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Development of a physically-based research tool to conduct virtual experiments to solve problems in steel metallurgy (VESPISM)

Objective

The steel industry needs continually to develop new products and improve existing grades, improve process efficiency, reduce energy consumption and increase its levels of recycling. All such developments are very expensive and time-consuming by the traditional sequence of laboratory, pilot and works trials, and current models are not physical enough to extend much beyond established results. Here, a highly physical research tool is to be developed to address this shortfall and to be applied to 4 initial target problems. The chosen Phase Field method is able to calculate kinetic and morphological evolution in solidification, grain growth and solid state phase transformation, and should be suitable for recrystallisation and texture. This metallurgical modeling capability will be markedly extended and validated and then applied to a range of specified industrial problems through 'virtual experiments'.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CORUS UK LIMITED*
Address
Millbank 30
SW1P 4WY London
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

ACCESS E.V.
Germany
Address
Intzestraße 5
Aachen
CORUS TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
Velsen Noord
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Lorentzweg 1
2628 CJ Delft
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Brinellvägen 23
10044 Stockholm
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL A.G.
Germany
Address
Kaiser Wilhem Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg
Thermo-Calc Software AB
Sweden
Address
Bjoernnaesvaegen 21
11347 Stockholm
USINOR S.A.
France
Address
Immeuble La Pacific, 11-13 Cours Valmy
92070 Paris La Defense