METAL - International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials

Conference Proceedings - METAL 2022

31st International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
May 18 - 19, 2022 / Orea Congress Hotel Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-9296
ISBN: 978-80-88365-06-8
Proceedings of the conference have already been published in Scopus and we are waiting for evaluation and potential indexing in Web of Science.

The 31st International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials METAL 2022 took place in Brno on May 18 - 19, 2022. 200 participants from 20 countries listened to 77 lectures and viewed 83 posters. After a two-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the conference could take place this year in the traditional format again.

The conference was opened by Professor Ping. Xiao, who holds the Rolls-Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Advanced Coating Technology. He dedicated his lecture to the topic of surface engineering and coatings for aero-engine applications. The second plenary lecture was given by Assoc. Prof. Mariola Saternus from the Silesian University of Technology in Kawovice. The lecture dealt with the synergistic effect of the optimal of AlNi addition to the zinc bath as an alternative to the baths containing Pb, Bi and Sn.

However, the thematic scope of the conference lectures was traditionally much broader. Researchers presented innovations not only in the fields of advanced iron, cast iron, steelmaking, non-ferrous metals and alloys, metal forming and surface engineering, but also in the economics and management of metallurgical production.

The program also included a commercial presentation by TestForce Ltd. which presented the steps to an optimized and automated lab.

The prize for the best poster has been awarded to Dušan Majtás from the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In his work, he showed the corrosion of lead and copper coupons and comparison of ageing simulation and real exposure.

The next 32nd METAL conference will take place on May 16 - 19, 2023.

