METAL - International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials

Conference Proceedings - METAL 2016

25th Anniversary International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
May 25th - 27th 2016 / Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-9296
ISBN: 978-80-87294-67-3
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.

25th Anniversary International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials METAL 2016 was held on May 25th - 27th 2016 traditionally in Brno. From 450 registered participants, 418 persons from 21 countries attended the conference (233 participants from the Czech Republic, 113 from Poland, 17 from Slovakia, 13 from Russian Federation, 9 from Romania, 9 from Turkey, 4 from Austria, as well as Germany, Algeria, France or Denmark). The participants presented 140 lectures and 249 posters. The conference was divided into six sessions and poster session due to the topics:

Number of papers:
Plenary session (2 papers); Commercial presentation (1 paper); Session A (15 papers, 21 posters); Session B (19 papers, 33 posters); Session C (24 papers, 46 posters); Session D (24 papers, 33 posters); Session E (36 papers, 51 posters); Session F (19 papers, 65 posters); Publication of paper (without attendance)1 paper 

Presentation of companies:
Thermo-Calc Software AB - sponsor (exhibitor)
Linde Gas a.s. (exhibitor)
Zwick Roell CZ s.r.o. (exhibitor)
Česká společnost pro nové materiály a technologie
MSV - Veletrhy Brno
Regionální materiálově technologické výzkumné centrum
ŽĎAS a.s.

On Thursday afternoon took place the accompanying program, which included the Cruise ship on the Brno dam, the visit of the Brno Planetarium, VIDA! Science centre or Villa Löw-Beer. The participants were greatly appreciated of this.

The first day was held in Voronez I Restaurant Social evening with wine tasting of South Moravia with accompanied by Swing quartet. Celebratory cake baked for the occasion of the anniversary was served. The following evening took place at Moravska chalupa Beer party with grilling meat.

In the poster session, almost 250 posters took part in a contest for the best poster. 3 prizes and five honorable mentions were announced based on the evaluation of chairmen of sessions. Winners were awarded the diplomas and practical gifts. 

Winners of Poster session:
1st price - CHAUVEAU Florent - ERAMET RESEARCH, Trappes, France, EU
2nd price - MRZYGŁÓD Barbara - AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland, EU
3rd price - OPĚLA Petr - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU

Honorable mentions:
DOJKA Malwina - Silesian University of Technology, Polsko, EU
VOJTĚCH Dalibor - Vysoká škoda chemicko-technologická v Praze, Česká republika, EU
KUSMIČ David - Univerzita obrany, Brno, Česká republika, EU
ZÝKA Jiří - UJP PRAHA, a.s., Česká republika, EU
PAPADATU Carmen Penelopi - "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Rumunsko, EU

