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Course unit
INP3050693, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination IRONMAKING AND STEELMAKING
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MANUELE DABALA' ING-IND/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 DABALA' MANUELE (Presidente)
CALLIARI IRENE (Membro Effettivo)
4 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 DABALA' MANUELE (Presidente)
CALLIARI IRENE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide the thermodynamic basis for the understanding of the processes of ironmaking and steelmaking. It also seeks to explain the steel production processes from the two main raw materials: ores and scrap. Finally, it aims to train the student in the evaluation of the influence of operating parameters on the process in order to give him the preliminary concept on the design of a production cycle, which also includes the secondary metallurgy processes.
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be based on the student's topics comprehension, on the acquisition of concepts and methodologies proposed during the lessons and the ability to apply them autonomously.
Course unit contents: Raw material for iron and steel production: an overwiev on iron ore extraction and enrichment processes; coals, limestone.
Process physicochemical fundamentals
Physicochemicals of blast furnace process: the reduction of iron ores.
Overview of Blast Furnace Process
Balances of Blast Furnace.
Physicochemicals of oxygen steelmaking process.
Overview of oxygen steelmaking process.รน
Balances of BOF converter
Electric Steelmaking: the Electric Arc Furnace
Secondary steelmaking
Vacuum processes
High alloyed steelmaking: Stainless steel production, AOD process
Continuous Casting: overview and controls of microstructure
Remelting processes
Foundry: Overview and processes for molding
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures supported by slides in PPT allow the student to have a complete overview of the topics covered. There will also be tours on industrial plants to analyze the processes developed in the classroom.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides of the lectures are sufficient to have an adequate preparation for the examination. Depth analysis of the topics covered can be found in the texts recommended.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. Ghosh, A. Chatterjee, Ironmaking and Steelmaking: Theory and Practice. --: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W. Nicodemi, C. Mapelli, Siderurgia.. --: AIM, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Violi, Processi siderurgici : la fabbricazione della ghisa e dell'acciaio. --: ETAS Kompass, 1972. Cerca nel catalogo