Scientific Programme

  • Advanced technologies for the casting of slabs, blooms and billets
  • Modernization and new implementations
  • Operational practice and maintenance
  • Measurement, automation and process control
  • Safety and environmental aspects
  • Ladle metallurgical innovations and steel cleannes
  • Flow control, refractories and clogging
  • Mold lubrication and heat transfer
  • Product quality control: Surface quality and internal soundness
  • Numerical simulation and modelling (solidification, metallurgy, fluid flow, benchmark experiments)
  • Thin slab casting and direct rolling
  • New developments in casting technologies
  • Casting of stainless steels and special steel grades
  • Postprocessing of semi-finished products (Scarfing, machining and heat treatment)