Novel Insights into Steelmaking Processes

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Computation and Simulation on Metals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 120

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Industrial Metallurgical Engineering School, Federal Fluminense University, Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro 27255-125, Brazil
Interests: modeling and simulation of steelmaking processes; energy and environment issues; green steel production-net zero carbon

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our aim is to publish a Special Issue of the journal Metals entitled “Novel Insights into Steelmaking Processes”. The focus of this Special Issue will be on the actual status and development of the numerical and validation methods and techniques applied to steelmaking processes, and new insights into ongoing technologies will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of novel approaches that aim to enhance the effectiveness of this technology, clean energy sources and the availability of raw materials. Our Special Issue will address a range of relevant topics, including the following:

  • Raw materials selection based on modeling approaches for analyzing decarbonization routes;
  • Raw materials preparation, sintering, blast furnace and shaf furnace modeling (statistical, continuous, and discrete approaches) focusing on alternatives for the decarbonization of the process;
  • Modeling and optimization techniques applied to steelmaking processes;
  • CALPHAD and kinetic modeling approaches to steelmaking processes;
  • Big Data approaches to process analysis and control;
  • Artificial intelligence and expert systems for steelmaking process control;
  • New alternative fuels and gases for steelmaking process decarbonization;
  • Industrial trials aimed at sustainable developments in the steelmaking process chain.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Jose Adilson De Castro
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • raw materials
  • shaft furnace
  • sintering
  • self-reducing
  • blast furnace
  • LD
  • BOF
  • EOF
  • continuous casting
  • hot rolling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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