budget for the last ten years has been 3.1 M ECU. This represents about 1.5% of total each year ECSC research fund. In a first part, the main results of the studies completed in the past ten years are presented. A very large amount of scientific work has been achieved and many industrial processes could benefit from a more extensive use of the collected data. The second part of this study presents topics corresponding to urgent needs for further research, and some suggestions for the priorities in the fields of application. In the appendix, the results of each individual research contract are briefly presented and appraised.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12118 EN (1989) MF, 107 pp., ECU 8, blow-up copy ECU 13.75
Record Number: 198910346 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
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