VaBeta - Industrial Competence network for metallurgical and environmental process development

    Project: Research project

    Project Details


    During continuous casting of steels, a number of technological problems can occur, a major one being cracks. On a mechanical testing machine (BETA 250), the conditions during casting and subsequent rolling are simulated including the solidification process and controlled cooling. The specimens are then in-situ tested. From the mechanical properties (stress/strain curve) and fracture appearance, conclusions can be drawn on how to improve the microstructure and the casting process to avoid unwanted cracks.

    1.Project phase: 2003 - 2005
    2.Project phase: 2005 - 2008
    Effective start/end date1/07/0330/06/08


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