METAL - International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials

Conference Proceedings - METAL 2014

23rd International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
May 21 - 23, 2014 / Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-9296
ISBN: 978-80-87294-52-9
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.

23rd International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials was held on 21 - 23 May 2014, traditionally in Brno. From 530 registered participants, 432 people from 26 countries attended the conference (239 participants from the Czech Republic, 89 from Poland, 19 from Slovakia, 18 from the Russian Federation, 12 from Korea, 10 from Turkey, but also from Denmark, Taiwan, South Africa and China). The participants presented 181 lectures and 222 posters. The conference was divided into six sessjios and poster session due to the topics:

The number of papers:
Plenary session: 3 papers
Commercial presentation: 1 paper
Symposium A: 22 papers, 15 posters
Symposium B: 27 papers, 29 posters
Symposium C: 34 papers, 48 posters
Symposium D: 26 papers, 18 posters
Symposium E: 43 papers, 46 posters
Symposium F: 26 papers, 66 posters

Presentation of companies:
Thermo-Calc Software AB, ANAMET Ltd./Nanovea Inc., Linde Gas a.s., ZDAS a.s., W.S. Maney & Son Ltd., Cambridge University Press and The Czech Society for New Materials and Technologies.

On Thursday afternoon took place the accompanying program, which included the Cruise ship on the Brno dam and the visit of the Brno technical museum or Villa Tugendhat. The participants of this accompanying program were greatly appreciated.

The first day was held in Voronez I Social evening with wine tasting of South Moravia Restaurant with accompanied by dulcimer music. The following evening took place at Moravska chalupa Beer party with grilling piglets.

Supplementing the excellent technical support in the conference halls of symposia, food services, accommodation in the hotel or nearby, determines the location for the year 2015 as the best.

In the poster session was more than 220 posters were also represented in proportion to the number of papers at various symposia. Conference organizer TANGER Ltd. based on the evaluation of chairmen of symposia announced five honorable mentions and another 3 prizes including practical gifts. The poster session of the conference was also considered very successful.

Poster session - competition

1st price - Mishin Vasiliy - St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russian Federation
2nd price - Kim Jeong In - POSTECH GIFT, Republic of Korea
3rd price - Hanusová Petra - Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, EU

Honorable Mention:
Baumgartner Kerstin  - Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, EU
Kokosza Adam - AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland, EU
Pavelková Daniela - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Průša Filip - Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Czech Republic, EU
Pustějovská Pavlína - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU

