METAL - International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials

Conference Proceedings - METAL 2018

27th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
May 23rd - 25th 2018 / Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-9296
ISBN: 978-80-87294-84-0
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.

27th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials METAL 2018 was held on May 23rd - 25th 2018 traditionally in Brno. From 515 registered participants, 460 persons from 28 countries attended the conference (216 participants from the Czech Republic, 124 from Poland, 30 from Russian Federation, 18 from Turkey, 16 from Slovakia, 11 from Austria, 5 from Germany, 5 from Kazakhstan and others for example from Sweden, Romania, Slovenia but also Japan and Republic of Korea).

The participants presented 147 lectures and 280 posters. The conference was divided into six sessions and poster session due to the topics:
Plenary session (2 papers), Commercial presentation (2 papers), Session A (13 papers; 22 posters), Session B (23 papers; 38 posters), Session C (25 papers; 56 posters), Session D (26 papers; 52 posters), Session E (36 papers; 79 posters), Session F (20 papers; 33 posters).

The opening plenary lecture entitled "Advances in the Field of High Temperature Alloys for Thermal Power Plants” was performed by Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Techn. Christof Sommitsch from the Graz University of Technology (Austria). Another plenary speaker Dr. Jan Bohacek from  Montanuniversität Leoben (collaborator of author of the lecture Univ. Prof. Habil. Dr. Rer.Nat. Andreas Ludwig) presents the lecture "Simulation in Metallurgy: Past Achievements and Future Challenges".

Presentation of companies:
Thermo-Calc Software AB - sponsor (exhibitor)
TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING, a.s. - sponsor (exhibitor)
Zwick Roell CZ s.r.o. - sponsor (exhibitor)
Linde Gas a.s. (exhibitor)
TSI System s.r.o. (exhibitor)
Carl Zeiss spol. s r.o. (exhibitor)
Regionální materiálově technologické výzkumné centrum
ŽĎAS, a.s.
Česká společnost pro nové materiály a technologie

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 Excursion to Starobrno Brewery. 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. 

In the poster session almost 300 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 - DITTRICH Jan - Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, EU
2nd price - PUCHLERSKA Sandra - AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland, EU
3rd price - NIKITIN Ivan - Belgorod National Research University, Russian Federation

Honorable mentions:
ŘEHÁČKOVÁ Lenka -  VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
DUCKI Kazimierz - Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland, EU
GONDEK Ján - Slovak University of Technology, Trnava, Slovakia, EU
LABER Konrad - Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland, EU
WNĘK Mariusz - Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland, EU