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SAKSL Karel Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Materials Research, Watsonova 47, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: SZULC Zygmunt Gloc Michał MILKOVIČ Ondrej ĎURIŠIN Juraj Ciupiński Łukasz Arnbjörnsson Adalsteinn OSTROUSHKO Dmytro MAZANCOVÁ Eva Bertram Florian
Abstract: Residual stresses exist in material independently of the presence of any external loads. Their presence may not be readily apparent and so they may be overlooked or ignored during a process of engineering design. [..] Read more
CHENG Yi-Ting Iron & Steel Research & Development Department, China Steel Corporation, Kaohsiung, Taiwan,
Co-authors: LIN Kuan-Ju CHEN Kuo-Pen LIN Jee-Chao LI Yong-Yu WANG Chao-Yun
Abstract: A monitoring system of tundish preheat process has been developed for the control of hydrogen content in molten steel at China Steel (CSC). The hydrogen gas accumulated inside the steel matrix may eventually induce pinholes or hydrogen-induced cracking. [..] Read more
BROŽOVÁ Tereza Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical engineering, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: CHABIČOVSKÝ Martin HORSKÝ Jaroslav
Abstract: The surface roughness plays an important role during spray cooling of hot surfaces in a presence of the boiling. Bubbles are formed in small cavities on the surface during nucleate pool boiling. [..] Read more
ŠTĚTINA Josef Brno University of Technology – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, {stetina, mauder, klimes}
Co-authors: MAUDER Tomáš KLIMEŠ Lubomír
Abstract: In the continuous casting of steel, there is a variety of dynamic situations, both planned such as changing the steel grade, tundish replacement and unplanned such as breakout system interventions, equipment failure, etc. These situations cause variations of the casting parameters such as of the casting speed, casting temperature, intensity of cooling in the secondary cooling zone, etc. [..] Read more
PYSZKO René VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: PŘÍHODA Miroslav FRANĚK Zdeněk VELIČKA Marek BURDA Jiří
Abstract: The article focuses on the issue of boundary conditions for simulations of non-steady states in continuous casting machines. Numerical models of the temperature field of the continuously cast strand based on the finite difference method were implemented in off-line and on-line versions. [..] Read more
TKADLEČKOVÁ Markéta VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Department of Metallurgy and Foundry, and Regional Materials Science and Technology Centre, Czech Republic, EU,,,
Co-authors: MICHALEK Karel SOCHA Ladislav VÁLEK Ladislav SVIŽELOVÁ Jana
Abstract: The paper is devoted to verification of solidification of continuously cast round steel billets with a diameter 400 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 ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s. [..] Read more
KALUP Aleš Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: In the presented work, evaluation and further investigation of previously derived thermodynamic approach for calculation of surface tension of steel was done. Surface tension of pure iron and real steel grades was measured using the sessile drop method up to 1600 °C. [..] Read more
CONSTANTINESCU Dan University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Science and Materials Engineering, EU
Co-authors: CÂRLAN Beatrice Adriana
Abstract: Metallurgy includes the oldest branch of technology and science of the humanity. Starting with discovering of the first metals till the actual nanostructures and special alloyed materials, the evolution of the metallurgy is fascinating.The ferrous metallurgy had a fast evolution during time. [..] Read more
BHATTACHARYYA Anrin Montanuniversität Leoben, Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, Leoben, Austria, EU
Abstract: Presence of alkaline elements such as sodium and potassium are highly detrimental for blast furnace operations. Even a trace amount of alkali affects the performance of raw materials considerably. [..] Read more
KURKA Vladislav MATERIAL AND METALLURGICAL RESEARCH s.r.o., Pohraniční 693/31, 703 00 Ostrava-Vítkovice, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: JONŠTA Petr CARBOL Zdeněk MACHOVČÁK Pavel
Abstract: The presented work presents the proposal, accomplishment and consequent evaluation of experiments based on the theoretical calculation and its comparison to the actually achieved level of chromium reduction from slag. The aim is reduction of chromium from slag with a high content of Cr2O3 with reducing agents of carbon in the form of anthracite and silicon in the form of ferroalloy FeSi. [..] Read more
SMETANA Bedřich VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TUO), Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (FMME), Department of Physical Chemistry and Theory of Technological Processes, 17. listopadu 15/2172, 708 33, Ostrava - Poruba, CZ,
Abstract: The paper deals with the study of thermo-physical properties of real tool steel grade. The work is focused mainly on phase transition temperatures, particularly liquidus and solidus temperatures determination. [..] Read more
Riedler Michael Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Leoben, Austria, EU
Co-authors: Michelic Sebastian Bernhard Christian
Abstract: The solidification of liquid steel is generally accompanied with different phenomena, like solidification shrinkage and a change of the solubility limit of alloying elements. These phenomena are the base for negative side effects like micro- and macrosegregation as well as the formation of shrinkage cavity and gas porosity. [..] Read more
JEZIERSKI Jan Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Foundry Engineering, Towarowa 7, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland,,
Co-authors: DOJKA Rafał KUBIAK Krzysztof ŻUREK Wojciech
Abstract: To achieve a sound casting of at least acceptable quality many production process parameters must be concerned. One of the most important is a casting design with the particular focus on the gating system. [..] Read more
DULSKA Agnieszka Department of Foundry, Silesian University of Technology ul. Towarowa7, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland,
Co-authors: BARON Czesław SZAJNAR Jan
Abstract: In this work there is presented the way how to improve the utility properties of steel cast by alloy layers application (on the base of alloy FeCrC) directly during the process of casting. The way how to forecast the thickness of the surface alloy layer on the cast with the use of simulation program Fluent was described. [..] Read more
DOJKA Rafał Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Foundry Engineering  Gliwice, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: KACZKOWSKI Wojciech JEZIERSKI Jan
Abstract: Nowadays the efficient reclamation of used moulding sand is a vital part of foundries policies from both economical, technological and environmental-friendly points of view. The ability to use reclaimed sand of proper quality not only allows to save money that would have to be spent on new sand, it also allows the foundry to have smaller storage area and to reduce the negative impact on the environment caused by worn out moulding sand. [..] Read more
KLIMCZYK Arkadiusz AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, Mickiewicza Av. 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: BERNASOWSKI Mikolaj STACHURA Ryszard
Abstract: Use of the control-steering systems in blast furnace technology contributes to the improvement of the quality of hot metal, which can be expressed by desirable and stable chemical composition and required temperature of hot metal at the tap. The paper presents the possibility of using artificial neural network as part of BF technology supporting system, and in particular its use to predict silicon, sulfur and phosphorus containing in hot metal. [..] Read more
BESTA Petr VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: JANOVSKÁ Kamila
Abstract: Fluxes (slag-forming additives) provide the formation of blast-furnace slag of suitable chemical composition. These additives affect not only the technological parameters of the blast-furnace process. [..] Read more
BRADÁČ Josef ŠKODA AUTO University, Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: FOLTA Martin
Abstract: At the present time, the heat treatment process plays an important role in the production of automobile parts. This is valid especially for the transmission components. [..] Read more
ČECH Martin VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: BESTA Petr
Abstract: The aim of the presented research was to experimentally evaluate the influence of coarse-grained sinter added to the sintering strands in order to increase productivity and decrease the economic demandingness of the sintering process. The research was carried out in a selected metallurgical enterprise in the Czech Republic where the share of output materials of the sintering process at different input proportions of coarse-grained sinter was measured during one year. [..] Read more
CHAUVEAU Florent ERAMET RESEARCH, Trappes, France, EU,
Co-authors: LAUGIER Odile HOHN Marc-Olivier PUYAU François BLANCHER Simon B. LAFON Sébastien MONTAGNON Jacques WALLMACH Thomas
Abstract: The characterization of non-metallic inclusions is of great importance for the production of metals and alloys. The precise determination of their size, abundance, shape and chemistry is of crucial interest to control and to improve production and quality of steel or other alloys. [..] Read more
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