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TKADLEČKOVÁ Markéta VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Department of Metallurgy and Foundry, and Regional Materials Science and Technology Centre, Czech Republic,,
Co-authors: MICHALEK Karel VÁLEK Ladislav KOVÁČ Marek SMETANA Bedřich ŽALUDOVÁ Monika ZLÁ Simona DOBROVSKÁ Jana
Abstract: The paper devotes to verification of solidification of continuously cast round steel billets with a diameter 130 mm in the ProCAST simulation programme. The aim of numerical modelling realized under the conditions of the Department of Metallurgy and Foundry and Regional Materials Science and Technology Centre (RMSTC) at VSB-TU Ostrava is the optimization of the production of continuously cast steel in ArcelorMitall Ostrava a.s. [..] Read more
TRINKEL Verena Christian Doppler Laboratory for Anthropogenic Resources, Institute for Water Quality, Resource and Waste Management, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, EU,
Co-authors: RECHBERGER Helmut FELLNER Johann
Abstract: One way for recycling of waste plastics is the utilization as an alternative reducing agent within the blast furnace process. Thus, they are substituting commonly used reducing agents such as coke and heavy oil, for example. [..] Read more
BERNASOWSKI Mikolaj AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: LEDZKI Andrzej STACHURA Ryszard KLIMCZYK Arkadiusz
Abstract: At the blast-furnace process about 30% of oxygen is removed from the burden by direct reduction. Based on Ramm’s principles, the minimization fuel rate model, which is applied at computer-aided support system for blast furnace technology for BF No. [..] Read more
KROČA Lukáš Kovohute Pribram nastupnicka, a.s., Pribram, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: The iron and steel metallurgy produces significant quantities of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes. The solid wastes like dusts, sludges and mill scales have been stored in dumping area due to their chemical composition, mainly by high content of zinc, cadmium, lead or organic compounds contamination. [..] Read more
GAUDE-FUGAROLAS Daniel dgaude Prime Innovation SLU, Independent Research in Physical Metallurgy and Engineering, Vilassar de Mar, Spain, EU,
Abstract: Several methods are used in industry to deal with the excess of dissolved hydrogen in metal aloys. Strict control on disolved hydrogen is necessary to reduce the risk of metal embrittlement and severe property loss. [..] Read more
GRYC Karel VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Department of Metallurgy and Foundry, and Regional Materials Science and Technology Centre, Ostrava, Czech Republic,EU,,,,
Co-authors: SMETANA Bedřich STROUHALOVÁ Michaela ŽALUDOVÁ Monika MICHALEK Karel ZLÁ Simona VÁLEK Ladislav KALUP Aleš DOBROVSKÁ Jana
Abstract: The paper is devoted to a discussion of the results obtained by the simultaneous use of three methods of thermal analysis in three different specialized devices with the aim to precise solidus and liquidus temperatures. The low carbon as-cast steel (130 mm round format) from Continuous Casting Machine No. [..] Read more
SOCHA Ladislav VSB-TU Ostrava, FMME, Department of Metallurgy and Foundry, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,,,
Co-authors: HUDZIECZEK Zbyněk MICHALEK Karel PILKA Václav PIEGZA Zbygněv
Abstract: Steel treatment in the ladle in the secondary metallurgy units can be described as refining processes taking place between two non-mixable liquids representing metal and slag, namely under relative high temperatures. During refining processes, transmission process appears between metal and slag which has an impact on increasing of micro-cleanness and mainly on steel desulphurization representing an important transfer process. [..] Read more
MACHOVČÁK Pavel VÍTKOVICE HEAVY MACHINERY a.s., Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: TKADLEČKOVÁ Markéta OPLER Aleš CARBOL Zdeněk TREFIL Antonín MICHALEK Karel
Abstract: A production of heavy forging ingots is usually accompanied by a segregation of elements in the structure of steel. The segregation of the elements causes anisotropy of mechanical properties. [..] Read more
JEZIERSKI Jan Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Foundry Engineering, Gliwice, Poland, EU,,,
Co-authors: JANERKA Krzysztof STAWARZ Marcin
Abstract: The problem of pneumatic powder injection into liquid alloys has been analyzed by authors in previous theoretical, model and numerical experiments what was reported in previous articles. Here an issue of real semi-industrial hot experiments has been presented. [..] Read more
PICHLER Anton Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Leoben, Austria, EU
Co-authors: SCHENK Johannes HANEL Martina MALI Heinrich HAUZENBERGER Franz THALER Christoph STOCKER Hugo
Abstract: Alkaline metals like sodium and potassium are generally known as unwanted elements in ironmaking processes. Beside the negative effects on refractory and coke consumption, alkalis have negative influence on the mechanical stability of the feed material. [..] Read more
SMETANA Bedřich VSB-TUO, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Ostrava (FMME), Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: The paper deals with the study of phase transitions temperatures (mainly solidus and liquidus) with use of different thermal analysis methods. The key thermal analysis methods are at the present days DTA (Differential Thermal Analysis), DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) and “direct” thermal analysis. [..] Read more
WRÓBEL Marek AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: BURBELKO Andriy
Abstract: CALPHAD-based calculations, for quite some time now, have been very useful and convenient way to obtain data needed for modelling of solidification process. Among scientists, interested in and working on the topic, knowledge of existence of software for thermodynamic calculations is widely spread, but at the same time its usage is limited. [..] Read more
MASARIK Miloš EVRAZ VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a. s., Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: ČAMEK Libor
Abstract: The paper was focused on search of causes of occurrence of internal and surface defects of continuously cast steel slabs. The relationships between types of defects given in literature and their occurrence in industrial practice were investigated, ensuing from preparation of the melt according to the specification of secondary metallurgy unit and equipment of the continuous casting machine. [..] Read more
KORBÁŠ Martin Vítkovice Heavy Machinery, a.s., Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: ČAMEK Libor KURKA Vladislav
Abstract: The paper presents research of possibilities of optimisation of production of tool steel of X40CrMoV5-1 grade for forging on the rapid forging machine, which was directed on conditions of casting with focus on macro-porosity and micro-porosity in the ingot body. Metallographic analyses of ingot structures prove that internal discontinuities in ingots may be formed as a result of volume changes of liquid and solid phases, of carbidic segregations and micro-cracks in segregations. [..] Read more
HODEK Josef COMTES FHT a.s. Dobrany, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Induction heating is today wide used technology in industry in huge range of fields. Solution of this process contains both solution of the electromagnetic field and solution of the thermal field. [..] Read more
STAWARZ Marcin Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Foundry Engineering Gliwice, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: JANERKA Krzysztof JEZIERSKI Jan SZAJNAR Jan
Abstract: The results of the experiments on the high-silicon cast iron crystallization have been presented in the paper. The researches have been focused on the transformations in solid state during the crystallization process. [..] Read more
HAMPL Jiří VSB-Technical University of Ostrava,Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: ELBEL Tomáš VÁLEK Tomáš
Abstract: Aluminium has various uses of iron metallurgy. It is often used as an alloying additive to increase the mechanical or improve physical properties. [..] Read more
BAUMGARTNER Kerstin Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben, Leoben, Austria, EU,
Co-authors: HANEL Martina B.
Abstract: The operation of a blast furnace is characterized by simultaneous running chemical and physical processes. Hence, the influence of parameters like pressure, temperature and gas composition on the reduction behaviour of the iron bearing minerals cannot easily be presented in a simplified form, e.g. [..] Read more
DRÁPALA Jaromír VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, RMSTC, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: BROŽOVÁ Silvie MADAJ Michal VU The Ha MACHOVČÁK Pavel JONŠTA Petr VINŠ Miroslav
Abstract: In the paper the results of the theoretical and experimental study of behaviour of mischmetal and non-ferrous metals in steels will be presented. The samples of two special steels were prepared with micro-alloying of mischmetal by application of plasma metallurgy. [..] Read more
CHEN Hsueh Min National Cheng Kung University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tainan, Taiwan,
Co-authors: HWANG Weng-Sing
Abstract: In the present work, magnetic field and behavior of electrically conducting fluid flow under the influence of the magnetic field are numerically simulated. Two sets of commercial software, ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS FLUENT, are used for the numerical simulations. [..] Read more
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