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BOHACEK Jan Chair of Simulation and Modeling Metallurgical Processes, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Leoben, Austria, EU,
Co-authors: KOUTNA Nikola LUDWIG Andreas RODRIGUES Christian KARIMI-SIBAKI Ebrahim KHARICHA Abdellah
Abstract: Metallurgical processes may typically involve many physical phenomena such as fluid flow, heat transfer, solidification, electromagnetism, chemistry, and kinetics in multi-component multi-phase systems. Permanently growing computational power and a massive shift to parallel cloud computing allow us to design multiphysics numerical simulations and thus gain a deeper insight into fundamental and technical issues. [..] Read more
LANZERSTORFER Christof University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria, EU,
Abstract: During the production of plain carbon steel from hot metal and/or scrap considerable amounts of dust-laden off-gases are produced. In de-dusting of these off-gases considerable amounts of fine grained residues are produced, which have to be stored, transported and handled. [..] Read more
SMETANA Bedřich VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: The paper deals with the study of phase transition temperatures of pseudoquaternary Fe-C-Cr-O based alloys from RT up to 1600 °C. The knowledge of phase transition temperatures is crucial for application purpose and also for basic research related always closely to the applications. [..] Read more
MACHŮ Mario VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava-Poruba, 708 33, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: DROZDOVÁ Ľubomíra SMETANA Bedřich ZIMNÝ Ondřej VLČEK Jozef
Abstract: Presented works investigates a possibility of using modeling based on artificial neural network for prediction of liquidus temperatures of low-alloyed steels. Paper describes the methodology of creating such model by tools incorporated in commercial software MATLAB. [..] Read more
DROZDOVÁ Ľubomíra Faculty of metallurgy and materials engineering, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava-Poruba, 708 33, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: SMETANA Bedřich MACHŮ Mario ZLÁ Simona VONTOROVÁ Jiřina VÁŇOVÁ Petra ŘEHÁČKOVÁ Lenka NOVÁK Vlastimil KONEČNÁ Kateřina,PETLÁK Daniel JAHODOVÁ Klára
Abstract: Three model alloys based on Fe-C-Cr were studied. Alloys contained carbon of 0.34 wt% and chromium in a range of 0.92 – 4.76 wt%. [..] Read more
CHABIČOVSKÝ Martin Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: RESL Ondřej RAUDENSKÝ Miroslav
Abstract: Formation of oxide layers on the surface is inherent part of steel production. The presence of the oxide layer primarily influences the surface quality and material losses during steel processing. [..] Read more
KOMÍNEK Jan Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: LUKS Tomáš POHANKA Michal RAUDESKÝ Miroslav HWANG Jong-Yeon
Abstract: This article deals with the secondary cooling in a continuous caster. In particular, it deals with homogeneity / inhomogeneity in places where surface of slab is partial shielded by rollers and bearing pocket between rollers. [..] Read more
PINDOR Jaroslav MATERIÁLOVÝ A METALURGICKÝ VÝZKUM s.r.o., Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: KURKA Vladislav PYSZKO René SOCHA Ladislav KOSŇOVSKÁ Jana
Abstract: This paper presents intensively cooled ingot during casting and solidification and comparison of obtained results with numerical simulation in Magma 5 software. The technology of intensive cooled ingot has been developed and physically verified in MATERIAL AND METALLURGICAL RESEARCH Ltd. [..] Read more
PHANEESH Kalale. R Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Bangalore, India,
Abstract: A modification to the Metropolis algorithm, which drives Monte Carlo (MC) simulation of grain growth, is suggested here. Though MC simulation allows for study of effects of variables on growth kinetics and growth inhibition in ways not possible by experimentation, the method has been largely limited to the understanding of these phenomena with a generic metal in mind rather than a specific one. [..] Read more
ODEHNAL Josef PILSEN STEEL s.r.o., Tylova 1/57, 301 00 Plzeň, Czech Republic, EU,,,,
Co-authors: SOCHA Ladislav GRYC Karel ŠURAL Richard BULÍN Jiří STRAKA Jaroslav
Abstract: This paper deals with results of plant experiments aiming at achievement of low oxygen concentrations and high micro-cleanness during steel treatment for energetic industry on units of secondary metallurgy. Plants heats were aimed at analysis of influence of slag-making agents, wear of the lining, modification of inclusions, choice of mode of their out-stirring by the help of EMS and Ar blowing. [..] Read more
BESTA Petr VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: JANOVSKÁ Kamila SZCZEPANIK Tomasz MALČIC Tomáš
Abstract: The course of the blast furnace process can be significantly affected by many harmful substances. Some elements may affect the technological parameters of the blast furnace process, others may fundamentally disrupt steelmaking processes following the production of crude iron. [..] Read more
BŘEZINA Michal Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: MAUDER Tomáš ŠTĚTINA Josef KLIMEŠ Lubomír
Abstract: Increasing demands on the surface quality of steel slabs together with demands on reduction of water consumption lead to the idea of replacing the secondary cooling zone with water or water-air nozzles by the so-called dry cooling through the supporting rollers. The paper presents the computational study into the dry cooling with the use of the solidification model for continuous steel casting. [..] Read more
GAJDZIK Bożena Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, EU,
Abstract: In the paper the author presented forecasts of steel production size for Poland. The forecasting methodology proposed by the author was two-pronged. [..] Read more
MACHULEC Bolesław Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, Katowice, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: GIL Stanisław BIALIK Wojciech
Abstract: Based on the non-stoichiometric Gibbs free enthalpy minimization algorithm (FEM), an equilibrium physicochemical model of the ferrosilicon FeSi75 smelting process has been elaborated where the influence of process parameters was determined. In the above model in the submerged arc furnace, the basic parameters are temperatures of the upper and lower reactors and a fraction of the reducer in reaction mixture expressed by the molar ratio . [..] Read more
GRYC Karel The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: MICHALEK Karel SOCHA Ladislav STROUHALOVÁ Michaela SMETANA Bedřich
Abstract: Thermo-analytical methods are commonly used for phase transformation temperature identification in a lot of science and industrial applications. Currently, there are most frequently methods based on very small samples analyses like a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and/or a differential thermal analysis (DTA) realised for various materials mostly in combination with a thermo-gravimetry (DSC/TG; DTA/TG respectively). [..] Read more
KANIA Harald Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, Katowice, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: NOWACKI Krzysztof
Abstract: In the grinding process of steel products, considerable amounts of grinding dust are generated, polluted with coolant (oil, oil emulsions), and non-metallic material from abrasive (silicon carbide, aluminum oxide and others). Grinding sludge generated as a result of this mechanism is a valuable source of post-industrial waste containing, apart from iron, such alloying elements as: cobalt, nickel, copper, tungsten, molybdenum, and vanadium. [..] Read more
KOVÁŘ Ladislav VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 17. listopadu 15, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic. E-mail:,
Co-authors: NOVÁK Pavel
Abstract: The problem of the furnace slag penetration into the ladle is inseparably connected with the process of steel furnaces tap holes closing and opening. We are talking about the so-called slag free tapping. [..] Read more
LIS Teresa Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, Katowice, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: NOWACKI Krzysztof GIL Stanisław
Abstract: The metallurgical industry is a trade where large amounts of waste are generated, including mill scale and iron-bearing sludge, which in the reduction process can be a valuable raw material for the production of sponge iron. In this publication the energy balance for such a process has been prepared and it has been shown that the electrical energy flow necessary to carry out reduction of mill scale with a CO + H2 gas solution is 17.48% of the total energy stream supplied to the process. [..] Read more
MACHULEC Bolesław Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, Katowice, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: BIALIK Wojciech GIL Stanisław
Abstract: Based on the equilibrium model with two isothermal reactors, the influence of CaO and MgO oxides on the ferrosilicon process in the submerged arc furnace was determined. The influence of addition of CaO and MgO oxides in the feed mixture on the SiC carbide phase formation, the contents of Ca and Mg elements in the chemical composition of the FeSi alloy as well as the efficiency of the carbothermal reduction process have been determined.. [..] Read more
MERDER Tomasz Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, Katowice, Poland, EU, e-mail
Co-authors: PIEPRZYCA Jacek
Abstract: Introduction of argon to the bath is a commonly used secondary metallurgy treatment. The most economical technique of secondary metallurgy is the ladle process at the ladle furnace station. [..] Read more
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