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SATERNUS Mariola Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, EU,
Co-authors: MAREK Anżelina
Abstract: The existing knowledge on the use of alloying additives in the zinc bath was analyzed. The appropriate content of alloying additives in the bath affects the quality of the coatings and also optimizes the consumption of zinc. [..] Read more
BUĽKO Branislav Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling, Institute of Metallurgy, Košice, Slovakia, EU,
Co-authors: DEMETER Peter DZURŇÁK Róbert FOGARAŠ Lukáš HUBATKA Slavomír ŠABÍK Vladimír CHOMIČ Vladimír ONDREJKOVIČ Karol
Abstract: The presented research was focused on optimizing the internal equipment of the tundish with respect to residence times between the middle (No. 2) and two lateral casting strands (No. [..] Read more
CUPEK Jiří VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: MICHALEK Karel PIEPRZYCA Jacek HUCZALA Tomáš
Abstract: Numerical modelling is becoming an essential part of research in the field of steel metallurgy at present. In numerical modelling, the operating equipment is replaced by a mathematical model, which consists of a system of partial differential equations. [..] Read more
RIGO David VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: VELIČKA Marek
Abstract: The present paper is focused on the mathematical and graphical determination of temperature and thermal parameters depending on the heat dissipation from solidifying steel in the mould, respectively in the primary cooling zone of continuous casting of steel (CCS). The main task of the primary cooling is mainly to remove heat from the solidifying steel, therefore knowledge of the temperature fields in the precast and mould is important. [..] Read more
DROZDOVÁ Ľubomíra VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SMETANA Bedřich MACHŮ Mario ZLÁ Simona KAWULOKOVÁ Monika NOVÁK Vlastimil ŘEHÁČKOVÁ Lenka SOROKINA Svetlana NOVÁK Dalibor
Abstract: Three model alloys based on Fe-C-Ni were studied. The alloys containing carbon between 0.338 and 0.382 wt% and nickel between 1.084 and 4.478 wt%. [..] Read more
SOROKINA Svetlana Faculty of materials science and technology, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: SMETANA Bedřich DROZDOVÁ Ľubomíra ZLÁ Simona KAWULOKOVÁ Monika
Abstract: Steels are commonly used metallic materials, that’s why higher requirements are imposed on their properties. Thermodynamical and thermophysical properties are one of the most important quantities of materials, which are needed for understanding behavior of materials under defined conditions. [..] Read more
LANZERSTORFER Christof University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria, EU,
Abstract: Considerable amounts of Fe-containing fine dusts are generated in an integrated steel mill, mainly at the blast furnace (BF) and the basic oxygen furnace (BOF). Limitations in dust recycling via the sinter plant arise especially from the limit for Zn in the BF feed. [..] Read more
LANGOVÁ Šárka VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: KOSTURA Bruno RITZ Michal MATĚJKA Vlastimil
Abstract: Lead and chromium removal from water solutions using the basic oxygen furnace slag was investigated. Calcium, iron, and silica were the main components of the slag. [..] Read more
KĄDZIOŁKA-GAWEŁ Mariola University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, EU,,
Co-authors: KLIMONTKO Joanna WOJTYNIAK Marcin
Abstract: Bentonite is widely used in various branches of industry due to its special properties like low hydraulic conductivity, high sorption capacity, low permeability. High temperature stability of bentonite determines its usefulness for industrial applications. [..] Read more
CHUDOBOVÁ Lucie VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,,,,,
Co-authors: WALEK Josef SNIEGOŇ Michal CUPEK Jiří MICHALEK Karel SATERNUS Mariola
Abstract: The subject of this paper is the analysis of phase transformation temperatures, specifically liquidus temperature (TL) for steel quality 41Cr4. To calculate the temperatures, 66 different variants of the chemical composition of a given steel grade were compiled. [..] Read more
GRYC Karel Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, EU,,,
Abstract: The article deals with numerical simulations of filling and solidification of ductile iron castings produced in the MOTOR JIKOV Slévárna (Foundry). The simulations we performed in the ProCAST simulation software. [..] Read more
FONIOK Kryštof VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: MATĚJKA Vlastimil MAIEROVÁ Petra MATĚJKOVÁ Petra VLČEK Jozef
Abstract: Large volumes of slags are formed as by-products during the refinement of pig iron and steel manufacturing. Generally, the steel slag (steel furnace and ladle furnace slags) contains an appreciable amount of magnetic substances such as metallic iron and magnetic iron oxide, and thus, they can be recycled by wet magnetic separation. [..] Read more
GRYC Karel Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, EU,,,
Co-authors: SOCHA Ladislav PRÁŠIL Tomáš MOHAMED Adnan HOTOVÝ Ivan ČÍŽEK Pavel ŠTEFÁNEK Jan
Abstract: At present, cast iron foundries are facing increasing competition along with increasing demand for ductile iron. Therefore, there is no other way than to improve the technological processes of casting production and use other possibilities for more efficient management of their quality by means of 3D scanning of dimensional accuracy in critical production nodes.The paper is based on the gained experience with the study of the potential of the method of non-contact 3D measurement of shape and dimensional accuracy of the patterns and castings, which is to be used in optimizing the process parameters of gravity casting of ductile iron castings.The ROMER Absolute Arm 7525SI portable laser measuring arm is used. [..] Read more
Co-authors: JONŠTA Petr KURKA Vladislav NOGA Roman VINDYŠ Marek
Abstract: The presented paper deals with a numerical simulation of casting and solidification of a 65-ton ingot made of 25CrMo4 low-alloy chrome-molybdenum steel. The aim was to focus on the assessment of steel melt flow, the risk of formation of microporosity and segregation according to Niyama or Suzuki criteria respectively, solidification. [..] Read more
Co-authors: ŘEHÁČKOVÁ Lenka NOVÁK Vlastimil ROSYPALOVÁ Silvie MATÝSEK Dalibor KAWULOKOVÁ Monika ZLÁ Simona SMÝKALOVÁ Aneta SMETANA Bedřich DROZDOVÁ Ľubomíra
Abstract: Modifying liquids with nanoparticles is widely recognized as a practical approach for improving their heat transfer characteristics without significantly increasing viscosity. This work examines the effect of adding hematite and acid-leached blast furnace sludge particles on the rheological and thermal properties of deionized water. [..] Read more
SEIDLEROVÁ Jana Nanotechnology Centre CEET, VŠB-TUO, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: The search for possibilities of slags utilisation, produced by various metallurgical plants, is relevant mainly due to its connection with circular economy and environmental protection. Using slags in construction or other fields of the industry is closely related to their properties and behaviour in contact with water. [..] Read more
KOVÁŘ Ladislav VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ostrava-Poruba
Co-authors: HAPLA Tomáš MELECKÝ Jaroslav KURAČ Daniel
Abstract: Even in the production of steel, the quality of the final product depends on the quality of the raw material used for its processing. One of the raw materials that is put into steelmaking furnaces is also steel scrap. [..] Read more
SNIEGOŇ Michal VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: TKADLEČKOVÁ Markéta WALEK Josef CUPEK Jiří MERDER Tomasz CHUDOBOVÁ Lucie
Abstract: The article will deal with the determination of austenite decomposition temperatures using the available SW FactSage. The determination of austenite decomposition temperatures is one of the basic information that can provide the technologist and subsequently help to change the properties of steel during steel processing. [..] Read more
MACHŮ Mario VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: DROZDOVÁ Ľubomíra SMETANA Bedřich
Abstract: The paper compares classical models for determining the thermophysical properties of steels based primarily on empirical equations derived using linear regression methods with models created using machine learning methods. The selected investigated quantities include phase transformation temperatures, specific heat capacity, coefficient of thermal expansion. [..] Read more
SOCHA Ladislav Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, EU,,,,
Co-authors: GRYC Karel KOZA Kamil SVIŽELOVÁ Jana CHMIEL Miroslav FRONKOVÁ Petra
Abstract: Presented paper deals with the technology of production of ductile iron on industrial scale. Particularly, the material in question is EN-GJS-400-18-LT, which is suitable for castings intended for extreme conditions. [..] Read more
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